New Trend Report Shows a Hunger for travel & festivals for 2021 and Beyond

‘Experience Commerce’ Platform EASOL Shares Findings From The First Ever In Trend Report.

PDF Report:

https://easol.com/easol-better-days-are-coming.pdf

Easol is the first of its kind – an all-in-one ‘experience commerce’ platform that offers everything experience creators (across wellness, sports, adventure, festivals, F&B and more) need to take control of all aspects of their business. 

Today, as consumers race to book a range of experiences as stay at home orders are lifted, the platform announces fascinating findings from their all-new in-depth experience economy trend report ‘Better Days Are Coming,’ which was commissioned to investigate trends around consumer travel and experiences in 2021 and beyond. Despite an extremely challenging 12 months for the experience economy, there is a positive outlook for what the future holds in what is set to be a decade like no other in demand. 

The ‘Better Days Are Coming’ experience economy report saw more than 3000 consumers surveyed across Europe and North America on their travel intentions. It offers comprehensive analysis of the sector and provides valuable insights to those operating in the experience economy on how the world is going to travel in 2021 and beyond. It also features interviews and case studies from Easol’s community of experience creators and industry experts from the worlds of wellness, festivals, surf and sports, including global wellness platform Wanderlust, Transformational Travel Council, festival organisers Mustard Media and many more.

The comprehensive report was launched at the Easol online showcase event on April 15th to demonstrate the ‘new way to sell experiences online’ that gives the power back to experience creators with Easol’s experience commerce platform. The showcase also gave ideas and recommendations for how businesses can respond to these trends. 

Key predictions found in the report include an enormous pent up demand for travel, that consumer confidence in group travel is certainly up and that experience businesses who adapt and evolve will fare the best. 

Key findings:

85% of travellers would choose to go on an experience holiday if they could take only one trip in 2021

86% of travellers are planning to go on an experience holiday in 2022

77.4% of travellers would feel comfortable in a group holiday with people from outside their household

59% of people would prefer groups of up to 10 people

81% of North American travellers would consider sharing a room with another participants

70% of European solo travellers would consider sharing a room with another participant

75% of creators feel optimistic about their experience business in 2021

Before the pandemic, 40% of people took three to five trips a year. As many as 33% of us now plan to spend more on travel in 2021 than in previous years. 

The report also highlights case studies from experience creators such as Envision Festival as a way of highlighting how the sector has been adapting and thriving despite the pandemic. The wellness and surf festival set in Costa Rica has already recorded an impressive triple digit growth in ticket sales for their 2022 event. 

Ben Simpson, CEO of Easol said: 

“It is an unprecedented time for experience creators who have seen huge challenges, but as we emerge from lockdown, this new-era holds enormous opportunity for experience businesses. We are only on the cusp of what is the greatest demand we have ever seen to travel and have these ‘kinetic’, ‘in real life’ experiences we have been craving for what feels like a lifetime! Experience creators have never had to be so agile and adapt for their businesses to survive and we hope this report provides some hope and useful insights to anyone operating in the experience economy and we look forward to sharing more insights and positive stories in the near future.”  

Easol is the new way to sell experiences online. For the first time ever, experience businesses from yoga retreats, surf camps, festivals, sports trips and adventure tours will never have to outsource their business to traditional e-commerce platforms (WordPress, Shopify, Squarespace, Wix), booking platforms (Eventbrite, active.com) or experience marketplaces (GetYourGuide, Airbnb) which are not viable solutions, offering ineffective services that are more costly, vulnerable to errors, significantly more time consuming with more manual processes and ultimately cap the business’ potential growth. 

Despite an extremely challenging year for the experience economy, Easol has seen staggering growth after recently securing more than $4.5m in funding from world-class technology investors like Notion Capital with participation from Y Combinator, Foundation Capital, Slow Ventures and Micheal Zeisser – former Chairman of US investments at Alibaba. After the initial vaccine announcement, the company also saw its largest ever month in booking and processing volume, which was up 25% from pre-pandemic figures. 

Easol supports creators all over the globe across all experience sectors including festivals, wellness retreats, F&B, sports, adventure trips and more. Clients include major industry players such as Ibiza Rocks, Global Cycle Network, The Sunday Times. The platform has secured these high end clients by providing them with complete control of all aspects of their experience business. In turn, this allows them to focus on driving more direct sales, retain more revenue, own their data and run their business on their terms. 

