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Closer Electronic Music Festival // PDX 2013
Various venues, Portland OR - please see
Portland, OR
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Thursday Jun 20, 2013 6:00 PM - Sunday Jun 23, 2013 8:00 PM | $35.00 - $50.00


Closer Electronic Music Festival // PDX 2013
6/19 - UPDATE: If you've already purchased presales passes, you must exchange your presales for wristbands at either the Thursday night warm up event at Crush, or the Friday night Closer PDX event at Refuge. These are the only days/locations at which you can exchange your presales for a wristband, so be sure to get to one of these events to pick up your wristbands. See for hours/addresses

We're looking forward to seeing you on the dancefloor!

::: Closer Electronic Music Festival // PDX 2013 :::

Various venues, Portland OR - please see

Closer Electronic Music Festival PDX returns for a third exciting year, June 20th - 23rd, 2013 in Portland, Oregon.

Closer PDX is a multi-day festival set in Portland's inner-East and West sides, offering cutting edge electronic dance music, world-class guests, diverse musical genres, and an unparalleled selection of local and regional talent and labels.

::: Closer PDX Performer Highlights :::

Closer 2013 features over 50 performers, including special guests from around the United States and beyond plus top locals and at multiple events throughout this jam-packed weekend. Here's a short list of highlights from the performers announced so far:

**John Tejada - Kompakt/Palette **

**Monty Luke - Black Catalog/Mothership/Planet E**
2013 IDMA nominee for best underground dance track

**Lars Behrenroth - Deeper Shades/Liebe Detail/Compost Black Label**

**J.Alvarez / 214 - Hypercolor/Frustrated Funk**
Ranked by XLR8R as one of the top new artists of 2012!

**Bryan Zentz - Plus 8/Thoughtless Music**

**The Beat Broker - Flexx/100% Silk - SF

** Natasha Kmeto - Dropping Gems **

**Ctrl_Alt_Dlt - Sweatbox/From 0-1/Innerflight **

**Nonfiction - Casual/Relief/Robosoul**

**Masa Ueda - Torque - Japan**

**IG88 - Nueva Forma - Seattle**

**Jamal - Stamina Sundays/Compression - SF**

And 60+ top-notch djs and live acts from PDX and beyond.

On Saturday, June 22nd from 1pm - 5pm, Closer Electronic Music Festival presents an afternoon with local electronic music professionals and very special guests speaking about production, mastering/vinyl, label management and distribution, and booking and promoting events. We're also very proud to present a discussion panel focused on women in the electronic music community. More at

::: Closer PDX Event Schedule :::



*Refuge PDX: For the third year running, Refuge PDX is our top sponsor. This beloved PDX venue continues to lead the way with innovative events, incredible sound and an unparalleled aesthetic and we're pleased to expand our presence at Refuge during the festival this year with two nights of events at Refuge with multiple stages featuring the likes of John Tejada, Monty Luke, Lars Behrenroth, J.Alvarez and much more.

*Rotture: This will be the first year we've included Rotture, a prime PDX nightlife spot that will host Nueva Forma's KONTRAST event with The Beat Broker, IG88 and more!

*Holocene: The iconic SE Portland nightlife spot will host the release party for Natasha Kmeto's 'Crisis' EP on Dropping Gems, with an appearance by Montreal's Grown Folk + the Bubblin crew.

*The Rose: New PDX hot-spot The Rose is in the mix this year, with a Friday night After Dark house music showcase and a Saturday night Basscult broken beat Showcase.

*Crush: Inner Southeast Portland nightlife spot Crush will host the Closer PDX 2013 opening event with Ctrl_Alt_Dlt, Mario Maroto, Art of Hot and Mena.

*PSU 5th Avenue Cinema will host a special ambient/experimental event as well as our educational program "The Electronic Dance Music Ecosystem."


This year we're proud to partner with one of Portland's most renowned purveyors of quality sound, Alignment! Expect crisp, clean and bassy sound for the audiophiles and partiers alike.

LODGING PARTNER: We're teaming up with The Jupiter Hotel for this year's festival. The Jupiter Hotel is the Boutique Lodging League's runner up for Best Boutique Hotel Internationally for 2011 and offer a uniquely Portland experience. This mid-century hotel with a modern twist offers complimentary wireless internet, complimentary Water Ave Coffee every morning to guests, unique wall art murals in each room and full chalkboard doors to unleash your inner artists. The Doug Fir Restaurant and Lounge is on property and is considered one of the tastiest places in Portland for breakfast and happy hours. Please note that on some summer weekends The Jupiter has a two night minimum stay.
To book your room at the special discounted 15% off rate go to:
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Closer PDX is made possible by: Nude Photo Music, SubSensory Recordings, Refuge PDX, Drop In Media, The Jupiter Hotel, LoDubs, SoundCloud, Groove Suite, The Rose, and Dancefloor Mayhem.

Age restrictions: Most events are 21+, with the exception of special daytime events.

::: 2012 Festival Passes :::

Closer PDX 2013 All Access Pass = $50. One pass gives you access to festival showcases and Refuge events. VIP afterhours events will be discounted for pass holders!



Various venues, Portland OR - please see (View)
116 Yamhill Ave
Portland, OR 97217
United States

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Music > EDM, Dance, Rave

Minimum Age: 21
Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No


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