Highfield 2023!

With Highfield’s 2024 Line up announcement complete, let’s take a look at how 2023 went, and what might be on the cards for this years summer festival


It was gonna be a stupidly hot weekend, and I will be complaining about that throughout this review. Better stupidly hot than torrential rain though, so no hard feelings. We managed to find a small corner to pitch our tent, a sweat inducing activity. Neighbourly introductions were made followed by a quick trip to the merch stall because the best stuff always sells out quickly. There was a really good selection of designs this year, including tank tops, which were obviously going to be needed in good supply this weekend. To recover from all that very arduous work, we went to cool down in the lake, which was covered in weird grass balls this year for some reason. Luckily those balls made good throwing entertainment for the many many people also looking to cool down.

We caught Stand by Me from California punk band Pennywise on the way into the arena and made it to the stage just in time for Bro Hymn. Admittedly the only one of their songs I know, but I’m glad I made the effort. The energy from the crowd made it a great start to the weekend of live music, with the song’s chant lasting well past the finish of the set. The arena has isolated puddles in places and a brewing swamp on the way out of the front of stage area of the Green stage. Apparently, a heavy thunderstorm had passed over the area just before the festival, pretty fortunate timing.

We hoped to see Yaenniver on the Blue stage after, but there seemed to be some technical issues. About 20 minutes late, someone came to address the modest crowd, letting them know they’re still trying to figure things out. I got my Duolingo done for the day. At 25 minutes, there was a birthday celebration near the front of the crowd, with bubbles and every birthday song they could think of (two). This devolved into drinking songs and then a woman took charge from the shoulders of a friend, directing the chants and keeping us entertained. The act started just as Roy Bianco & Die Abbrunzati Boys started on the Green Stage, which sounded like a silly fun time, so I headed over there. It was a shame about Yaenniver, I was looking forward to seeing her solo stuff.

Von Wegen Lisbeth were going for a “padded cell but make it zesty” look this year, an inflatable orange cushion making up the majority of the backdrop. All instruments were in matching orange, it looked great once the sun set. They played Wenn du tanzt, one of their most famous ones, as second song in the set, mentioning that they might regret it. The crowd was clearly up for it, and after a hell of a lot of dancing and singing, still stuck around for the rest of the set. So, the bands worries were unfounded. I think more bands should play their big stuff sooner, it definitely gets the crowd going. For their song Bitch, the band declared they would no longer be singing that word as part of the chorus and invited the crowd to fill in their own single syllable word, preferable a non-discriminatory one. It’s a nice way of continuing to play older (I mean, is 2016 older now??) songs that you’ve grown past in one way or another, while avoiding the aspects that aren’t up to your standards anymore. The stage was bathed in a rainbow of lights for Meine Kneipe, which was followed by Elon at the end of the set. I don’t know if the latter was put in at short notice because there was time, it felt a little anti-climactic after the fun of the former. But the crowd seemed to disagree with me, so what do I know *shrug emoji*. Either way, great show, these guys have been steadily climbing the line-ups over the years, so we’re sure to see them again in future years.

On a personal note/complaint, there was a pair making their way through the crowd, giving people branded red baseball caps and then taking fake candid shots. Would have been fine, you know, live and let live. HOWEVER, they had a super bright light with them to illuminate the groups definitely candidly wearing their merch. Unnecessary and annoying. And the volunteers/victims didn’t even get to keep the hats.

The Dropkick Murphys set was a hearty combo of foot stomping, pyro and mosh pits. A four-man crab mosh pit had formed around one of the primordial soups that had become part of the arena as the day went on. I managed to dodge the mud puddles to get close enough to feel the extensive fire emanating from the stage. The stage set-up was fairly straightforward otherwise, no fancy screens, only a black backdrop with the and name on it, making it feel more intimate, like a pub with 35,000 patrons, and also fire. Lead singer, Ken Casey, came down into the crowd for Rose Tattoo while the crowd chanted along. The final part of the song was accompanied by a waterfall of sparks cascading down from the top of the stage, meeting the flames shooting from the bottom. It was beautiful and impressive to look at. I wanted to look up some of the song names and found that setlist.fm was being updated in real time, clearly some very dedicated fans in the crowd. The show finished with Shipping out to Boston with all the rambunctious moshing you would expect followed by the more emotional We’ll Meet Again which had people swaying arm in arm.

