Tag: Festival

Must-Attend Festivals And Events In Barcelona This Year

Photo by Pexels / The Pixabay License Located along the Mediterranean Sea, Barcelona is the second largest city in Spain (Madrid is the first). The city is renowned worldwide for its incredible art and architecture. But it’s also known for its beaches, sunny weather, restaurants, parks, museums, and football team — to name a few. Thus, it’s no secret that Barcelona is a vibrant and cosmopolitan city with a lot to offer, no matter your interests — it’s a hot destination for international tourists, clubbers, and poker players alike. And it also has a killer selection of music festivals. Here ... Read more

SXM Festival Returns To The Caribbean Island Of Sint Maarten

Yesterday, SXM Festival, underground electronic music’s Caribbean getaway, has announced the phase one lineup for its March 13-17 return to the island of Sint Maarten. Set within the iconic beaches, nightclubs and spectacular villas of the island, SXM Festival will once again offer global party-goers a week of world-class house and techno programming in an exotic setting. The 2019 event will welcome headliners like Marco Carola, Apollonia, Guy Gerber, Dubfire, and groove-driven house icon Axel Boman. The event’s return comes at a pivotal moment for the island of Sint Maarten which was left in need following a series of 2017 hurricanes. SXM Festival ... Read more

Dekmantel Announces First Round Of Artists For Dekmantel Selectors 2019

Dekmantel Selectors announces its return to the leaf grounds of The Garden Tisno, for their 4th edition, inviting plenty of extraordinary DJs from all corners of the musical, and physical, world. The capacity of the Croatian getaway stays untouched at a mere 2000, and will take place from the 22nd – 26th of August 2019. Selectors is known as the intimate end-of-summer get together thrown by Amsterdam’s Dekmantel; an action-packed marathon where sun, sea and soundsystems make up the foundation for a week’s worth of music. Head-turning DJs joining the cast in 2019 include Italian wizard Donato Dozzy, The Loft disciple ... Read more

EPIZODE³ Reveals Full Line-Up

EPIZODE³ completes its lineup with [a:rpia:r], Craig Richards, Guti, Pan Pot, Peggy Gou, Steve Lawler, Thomas Melchior and more. Breath-taking Epizode³ – one of the most exciting music and art festivals in the world, is set to take place in Vietnam’s blissful island of Phu Quoc, from December 28th 2018 till January 8th 2019. The captivating festival now completes its lineup, with more than 70 names added on the bill including a wide array of planetary house and techno icons, such as [a:rpia:r], Binh, Craigh Richards, DJ Stingray, Guti, Ion Ludwig, Maayan Nidam, Michael Mayer, Pan Pot, Peggy Gou, Petre ... Read more

The 10 Unmissable Autumn 2018 Festivals

Who says festival season (in the Northern Hemisphere, at least) has to end with the end of summer? From October through December, there is a slew of festival and conference style events taking place across the European continent and beyond. From Mexico City to Kraków, coastal castles to industrial warehouses, these are 10 events we’re most looking forward to in the coming autumn months. What events are you most looking forward to? Amsterdam Dance Event Amsterdam’s (and the entire industry’s) ultimate gathering is back for another week of networking and parties. With something for every taste not much needs to ... Read more

What Happens When 30 People Live Jam On A 10.000-Year-Old Hill Overlooking Oslo

10.000BC, a small, winding path leading up the Ekeberg is being travelled by hunters & gatherers. Fast forward a rough 12.000 years and this same road now leads up an extra 115m of elevation and is now being travelled by festival revellers who follow the luring soundwaves of Oslo’s only electronic music festival; Sommerøya. Situated on the side of the Ekeberg, overlooking Oslo with seemingly endless sunsets accompanying its diverse line-up of local and international artists. Boutique Festival Sommerøya is comparatively small. It has 2 stages close to each other. One main stage, and one with the focus on the ... Read more

Dekmantel Festival 2018: The Crown Jewel Of Amsterdam’s Festival Landscape

It’s been nearly a week since Dekmantel Festival 2018, the renowned and beloved jewel of Amsterdam’s robust festival landscape, swept into town. From the I’J River to Radion and, of course, its home base of Amsterdamse Bos, the now six-year-old festival continued to reinforce its place as a bonafide leader in atmosphere, curation, and risk. For the past couple of years, the three-day festival has gradually expanded into something of a mini-conference, where its events are supplemented with (a slew of) afterparties, concerts, radio appearances, interviews, and panels. This year, beginning on Wednesday with its Muziekgebouw opening concert featuring a ... Read more

