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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
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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
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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.

Love International 2019 Boat Parties

Love International 2019 Boat Parties Revealed!

There’s festivals in Croatia and then there’s boat parties at festivals in Croatia. A core component of any Croatian festival, the Love International 2019 boat parties are absolutely essential if you’re heading down to Tisno this summer for the festival. (3rd – 10th July 2019)

The Love International 2019 boat parties will be setting sail on the legendary sea dogs The Argonaughty and The Martina. What better way to experience both Love International and the gorgeous Adriatic waters?

Love International 2019 Boat Parties

These boat parties gather together 200 revellers for four hours, weaving past islands and gliding on the sparkling sea. With parties setting sail day and night, there’s some magic happening for every event whether it’s under the sun or the stars. Great music which inspires those behind the decks as well as those in front of them; its not just the DJs that will really be letting loose.

Now in its fourth year, Love International have once more presented an eclectic boat party programme with like-minded collectives, labels and parties who help form the festival’s ethos.

Love International 2019 Boat Party Timetable

Setting sail on Argonaughty…

Thurs 4th July, 2-6pm – Housework with Shanti Celeste, Golesworthy, Daisy Moon and Gramrcy
Thurs 4th July, 7-11pm – Leftfoot with Young Marco, Matt Beck and Adam Regan

Friday 5th July, 2-6pm – R&S Records with The Maghreban and Andy Whitaker
Friday 5th July, 7-11pm – Magic Door with Maxxi Soundsystem, Dukes of Hazard, Itchy Rich

Saturday 6th July, 2-6pm – Lowlife x DTTS with Balearic Mike, Bill Brewster, Frank Broughton, Kelvin Andrews
Saturday 6th July, 7-11pm – Resident Advisor with Midland and Ciel

Sunday 7th July, 2-6pm – Flux with Dan Shake, Desert Sound Colony, Tristan da Cuhna, Flux DJs
Sunday 7th July, 7-11pm – Futureboogie with Felix Dickinson, Dave Harvey, Christophe

Monday 8th July, 2-6pm – Chapter 10 Gay Pleasure Cruise with Wes Baggaley, Dan Beaumont, Charlie Porter, hosted by A Man To Pet
Monday 8th July, 7-11pm – Opium with HAAi, Manfredas and Vidis

Tuesday 9th July, 2-6pm – Homoelectric with Gina Breeze, Jamie Bull and Will Tramp
Tuesday 9th July, 7-11pm – HMS Respectable Deep Sea Cruising with 90s/00s guilty pleasures

Wednesday 10th July, 2pm – 6pm and 8pm-10pm – Wilde Renate Secret Island with Peak and Swift and Cyranotaurus Cortex
Wednesday 10th July, 6pm – 10pm – Secret Island with Axel Boman and Alison Swing

Love International 2019 Boat Parties
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Setting sail on The Martina…

Thursday 4th July, 3-7pm – Origins with Hodge and Bruce
Thursday 4th July, 8-midnight – Tone Dropout with Alphonse, Craig Bratley and Sween

Friday 5th July, 3-7pm – ESP Institute with Roman Flügel, Lovefingers and Heidi Lawden
Friday July 5th, 8-midnight – Wigflex with Craig Richards and Lukas Wigflex

Saturday 6th July, 3-7pm – Make Me with Leon Vynehall B2B Moxie, Make Me
Saturday 6th July, 8-midnight – Dance With Pride with Paramida, OK Williams and Lucija

Sunday 7th July, 3-7pm – MUSU with Saoirse and MUSU Residents

Sunday 8th July, 8 – midnight – Bears In Space with Kornel Kovacs, Victor Rodrigeuz and Chris Bowen

Wednesday 10th July, 2pm – 6pm and 8pm-midnight – Love International Recordings with Ruf Dug

Love International 2019 Boat Parties
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Love International 2019 Boat Party Tickets

Tickets go on sale at 10am, Tuesday 2nd April at loveinternationalfestival.com/buy-tickets.

More on Love International

Check out our guide to Love International or see other festival announcements from the past few months: Love International 2019 – First artists revealed, 2019 Love International Line-Up – Full Announcement and Love International Shows at Barbarella’s Club Revealed.

And do of course also check them out on their website, as well as on Facebook and Twitter.