After grabbing dinner, it was back to the Green stage for tonight’s headliner K.I.Z. The hip hop trio came out all in white with the logo of a fictional psychiatric hospital in green on the back. The matching building on the stage was complete with ambulance. The sign and inside of the building changed throughout the set: from hospital to night club to liquor store to gun shop. Definitely more of a guilty pleasure band, the content is far from politically correct. But if you squint with a healthy dose of irony it’s really good fun. The show was high energy from start to finish, an insane amount of moshing and probably the most consistent crowd participation. It’s cathartic to sing inappropriate stuff sometimes. A superb start to the weekend.

Our tent was pretty much exactly between two late night DJ stages which made for an interesting lullaby by the time we finally got back, but to be fair, we were so spent that it didn’t matter.


To no one’s surprise the tent was stupid hot in the morning. Held together by spunk, moxie and ibuprofen I managed to get the desired liquids (coffee) in and the undesired liquid (pee) out of my body, ready for the day. First order of business as always: lake time. The shallows were mad busy so we swam out to the buoys and hung out for a bit. Kind Kaputt were playing on the Beach Stage so we lingered for a while because it was immediately too hot out of the water. Once we braved the sun, got back to the tent and showered the sand and lake gunck off we were ready for day two.

Querbeat were up first on the blue stage. The brass-pop band consists of 13 members, basically a marching band but with more pizzazz. It was so hot I was actually dripping with sweat from very mild swaying. The band had immaculate summer vibes, with giant inflatable flamingo races across the loose but committed crowd. The band wandered into the crowd for a great brass medley including Industry Baby, Hips Don’t Lie and Crazy in Love. Pride and Climate action flags dotted the crowd and the loose mosh pits were more akin to dance floors.

You Me At Six played on the Green stage to a modest crowd. Lead singer, Josh Franceschi, came on in a suit jacket over a white t-shirt. He was excellent at animating mosh pits. Last night’s swamps had been filled in with woodchips giving it a weird doughy texture, but that was better than the dry dust over at the blue stage. It was a good show, but the weather was clearly taking its toll, a lot of patrons stayed in the few remaining shade rather than braving the arena.

Sondaschule are a staple of German festivals and never disappoint. High energy ska-punk from the first note celebrating life and comradery. I managed to keep up for the first few songs, but the heat got to me, and I had to have a little sit down. The lady near me had no such qualms, dancing with gay abandon, not noticing or caring about her beer’s successful escape attempts. The circle pits had several wheelchair users joining in with the festivities. Endless crowd surfers were welcomed with open arms by the securities at the front. For the last song, Bist du Gluecklich?, the band asked everyone to wave their hats. The number that went up made me feel double stupid for forgetting mine at home.

Enter Shikari have steadily grown on me across several festivals. Starting off with a firelarm ringing into Set me on Fire. Juggernauts was accompanied with a slow count up of the years since the late 1800s to now, each year’s average temperature being represented by a colour from blue to dark red. I know it’s not a new image, but there’s something more threatening about seeing it slowly build up and get so red, so quickly. I’ve written myself into a bit of a downer here with no obvious way back, so denial it is: the lead singer had an ungodly amount of energy given he was wearing a leather jacket in this heat. He did some magic show shenanigans, taking his top off and pretending to jump into a cube of screens that made it look like he jumped into water, only for him to appear at the centre barrier with leather jacket and starting into Bloodshot. He stuck around for a while, walking around the crowd and climbing the media tower. His microphone cut out a couple of times but generally it was a really good show and I look forward to their inevitable return.

