There’s only a few months to go to the fourth edition of Love International (Tisno, 3rd – 10th July 2019). And whilst most details of the festival have been announced – from the superb line-up, to the club shows at the legendary Barbarella’s, to the spectacular boat parties – this week info on the Love International Sunrise Sessions was revealed.
These early morning parties start at 6am each day and last until midday, and are held down at the pine-shaded beach. They’re the perfect way to start each day at the festival, if you’re an early riser; perhaps you won’t even have even gone to bed yet, so they can also be a fantastic way to “end the day”! The sessions in fact complete a 24-hour cycle of music each day at Love International, meaning there’s something going on all the time – whether that’s on the beach stage, at the mesmeric Olive Grove, during the pulsating boat parties on the Adriatic, on the headline Garden Stage, in the open-air club, Barbarella’s, or at the Terraza booth up at the restaurant.
Test Pressing’s Piers and Paul to explain the magic of the Love International Sunrise Sessions:
“Love International isn’t the kind of festival to tell you when to enjoy your music. If you want to get up fresh and early and get stuck into a music breakfast buffet well, you can. Similarly, if you’re one of the post-Barbarella’s, no sleep till lunchtime rogues, we have you covered. Together with Test Pressing, we’re super-excited to present the new and improved Sunrise Sessions for 2019 – taking the festival full circle, musique non-stop, for those who want it.
“Set in a scenic grove of trees directly next to the Adriatic Sea and with a musical soundtrack aimed at the bit between your head and your feet (your heart?), we’ve handpicked some very special DJs to provide the backdrop for this very special part of the day. People who play to the mind, body and soul. So, in no particular order… From Japan we have Powder, who’s pretty, trippy vibes are sure to sound stellar in these beautiful surroundings. From Amsterdam, Red Light Radio’s Orpheu the Wizard given a chance to flex the furthest reaches of his truly expansive record collection. From L.A and fresh from Coachella, homegirl Heidi Lawden who’s stepping out to become a major league DJ.
“Returning once again we have our favourite morning maestros. Switzerland’s Lexx who plays a refined, classy blend of Balearic and dub is 100% tried and tested, signed, sealed and delivered. Begin (AKA James Holroyd) from Manchester, Balearic stalwart and the DJ the Chemical Brothers turn to when they need the perfect introduction. Apiento, the man behind Test Pressing and that ‘Things We Do For Love’ release on World Building which might be getting a couple of plays… Added to that we have Peter Leung, Adriatic Social Club, Toby Tobias & Piers Soft Rocks taking you though to noon.
“To round things off perfectly on Monday, we have the much-loved Dub Version with world famous names playing music for the heart and soul. DJs Gerd Janson, Craig Richards, Felix Dickinson, Dave Harvey, Galen, Chris Farrell and Jake Holdtight flexing the ital vitals without exception. These are unmissable musical mornings brought to you by some of the finest around.
“Come down and enjoy the sunrise with Test Pressing. A good, good feeling, guaranteed.”
Love International Sunrise Sessions
Thursday 4th July – Test Pressing
Begin, Lexx, Apiento, Adriatic Social Club
Friday 5th July – Test Pressing
Powder, Apiento, Piers Soft Rocks, Peter Leung
Saturday 6th July – Test Pressing
Orpheu The Wizard, Heidi Lawton, Apiento, Piers Soft Rocks and Toby Tobias
Sunday 7th July – Love International Recordings
Beautiful Swimmers (4 hour set), Gatto Fritto, Begin
Monday 8th July – Reggae/Dub Version
Craig Richards and Dave Harvey, Gerd Janson, Felix Dickinson, Galen, Jake Holdtight, Chris Farrell
Tickets for Love International
Tickets for Love International can be bought online here. An 8-day festival pass costs €150 (plus booking fee). Tickets for Barbarella’s and boat parties are sold separately. Individual day tickets for the festival are also available.