Love International
Tisno, 3rd – 10th July 2019
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Love International Barbarella's

Love International shows at Barbarella’s club revealed

Love International 2019 (3rd – 10th July, Tisno) is well on its well to producing another epic festival experience for its fourth edition. Not long after revealing the full line-up of acts to be playing at this year’s event, there’s news of the shows that will be taking place at the spectacular, on-site nightclub Barbarella’s.

The programme opens on Wednesday 3rd July with Percolate, who bring Tisno fave Young Marco, genre-blender and NTS host Peach, Krywald & Farrer and Raw Silk. Thursday 4th is a Crack Magazine get together, with electronic music innovator Call Super headlining, and the return of one of last year’s outstanding duos going back to back again, Shanti Celeste and Saoirse, plus Hessel Audio’s Bruce supports. Then Friday 5th July sees a truly iconic artist taking over for a full 6 hours. DJ Harvey presides over an eclectic and electric session, his crate-digging magic spanning across disco, house and classics. This is the first time DJ Harvey is back in Barbarella’s since he played the final ever Garden Festival set back in 2015. 

Love International Barbarella's
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Saturday 6th sees the annual Resident Advisor party. And there’s a true enduring man of the moment to take control; Midland’s journey continues to evolve as he pushes the boundaries as far as possible, an instrumental figure in music. Joining him is Eris Drew, the high priestess of spiritual love and the Motherbeat, and Ciel curates Toronto’s acclaimed Work in Progress party series. Next up, Craig Richards brings his The Nothing Special to the club, going back to back with Nicolas Lutz with an extended set on Sunday 7th July. Panama’s feted vinyl specialist Omar joins them. Monday 8th is all about Futureboogie, and the innovative outfit brings Ruf Dug’s analogue heat and weirdness who is releasing on the label soon, whilst Powder – one of last summer’s many highlights – returns to the club. Dave Harvey and Christophe rounds things off. The last show of the series features Love International regulars Horse Meat Disco back for another all-night long stint, as the guys lay down pumping disco and joyous house to bring the series of club shows to an epic finale.

Barbarella's at Love International
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Love International Barbarella’s Club Shows for 2019

Wednesday 3rd July / Crew: Percolate
Lineup: Young Marco
Peach
Krywald & Farrer
Raw Silk

Thursday 4th July / Crew: Crack Magazine
Lineup:Call Super
Shanti Celeste b2b Saoirse
Bruce

Friday 5th July:DJ Harvey All Night Long

Saturday 6th July / Crew: Resident Advisor
Lineup:Midland
Eris Drew
Ciel

Sunday 7th July / Crew: The Nothing Special
Artists:Craig Richards b2b Nicolas Lutz
Omar

Monday 8th July / Crew: Futureboogie
Lineup:Ruf Dug
Powder
Dave Harvey & Christophe

Tuesday 9th July: Horse Meat Disco All Night Long

More information

For more information and to buy tickets for Love International, check out the official website.

Do also check out our guide to Love International!

Love International - Credit Carys Huws

2019 Love International Line Up – Full Announcement

Some very happy news for the New Year – the full reveal of the Love International line-up for the 2019 festival (3rd – 10th July 2019) has been announced!

Now in its 4th year, this taste-maker on the Croatian festival scene perfectly combines a harmonious holiday and the best of global electronic dance music culture for a week of pure escapism. Music lovers and adventure seekers alike unite under the sun and stars, revelling in everything Love International has to offer. Last year’s event sold out in record time, and we’re sure Love International 2019 will sell out just as quick. (So snap up your tickets pronto!)

Love International Line Up 2019

The festival team are very proud to reveal the full list of artists joining them this summer in Tisno on the stunning Dalmatian coastline – read on below to see who’ll be playing.

2019 Love International Line Up – Debuts galore and the return of favourites

Excitingly, there’s a whole host of acts that will be making their Love International debut this year. Firstly, DJ Harvey embodies hedonism, rich emotion and escapism in his legendary extended sets, and he plays all night long in Barbarella’s. Peggy Gou will be making her debut with old-skool Chicago house, Detroit techno and African influences, whilst A Love From Outer Space chart cosmic journeys over many hours, with Andrew Weatherall and Sean Johnston at the mesmerizingly low BPM helm. Love International regular Craig Richards is a true pioneer fully immersed in the electronic music scene, playing an extended set with debutant Nicolas Lutz in the club, whilst fellow long-time Tisno crew Crazy P Soundsystem bring their insanely catchy disco, masterfully transcends genres both in his DJ sets and through his esteemed releases, and Leon Vynehall’s cerebral productions and sets have seen his stature continue to rise. And channelling everything from a Eurythmics classic to rare Goan trance, Vladimir Ivkovic plays an extended set with Ivan Smagghe.