How We Lost Our Sense Of Time In This Polish Forest

Rays of light break through the thick forestation as a stream gently runs through the undergrowth. As a bird shoots from one branch to the next, the forest feels empty and deserted. It feels almost perfectly tranquil. But there is a sound in the distance disturbing that tranquillity.  A faint thump pounding in a rhythmic fashion. As we follow the light coming through the tree canopies, another shape slowly starts to materialize. The shape grows bigger the more we approach the exit of the thicket, and as we get closer, so does the sound get louder. The forest opens up ... Read more

Lente Kabinet 2018: The Maturing, But Ever So Rebellious Little Sister

It’s 11:30 in the morning on a Saturday as we quickly finish our coffee and hop on the bike to set out for one of the best festivals this season. We set a course due North, away from the sprawling capital of modern dance music, into its hinterlands. As houses become fewer and further in between, the landscape becomes greener as we paddle our way over an ever-increasing number of dikes and bridges; a sign indicating we’ve now officially left Amsterdam is overshadowed by a much smaller, bright red & yellow sign below it, pointing us where we need to ... Read more

8 Things I Learned At Envision Festival Costa Rica

We went to an escapist paradise festival deep in the jungles of Costa Rica, and here is what we learned. It’s Breathtakingly Beautiful Taking place in a steamy jungle and sun soaked beach right on the coast at Rancho La Merced, there are breath taking sights everywhere you look at this festival. You’ve never seen greens as green and blues as blue as they are here. The sky is always a painting, and when the sun sets and rises it’s an experience you you never forget. Dancing In The Jungle Feels Natural The musical offerings at Envision come from the ... Read more

Enter The Monastery As The Gardens Of Babylon Unveiles First 3 Day Camping Weekender Festival

This July, Amsterdam’s The Gardens of Babylon hosts their first ever weekender in the form of an intimate 3 day camping festival with an outrageous lineup. Going down 27 – 30 July at the amazing Kloster Graefenthal in Goch, Germany, The Gardens of Babylon: The Monastery & Three NeverEnding Nights is just that. So far, just about all of the organizations key musical acts will represent, as reflected on the massive phase 1 lineup release below, but as The Gardens of Babylon are known, there will be surprises, performances, magic and mystery at virtually every turn. Expect artists like Audiofly, ... Read more

Kappa FuturFestival Adds Amelie Lens, Larry Heard, Rødhåd & More For 2018

Taking place from 7 – 8 July, the second wave of headlining acts for 2018’s Kappa FuturFestival have now been revealed. Following the already announced Adam Beyer, Joseph Capriati, Solomun, Derrick May, Ilario Alicante, Luciano and Marco Carola, now Amelie Lens, Apparat, Kolsch, Hot Since 82, KiNK, Larry Heard, Paco Osuna, Pan-Pot, Rødhåd and Motor City Drum Ensemble have all been added…with the festival also revealing its expansion with an extra stage. Full details on this fourth stage are coming, which would bring a total capacity to over 50,000! 7 – 8 July | Kappa FuturFestival 2018 | Tickets | Torino, Italy

Labyrinth Open Announces First Four Names For 2018’s Boutique Croatia Festival

After last year’s successful inaugural edition, Labyrinth Open returns to Croatia for the second time having just announced the first names for 2018. From 11 – 14 July, Labyrinth Open Croatia will welcome Amelie Lens, Hernan Cattaneo, Len Faki and Stephen Bodzin as the first four names of over 50 more to come. As last year, it goes down in Omiš and Kamp Galeb, a fully functional camp site that features amenities for all, including luxury housing and multiple swimming pools just a half hour away from the Split airport. Labyrinth Open Croatia is a boutique festival where the bulk ... Read more

Barbados’ Festival Vujaday Announces Phase One With Art Department, Bedouin, Lee Burridge & More

4 – 8 April, 2018 will see the Caribbean island of Barbados will be graced with a new week long destination music festival. Such an event of this scale has yet to take place in Barbados, and is meant to create an unforgettable experience for locals and travellers alike, giving the former a chance to experience DJs from around the world, while those new to the island will receive a much wider experience than they would normally get on a typical visit. The festival’s five primary events will run from Wednesday through Sunday during Vujaday with the largest event on ... Read more

Epic Epizode Festival Finalizes With Complete Lineup

Epizode Festival, located in the idyllic surrounds in Vietnam, is now just around the corner, the final details of which have been revealed. 31 December – 10 January will be an action packed few days with the highest quality DJs on hand to provide the soundtrack in a lush green jungle with long hot days of full sun and warm nights under the stars. There are all sorts of hidden coves and beaches in which parties will take place. There will also be a wealth of local cultural trips and delicious local cuisines on offer to make sure it is ... Read more