© Photography by Hannah Metcalfe (www.hannahmetcalfe.co.uk)

SunceBeat 2022 Boat Parties Announced

SunceBeat 2022 (21st – 28th July 2022) will be marking its 13th season this year, making it the longest-running festival in Tisno. And just this week, the SunceBeat 2022 boat parties have been announced, revealing 17 epic sea voyages for all revellers this summer! This very welcome announcement is in addition to the recent news that David Morales, Delano Smith, Fred Everything and David Montoya have been added to the official festival line-up – these acts join names such as The Blessed Madonna, Kerri Chandler, Kenny Dope, Dave Lee ZR, Dam Swindle, Miguel Migs, Mark Farina, Horse Meat Disco, Colleen ‘Cosmo’ Murphy, Natasha Diggs and many more who are already on the bill.

SunceBeat 2022 will be bringing together many of the world’s leading DJs and producers along with the burgeoning next generation of talent, as always. In an idyllic, pine-shaded setting around a glittering bay on the Croatian coast, the event really is a holiday and festival blended as one, and a true escape from reality and responsibility. Party to your heart’s content in the sunshine by day and under the stars at night; from the stunning main stage to the water-side Beach Bar and from the pumping Olive Grove to the simply jaw-dropping open-air club Barbarella’s, SunceBeat is abundant with music and dancing with friends old and new.

© Photography by Hannah Metcalfe (www.hannahmetcalfe.co.uk)
© Photography by Hannah Metcalfe (www.hannahmetcalfe.co.uk)

SunceBeat 2022 Boat Parties – Full Line-Up

The full line-up of the SunceBeat 2022 boat parties can be seen below:

WELCOME TO THE DISCO BOAT PARTY
Thursday 21 st July – The Argonaughty 18:00 – 22:00

Horse Meat Disco / Colleen ‘Cosmo’ Murphy / Martin Roche (Get Down Edits) / Natasha / Kitty Katt

MI SOUL MI BOAT
Friday 22nd July – The Argonaughty 13:00 – 18:00

Children of Zeus / Gordon Mac / Ronnie Herel / Lil Stevie / Bob Masters

M + M BOAT PARTY
Friday 22nd July – The Argonaughty 19:00 – 23:00

John Morales / Sarah Main / Melon Bomb / Mark Stone

LIQUID SPIRIT BOAT PARTY
Saturday 23 rd July – The Arbiana 13:00 – 17:00

Young Pulse / The Journey Men / Danny T / Joe Cox

CONNOISSEURS SOUL BOAT
Saturday 23 rd July – The Argonaughty 14:00 – 19:00

Ronnie Herel / Craig Smith / Bigger / Terry Jones / Bob Masters

CABEAU’S ADRIATIC AFRO CRUISE
Saturday 23 rd July – The Arbiana 18:00 – 23:00

David Montoya / Manoo / Hyenah / Minco / DJeff

SOUL IN THE HOLE
Saturday 23 rd July – The Argonaughty 20:30 – 00:30

Sadar Bahar / Boo Williams / Lee Collins / Cheez

DEEP INTO SOUL BOAT PARTY
Sunday 24th July – The Argonaughty 13:00 – 18:00

Emmaculate / Neil Pierce / Sy Sez / The Journey Men / Aston and Max Evans

LIVE YOUR LIFE BOAT PARTY
Sunday 24th July – The Argonaughty 19:00 – 00:00

Terry Hunter / Demuja / Souldynamic / Lea Lisa / David Bailey

DIRIDIM BOAT PARTY
Monday 25th July – The Argonaughty 13:00 – 17:00

David Morales / DJ Spen

DJOON BOAT PARTY
Monday 25th July – The Arbiana 14:00 – 19:00

DJ Spinna / Rocca Rodamaal / Afshin / Greg Gauthier / Karlainthemix

ZR BOAT PARTY
Monday 25 th July – The Argonaughty 18:00 – 22:00

Dave Lee Zr / John Morales / MYD (DJ set) / Young Pulse

KERRI CHANDLER BOAT PARTY
Monday 25 th July – The Arbiana 20:00 – 23:00

Kerri Chandler and friends

HERE TO THERE BOAT PARTY
Tuesday 26 th July – The Argonaughty 13:00 – 17:00

DJ Spinna / Rich Medina / Dan Shake / Malfalda

CHICAGO’S CHOSEN FEW BOAT PARTY
Tuesday 26 th July – The Argonaughty – 18:00 – 23:00

Terry Hunter / Mike Dunn / Alan King / Wayne Williams / Emmaculate

KEEP ON SWINDLING BOAT PARTY
Wednesday 27 th July – The Argonaughty 13:00 – 17:00

Dam Swindle / Jamie 3:26 / Ash Lauryn / Abel

SUNCEBEAT – FAREWELL BOAT PARTY
Wednesday 27 th July – The Argonaughty 18:00 – 23:00

Natsaha Diggs / Mark Farina / Natasha Kitty Katt / Jimmy Allen / Collin Williams

SunceBeat 2022 Boat Parties © Photography by Hannah Metcalfe (www.hannahmetcalfe.co.uk)
© Photography by Hannah Metcalfe (www.hannahmetcalfe.co.uk)

Tickets for SunceBeat 2022 Boat Parties

Tickets for all the SunceBeat 2022 Boat Parties go on sale on Wednesday, June 1st from 1pm UK time at www.suncebeat.com.