Love International Line Up 2019 - Peggy Gou

Peggy Gou

Love International Line Up 2019 - DJ Harvey

DJ Harvey

Next there’s Roman Flügel, a chameleon crossing many styles from ambient, house, techno, electro and leftfield, and fellow genre master Young Marco is an obsessive crate-digger with his own unique taste, segueing across styles with ease. British duo Paranoid London fashion sleazy acid sounds and make a very welcome live return, as does perennial fave and Running Back’s Gerd Janson, whilst Optimo’s eclecticism is inspired from their epic Espacio sessions. Dan Shake is known as the first ever non-Detroit artist to be signed to Moodymann’s prestigious label, Prosumer is an almost permanently annually fixture who always enhances the festival’s disco DNA, and debutant Haai’s Phonox residency has really made her name, the avid collector of everything from Thai and Turkish funk to tripped-out psychedelic records always keeping things fresh. Don’t forget a string of much-anticipated debuts from DMX Krew, Orpheu the Wizard, Manfredas, Justin Cudmore and more.

Further artists include Axel Boman, one third of the sublime Swedish label and DJ-crew Studio Barnhus, working with Kornél Kovács whose sets are adventurous as they are hypnotizing. CC:Disco is a Melbourne native channelling modern soul, house and boogie, and poised on the dystopian edges of techno, Hodge’s productions and DJ sets carry an unremitting sense of energy, whilst Lovefingers is regularly billed as one of the top DJs in Los Angeles, and Man Power’s Me Me label is making waves.

Vinyl archivist, musical curator and Block 9 rocker Gideön is a fine purveyor deep house, roots, reggae, acid house, disco and soul and Willow is one of the most compelling producers to arrive in the last few years, contrasted to Bruce’s rhythmic techno, UK garage, bass and IDM. Bill Brewster is the original chronicler of clubland’s history, fellow legend Begin curated the brilliant Love Int EP in May last year, and Ciel is a DJ, producer, radio host, creator of Toronto’s Work in Progress party series.

Darshan Jesrani is one half of celebrated deep house duo Metro Area, just as Eric Duncan is one of half of Rub n Tug – both are hugely respected artists returning to the festival. Fantastic Man is renowned for his expansive selections, from ambient new-age trips to tribal acid extravaganzas, and with Melbourne cohort Francis Inferno Orchestra they work together on their label, Superconscious Records. Felix Dickinson has been part of the UK’s underground dance scene for the last 3 decades to great acclaim, and Gatto Fritto curated the sublime Love Int comp. Next up, Paramida’s take on house and disco is filtered through her label, Love on the Rocks, Peverelist is the lynchpin in modern Bristolian electronic music, and Powder is looking like being one of the hottest artists of 2019, back after her sensational boat party last summer.

Sharif Laffrey is one of the most important players in the Detroit scene, and fellow State-side spinner Solar is one of San Fran’s longest serving DJs. Tristan Da Cuhna is a Back 2 Basics legend, whilst The Maghreban is one of the most unique and respected beat makers working in house and techno, through to Fabrizio Mammarella who produces as Telespazio or one half of Black Spuma, alongside Lauer. Derek Carr immerses himself in 80s/early 90s Detroit sounds, and Desert Sound Colony originates a unique feel that melds psychedelic guitar influences and hazy post-club beats. And known for her vast eclectic taste in music and weekly show The Magic Roundabout on dublab, Heidi Lawden makes a very welcome return to Love International. There are 100s more artists performing over the week, and final names will be announced later this spring.

Tom Paine, one of the festival’s co-founders, explains:

“We love it when people fully immerse themselves in Tisno and the festival. It’s such a beautiful picture postcard place, a gorgeous backdrop, with little coves and hideaways and places to discover. And further afield, there are islands, cities and beaches ready for exploration too.”

With intimate beach-side dancing, pulsating boat parties on the Adriatic, the mesmeric Olive Grove, the headline Garden Stage and of course not forgetting the iconic open-air club, Barbarella’s, Love International 2019 is sure to be as sensational as ever.

Love International © Photography by Jake Davis for Here & Now (fb.com/wearehereandnow)

© Photography by Jake Davis for Here & Now (fb.com/wearehereandnow)

Love International © Photography by Jake Davis for Here & Now (fb.com/wearehereandnow)

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Tickets for Love International 2019

Tickets cost £135 for the full 8-day pass, with boat parties and club shows extra. Tickets can be purchased on www.loveinternationalfestival.com.