Tokio Hotel are the epitome of mid 2000s emo in Germany. I didn’t realise they still existed until I saw them on the line-up. They’ve actually kept releasing music semi-regularly since their debut in 2005 but this was their festival debut. Their hit from way back when, Durch den Monsoon, is a cornerstone of any German emo kid so clearly that one had to wait until later in the set. The stage was draped in gold, matching the high school prom vibe of what I was expecting. But instead of an emo band, I was greeted by Bill Kaulitz, the lead singer, in a purple and blue be-sequenced cowboy get up, complete with fringey tassels, hat and assless chaps. Consider me surprised but not disappointed. Bill had a platform filled with fans so that he could a) keep cool and b) give his blond curls the blowing in the wind aesthetic that frankly, we all need in our lives. The set included several outfit changes, all sparkly, all wonderful. The rest of the band stayed in their clothes and looked like a standard rock band. You know, like that Elton John carpool meme. You get it. The show was pretty good, but the new stuff didn’t really grab me which was a shame. The crowd seemed pretty lukewarm as well, also a shame. The actual show was good though, so maybe the music will grow on me.

I arrived over at Giant Rooks in time for Tom’s Diner. Everything was bathed in warm light and the stage felt so warm and inviting. The instruments and amps were all white against a black curtain backdrop. The band cancelled last year due to mental health struggles, so it was wonderful to see them back again. It looked like they were having a great time, smiling and dancing across the stage. The set included the new song Somebody Like You and was generally just a really nice indie show. The crowd sang along so so loud and cheered even louder. The lead singer came down into the crowd for Wild Stare and the set finished on Watershed with a beautiful crowd chorus.

The front of stage area was packed solid for SDP, even the photographers had to wrangle their way through security. The anticipation was building when the curtain finally dropped, revealing the number one party boys of the German festival circuit’s return to Highfield with all the expected energy and flare for hosting an ecstatic night of dancing, singing and jumping. The giant beach balls quickly came out, and by giant I mean giant. The accompanying inflatable ducks were quickly boarded and surfed across the jubilant crowd. Bela B of Die Ärzte (set to play an hour later on the green stage) came on for his feature on Das Lied. Really cool considering SDP grew up with Die Ärzte’s music, must have meant a lot to them. For some reason, as the set went on Vincent and Dag thought the crowd looked like an inviting place to be, not the hot sweaty mess we were. As they made their way through, they quickly realised. Luckily, they made it to the middle barrier unscathed and continued to play several songs from the middle to “the new front row”. A short break after returning to the stage, they ran back on to another set opening song (from previous tours) with all the same energy they had 45 minutes earlier when they first started. And they went on and on until the fireworks finale. Even if you don’t understand every word, or even any, I’d highly recommend these guys, always a highlight.

Die Ärzte are one of Germanys oldest punk rock bands, originating in 1982, they’ve thankfully been more active in recent years, with tours and festival sets. Definitely a more unique set up, the three band members were on equal ground at the front of the stage, Farin on guitar, Bela B on drums and Rod on bass. The stage backdrop was made up of deep red curtains with a giant A made of hexagonal lights. No strangers to self-deprecating humour the opening statement asked if we were ready for two hours of cringe. What followed was two hours of shit talking, missed drum intros and general tomfoolery. The trick to punk is not taking yourself too seriously and it’s clear these guys have decades of experience in that. I think it tried to rain at one point, but it felt like most drops evaporated before they hit the packed crowd. There was a little switch around for Rod to play guitar and sing while Farin took over bass and later in the set Bela B played a solo song. One song was stopped because something had happened in the crowd and the band saw people waving for attention, so they waited until things were sorted out. I didn’t see what was going on, but apparently one guy took a photo of the incidence, which was called out by Bela B and booed by the crowd, rightly so. With things sorted out, the barrage of silly punk continued. It was a long gig, two and a quarter hours, which was hard work for the end of a long, hot Saturday, but worth every second. If you want to put your German to the test, or just enjoy some catchy riffs and great energy, this is definitely the band for you.


