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Reinier Zonneveld Will Run B2B with AI Model R² at His Own Festival



In January, Reinier Zonneveld gave fans a first look at his new R² music software, an AI model that can compose tracks live in real-time. Now, the Dutch techno virtuoso has shared new details on the project’s live debut, which will see Zonneveld play alongside the R² model in the world’s first-ever back-to-back set between a human and computer.

“This isn’t just about playing music; it’s about crafting an experience that transcends expectations. I’m super excited to have all these iconic stage hosts at my festival, where R² and I will lead you on a journey into uncharted sonic territory, redefining what’s possible in live performances.” – Reinier Zonneveld

Zonneveld’s AI B2B will take place at his own R² Festival, an event built specifically for the groundbreaking moment, on Saturday, August 17, in Spaarnwoude, the Netherlands. In addition to Zonneveld’s own futuristic performance, the 35,000-capacity event will feature takeovers from powerhouse techno brands across eight stages.

Among these stages are The Beginning, paying homage to Zonneveld’s illegal rave origins a rebirth of Amsterdam’s late De Marktkantine, Speedy J’s acclaimed STOOR audiovisual experience, German hard techno party Unreal, Amnesia Ibiza’s famous Pyramid party, a showcase from Belgium’s Kompass Klub, and Zonneveld’s own Filth On Acid label.

“4 years ago, I started exploring the use of AI in my music. Fast forward 2024, and I developed an AI clone of my musical brain with the help of a dear friend. It is able to play together with me and create music on the spot, suddenly opening up a whole new world of possibilities in my performance.” – Reinier Zonneveld

Tickets for the festival are now on sale, providing attendees with the opportunity to experience the premiere of Reinier Zonneveld’s R², alongside an impressive lineup featuring top acts from the techno scene and beyond. For more information on the festival visit the website and for pre-registration for tickets, click here.