More on Love International 2019

Full details can be found at www.loveinternationalfestival.com, and do also check them out on Facebook and Twitter.

Love International - Credit Carys Huws

Credit: Carys Huws

Love International
Tisno, 3rd – 10th July 2019
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Love International 2019

Love International 2019 – First artists revealed

Hot on the heels of another glorious outing on the Croatian coast, Love International 2019 has already revealed the first wave of acts that will be appearing during their magical week next year – 3rd to 10th July 2019 in Tisno.

Now in its 4th season, Love International 2019 will continue to embrace a peerless array of sounds and styles across a scintillating spectrum, from disco, house and techno, through to dub, reggae, funk and Balearic. All the most brilliant parts of the festival will be present – from the pulsating boat parties to intimate beach-side dancing, the main Garden Stage to the the mesmeric Olive Grove and definitely not forgetting the iconic open-air club, Barbarella’s.

Love International 2019

Love International is a holiday and a festival merged into one – set in a gorgeous location on the Adriatic coast in the picturesque little town of Tisno. It is no wonder that music lovers and adventure seekers from all over Europe and even further beyond descend for a truly magical week under the sun and stars, weaving together a genuine sense of community, kinship and connection into all who attend.

Love International 2019 – First artists revealed

Outright electronic music pioneer Ben UFO is one third of Hessle Audio and an annual Love International fixture, with intimate knowledge of the festival. A legend in every sense, Andrew Weatherall, will be playing for the first time at the festival. From Boys’ Own to Shoom filtered through Two Lone Swordsmen, he has worked with everyone from New Order to Primal Scream to Villalobos. His extended sets capture a deeper and more spiritual experience. Next up, Harry – aka Midland – is a Love Int icon, with his genre-weaving and joyous back to back sets bring a raw sense of abandon each time, whilst Shanti Celeste is a veteran in four to the floor dance music, cultivating house, techno, garage and electro classics. Beautiful Swimmers’ cult following savours their richly textured odysseys, through to Love Int faves Horse Meat Disco bringing buckets of dazzling disco and amped-up house, to a techno innovator of sublime electronic beauty, Call Super. There’s a debut from Nicolas Lutz, whose sets deep with rich detail, and Ivan Smagghe is a DJ’s DJ pure and simple, making a very rare Croatian appearance.

DMX Krew has over twenty-five years of electronic music innovation, a prominent artist on Aphex Twin’s legendary ‘Rephlex’ imprint and also the founder of both Breakin’ Records and Fresh UP. NTS’s Moxie is champion of independent dance music, and Ruf Dug brings the leftfield – expect dusty analogue disco dreamers and poolside Balearic belters. Saoirse is one of the most revered spinners around, whist co-founder of Red Light Radio, Orpheu The Wizard, is a key figure in Amsterdam’s underground music and makes his debut.

Rinse FM’s Josey Rebelle is a Sunday morning purveyor of quality electronic music and hangover; she joins the dots between house, techno, disco and more. Powder is a Love Int legend in the making after her boat party performance. Then four further debutants line up: Lithuanian native Manfredas is behind the seminal Smala party at Opium Club; CC:Disco is a Melbourne native channelling modern soul, house and boogie; Ciel is a DJ, producer, radio host, creator of Toronto’s Work in Progress party series, and co-founder of collective It’s Not U It’s Me; Justin Cudmore is a stalwart of the Wrecked, Queen!, Horse Meat Disco, Hot Mass and Club Toilet parties, and a member of the NYC Bunker Crew; and Willow is one of the most compelling producers to arrive in the last few years. Finally Gatto Fritto is back, the esteemed curator of the first Sound Of Love International compilation released earlier in the year.

Tom Paine, one of the festival’s co-founders, explains:

“We are all immensely proud of our first names for summer 2019 in Tisno. It’s a really great mix of debutants, old faces and new friends coming to join us for our 4th year. We also are fully committed to developing the sense of community which really bloomed this summer, we want everyone who comes to feel unity and to feel free. It’s really important for us to keep exploring new sounds at the festival – for example the dub, reggae and Sunrise Sessions will be enhanced again for 2019. This year we invested more in the production too, especially at the Beach Stage where we moved the booth down to the water level, making it much more intimate. We also enhanced the Garden Stage and added extra detail across the whole site. We will be enhancing this even further next year.”

