FuturFestival was born in December 2009 to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Futurism, gathering more than 7.ooo people at Oval Lingotto and resulting in “Italy’s most appreciated New Year’s Eve party”.
The following year FuturFestival collaborated in the production of the Turin’s official new year’s eve outdoor party presenting Groove Armada, Juliette Lewis and other internationally recognized artists to celebrate the city’s designation as European Youth Capital.
In December 2011 FuturFestival presented the Italian exclusive of Bloody Betroots, with the special appearance of Tommy Lee at the drums.
In June 2012 it evolved into the first Italian daytime summer festival, under the name of Kappa FuturFestival, taking its name from the well-known sports brand, whose president suggested Parco Dora as the perfect location. In 2013 KFF consolidated itself as Italy’s most beloved urban electronic music format and it entered the Top 5 European Summer Festivals.
In 2015 KFF was the first Italian format to introduce the cashless technology to purchase goods and services at the Festival through a loyalty card.
In January 2016 The New York Times recommended it as an unmissable event of the year. Since 2016 it receives the European Commission Patronage, a first time for its industry in Italy. In 2017 KFF registered 26% attendance from abroad, a new record, counting 62 nationalities among the 45k participants.
In 2018 the Festival area expands and a fourth stage is built. The audience grew to 50k participants, of which 35% from abroad (+74% vs 2017), coming from 87 nations (+40% vs 2017), a new industry record. The 2019 edition realised 60k attendees from 102 countries and the extraordinary recognition at the DJ Awards as Best International Festival. In 2020 the digital format Kappa Futur Tribute registered 665k views and a reach of 1,3 mln users.
In 2022 the Festival extends the programme to 3 days and sets a new record with 85k attendees from 105 countries. In 2023, the Festival presents a rich daytime program spread over 3 days and nighttime program with 13 off-events, attracting 100,000 attendees from 118 nations.