Labyrinth Open Air announces second date with DJ Koze, José González

‘Labyrinth Launch New Open Air Festival w/ DJ Koze, Jozé González and many more and new venue Tofte Manor’ 

Elder Island, Motor City Drum Ensemble + more all set to play 

Saturday 7th August 

12.00 – 22.00

Tofte Manor, MK44 1HH

Pre-sale sign up: https://ra.co/pre/1440304

Lineup

DJ Koze 

José González Live 

Elder Island Live 

FRED AGAIN..

Josey Rebelle

MCDE / Daniel Plessow 

Nabihah Iqbal 

Nick Castle 

Sedef Adasi

Suze Ijó

DJ Koze has been one of the most adventurous and constantly entertaining producers of the 20th century. His latest studio album Knock Knock featured numerous greats including Róisín Murphy, Bon Iver and José González. The album scored an 8.8/10 on Pitchfork and the lead hit ‘Pick Up’ is a timeless classic that will be heard on radio and dancefloors for many years to come. 

Co-headlining the show is Swedish solo phenomenon José González, who has become globally recognized for his indie pop and intimate acoustics. He recently released his first single in 5 years, ‘El Invento’, his first Spanish song, written with his daughter. The connection with the show comes from his collaboration with DJ Koze on ‘Music On My Teeth’. This will be González’s first show in the UK since 2019. 

Playing the penultimate slot on the labyrinth stage before DJ Koze, is none other than everyone’s favourite selector Motor City Drum Ensemble. MCDE’s eclectic taste in music and impeccable DJ skills see him move from techno to disco to soul to house. His eclectic sets have made him become one of the most favoured DJs of our time. MCDE at this magical venue, is set to be nothing but utter euphoria. 

Having won the BRIT Awards Producer of 2020 after producing over 30% of 2019’s #1 hits, FRED AGAIN.. has, in no time at all, solidified himself as one the most exciting producers of our time. The list of profound artists he’s worked with goes on and on – Stormzy, Ed Sheeran, George Ezra, Eminem, FKA Twigs and more. Now, his debut album ‘Actual Life (April 14th – December 17th 2020)’ will be released on April 16th. ‘Marea (We’ve Lost Dancing)’ which features vocal samples from the Blessed Madonna, is already set to be a hit of the summer and was released the day lockdown lifting was announced in the UK. His solo career is about to pop and this is his only announced UK summer show other than All Points East. With an eagerly anticipated third album ‘Swimming Static’ soon to be released, Elder Island joins the event with their house infected dance music. The album was recorded in their Bristol basement studio during quarantine and is a ten-track dance album. If ‘The Omnitone Collection’ was anything to go by, Swimming Static will be one of the albums of the summer. 

Opening the Labyrinth Stage is Amsterdam based radio DJ, record enthusiast and party-starter Suze Ijó, who brings her eclectic range of music to the show. Whilst the Labyrinth Stage stage features a mix of live shows and DJ performances, the Treehouse Stage will feature DJ sets throughout the day. London favourite Josey Rebelle will close out the intimate treehouse stage with her genre-bending sets. Musician, producer, broadcaster, DJ and one of Ninja Tune’s favourites Nabihah Iqbal brings her wide ranging sounds that draw on her experiences in her native Pakistan to the treehouse stage a DJ set. Sedef Adasi, a resident DJ of the notorious Blitz Club in Munich bounces in between euphoric techno, house classics, space disco and tough electro with elegance and ease. She debuted on Permanent Vacation in 2020, a label that is familiar to the Labyrinth fans. Labyrinth’s curator and resident DJ Nick Castle will play an extended opening set on the Treehouse Stage. 

Moovin Festival announce 12 hour barn party w/ Congo Natty, Mr Scruff, Norman Jay & more.

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This year’s much anticipated Moovin Festival in August is fast approaching, but who can wait that long after nearly two years apart? No one, so to keep you entertained in the run up to the main event, the team are putting on a very special 12 hour “Barn party” down at the farm on July 10th . The line up is BIG ! But the capacity is limited with tickets available for just £35. 

The line up sees some of the acts that have come to define Moovin’s musical vibe including Congo Natty, Norman Jay, Mr Scruff, General Levy, Krafty Kuts, DJ Woody, Henge, Stereo MC’s ,Graeme Park, DJ Paulette, and plenty of other amazing live acts & Djs amongst many more woodland surprises and boutique offerings. 