Tickets for Love International 2019

Tickets are currently on sale at www.loveinternationalfestival.com. A 8 day full festival pass costs £135 (boat parties and club shows are extra).

Relive Love International 2018

For anyone wanting to look back – or rather, listen back – on some of the standout moments from this year’s festival, check out these NTS mixes here: www.nts.live/shows/love-international-2018. Sets are from Shanti Celeste, Ben UFO and Craig Richards, Daniele Baldelli, Khruangbin, Begin, Powder and Lexx.

More on Love International

Check out all the festival details at www.loveinternationalfestival.com and also look them up on Facebook and Twitter for all the latest news!

Love International 2019
3rd – 10th July 2019
Tisno
www.loveinternationalfestival.com

Full Love International timetable revealed – find out who’s playing where and when!

We’re just over a week away from the third Love International Festival (Tisno, 27th June – 4th July 2018) and the full Love International timetable has been revealed. Check out the listings on the link below to find out where and when to catch all your favourite bands, DJs and performers.

Love International Timetable © Photography by Khris Cowley for Here & Now (www.fb.com/wearehereandnow)

© Photography by Khris Cowley for Here & Now

Love International 2018

The completely sold-out festival will feature a fantastic line-up, and it’s the perfect way to kick off the festival season in the idyllic Tisno this year. Artists appearing at Love International 2018 include Four Tet, Floating Points, Hunee, Bicep, Ben UFO, Midland, Optimo, Joy Orbison, Craig Richards, Roman Flügel, Gerd Janson, Young Marco, Horse Meat Disco, DJ Tennis, Palms Trax, Move D, Avalon Emerson, Call Super, Shanti Celeste, Octo Octa, plus many, many more.

Love International has cultivated its own unique path on the Adriatic coast, charting a journey which has seen it evolve into one of Europe’s finest music events, sound-tracked by some of the best artists from across the electronic music spectrum. As ever, this year will see 2,500 dedicated souls from Europe and further afield converging for a magical week in a truly breath-taking setting.

Tom Paine, one of Love International’s co-founder, says:

“We can’t believe it’s almost time to pack our bags and head back to Tisno. It will be our third year for Love International and we really feel we have created our best festival to date. Selling out back in April was really great, and we have since been focused on refining everyone’s experiences for the week across the entire site. It’s also a real honour to open up the festival season in Tisno and we really can’t wait to be back. This one is going to be very special indeed.”

Love International Timetable 2018

A big part of any festival is knowing where to be when, making sure you don’t miss a second of your favourite acts. So if you’re heading down to beautiful Tisno next week for Love International, check out the full timetable here: loveinternationalfestival.com//app/uploads/2018/06/Love-International-2018-Programme.pdf.

All performances at the different stages and areas (Garden Stage, Beach Stage, Olive Grove, Terraza and Barbarella’s club) and on the boats for the boat parties are listed.

Love International Timetable

More on Love International

Check out the official website or look them up on Twitter or Facebook.

To all those heading down to Love International – have a brilliant time, you lucky festival-goers!

Love International
Tisno
27th June – 4th July 2018
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Interview with Soundwave Festival founder, Noah Ball

Interview with Soundwave Festival co-founder, Noah Ball

One of the top events on the Croatian festival scene this year (and all preceding years!) is the excellent Soundwave Festival. Although the event will be celebrating its 10th birthday this year, sadly 2018 will also see the very last Soundwave Festival take place. But don’t be too sad – instead, snap up some tickets and join the party to say farewell to Soundwave!

Concluding what has been an epic odyssey on its tenth birthday – making it one of the longest running festivals in Croatia – the sublime Soundwave has very much always taken its own adventurous path, staying true to its original roots built across a beautifully diverse music spectrum whilst weaving a mesmeric holiday and festival into a glorious weekend. The last Soundwave is an opportunity to return to the idyllic Dalmatian coastline one more time and savour some of the world’s finest live artists and DJs from across broken beat, reggae, afro, acid jazz, hip-hop, soul, funk, drum and bass and much more.

Here we have an interview with Soundwave Festival co-founder, Noah Ball, to discuss the reason behind calling time on Soundwave, what drew them to start a festival in Croatia in the first place, and what they’ve experienced in those ten years in Croatia.

Interview with Soundwave Festival founder, Noah Ball

Soundwave Festival co-founder, Noah Ball

Interview with Soundwave Festival co-founder, Noah Ball

1. We’re so sad to hear next year will be the last ever Soundwave! What was behind the decision for calling time on the festival?