Sunday morning was a little overcast hinting at a cooler day, but no such luck, the clouds cleared pretty quickly, and the relentless sunshine continued.

The sun was still low enough for the Blue Stage to cast a shadow as we arrived for Lostboi Lino. Festival goers perfectly filled every last remaining bit of shade as if the light was deadly (to be fair, it felt like it by Sunday). Lino came on stage, pink hair, pink puffer jacket, pink trainers, jean shorts. His voice was distorted as he launched into the opening of his 30 minute set. The coat quickly went, revealing a hand drawn white tank top with “Highfield Lino 2023” written on in in fluorescent pink. He was accompanied by a drummer and guitarist, both looking like they were having a great time. There were some technical problems with the microphone in the middle of the set, which Lino used to check we were all drinking enough water. His “lets hear it from the ladies, lets hear it from the gentlemen” calls went on to include those between and outside (the aforementioned categories) before launching into Maenner about defying gender stereotypes, while wearing a dress himself. The microphone issues came back so the set finished with him in a circle pit while the crowd sang the last choruses. It was a lot of jumping and moving for an opening act, really good fun.

Kaffkiez jumped onto the line-up last year after Giant Rooks no longer being able to make it led to some timetable re-arrangements that left a gap. Going from a last-minute opener to 1630 on a Sunday is a pretty good trajectory. The stage was set up like a rural bus stop, complete with bench, postbox and cigarette dispenser. During the indie set, the lead singer asked for whom this was their first festival. After a few people raised their hands, he explained the rules for the biggest declaration of love a group can make, the mosh pit. Hands to yourself, help each other up when someone falls. A little pit opened in front of me and in jumped a group of people who looked like they were still at school or just left. They were mainly women, and it was the softest, friendliest mosh pit I’d ever seen (affectionate).  They were having such a good time and it was heart-warming to see this rite of passage for festival goers. Time to accept that I’m one generation in now, the youth are coming up and it’s wonderful to see.

While the overlap between Kaffkiez and Nothing But Thieves was a shame, there was a sweet spot between the two stage that meant I could catch the end of Nie Allein while waiting for Nothing But Thieves and could head straight down as Welcome to the DCC started playing. These guys have been growing on me the more I see them at festivals and I’m glad I made the time for a whole set this year. The lead singer, Conor Mason, was saying they had played some gigs in the area and had some more dates coming up, declaring his intention to win over anyone who wasn’t going yet. Going back to east Germany might be a bit of a trek, but I’ll definitely keep an eye out for UK dates in future, so his mission had a minimum success of one. It was a good pallet cleanser to have something more rock after a fairly relaxed start. There were some great mosh pits going on much to the Mr Mason’s delight. They finished on Amsterdam and it was great. Also, there was now a bit of wind, also nice.

I went to get a little sweat treat during Nina Chuba, my sugar levels were dipping, and we still had some high energy acts to go (gotta fuel correctly). Nina Chuba’s set had a wonderful tropical vibe to it in the light of the evening sun, the crowd was huge and really enjoying themselves. Light on her feet as she danced across the stage, she was chatting with the crowd, inviting them to sing along and generally having a fun time.