The famously inviting and intimate Moovin Festival is a real jewel in the UK festival calendar. It has an organic, friendly vibe with cutting edge music, as well as a world of immersive extras, fantastic stage designs and offerings such as gong baths, harpists, poetry, beatboxing harmonica performers and much more. It all plays out in a perfectly naturalistic setting amongst woodlands, rolling green hills and proper working barn spaces. This year you can enjoy some wild adventures in the field not once but twice thanks to this impossibly good value warm up. 

The Main Stage for this cosy and personal gathering is the iconic barn that forms the centrepiece at the main festival. There is also a second stage of music along with plenty of the Moovin crew’s usual perks, surprises and entertainments, a wide selection of caterers serving up delicious food and plenty of chances to gather round the campfire for a jolly old knees up. 

Lne up:

Congo Natty

Norman Jay

Mr Scruff

General Levy

Krafty Kuts

DJ Woody

Henge

Stereo MC’s

Graeme Park

DJ Paulette

Musically, a fine list of Moovin family favourites old and new will come to serve up their best sets with Congo Natty celebrating his 30 Year Anniversary, Norman Jays Good Time Vibes, the one and only Mr Scruff, A Bit On General Levy & Krafty Kuts, DMC Scratch Champion DJ Woody, Henge, Graeme Park, DJ Paulette, and plenty of amazing bands amongst much more. 

So get the date in your calendar and secure tickets fast for more adventures in the fields!

Electric Zoo Supernaturals Announces Phase Two Lineup And Day By Day Breakdown 

FISHER, Galantis, Rezz, KSHMR, Steve Aoki and Claptone are all set to play this year’s festival.

Today is the last day to purchase 3-day passes for the 2021 edition, you can purchase them here

Buy Tickets to Electric Zoo: Supernaturals in New York on Sep 03, 2021 – Sep 05,2021

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As the countdown continues to New York’s much anticipated Electric Zoo Supernaturals festival on Labour Day Weekend 2021, the world renowned event unveils a huge next wave of DJs and live acts from across the musical spectrum. Lining up 50% more DJs that embody the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion, the likes of Fisher will be playing a special sunset set, while superstars Galantis, Rezz, KSHMR, Steve Aoki and Claptone have all been added to fan favourites like Illenium, Kaskade, deadmau5 under his Testpilot moniker, Grammy-nominated Alesso and many more, with final day by day breakdowns also revealed. 

This marquee festival takes place at Randall’s Island Park with the iconic New York skyline forming a dramatic backdrop. It is celebrated around the world for its next level stages hoisted by Brownies & Lemonade, Deadbeats and Wakaan. Each one comes with immersive decor, explosive pyrotechnic displays and supercharged musical performances from a wide array of talented acts from all across the musical spectrum. This year the line-up is more diverse than ever and it all falls under the Supernature theme which calls up on all cosmic creatures, astral aliens, intergalactic illusionists, supernatural wizards, shamans, witches, and extraterrestrial beings for a once in a lifetime experience.  

The new additions include the tantalising proposition of a special sunset set from the one and only Fisher on Friday September 3rd. The world renowned chart topper and highly regarded producer is a Grammy nominated artist who has a future facing house sound and always brings a unique show. He plays the same days as Alesso, Cosmic Gate, Zeds Dead and many others. 

Saturday will see titanic German house tastemaker Claptone weave one of his magically storytelling and atmospheric sets fo alway warm and soulful sounds, while Dim Mak boss and maximalist dance music icon Steve Aoki is also added to Friday to bring the rave. They are joined by previously announced headliners including Andrew Rayel, Artbat, Kaskade, a sunset set from Tiesto, Sonny Fodera, Martin Ikin, deadmau5 under his Testpilot moniker and many more. 

One of the huge new additions for Sunday September 5th is Swedish dance duo Galantis, who have served up mighty collars with everyone from Passion Pit to Dolly Parton. 2021 brought the single “Dandelion,” a collaboration with JVKE, and more global acclaim for their poignant dance sounds. Next to them, KSHMR has also been added and is a master of electro-house, hard dance and psytrance sounds with his huge releases on Spinnin’, Controversia and his own Dharma imprint. These names are added on top of the likes of Alan Walker, Dom Dolla, Duke Dumont, Mason Maynard, Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano and many more.

Electric Zoo Supernaturals  is shaping up to be the very best edition yet of this landmark festival, and now day tickets are available so move fast to ensure you don’t miss out. 