Tickets for the week-long festival are priced at £205 (plus booking fee) and can also be purchased at www.suncebeat.com. (Tickets for the boat parties need to be purchased separately from the main festival ticket.)

SunceBeat
Tisno, 21st – 28th July 2022
www.suncebeat.com

Dimensions 2022

Headliners announced for Dimensions 2022 Festival

Dimensions 2022 will be returning to The Garden Tisno for its 10th spectacular edition this year – to be held from 1st to 5th September – and just this week they have announced the headline acts that will be appearing at the festival. It’s time to ramp up the excitement as the organisers have revealed a tastefully curated list of headliners, back to back exclusives, label parties, UKG celebrations, Detroit specials, debut sets and much more.

Dimensions 2022
© Photography by Rob Jones for Khroma Collective (www.instagram.com/khromacollective)

One of the few festivals to take place in Croatia in 2021, Dimensions marked a new chapter in its history with a move to the wonderful Garden Tisno site from its previous location near Pula in Istria. With a sweeping beach and pine forests surrounding the venue, The Garden Tisno really comes alive during the festival weekend with an array of hugely popular boat parties, baking sunshine and beach-side sessions by day and open-air dancing under starlit skies at the cult Barbarella’s Discotheque by night.

Dimensions © Photography by Rob Jones for Khroma Collective
© Photography by Rob Jones for Khroma Collective (www.instagram.com/khromacollective)

Check out the highlights of last year’s event in this spectacular video:

Dimensions 2022 Line-Up

Detroit lands in Croatia this summer with Detroit In Effect, Marcellus Pittman and DJ Stingray 313 making appearances from the Motor City. There are plenty of exciting partnerships lined up this year with revered party crew Trommel and tasteful minimal associates such as Raresh, Sonja Moonear, Quest, Vlada, Anthea and Unai Trottil, while ISAbella’s MARICAS party is also returning and Electronic maestros Steevio & Suzybee host a special Freerotation presentation. D. Tiffany and Roza Terenzi go head to head alongside a Planet Euphorique partnership, Dutch crew VBX join forces with Slapfunk for a special takeover, while cult crew Dr Banana is back with friends Eliza Rose, Helena Star, Jeremy Sylvester and T Dunn for a special celebration of UKG and beyond. 

Dimensions 2022

Meanwhile Karenn, Sansibar, Sweely, Soichi Terada all present special live performances, Bradley Zero returns with his diverse, multi-genre sounds, and long-standing party-starters Butter Side Up are back alongside pals The Ghost, Gene On Earth, Youandewan, Huerta, Sugar Free, Truly Madly and more. Mala is back with his much loved bass-heavy selections, and after being postponed from 2021 Francesco Del Garda, LSDXOXO, Peach, Zakia, DVS1 and Malika will finally join the party. 

In terms of debuts, Eris Drew & Octa Octa present a T4T LUV NRG takeover, Jossy Mitsu, Sherelle and LCY all play for the first time, Slow Life make an appearance with founders Laurine and Cecilio, and on top of that Paula Tape, Adam Pitts, Azu Tiwaline, Russel E.L Butler, Club Fitness, Jamie Tiller, Jeremy Sylvester, Marie Montexier, Quest and Vlada all arrive at Dimensions for the first time. 

Dimensions © Photography by Jake Davis of Khroma Collective
© Photography by Jake Davis of Khroma Collective (www.instagram.com/khromacollective)

You can also expect thrilling sets of drum & bass from Calibre, Djrum and DJ Storm, slick minimal from scene-leaders Raresh, Sonja Moonear, Quest, Vlada, Anthea and Unai Trotti, carefully curated eclecticism from BeatPete, Jamie Tiller, Zakia, Nabihah Iqbal, OKO DJ, Jaye Ward and Ruf Dug. 

On top of this are plenty of mouth-watering back to backs that have come to define Dimensions with Helena Hauff b2b DJ Stingray 313, Dr Banana b2b Alec Falconer and Gene On Earth b2b The Ghost and there will be live electro from The Exaltics, Radioactive Man, DMX Krew and plenty of standout sets from the likes of Peach, Nabihah Iqbal, Saoirse, ISAbella and LCY. 