Swiss of Swiss und die Anderen expressed confusion as to why people were with them instead than over at Nina’s show. That felt like a sign of unironic, deep admiration coming from a rowdy, far left punk like Swiss. Their show started with a dramatic build up, but suddenly fell silent, prompting some roadies to come rushing on to stage and start pressing buttons. The band came on to unclimactic silence, acknowledged that their intro was epic and got straight to work. The line-up was generally less political this year compared to previous years, which was bought into sharp focus just by virtue of Swiss und die Anderen standing out through their political statements this year. Same with flags and flares in the crowd, looking back, those were more common in the past. Maybe security is tighter, maybe there’s still a post pandemic sleepiness to more dramatic behaviour. I think a good smoke flare is never out of place at a punk gig (as long as it’s outside and safe etc etc blah blah caveat caveat). I digress. The show was a raucous good time, with mosh pits and clear stances against the far right and pro refugee rescue. It included a cover of the anti-nazi song Schrei Nach Liebe by Die Aerzte and a dingy race between two women from the crowd (because guys always break the boats according to Swiss) across the crowd and then generally round in circles. Apparently, Bloodhound Gang had sued the band for copyright because they ripped off one of their songs (Swiss’s words) but luckily, committing crimes is more fun together and there will be a collection going round for the infringement fine later, so they played Vermisse dich anyway. Which, now they mentioned it, is very similar to Bloodhound Gang’s Foxtrot Uniform Charlie Kilo.

Heaven Shall Burn was the heaviest band on the line up. Complete with long haired headbanging, fire and death growls. Clearly it was time for the pros because this crowd had the fastest circle pit I’ve seen, complete with someone holding a roundabout road sign. Very German, all labelled correctly and probably (German) OSHA compliant. The securities were super into it too, jumping along as they were waiting to pull the crowd surfers across the bar. Having avoided a dust bath up until now, this crowd loosened up the ground to no end, partly obscuring themselves in the process.

Blue stage headliners Beatsteaks started strong, with lead singer coming down to the crowd after just one song. They asked phones to be put away so they could play a gig like the good old days. Surprisingly, people complied, to the point I felt bad for wanting to take a quick video of the ecstatic crowd and their dancing and singing. Maybe it was because the average age of the crowd seemed a little older. The set contained both English and German songs, both of which the crowd was singing along loudly. I could never get into the band when listening to studio recordings, so I was definitely enjoying them vicariously through the people around me. Maybe they’ll click more with me in the future, the live show was definitely great for fans.

Green stage headliner Marteria was definitely one of my highlights. Starting off with the trance-y Paradise Delay through the smoke and flares of Bengalische Tiger and the mesmerising Verstrahlt. As we were on the final straight of the festival I indulged in a little wall of death (as a treat) for Adrenalin. We were all equal parts sweaty and ecstatic from the weekend, a perfect chance to burn every last bit of energy. After having seen him at Southside earlier this year, it’s clear that he belongs in a headliner slot. Not sure if the crowd was watered down with people waiting for the subsequent headliner at Southside Festival, but there was definitely more energy here at Highfield. Marteria’s alter ego Marsimoto made a brief appearance on the screen, announcing his last album for the next year. The show (and thereby the whole festival) finished 10 minutes early, bit disappointing as the vibes were immaculate and the party could have gone on for a few more hours, no question. A fan in a Rostock football shirt (Marteria’s team) was invited to join on stage for the final celebration which was very sweet. For the crowning finish, Marteria dropped the mic aftergingerly asking if he was allowed given it was the end of the festival.

It feels like there’s more international bands returning the Highfield after the pandemic break and they’re all happy to be here. I get the impression that those bands have a dedicated followers in Germany, as well as having fans who will follow them anywhere. As always, it’s been a great festival, the swimming lake was up there as MVP of the weekend. A great line up with plenty to see and relatively light on having to compromise between acts. See you next year Highfield (Tickets went on sale the Monday after).

NFT-TiX sells NFT Ticket at a record $10,690 for EXIT Festival

The sale, facilitated on the Avalanche blockchain, is one of the most expensive sales for a festival NFT ticket to date

NFT-TiX has sold its most expensive ticket ever via smart contracts platform Avalanche. The sale of this ticket for the world renowned music festival Exit marks a historic moment for NFT TiX  which is now paving the way in ticketing innovation with this notable milestone.