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Conduit Launches Game Changing Technology to the World of Live Streaming

Using the technology for live stage productions, VR experiences and Augmented reality 

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Conduit is shaking up the world of live streaming by making a cost effective game-changing suite of tools and technology available to everyone, rather than just big budget Hollywood and video game productions who have benefited from it in the past. This unique new service is a vital new addition for artists, labels and events looking to upgrade their live streams, design newly interactive visual performances and stand proudly apart from the crowd. 

Conduit aims to make real time interactive performances accessible for artists and audiences alike. The underlying game engine technology used is the same that VFX studios including Disney rely on to create productions such as the recent Star Wars Mandalorian series and the Marvel CMU movies, amongst other CGI heavy productions. In terms of live performances, the action is captured via a series of virtual cinematic cameras that combine to create a sense of real connection to the artist and the performance.

The concept came about as a pure reaction to the ongoing pandemic and was a creative endeavour to find a more immersive and interactive format to the ‘head in a box’ style live streams that have flooded social channels in the last year. With an internal wheelhouse that already consisted of game development and video production, it made sense for Conduit to develop an optimal process that could evolve the livestream format and provide a way to dynamically capture the energy of an artist’s performance and then feed that into an interactive audio reactive world. 

Since launching in early 2020, Conduit has produced a number of full feature length performances for Insomniac TV, Kryder and Black Hole Recordings with the new shows coming thick and fast. An amazing behind the scenes production video gives a quick glimpse into how the next level Kryteria streams were put together. The debut Kryteria show for Insomniac TV features a full range of services including full body motion capture, avatar creation, rigging and audio reactive world development, and can be viewed on Vimeo. A trailer for the upcoming Kryteria Metaverse can also be viewed here.

Says Kryder of the project, “We partnered with Conduit for a series of virtual performances after they wowed us with the technology and its possibilities. The reception to the first airing on Insomniac TV and Nicky Romero’s Protocol show blew people’s minds and we are excited to deliver the forthcoming Kryteria Metaverse album using the technology next month. Big things coming!”

Conduit have also used the game engine to create a series of trailers and visuals for ilan Bluestone’s upcoming album ‘Impulse’ on Anjunabeats which can be seen in this video.

Anjunabeats’ Amy Wiles testifies, “We have been working with Conduit on the new ilan Bluestone album campaign which visually has turned out to be a roaring success across our social media platforms and has brought the campaign and ilan’s visual world to life just how we imagined.”

Bluestone himself adds, “Working with Conduit and their technology has been absolutely mind blowing. The graphics and animation potential of the Unreal Engine and the creative ideas from the Conduit team is just on another level as they showed in the trailer for my new album ‘Impulse’. The Unreal Engine is the future of any CGI video and I’m excited to see this technology evolve and can’t wait to start using it as visuals for my live shows.” 

Conduit Founder and Creative Director Clarke Noone says, “After a few rounds of iteration and finding the right tech partners, we moved to integrating a Rokoko full body motion capture system that feeds live animation data into the Unreal Engine – a high end game engine that is becoming very popular in the VFX and film industry. The beauty of using this cutting edge technology means that we are well equipped for what is round the corner and already hard at work on what a holographic version of the product looks like.

With a couple shows now under our belt, people are starting to see what is possible with Conduit and quickly firing ideas back at us for how we can use the tech for live stage productions, VR experiences and Augmented reality. Our quick-fire response – “Anything is possible!”

Conduit is very much at the forefront of this exciting new technological development, so now is the time to get involved and remain truly ahead of the curve as you bring a whole new visual dimension and heightened sense of occasion and experience to your live streams. 

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 We Are FSTVL Announces Full Line Up

WE ARE FSTVL 2021 ANNOUNCES FULL LINEUP

11TH – 12TH SEPTEMBER 2021, CENTRAL PARK, DAGENHAM

ANDY C / CAMELPHAT / CARL COX / CHARLOTTE DE WITTE / GORGON CITY / JAMIE JONES / JOSEPH CAPRIATI / LOCO DICE / MK / NINA KRAVIZ / PENDULUM TRINITY / MARCO CAROLA / MICHAEL BIBI / THE BLESSED MADONNA / THE MARTINEZ BROTHERS

 PLUS MANY MORE….