Tickets for Dimensions 2022

Tickets for Dimensions 2022 are currently priced at £140 (plus booking fee) and can be purchased at www.dimensionsfestival.com. Tickets can be purchased on a payment plan which costs from just £25 (plus fees).

An After Party Full Pass – for partying at Barbarella’s every night – costs £35 (plus booking fee).

Dimensions

More info

Full details about Dimensions 2022 can be found on the Dimensions Festival website

SunceBeat 2022 © Photography by Hannah Metcalfe (www.hannahmetcalfe.co.uk)

First wave line-up released for SunceBeat 2022

Now in its 13th year, making it the longest-running festival to take place at epic The Garden Tisno venue, SunceBeat 2022 has just released the first wave of its line-up. Taking place from 21st to 28th July 2022, this popular event features an eclectic mix of genres, from underground house to disco, Afro to soul, R&B, funk and more.

SunceBeat 2022

SunceBeat draws its crowd of revellers from all over the world, who are drawn to its daytime blissed-out beats and sparkling hedonism that takes place through the evening and night and all the way through to dawn! The wonderful Garden Tisno site also has its many fans, with its pine-shaded hideaway-like space, the mesmeric Olive Grove, the main Garden Stage for headline artists…and not forgetting Barbarella’s, the unique open-air club which has no comparison. And let’s not forget the amazing boat parties that set sail on the glistening Adriatic, as well as the gorgeous private beach for daytime fun. If all of that isn’t enough, there’s also plenty to see and explore in the pretty town of Tisno or beyond in this part of Croatia.

SunceBeat 2022 © Photography by Hannah Metcalfe (www.hannahmetcalfe.co.uk)
(Credit: Hannah Metcalfe – www.hannahmetcalfe.co.uk)

SunceBeat 2022 Line-Up

Acts that will be appearing on the bill at SunceBeat 2022 include The Blessed Madonna, Kerri Chandler, Kenny Dope, Dave Lee ZR, Dam Swindle, Miguel Migs, Mark Farina, Horse Meat Disco, Natasha Diggs, Mike Dunn, John Morales, DJ Spen, DJ Spinna, Sadar Bahar, Terry Hunter, Children Of Zeus (live), Lukas Setto (Live), Djeff, Dan Shake, Ash Lauryn, Hyenah, Marina Trench, Lakuti, Elkka, Rich Medina, Boo Williams, Mafalda, CinCity and many more.

The Blessed Madonna

Debutants include MYD (DJ Set), Colleen ‘Cosmo’ Murphy, Kings of Tomorrow Ft Julie McKnight, Arielle Free, Ultra Nate (live and DJ Set), Ash Lauryn, Demuja, Emmaculate, Holly Lester and many more across the week.

All in all, the festival line-up offers an intoxicating mix of debut talent and festival favourites who are making a welcome return!

Suncebeat Barbarella's Credit: Colin William
Barbarella’s (Credit: Colin William)

Additionally, during the festival, DAM Swindle celebrate their 10th anniversary by hosting a night at Barbarella’s and a boat party; Paris’ iconic DJoon Club hosts the Beach Stage and a boat party. Sadar Bahar and Friends and Chicago’s Chosen Few also have takeovers during the festival, assembling ten legendary artists for SunceBeat.

SunceBeat’s founder, Alex Lowes, says:

We can’t wait to get back to Tisno this summer for our 13th year in Croatia. There’s no better place for some pure escapism on the coastline and our soundtrack from some of the world’s finest performers is set to be magical. We have been working hard to curate what we feel is our strongest line-up to date. We have lots of new names who we know will fit in perfectly in Tisno and capture the magic. We remain committed in continuing SunceBeat’s diversity in everything we do and feel our first wave of guests embodies this, with many incredible female artists and DJs across the festival, some of the most exciting new young talent breaking through and of course some SunceBeat icons back with us, part of our journey as the longest running festival at The Garden Tisno.

It’s a huge year for festivals in general, both in Croatia and around the world, so we are hoping it’s a good year for everyone in the scene as the industry continues to recover. We can’t wait to welcome everyone for what is going to be a brilliant summer in Tisno.

Suncebeat Boat Party Credit: Colin William
A Suncebeat Boat Party (Credit: Colin William)

Tickets for SunceBeat 2022

Tickets are priced at £215 (plus booking fee) for the full week-long event and can be purchased via suncebeat.com/tickets. You can also purchase a ticket for 4 days, or individual day tickets. Tickets for boat parties cost extra.

More info

Check out full details about the festival at suncebeat.com.