It is sad isn’t it! We’ve had the most amazing ten years out in Croatia and it’s been a dream come true to see Soundwave grow, exceeding all expectations in the process. I think anyone who has ever attended the festival, ourselves included, look back on it with very fond memories and this is the main reason that we’ve decided to make the tenth event the final one.

There is always a temptation to keep pushing these things once you have built them up over such a long period of time and invested too much into them. We imagine it’s like a child you who have bought up and invested huge amounts of love, time and money into – once they reach a certain age and are ready to leave home, you don’t want to see them go!

But Soundwave has been so special, so it would be criminal of us to squeeze everything out of it and be left with something only half as special as it once was. Instead, we feel it’s time to say farewell and keep those amazingly fond memories., and to finish on what is going to be an amazing high.

2. Can you share any highlights (we’re sure there will be many!) that will be taking place at Soundwave in 2018?

We won’t be doing anything too different for the final Soundwave as we’ve had a winning formula since day one – lovely people, lovely music and a lovely location – we’ll have this in abundance again this year.

One thing that will be very special, is seeing both the original Soundwaver’s (the ones who were there 10 years ago who have many more responsibilities these days!) come back and join the new wave of soul music lovers. We’ve always had a fairly diverse age group, but this year it’s going to be the broadest, which in our opinion makes for a pretty special event!

As always, we’ll have those idyllic boat parties and the hedonistic late night after parties at Barbarella’s which are always stand out moments, and having recently finished booking in the full line up, we anticipate a few performances being big highlights – especially from Loyle Carner, Submotion, Riot Jazz, Jordan Rakei, Calibre, Scruff, Marky… the list goes on!

3. The boat parties! What stories can you tell us from the boat parties?

Over the years we’ve had some incredible DJs play on the boats including Mr. Scruff, Channel One Sound System, Bonobo & Craig Charles, but occasionally we also manage to cram on bands such as Riot Jazz and Quantic and his Combo Barbaro. These ones were pretty special as you can imagine! The boat parties are an essential part of any visit and really help form a big part of the festival’s experience.

Soundwave Festival - Boat Parties

4. What are the differences between the festival site today in Tisno, and the site (in Petrcane) where Soundwave was first held?

Both are magnificent locations. Petrcane was a beautiful place, but The Garden is perfectly suited for Soundwave. It’s located far away enough from residential areas that we don’t have to worry about sound limitations (something that we experience at Petrance) and is bigger than Petrcane, so we can get more people on site, plus there are nice places to eat, drink and stay in.

Beach at Soundwave Festival

The gorgeous beach at Soundwave

The Garden boasts a beach unlike Petrcane, which has become a key area of the festival and is where most people like to relax during the mornings and early afternoons before they reach party mode. It’s pretty idyllic and the water is crystal clear and a perfect remedy for those sore heads.

We’ve had great times at both venues, but it’s right that we enjoy the final ever Soundwave at our home of recent years, The Garden in Tisno.

5. What drew you to head to Croatia to start running a festival?

I was asked by the owner of The Garden (who was leasing the site at in Petrcane at the time) if I would like to put something on there which was more of a mellow vibe than the other festivals happening at the site. Both myself and Rob Waller (Soundcrash) were regularly booking soul, hip hop and jazz artists such as of Bonobo, Cinematic Orchestra, Mr Scruff and more for our respective parties in the UK, so we got our heads together and came up with Soundwave. We haven’t looked back since the first event, and it has run all the way through to the 10th anniversary this summer.

6. How does running a festival in Croatia today (in 2018) compare to when you started out?

Things are more organised – back in the day we’d be driving up and down Croatia picking up artists from various airports miles away from each other! There’s obviously a lot more competition and choice – there are lots of festivals here now through the summer.

We have got a lot more of experience now which helps in the general running of Soundwave, every year things get easier. And it is still exciting when you put the line up together and see it build up over the year, especially as this is the last one! Croatia is a beautiful place and attracts great music minded people, it is hard to imagine this being anywhere else.

Soundwave Festival

7. How does it compare running three different festivals in the country, in two quite different locations (The Garden Tisno, and Fort Punta Christo near Pula)?

It’s interesting as Tisno is a much smaller place than Pula and the size of the festivals reflect this. Soundwave is 2,500 people vs. Outlook and Dimensions which are 15,000 & 10,000 respectively.