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Celebrating the very best in House, Bass, Techno and Drum & Bass, today the biggest dance festival in the capital announces its full lineup, proving that this year’s extravaganza is set to be its biggest yet. Headliners for 2021 include, Andy C, Camelphat, Carl Cox, Charlotte De Witte, Gorgon City, Jamie Jones, Joseph Capriati, Loco Dice, MK, Nina Kraviz, Pendulum Trinity, Marco Carola, Michael Bibi, The Blessed Madonna, The Martinez Brothers plus many more.

The ultimate highlight of the festival calendar is returning for the hugely anticipated 8th edition and heads to a brand new site at Central Park, Dagenham, bringing together some of the most iconic names in Bass, Techno, Drum & Bass, Dance music. Stage hosts include Paradise, Defected, Glitterbox, Circoloco, Abode, Bassjam, PIV and Centreforce.

Saturday and weekend tickets for the event have sold out. The last few Sunday tickets are available via WEAREFSTVL.COM

Artists (A-Z):

Saturday:

Andy C

Artbat

Bru-C

Camelphat

Carl Cox

CDC

Charlotte De Witte

Claptone

Crucast

Darkzy

Detlef

Eli Brown

Gorgon City

Harriet Jaxxon

Jamie Jones

Jess Bays

Joseph Capriati

Kanine

Lazcru

Loco Dice

MC AD

Michael Bibi

MK

Monki

Nina Kraviz

Patrick Topping 

Pendulum Trinity

Sam Divine

Sasasas

Skepsis

Sonny Fodera

Syreeta

The Blessed Madonna

The Martinez Brothers

TS7

Turno

Window Kid

Sunday:

Alan Fitzpatrick

Arielle Free

Chris Stussy

Dave Lee

Dimension 

Djoko

Friction

GW Harrison

Holy Goof

Horse Meat Disco

Hybrid Mnds

Jamie Jones

Joseph Capriati

Joseph Edmund

Katie Goodman

Marco Carola

Mas Vida

Melvo Baptiste

Nicole Moudaber

Pendulum Trinity

Pruk

Purple Disco Machine

Richy Ahmed

Secondcity

Simon Dunmore

Solardo

Sub Focus

Techitdeep

The Shapeshifters

Toma

wAFF

Will Taylor

ENDS-

We Are FSTVL launched in 2013 and has seen an unprecedented rise in its capacity. Having won over 5 awards in its nine year history We Are FSTVL has firmly established itself as one of the leading electronic and urban music festivals in Europe with ground breaking stage and visual production. 

Labyrinth Open-Air debuts at Tofte Manor with Dixon and Âme

Pre-sale sign up: https://ra.co/pre/1439591

Date: Saturday 10th July 

Time: 12.00 – 22.00

Location: Tofte Manor, MK441HH

Labyrinth’s first show at Tofte Manor is here. 

Innervisions’ kingpins Dixon and Âme return to the UK for their first b2b in the country since 2019. A duo whose work through the Innervisions record label, their productions and their DJ sets, have played a pivotal role in defining the house music scene we know today. 

The pair are well known for pushing boundaries, performing at unique offsite locations – turning the Royal Albert Hall into a nightclub for example. On July 10th, they will bring their unique creativity to the spiritual sanctuary of Tofte Manor.  There could not be a more fitting headline act to grace this venue for the first time. 

The groundbreaking Ninja Tune label plays a key role in this billing with the star ridden TSHA and Sofia Kourtesis on the bill. TSHA’s Flowers EP saw global accolades last winter and Sofia Kourtesis’ debut Fresia Magdalena EP recently released on Ninja’s Technicolor saw a 7.5/10 review with Pitchfork

Carista brings pure energy and a wide range of sounds to the show. A curator who’s DJ sets can feature sounds from soul, electronic, house, disco and UKG. Carista will close the treehouse stage deep in the woods – one you know is going to be special. 

Correspondent boss Jennifer Cardini brings her unique style that fuses techno, electro and disco to the labyrinth stage. A true tastemaker, who’s held residencies at Rex Club and Berghain’s Panorama bar. Her charisma is infectious and her DJ sets nothing short of exquisite. 

Innervisions favourites Trikk and Jimi Jules join the labyrinth stage and bring their unique style of enchanting deep house music that Innervisions has become so well regarded for. Rumour has it Trikk has a new album coming out on Innervisions this year. 