SunceBeat 2022
21st – 28th July 2022
The Garden Tisno
suncebeat.com

Outlook Origins Featured Image

Outlook Origins full line-up, stage programme and Barbarella’s after parties announced

Following on from their initial line-up reveal, Outlook Origins (30th July – 3rd August 2020) has now announced everything you need to know about this summer’s festival – the final names to be added to the bill, the stage programme and all the details about the after parties taking place at the open-air nightclub, Barbarella’s.

Drum & bass icons Chase & Status and Children of Zeus have been added to the opening concert, which will take place in St Michael’s Fortress in Sibenik on the 30th July. There are limited tickets left for this unique event – if you want to attend, make sure you snap up a ticket now!

Outlook Origins Full Line-Up

For the main part of the festival, the Outlook Origins full line-up now includes Novelist, Silkie, Coki, Goth Trad, Conducta and Sgt Pokes are all playing, whilst 1xtra’s Jamz Supernova joins the bill and Pinch’s Tectonic and Rinse FM will also get involved with their own impressive takeovers.

If you recall, Outlook has moved home for 2020 – now named Outlook Origins (for it has returned to its origins in Dalmatia), the festival will take place in Tisno. This year will see a more intimate version of the storied Outlook Festival, but one that will stay true to its roots – with its usual mix of sound system culture, beach parties, boat parties, after parties and much more.

Outlook Origins is an exciting evolution in the story of the festival and is sure to attract many of its usual fans. Once again, the festival is sure to be the most essential event this summer for lovers of any and all forms of bass. 

Outlook Origins - Jamie Crumpton
Credit: Jamie Crumpton

Outlook Origins Full Line-Up

The Outlook Origins full line-up has been pulled together by 13 expert curators; each has done a fine job of representing the various cornerstones of their own scenes. These curators are Calibre, D Double E, DJ Storm, Flava D, Fliptrix, Goldie, Iration Steppas, Lenzman, Mala, Mungo’s Hifi, The Bug, Zed Bias and Hybrid Minds and they’ve already announced huge names like dBridge, Fabio & Grooverider, Randall, Wookie, Youngsta, Hatcha, Breakage, Doc Scott, DRS, J.Sparrow, P. Money, 6 Figure Gang (aka Dobby, FAUZIA, Jossy Mitsu, LCY, Sherelle, Yazzus), Children of Zeus, Coops, Darwin, Horsepower Productions, Jah Shaka, N-Type and many more. 

On Mala’s curated stage in attendance are Silkie, Coki, Goth Trad, Sicaria Sound with Killa P, Crazy D & Sun of Selah on the mic all bringing the signature sound back to Croatia with plenty of hard hitting and deep bass styles. Further high profile stage takeovers have been added; these include Pinch’s Tectonic label celebrating 15 years (with Walton being a late and great addition ahead of his new release on the label) and Rinse FM who join forces with 6 Figure Gang for a takeover of their own that is sure to get rowdy.

Elsewhere excitement is building for Deadbeat + Tikiman who will present a special live dub show, while New Zealand duo Truth return for big things in 2020. The Heatwave add some of their own much loved and hugely characteristic bounce and 1xtra’s Jamz Supernova joins the bill, while there will be more drum & bass from Technimatic, SCAR, Artificial Intelligence and J Majik.

Check out the full line-up on the Outlook Origins website.

Outlook Origins Barbarella’s After Parties

With the festival moving to Tisno, revellers will be able to enjoy the after parties at the legendary open-air club Barbarella’s. Entry to these parties are available via separate tickets on sale now as individual days, as well as part of a festival package deal and full pass.

Each of these special events is powered by the peerless Sinai Sound System and will feature the likes of Dispatch and Sofa Sound going head to head for a takeover. Mala curates a heavyweight offering featuring Deep Medi family including local Egoless as well as Silkie, Sicaria Sound and a b2b from Coki and Mala, then The Bug curates his own late night get together as well as Leeds legend and dub warrior Iration Steppas. 

Outlook Origins - Daisy Denham
Credit: Daisy Denham

Tickets for Outlook Origins

Early bird tickets for Outlook Origins are still available, priced at £120 (plus booking fee). You can also take advantage for a special offer to buy 5 tickets for price of 4, meaning that a ticket will only cost £96 per person!

Opening night concert tickets cost £35 (plus b.f.).

A Barbarella’s after party full access pass for entry to all nights costs £40 (plus b.f.). You can also buy a ticket for entry into Barbarella’s for any one night for £15 (plus b.f.).

All of these tickets can be bought via the Outlook Origins website.

Tickets for the boat parties are sold separately – full news of these to come!

Outlook Origins
Tisno, 30th July – 3rd August 2020
https://outlookfestival.com/

Love International Club Shows Feat

2020 Love International Club Shows at Barbarella’s Announced

Having recently revealed the excellent full line-up for this year’s event, it’s now the turn of the 2020 Love International club shows at Barbarella’s to be announced!