It’s nice to experience both – Outlook and Dimensions are bigger productions so you see huge international acts play to huge audiences which is always spectacular. Soundwave is special in different ways as you get to see amazing artists and bands play in a beautifully intimate setting to a couple of thousand people, so they are very different experiences.

Tickets for Soundwave Festival

Tickets cost £129 for 5 days (club and boat parties are extra) and can be purchased at www.soundwavecroatia.com.

Soundwave Festival 2018 Line-up

Artists revealed include Loyle Carner, Mr Scruff, Romare (full live band), Jordan Rakei, Calibre, Submotion Orchestra, Horse Meat Disco, DJ Marky, Sons of Kemet, Channel One, Josey Rebelle, Alexander Nut, Mahalia, 22archestra, Children Of Zeus, Anchorsong, Riot Jazz, Yazmin Lacey, Al Dobson JR, Tenderlonious, Kaidi Tatham, Chunky and many more. For more details on the line-up, please see: Soundwave 2018 Line-up Announcement in Full.

And don’t forget to check out who’s playing when at the legendary boat parties!

 

Soundwave Festival – the 10th and final edition
Thursday 26th – Monday 30th July 2018
@ The Garden Resort, Petrica Glava 34, 22240, Tisno, Croatia
www.soundwavecroatia.com

Soundwave 2018 Line-Up

2018 Soundwave Boat Parties (Credit: Jane Anderson)

2018 Soundwave Festival boat parties announced

As many of you know, this year will see the last ever Soundwave Festival take place in the beautiful Tisno on the Croatian coast. Held from 26th to 30th July 2018, we’re sure the final festival – also its tenth event – will pull off some amazing days and nights of music and partying. And this week, exciting details of the all important boat parties were excitingly announced!

2018 Soundwave Festival Boat Parties

Boat parties are an essential part of any Croatian festival, and Soundwave is no exception. The Argonaughty is the original party boat for Soundwave, one which has already hosted many voyages over the past 9 years on its hallowed decks. This vessel will also be used for this year’s boat parties – and this last series on the twinkling Adriatic waters promises to be extra special. Taking place across the afternoons, evenings and deep into the balmy nights, the boat parties are a magical and intimate few hours shared with like-minded people from around the world.

2018 Soundwave Boat Parties (Credit: Jane Anderson)

Credit: Jane Anderson

2018 Soundwave Boat Parties (Credit: Jane Anderson)

Credit: Jane Anderson

2018 Soundwave Festival Boat Parties Line-Up

Thursday 26th July

Main Squeeze 10th Birthday – 13.00 – 16.00
DJ Bobafatt
DJ Mo Fingaz

Good Life Boat – 16.30 – 19.30
So Fresh So Clean
Chunky
Rich Reason
Good Life

Lakota x Caramello – 20.00 – 23.00
Jonny Dub B2B Chunky (Hoya:Hoya)
Agbeko
Caramello DJs
Lakota DJs

Friday 27th July

Disco, Boogie, Afro Boat – 13.00 – 16.00
On The Corner Soundsystem
Bedmo Disco
Disco Ali and Noah

First Word – 16.30 – 19.30
Children of Zeus
Yazmin Lacey
Kaidi Tatham
Gilla

Global Funk and Soul Boat – 22.00 – 23.00
So Flute
Tuckshop
MC Kwasi

Saturday 28th July

TBA – 13.00 – 16.00

Mr Scruff and Friends – 16.30 -19.30
Mr Scruff and Friends

Very special guests
MC Kwasi

Soundcrash and Tru Throughts – 22.00 – 23.00
Anchorsong (DJ set)
DJ Cheeba
J-Felix ft Sophie Paul (live PA)
Rho (PA)

Paul Jonas

Sunday 29th July

Total Refreshment Centre Boat – 13.00 – 16.00
Special guests TBA
Total Refreshment Centre DJs

Reggae Boat – 16.30 – 19.30
Channel One
Reggae Take Over
Meltout

Eglo Records – 20.00 – 23.00
Alexander Nut
Joey Rebelle
Danuka

Monday 30th July

Riot Jazz – 13.00 – 16.00
Riot Jazz
Chunky
Bane
DJ Rich Reason

Hidden Boat – 16.30 – 19.30
Very special guest TBA
Martin Loose Cuts
Moneypenny

The Final Voyage – 20.00 – 23.00
Friends and Family

2018 Soundwave Boat Parties (Credit: Jane Anderson)

Credit: Jane Anderson

2018 Soundwave Boat Parties (Credit: Jane Anderson)

Credit: Jane Anderson

Tickets for the 2018 Soundwave Festival Boat Parties

Tickets for each boat party cost £22/€22.50 and can be bought here: http://bit.ly/sw18boatparties.

