Breath-taking Epizode³ – one of the most exciting music and art festivals in the world, is set to take place in Vietnam’s blissful island of Phu Quoc, from December 28th 2018 till January 8th 2019. Captivating festival now completes its huge lineup, with more than 70 names added on the bill including a wide array of planetary house and techno icons, such as [A:RPIA:R], BINH, CRAIG RICHARDS, DJ STINGRAY, GUTI, ION LUDWIG, MAAYAN NIDAM, MICHAEL MAYER, PAN POT, PEGGY GOU, PETRE INSPIRESCU, RHADOO, STEVE LAWLER, THOMAS MELCHIOR and many more! They will be playing alongside the most respected Asia and Australia talents, such as ALAM, DEIAN, DISKONNECTED, GABRI-L, JONATHAN KUSUMA, MAURICE SIMON, SEQU3L, to name a few.
All these names are added on an already epic list that includes legends from various music worlds, as NINA KRAVIZ, RICARDO VILLALOBOS, SETH TROXLER, SONJA MOONEAR, ZIP, APOLLONIA, DUBFIRE, GOLDIE, FERRY CORSTEN, NICK WARREN, TINI, MR.G, SAMMY D, mixed with the most interesting and adventurous names from house, techno, minimal and drum n’ bass. They will all be shaking exceptionally decorated stages, while bringing the forward thinking sound of the global dancefloors straight to the Phu Quoc beach, where dancing hardly ever stops for 11 days and nights. The venue itself provides an other-worldly experience that gathers thousands of ravers and thrill seekers from all over the world, dancing on the beach among art masterpieces, sculptures and installations. White sand beaches, tropical flora, rugged landscapes and hypnotizing sunsets, aw well as local cuisine and hospitality, all make this like no other festival in the world, and a superior NYE music getaway.
“Last year, the second edition of Epizode already achieved global recognition due to festival’s specific concept that blends music and art together, and emanates the vibe many people talked about. Moving boundaries and bringing global electronic music trends and top quality performers to Asia, stays our all-time goal, so this year we count more than 130 names on the lineup. Supporting the development of the regional scene and engaging with the community is a priority, so for this edition, we’ve extended the Asian and Australian lineup. We invested even more resources this year to grow the art colony, to make Epizode³ even bigger and crazier, aiming to be a bridge between the West and the East, while providing the ultimate fun. We invite all party goers and travelers to forget everyday life and get lost in Epizode³ electrifying universe, in the west coast of Phu Quoc’s beach and jungle paradise”, said the Epizode³ team.
As of November 15th, the price of 11-day Multi Passes will be €209, Sister Passes that enable two girls to enter per price of one ticket costs the same, while the 3-people Group Passes cost €499. Three-day tickets will be available as well, at €149, as well as one day passes, at €59, Tickets can be purchased online via Epizode website: www.epizode.com.
From the minimal front line, Epizode³ will welcome cult Romanian masters [A:RPIA:R], as well as Perlon’s BINH, Yoyaku’s LAMACHE, virtuoso THOMAS MELCHIOR and others. From complex Latin rhythms look no further than Comeme’s unique MATIAS AGUAYO, while sophisticated house and techno comes from Detroit legend DJ STINGRAY, fabric London resident CRAIG RICHARDS, Cocoon star wAFF and Viva boss STEVE LAWLER. They will be accompanied by Berlin’s BLOODY MARY, Italian super group AGENTS OF TIME and Kompakt boss MICHAEL MAYER. One of the leading ladies – PEGGY GOU and the famous Argentinian GUTI return with a broad array of tricks, SUBB-AN brings tech house excellence and DAVID AUGUST plays one of his magical live sets, which deeper house and techno from the ladies DANA RUH, MAAYAN NIDAM, and plenty more.
Asia and Australia’s artists are all set to bring their unique flavors from the house and techno spectrum. ALAM, one of Malaysia’s top names, explores edges of grooves, Germany born – Thailand based DAVE VEGA has been releasing on renowned labels such as Bpitch Control, Serialism and Get Physical, while one of Vietnam’s pioneers EDGE PAMUTE, is a true eclectic musical connoisseur. Australia’s representatives are THE BREAKFAST CLUB mastermind GABRI-L who’s swinging sound includes complex beat structures and classic house drive, and JAY MUGELLI, known for stripped back dubby and groovy tech house. They will be accompanied by MARCOTIX – Subsonic festival mastermind who will present extensive techno collection as well as vast selection of global sounds. Furthermore, Epizode³ will welcome one of Dubai’s finest artists, and creator of the majestic Groove On The Grass open air festival – DEIAN, as well as India’s greatest – SEQU3L, known for his ability to seamlessly blend together deep, techno and progressive elements and LIKWID who’s taking crowds on a journey through techno, acid and disco. Next up are Taiwan’s globally famous Smoke Machine resident DISKONNECTED who’ll bring his signature techno sound and Jakarta born, internationally acclaimed JONATHAN KUSUMA who released on label such as I’m a Cliché and Cocktail d’Amore. They will be accompanied by GODWIN P, owner of Kyo Kuala Lumpur who’s stellar sonic journey for last two decades, and MAURICE SIMON, resident of Singapore’s famous KILO LOUNGE and respected promoter in South East Asia that blends melodic house with moody techno.
Festival is organized by Sagrado Corp – a Moscow-based company coordinating all the venues of the holding. They are very active locally, co-organizing the cultural program of the international Expo in Astana, and organizing tours of many DJ and musicians in Moscow, such as Solomun, Wu Tang Clan, Carl Cox, Tiesto, Sven Vath, Luciano, W&W, etc.
Line-up (in alphabetical order):
Agents Of Time
BLACK SUN EMPIRE
Gilinsky & Faibish
Giorgia Angiuli – Live
James Mc Hale
MC STEPPA STYLE
Mr. G – Live