The fifth Love International will see music running for 24 hours for six of the seven days of the festival and much of the line-up is dedicated to a stunning series of back to back sets. These include Shanti Celeste B2B Saoirse B2B Moxie B2B Peach, Khruangbin (DJ set), Call Super B2B Objekt, Eris Drew B2B Octo Octa, Axel Boman b2b Kornél Kovács b2b Pedrodollar.

Focus now switches to the open-air club Barbarella’s – regarded as one of the finest clubs in the world – and the seven Love International shows taking place at the club this summer.

2020 Love International Club Shows

2020 Love International club shows

Opening up proceedings on Wednesday 15th July will be Job Jobse’s Strangelove party, hosting Peach, Mad Miran and Job himself.

The following night, Ransom Note heat things up with the new and the legendary, with sets from Haai and Ivan Smagghe B2B Manfredas on Thursday 16th, then Friday 17th at Barbarella’s sees Futureboogie fave Roman Flügel with support from Jonny Rock, Dave Harvey and Christophe.

Saturday’s weekend peak features Resident Advisor with Avalon Emerson making a very welcome return to the festival, plus first-time performances from Carista and Elias Mezian.

24 hours later, Craig Richards and Ben UFO make Sunday 19th their own with their traditional weird and twisted curation of the dark side of electronic music all night long with The Nothing Special.

Then Monday 20th is simply huge, with a world’s first triple back to back from Antal B2B Hunee B2B Palms Trax for what will be one of the sets of 2020.

Then finally it’s down to Horse Meat Disco to see out Love International as they always do, taking over the club with gorgeous disco and rare crate-dug house from start to dawn-kissed finish.

See the full list of Love International club shows below:

Strangelove
Wednesday 15th July
Jobe Jobse
Peach
Mad Miran

Ransom Note
Thursday 16th July
Haai
Ivan Smagghe B2B Manfredas

Futureboogie
Friday 17th July
Roman Flügel
Jonny Rock
Dave Harvey and Christophe

Resident Advisor
Saturday 18th July
Avalon Emerson
Carista
Elias Mezian

The Nothing Special
Sunday 19th July
Craig Richards B2B Ben UFO

Monday 20th July
Antal B2B Hunee B2B Palms Trax

Horse Meat Disco
Tuesday 21st July
Horse Meat Disco all night long

Love International - Barbarella's
Barbarella’s

Tickets for Love International

Tickets are currently priced at €155 (plus booking fee) and can be purchased online at loveinternationalfestival.com/buy-tickets/.

For the Love International club shows and the boat parties, tickets are sold separately. A Barbarella’s unlimited pass costs €70 (plus b.f.).

You can also purchase tickets for any one of the club shows for £17.50 (plus b.f.).

Love International Barbarella's
Barbarella’s

More information

Full information about the Love International club shows can be found on the official website!

Love International
Tisno, 15th – 21st July 2020
loveinternationalfestival.com

Outlook Origins Line-Up

Outlook Origins line-up – first names revealed

The Outlook Festival has moved house for 2020! Transferring from the magical Fort Punta Christo site near Pula in Istria, the festival is returning to its Dalmatian origins – hence the name Outlook Origins – and is to be held at The Garden Tisno from the 30th July to 3rd August 2020. (That’s also about a month earlier than normal.) And this week, the Outlook Origins line-up has seen the first names added to the bill!

Outlook Origins Line-Up

Outlook’s mission this year is to showcase the very best in the game, old and new, as curated by 13 bass heroes who are experts in their field – they include Calibre, D Double E, DJ Storm, Flava D, Fliptrix, Goldie, Iration Steppas, Lenzman, Mala, Mungo’s Hifi, The Bug and Zed Bias. There’s also the new addition of Hybrid Minds who’s also part of this Outlook Origins line-up reveal.

Outlook has built a world renowned reputation for focussing on the best in drum & bass, dubstep, grime, garage, reggae and beyond on its scene-leading sound systems – and Outlook Origins in its new home will be no exception.

Outlook Origins Line-Up

Joining the 13 tastemaking curators will be the heavyweight likes of Shy FX, dBridge, Fabio & Grooverider, Randall, Wookie, Youngsta, Hatcha, Breakage, Doc Scott, DRS, J.Sparrow, P. Money, 6 Figure Gang (aka Dobby, FAUZIA, Jossy Mitsu, L U C Y, Sherelle, Yazzus), Children of Zeus, Coops, Darwin, Horsepower Productions, Jah Shaka, N-Type. Many more names are also still be to be announced. 

Outlook Origins - Daisy Denham
Credit: Daisy Denham

Outlook Origins in Tisno

Set at famed The Garden Resort in Tisno this year, Outlook Origins will be making full use of the open-air club Barbarella’s for after-parties!