Terr who’s seen releases on Erol Alkan’s Phantasy, Permanent Vacation, Correspondant and more brings her hard hitting sound that blends techno, electro, and house.  Hailing from Antwerp, Lola Haro is one to watch and was awarded “Most promising artist of 2019” by Redbull. She holds a residency at Paradise City Festival. 

Alex Medina, who featured on Dixon’s Transmoderna complication and has an upcoming release on Labyrinth Records, which will drop just before July 10th, joins the show from the Canary Islands. 

Labyrinth’s curator and resident DJ Nick Castle also features. 

Take a virtual tour and find out more about the venue here: www.labyrinthevents.com/tofte-manor

Guests will have the opportunity to walk the sacred labyrinth on the day of the show. Sign up for access to presale tickets is now live and closes at 6pm on Tuesday 30th March.

Tickets go on sale at 10am on March 31st to those that have signed up for the pre-sale. If there are any available tickets left, general sale will begin at midday on March 31st.

Lineup (A-Z)

Âme b2b Dixon

Alex Medina 

Carista 

Jennifer Cardini 

Jimi Jules

Lola Haro 

Nick Castle 

Sofia Kourtesis

Terr 

Trikk

TSHA

Sign up for presale is recommended…

Pre-sale sign up: https://ra.co/pre/1439591

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/458486981896362

Boutique Essex festival ZENFest announces headliners and stunning new location

Richy Ahmed, ANOTR, Rossi, Pat Wilson, Max Dean, Ryan Resso, DJ Caspa, Funk Cartel

Kelvedon Hall, Essex

Saturday 4th September 2021

Links

https://zenfestofficial.com/
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ZENFest 2021 is set to build on its already cultured and boutique experience with a brand new and stunning location in the rolling green landscapes of Essex’s Kelvedon Hall. On Saturday 4th September, you’re invited to a secret hideaway amongst ancient woodland at the end of a long driveway and party by the glistening lake in front of a historic Edwardian house with world class sounds from tastemaking homegrown talents including Richy Ahmed, ANOTR, Rossi, Pat Wilson, Max Dean, Ryan Resso, DJ Caspa, Funk Cartel. Sign-Up to the newsletter for pre-sale tickets at zenfestofficial.com

Since 2018, ZEN Fest has carefully yet confidently become a much talked about event for those who like personal vibes, intimate dancing and friendly crowds. That’s because it was a festival born in a garden, so has never lost that personal touch despite becoming a nationally recognised event. ZENfest is all about the customer experience so people feel like they enter another world when they arrive on site thanks to the exquisite decorations and themes which mostly centre around the art of ZEN – so think dragons, pandas, bamboo and lanterns and you will be in the right headspace. 

It is a festival that has always focussed on the small details that make the whole experience that bit more special – VIP sections with queue jump, private cocktail bars, luxury toilets, luxury seating and a private lakeside garden area. The location is a beautiful mansion house with extensive formal gardens beneath wide open blue skies. From the front of the house and facing onto a perfectly manicured lawn is the most incredible view of uninterrupted countryside, all the way to London on the horizon. Add in two stages with stunning visuals, world class sound and forward thinking stage designs and you have a festival that is all about ensuring a zen state of mind and hedonistic experience that leaves people desperate for more. 

Say founders Stefan Poelman and Sam Cottrell, who were just 18 when they first started the Zen brand aged just 18, firstly as a clothing range,  “For us we just wanted to create the best event we could think of, we just wanted to include all the different things that we enjoy personally and could think of and turn it into a reality. We’re not just here to make money, we want the event to be the best it can be. You’ll definitely see us in the crowd on the day enjoying ourselves. We really are our own target audience.” 

This year the festival will be bigger and better than ever before but as always will give a platform to smaller local DJs next to international names. This means the likes of Ibiza regulars and chart topping house and tech producers Richy Ahmed and ANOTR will be joined by Rossi, Pat Wilson, Max Dean, Ryan Resso, DJ Caspa, Funk Cartel and more to be announced. 

ZEN Fest 2021 promises to bring some special vibes back into your life. It will be a much needed chance to cut loose, forget your daily woes and step into a magical music wonderland where majestic new memories await to be made. 

Bristol Party Lakota Kickstart Summer with an Epic Two-Day Post Pandemic Parties

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Let’s party like it’s 1992! The year Lakotas doors first opened.Lakota kickstart summer with a secret post-pandemic party on the first Saturday lockdown restrictions are fully lifted. With a second part coming the day after! 

