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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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