This year’s opening concert will be held at the iconic St Michaels Fortress in nearby Sibenik for a spectacular first night.

Outlook - Jamie Crumpton
Credit: Jamie Crumpton

Overall, the new look festival will be an imitate, personal gathering of friends and family who all have a shared love of bass and are long time devoted dancers. 

Tickets for Outlook Origins 2020

Early bird tickets for Outlook Origins cost £120 (plus booking fee) and can be booked online at See Tickets.

If there’s a group of you going together, you can make a great saving by buying 5 tickets for the price of 4! (Each ticket works out to be £96 + booking fee.)

Outlook Origins - Daisy Denham
Credit: Daisy Denham

More info

For full details of this year’s festival, check out the official website or look them up on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook for all the latest news!

Outlook Origins
Tisno, 30th July – 3rd August 2020
outlookfestival.com

Love International Barbarella's

Full 2020 Love International line-up revealed

Celebrating its fifth birthday this week, one of the top festivals in Croatia – Love International – this week revealed its full line-up. And this year the Love International line-up will feature a series of back-to-back sets from some of the world’s most revered taste-making artists, both familiar to the festival crowd and some new names.

Taking place in the beautiful Tisno location from Wednesday 15th to Tuesday 21st July 2020 (slighter later in that month than in previous years), all of the usual elements of the festival will be present. From bouncing boat parties to wild open-air sets at Barbarella’s; Beach Bar action to escapism in the Olive Grove to the pulsating Garden Stage; from the sublime Sunrise Sessions to get everyone in the mood on each beautifully lit morning to the unique Secret Island Party on the final day to round the adventure off.

Love International Barbarella's
Barbarella’s

Not to mention that the festival will be running 24 hours across six of the seven programmed days – that’s some serious festival action!

Love International Line-Up

First up, the newly announced Call Super b2b Objekt are two of the most versatile and adventurous selectors around. Vladimir Ivkovic has also been added to the bill where he will join Ivan Smagghe for another evening of wondrous weirdness; they join a world’s first with Antal b2b Hunee b2b Palms Trax. There are further inspired combinations from Shanti Celeste b2b Saoirse b2b Moxie b2b Peach, Ben UFO b2b Craig Richards, Eris Drew b2b Octo Octa, Bruce b2b Hodge, Heidi Lawden b2b Lovefingers and Axel Boman b2b Kornél Kovács b2b Pedrodollar in a series of tantalising sets unlike anything the region has ever seen.

Love International Line-Up: Vladimir Ivkovic
Vladimir Ivkovic

Next up, brand new solo artist additions include Red Axes, Dan Shake, Artwork, Nicolas Lutz, CC:Disco! and Prosumer, who join Khruangbin (DJ Set), Ross From Friends (DJ set), Andrew Weatherall, Crazy P Soundsystem, Horse Meat Disco, Job Jobse, Midland, Paranoid London, Roman Flügel, Optimo, Orpheu The Wizard, Avalon Emerson, Chaos In The CBD, DJ Tennis, Gerd Janson, Carista and Powder.

Love International Line-Up: Red Axes
Red Axes

The festival continues to support up and coming talent from across the globe whilst also always giving a nod to local Croatian artists too. These names include Adam Curtain, Body Hammer, Danielle, Darwin, Dr Banana, Elena Colombi, Elias Mazian, Juan Ramos, Luca Lozano, Mad Miran, Manami, Nosedrip, Phuong Dan, Project Pablo, Roza Terenzi and Yu Su.

Love International Line-Up: Mad Miran
Mad Miran
Love International Line-Up: Darwin
Darwin

There’s also an eclectic mix of newcomers to Love International for the very first time, returning old friends and a range of performers who weave across a dizzying array of sounds, adding further depth and range to the festival’s pulsating sonic sphere. Listed A-Z, these include 5IVE, Adriatic Social Club, Alison Swing, Apiento, Bakula, Beepolar, Begin, Bill Brewster, Bobby, Budino, Carnero, Carlos, Charlie Beck, Chris Bowen, Christophe, Craig Christon, Dave Harvey, Dave O, Desert Sound Colony, Disco Mums aka The Chemical Mothers, DJ Absolutely Shit, Ellie Stokes, Eric Duncan, Feel The Real, Felix Dickinson, Frank Broughton, Franklin De Costa, Homeboy, Hugo, il Bosco, Ilija Rudman (Live), Jackin Patz, Jake Manders & Wayne Holland, James Dyer, Jenny Jen & Nadia, Jessica, Jonny Rock, Justin Van Der Volgen, Kid Manchine, Kit Seymour, Krywald & Farrer, Ladybeige, Lauer, Lawrence Klein, Leewok, Legalize Lambada, Liv Ayers, Lloydski, Lucas Wigflex, Lucija, Maja Pa, Man Power, Manfredas, Metrodome, MIMI, Mozhgan, Nick Jelly, Nick The Record, Not An Animal, Oli Silva, Paramida, PBR Streetgang, Peak & Swift, Pedrodollar, Peter Leung, Pharaoh Brunson, Piers Harrison, Polanco, Pure Respect, Rastanils & Olof Uhlin, Raw Silk, Rubin, Rupes, Shane One, Sonofapizzaman, Starion, TamTam, Tender T, Test Pressing Soundsystem, Tommy Walker 3, Tonko, Tristan da Cunha, Victor Rodriguez, Viscera, Warehouse Preservation Society and Will Tramp.