More on the 2018 Soundwave Festival

Check out full details on the official website www.soundwavecroatia.com.

2018 Soundwave Festival
Tisno, 26th – 30th July 2018

2018 Soundwave Boat Parties (Credit: Jane Anderson)

Credit: Jane Anderson

Details of 2018 Love International Boat Parties revealed

If you’re heading to the wondrous Love International this summer (27th June – 4th July), here’s the festival update that you’ve been waiting for – details of the Love International boat parties!

Love International Boat Parties

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20 boat parties have been revealed, with a number of new crews joining the festival for the very first time along with many experienced hosts returning. These boat parties will be setting sail on the sparkling Adriatic Sea afternoon, evening and night, aboard the legendary sea dogs Argonaughty and The Martina.

Argonaughty made its debut voyage way back in Petrcane at The Garden Festival so it’s no surprise that boat parties – a few hours on the warm sea with lovely people and great music – are a key element of many a Croatian festival, and definitely so for Love International.

Love International Boat Parties

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Hosted by club nights, labels and collectives who are friends of the festival, the boat parties feature everything from deep disco, soulful excursions and crate-dug gems, through to sublime house and techno and plenty of absolute classic hands-in-the-air tracks. Every voyage promises an abundance of fun where pretty much anything goes – both under the sun and the stars.

Tickets for the boat parties have gone on sail this morning (Thursday 29th March) at 9am, so now’s your chance to snap them up. Quick! Tickets can be purchased at loveinternationalfestival.com.

Love International Boat Parties

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2018 Love International Boat Parties – Line Up

Argonaughty 14.00 – 18.00

Robert Johnson – Thursday 28th June

Roman Flüge
ATA
Benedikt Frey

Make Me – Friday 29th June

Shanti Celeste
Saiorse
Rubin
Rupes
Nic Baird

Tief x Superconsious – Saturday 30th June 

Fantastic Man
Francis Inferno Orchestra
Hesseltime

Futureboogie – Sunday 1st July
Begin
Neil Diablo
Dave Harvey
Christophe

Crack Magazine – Mon 2nd July

Avalon Emerson B2B Roi Perez
Crack residents

Homoelectric – Tues 3rd July

Jamie Bull
Will Tramp
Gina Breeze
Luke Unabomber

Wilde Renate Secret Island Boat – Weds 4th July
Lauer
Peak and Swift
Cyranotaurus Cortex
Johannes Albert

Argonaughty 19.00 – 23.00

Banoffee Pies – Thurs 28th June

Palms Trax
Banoffee Pies

Lowlife x Down to The Sea and Back – Fri 29th June
Bill Brewster
Balearic Mike
Kelvin Andrews
Frank Broughton

Resident Advisor – Saturday June 30th

Hunee
Gideön

Sunset Sound System x Honey Soundsystem – Sunday 1st July

Honey Soundsystem
Solar and Galen

Hope Works – Monday 2nd July

Ben UFO
Job Jobse
Lo Shea

HMS Respectable – Deep Sea Cruising – Tuesday 3rd July

90s / 00s Guilty Pleasures

The Martina – 15.00 – 19.00

Zukunft – Friday 29th June

Gerd Janson
Lexx
Alex Dallas

Percolate – Saturday 30th June

Midland
Octo Octa DJ Set
Krywald and Farrer

NTS – Sunday 1st July

Four Tet
Floating Points

The Martina – 20.00 – 24.00

Stevie Wonderland – Friday 29th June

Move D
Stevie Wonderland Residents

Disco Knights – Saturday 30th June
Craig Richards
Anthony Mansfield

Disco Halal – Sunday 1st July
DJ Tennis
Mosoman
Kiwi

Love International Recordings Secret Island Boat – Wednesday 4th July 

Gatto Fritto and friends

Love International Boat Parties

Club nights at Barbarella’s

Love International also recently announced the line-up of shows taking place at the legendary on-site club, Barbarella’s. Check out the line-up here.

More information on Love International

Tickets for Love International cost £135 (+ b.f.) for the full week, and club nights and boat parties are extra.

Full information on Love International can be found at loveinternationalfestival.com and do also check out our guide to Love International!

Love International
27th June – 4th July 2018
Tisno
loveinternationalfestival.com