With all of us having been forced to spend the best part of a year stuck inside, you can be forgiven for being excited for the summer again, as the way out of the latest quarantine begins to gain momentum. And what better to look forward to than a secret party from the brains behind Bristol’s historic nightclub Lakota?

After more than 30 years, rave style events appear to be gaining popularity once more, look no further than Lakota’s upcoming party utopia. On the first Saturday that ‘proper raves’ can take place again (currently 26th June) Lakota will hold their own festival; Summer Of Love which as the name suggests, will pay tribute to the era of raves that took place before the turn of the millennium. Expect disco, house and techno at this massive event. What’s more, due to huge demand a second day (27th June) has now been scheduled, with the music focus for that one shifting to drum & bass, jungle, baseline, UK Funky and Garage sounds. 

The ‘Summer Of Love’ facebook event has already gained huge interest on social media, and given that the initial release of tickets sold out in less than 18 hours, the team have warned anyone wanting to join the fun to act fast, as tickets are extremely limited.

The festival’s location is just a short distance from Bristol’s centre, however, the exact location will remain a secret until the day of the event. Return bus tickets will be available to shuttle customers to and from the festival; buses will pick you up from and return you to the center of Bristol. Unlike the ephemeral illegal parties that have sprung up during lockdown, the ‘Summer Of Love’ guarantees nine hours of music covering disco, house, techno, liquid DnB and UK funky from Lakota’s residents and special guests!

After a long and difficult year, the Lakota team are working hard to give everyone something truly special to look forward to and hope to kickstart the summer in a truly memorable way. If you are interested in joining Lakota’s ‘Summer Of Love – Return Of The Day Party’ make sure you buy a ticket soon as a limited release of tickets have just been released – www.lakota.co.uk 

Introducing One Island, a Private Escapist Paradise.

A new festival era awaits on the stunning Osea Island from the 3rd to 5th September 2021

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World beating lifestyle brand Candypants have spent the last year working on the perfect festival experience on the shores of a cut-off bohemian paradise. This unmissable, once in a lifetime weekender takes place this September on the secluded shores of the stunning Osea Island. It is a hidden land of retreat within close proximity to London, and boasts gorgeous sea views, hammocks suspended between trees, beach shacks, stunning open air pools, exclusive accommodation with four poster beds and much more besides. Musically, the focus of One Island will be on local talents and red hot UK DJs with a wide range of knowledge and know-how, from upfront house to dazzling disco, the freshest r&b to the most iconic hip hop, with plenty of special live acts also programmed. 

Candypants have been at the forefront of some of the world’s most exciting, exhilarating and memorable events since 2008. After spending the last 13 years bringing the party to every corner of the globe and growing a Candypants family of partygoers, it was only a matter of time before they carved out our very own corner of the world to host our most adventurous and pioneering experience to date, and that is One Island.

This weekend getaway will offer the famous Candypants experience and atmosphere, only bigger, better and crazier than anything before, all with a vital selection of the UK’s best DJ talent from across the musical board. It is a place where guests can leave their troubles on the mainland and sail away to purer shores, where they’ll be instantly reminded just how natural it feels to party and dance their cares away. The tide goes out just twice a day, meaning partygoers can hide away from the world in their own private piece of paradise. 

There’ll be feasting and brunching aplenty with a contemporary selection of interesting independent food trucks and brands from vegan and veggie options to mouthwatering Chinese, burger and dessert offerings. As well as that, you can look forward to dancing, glamping, beach hopping, unmissable music, food, cocktail bars, beach BBQs, pool parties, sunset raves, and partying like there’s no tomorrow. All of this is encompassed in a magical world of breathtaking beauty, where you’ll find it impossible to not fall in love with every natural element around. 

Think the wind in your hair as you dance into the night. The fire of a freshly lit BBQ or roaring bonfire. The cool waters of a pool lagoon paradise. The sandy earth between your toes as you lie on the beach shores. You see after a year of chaos, we think it’s about time we brought partying right back to basics again…

One Island will take all possible precautions to ensure this festival is as safe as possible, but in a way that means every can still have the time of their lives.

So if a weekend of immersive escapism to a land (not so far away) sounds like exactly what you need to look forward to in 2021, then sign up to the Candypants mailing list today for priority notification of ticket sale dates, pricing, and the availability of payment plans to secure your spot on the very first festival for the new era. Your partying paradise awaits…