Tom Paine, Love International’s co-founder with Dave Harvey, explains:

“For our 5th anniversary we have decided to change things, and shape our programme around a series of back to back sets. As many DJ friends performing stay for the duration of the festival it feels like the perfect time to do something different in Tisno. Some of our programmed b2bs are long time DJ partners and others are world firsts coming together, and all will play across different stages and different times of the day through our 24-hour timetable, bringing completely new and unexpected journeys across the musical spectrum. To have the opportunity to put Antal b2b Hunee b2b Palms Trax in our favourite open-air club is something we are very excited to see happen, along with all of the back to backs taking place across the week.”

Love International Secret Island

Tickets for Love International 2020

Tickets for the festival are on sale now, priced at €155 for a full six day pass. (Boat parties and club shows cost extra.) Tickets can be bought online at www.loveinternationalfestival.com.

The Beach

More on Love International 2020

You can find full details of the Love International line-up and everything else you need to know about the festival at www.loveinternationalfestival.com.

Love International 2020
Tisno, 15 – 21 July 2020
www.loveinternationalfestival.com

Love International 2020

Love International 2020 – First wave of artists revealed

Who can believe it – Love International will already be celebrating its fifth birthday next year! And the festival has just this week announced the first wave of artists who will be appearing at the 2020 edition.

Love International 2020

The 2020 festival will take place from Wednesday 15th July to Tuesday 21st July (slightly later than this year) in its normal home of The Garden, Tisno.

As ever, Love International 2020 will include everything that the festival has come to be so well known for. From wild boat parties to celebrating dawn breaking over Barbarella’s; the slow-simmering Sunrise Sessions by the water’s edge to the exclusive closing Secret Island party….and much, much more. Love International is a true mix of a holiday and a festival as one, in an absolutely gorgeous location.

Love International
(Credit: Khroma Collective)
Love International Boat Party
Love International Boat Party (Credit: Khroma Collective)

And to celebrate their fifth year, the festival will feature its most adventurous programming to date. The festival ethos will once more be fashioned around the best and not the biggest, bringing together all the elements which have created such a revered experience.

One of the best loved festivals hosted in Croatia, Love International features a vibrant mix of DJs, producers and artists mixing it up with labels, collectives and showcases from around the world, all converging for a few days and nights of unparalleled escapism. Musically Love International is one of the region’s most diverse events, spanning house to techno to dub to Balearic. Uniquely – and incredibly – during the weekend’s peak, the festival runs 24 hours a day.

Artists at Love International 2020

To celebrate their fifth anniversary, the line-up for Love International 2020 will feature a series of specially curated back-2-back sessions which encapsulate the festival’s ethos. Playing together as a trio for the very first time, Antal b2b Hunee Trax b2b Palms Trax link up in a world’s first for what will be one of the most anticipated sets of the year. Other tantalising partnerships will see faves Shanti Celeste b2b Saoirse b2b Moxie b2b Peach teaming up, whilst Ben UFO and Craig Richards make a welcome return for one of their rare b2bs. Eris Drew and Octo Octa join up for a first time b2b in Tisno where they will share their celebration of love for each other through the music they play, whilst Studio Barnhus’ Axel Boman b2b Kornél Kovács b2b Pedrodollar offer a genre-blending set.

Antal
Antal
Hunee
Hunee (Credit: Daryl Cauchi)
Palms Trax
Palms Trax
Peach
Peach

Further revered artists for the initial announcement converging on Tisno include Khruangbin (DJ set), Midland, Avalon Emerson, Andrew Weatherall, Optimo, Crazy P Soundsystem, Gerd Janson, Haai, Horse Meat Disco, Paranoid London, Roman Flügel, DJ Tennis, Job Jobse, Orpheu The Wizard, Ivan Smagghe and Love Fingers.

Love International has a firm focus on new talent too, and are proud to announce Body Hammer, Carista, Chaos in the CBD, Danielle, Elena Colombi, Nosedrip, Phunong Dan, Ross from friends (DJ set), Roza Terenzi, Yu Su and Project Pablo play for the first time. There’s also support from the returning Bruce b2b Hodge, Jonny Rock, Heidi Lawden and Budino.