NFT-TiX technology uses highly advanced algorithms that make it possible for anyone to buy and sell tickets without the need for prior experience of the blockchain. It is secure, cost effective and already in use by the iconic EXIT Festival in Serbia, which was the first major European music event to embrace blockchain technology to allow tickets to be bought on a decentralised ticketing platform.


EXIT Festival runs 6 – 9 July in the famous Petrovaradin Fortress, Serbia, and will be headlined by the likes of The Prodigy, Wu-Tang Clan, Skrillex, Viagra Boys, the Keinemusik collective, CamelPhat, Hot Since 82, Vintage Culture and Indira Paganotto amongst tens more.

This $10,690 ticket is the most experience to have ever been bought on the platform and includes a whole host of perks and extras as part of the NFT. These include Exit’s Beyond Infinite Experience, a personal host, four nights accommodation in the onsite Leopold Hotel, transfers, a separate VIP entrance and VIP backstage access as well as onstage and lounge access amongst much more.

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EXIT Beyond Infinite NFT Ticket:
– Personal Host
– Four nights accommodation at Leopold Hotel
– Return transfers from Nikola Tesla airport to Novi Sad
– VIP Main Stage areas
– VIP Dance Arena areas
– Separate VIP entrance and ticket exchange point access
– Dance Arena on-stage access
– Infinite Dance Arena lounge access
– VIP Diamond Dane Arena access
– Phone assistance

Best Dance Festivals to Attend in 2023

Nothing beats dancing to the beat alongside thousands of other house and techno lovers. Whether you like it dark and raw in a warehouse, sunny on a beach in Europe or hidden in some green UK forest we have you covered.
Here are some of the best house and techno festivals in the world.
March 8 – 12 2023
Happy Bay, St Martin

With the whole island’s infrastructure having been rebuilt after a devastating hurricane, SXM hosts stages on beaches and jungle clearings, and they are truly breathtaking. Draped in magical fauna, you can swim in nearby jungle clearings and partake in sunset parties, villa parties, and more. All are stunning ways to have fun in this bit of Caribbean paradise with music from house and techno greats like AMÉ, Apollonia, Archie Hamilton, CamelPhat, Astra Club (DJ Tennis B2B Carlita), Chaim, Deer Jade, Demi Riquisimo, Doc Martin, Dubfire, Francesca Lombardo, Gene On Earth, Gordo, Jenia Tarsol, Konstantin Sibold, and more.
Time Warp 
1st April
Mannheim, Germany


Time Warp is finally making a long awaited and sure to be emotional return to its spiritual home in Mannheim. After four years away, the influential festival returns to Mannheim’s Maimarkthalle with a mix of longtime companions as well as exciting debutants including over 40 headliners such as Sven Väth, The Blessed Madonna, Adam Beyer, Amelie Lens, Richie Hawtin, Charlotte de Witte, Nina Kraviz, Paula Temple, Ricardo Villalobos, Marco Carola, Seth Troxler, Dixon, DJ Koze and more.
Terminal V
8th & 9th April
Edinburgh, Scotland

There is no bigger party in Scotland, nor the UK, and maybe even Europe than Terminal V. The monster rave brings tens of thousands of people to the Royal Highland Centre across various rooms and stages. Heavyweight names all play with next level production. Do not miss this year with Amelie Lens, Big Miz, Charlotte de Witte, Ewan McVicar, Folamour (A/V), Kettama + more.
Caprices Festival is to celebrate its 20th anniversary this year so expect the biggest and best festival yet. It gets down in the Swiss mountains of Crans-Montana across the two unmissable weekends with stages that have epic views out over the alps. There is high spec production across the festival, hundreds of miles of skiing and snowboarding to be done, gastronomic foods, wellness activities and top class music from the likes of a ground breaking Agoria presents One Life Two Bodies show, Claptone, Dubfire presents Evolv, Jamie XX, Fatboy Slim, Black Coffee, ARTBAT, DJ Tennis, Jeff Mills, Zip, Loco Dice b2b Seth Troxler, Luciano b2b Ricardo Villalobos, Richie Hawtin, Sven Väth and many more.

