Robyn launches female-orientated technology festival

The singer says young girls will 'get to sample different areas of future technology in a fun and imaginative environment'

Swedish singer Robyn has set up a festival aimed at young women interested in technology.

The Tekla festival will be held on April 18 in Stockholm, Sweden. A press release describes the event as: “a festival for girls, in which they get to sample different areas of future technology in what I believe will be a fun and imaginative environment.”

This comes after Robyn was awarded the KTH Royal Institute of Technology’s Great Prize in 2013. Receiving the award, the electro-pop musician said: “I thought of KTH’s motto, ‘Science and Art’, and wanted to do something to inspire girls who are curious about technology, while at the same time highlighting that too few women are applying to KTH programs”.

Robyn recently revealed she’s working on a new album and EP, saying that she’s teaming with keyboardist Markus Jagerstedt and that “the new material I played on tour this summer is from that record”. The Scandi native has also hinted that her sixth solo album is coming soon, confirming that she’s “working on it” currently.

Robyn recently teamed up with Norwegian electronic duo Röyksopp for the collaborative album ‘Do It Again’. It was nominated for ‘Best Electronic Album’ at the 2015 Grammy Awards. She also featured on Kindness’ second album ‘Otherness’, which was released in October 2014.

Robyn last released two EPs in 2010 – ‘Body Talk Pt. 1’ and ‘Body Talk Pt. 2’ – which were later compiled for her ‘Body Talk’ compilation album.