Tom Paine, Love International’s co-founder, explains:

“We love our Tisno home and can’t wait to be back for our 5th year to celebrate with everyone. Five years in the making has seen Love International continue to evolve into what we believe is the perfect mix of our festival and a holiday in a truly stunning coastal location. And as part of this, we have got some incredible back to back sessions lined up from some of the festival’s most iconic DJs, including that world first from Hunee, Palms Trax and Antal. There’s a great sense of community from everyone who comes from all over the world, from guests to the DJs and artists to the locality itself, and we can’t wait to be back.”

Tickets for Love International 2020

Tickets for next year’s festival are already on sale, priced at €155 for the full 6 day pass. (Boat parties and club shows are extra.)

If there’s a big bunch of you going together, you can take advantage of a special deal of buying six tickets for the price of five.

Tickets can be purchased online at loveinternationalfestival.com/buy-tickets.

More info

Check out all the latest news on Love International 2020 at their website loveinternationalfestival.com as well as looking them up on Facebook and Twitter.

Love International timetable - Sunrise Sessions

2019 Love International timetable revealed – the countdown is on!

There’s just a week left to go until the fourth edition of the supremely popular Love International festival! If you’ve yet to make plans for your summer hols this year, here’s a great opportunity to spend some time on the gorgeous Croatian coast and take in one of the best festivals!

Love International takes place at The Garden Resort in Tisno from 3rd to 10th July 2019. There’s just 250 tickets still available for sale; if you’re quick, you might be one of the lucky ones to snap some of them up! (Tickets are expected to sell out very soon; last year’s event was also sold out.)

Love International timetable - Sunrise Sessions
Sunrise Sessions

Love International Timetable

If you’ve already got all your festival and flight tickets booked, then you’ll need to be heading over to the festival website at www.loveinternationalfestival.com pronto! The full Love International timetable has now been released; it shows what’s going on every day and night of the mesmeric week.

Love International Line-Up

And there will be a truly amazing line-up to enjoy! Artists appearing at this year’s Love International include everyone from DJ Harvey, Andrew Weatherall, Ben UFO, Peggy Gou, A Love From Outer Space, Craig Richards B2B Nicolas Lutz, Beautiful Swimmers, Horse Meat Disco, Crazy P Soundsystem, Leon Vynehall, Midland and Shanti Celeste B2B Saoirse, through to some outstanding new artists breaking through, including Peach, Omar, Budino, Ivna Ji and Lucjia

Love International timetable - Peggy Gou
Peggy Gou
Love International timetable - Beautiful Swimmers
Beautiful Swimmers

Beautiful Swimmers are the latest artists to contribute to the recently launched label series which invites some influential artists from the festival to curate the music they feel best represents Love International. Their new compilation from Test Pressing features eleven tracks including edits and original material taking in an odyssey of funk, soul, disco, house and Balearic music, with tracks including Harlem Gem – More Than You Can Wish, KW Griff – Be Ya Girl and Spirit Garden – Electra City. This follows on from the Gatto Fritto debut.

Buying tickets for Love International

As mentioned, a very limited number of tickets are still available for the festival. These cost €150 (+ booking fee) and can be purchased at loveinternationalfestival.com/buy-tickets/.

There are also still a few final boat party tickets on sale, which can be found here: https://www.residentadvisor.net/promoter.aspx?id=79131. These boat parties are always a defining element of the week-long festival experience. A voyage (or two!) on the legendary sea dogs The Argonaughty and The Martina are essential for any festival attendee.

More on Love International

Love International is set in the stunning coastal village of Tisno (about halfway between Split and Zadar), and is the perfect combination of a festival and a holiday as one. The event is an adventure under the sun and stars like no other, sound-tracked by some of the finest purveyors across a range of sound from across the spectrum. The sparkling Adriatic is a spectacular backdrop to all the festival goings-on, whilst there’s some epic nights to be had at the on site awe-inspiring open-air club, Barbarella’s. Not forgetting the intimate and secluded moments across the idyllic site, of course – the festival illuminates and dazzles at each turn.

Love International - Barbarella's at dawn
Barbarella’s at dawn
Love International - The Olive Grove
The Olive Grove

All details about Love International can be found on the official website loveinternationalfestival.com.

And for all those attending – we just know you’ll have an epic time!

Love International
Tisno, 3rd – 10th July 2019
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2019 Love International Sunrise Sessions Announced

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.

Love International Sunrise Sessions

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
Credit: Here & Now

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


Love International - Apiento
Apiento

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

Love International - Beautiful Swimmers
Beautiful Swimmers

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.

Love International Sunrise Sessions
Credit: Here & Now

More info on Love International

Full details can be found on the official website, and check them out on Facebook and Twitter to keep up to date with all the latest news.