Magic Break
April 20-23rd, 2023
Antalya, Turkey

The largest spring festival in the Mediterranean, Magic Break is held for 4 days and 3 nights with a choice of accommodation in three different hotels, all located in the same privileged seafront location on the golden (and Blue Flag) beaches of the Mediterranean. In addition to an excellent musical lineup, a comfortable stay, and the stunning looks and feels throughout the festival area, the party also keeps it going with unlimited food and drinks. This year’s theme, Garden of Hesperides, inspired by stories as old as human history, points to the hope of good days ahead and the celebration of the purest state of happiness with a timeless sense of unity. The line-up includes Argy, Brina Knauss, Joyhauser, Laolu, Chris Avantgarde, Massano, Polo & Pan, Natascha Polke and more.
May 11-13th, 2023
El Gouna, Egypt

Sandbox Festival is one of the world’s most playful and beautiful destination festivals and it is back in El Gouna, on the Red Sea Riviera in Egypt. A world class selection of international DJ talent will soundtrack what is a unique chance to explore the idyllic shores of the Red Sea, and the rich cultural delights of this ancient and idyllic region with headliners like Agents Of Time (DJ Set), Astra Club aka Carlita B2B DJ Tennis, Cici, Dan Shake, Denis Sulta, Desiree, Francesco Del Garda, Hamish & Toby and more.
The Garden Party
May 27th /28th May
Leeds, UK

The Garden Party is Leeds longest running and most essential electronic music soiree. It is back for another legendary weekender across Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th May at the newly launched Canvas Yard. Now featuring a brand new third stage, the likes of Pawsa, Skream, Paul Woolford, LF System, Special Request, Sherelle, Bradley Zero, Todd Terje, Palms Trax and Dr Banana
MOGA Festival:
June 1-4th
Caparica, Portugal

The much anticipated third edition of MOGA Caparica returns to Portugal’s stunning Costa de Caparica from the 1st to 4th of June. Located just 20 minutes south of Lisbon, it offers a sun kissed and escapist mix of sunset beach parties with yoga, surfing, brunches and boat parties. Line up will be revealed soon.

UNUM Festival

Tickets: http://www.unumfestival.com/

Date: June 1-6th
Location: Shengjin, Albania

This idyllic festival brings the finest in house and techno to one of the last untouched corners of Europe. The Albanian Riviera boasts stunning natural beauty, with dense pine forests, beautiful sea and breathtaking mountain ranges. There will be three stages hosting 24 hours of music across the whole event, with sunrise and sunset parties set to be one of the many features of this gathering.

Artists include: Dyed Soundorom, Samuel Deep, Reiss, John Dimas, Ricardo Villalobos, Magda, Barem, Rhadoo, Raresh, Praslea, Cezar, Priku, John Dimas, Sonja Moonear, Margaret Dygas, tINI, Anthea, Shimza, Laolu, Boris Werner, Doudou MD 


25-29th June 2023
Zrce, Pag Island, Croatia

This year’s 1th edition of Hideout is bigger and better than ever. It all goes down across some magical open air beach clubs right by the sea so expect beach, after and boat parties as well s non sot music on the main stages under the sun. There is also a wealth of water sport to enjoy and first wave names including Crucast, Gorgon City, Interplanetary Criminal, Jayda G, Patrick Topping, Solardo, Wilkinson.


Date: July 6th-9th
Location: Petrovaradin Fortress, Serbia

The Prodigy return to Serbia’s premier festival, EXIT

The EXIT 2023 programme runs from July 6th – 9th at the famous Petrovaradin Fortress and it will be headlined by electronic music revolutionary Skrillex, rock sensation Viagra Boys, the Keinemusik collective as well as CamelPhat, Hot Since 82, Vintage Culture and Indira Paganotto. The performances of The Toasters, Cockney Rejects, Human Rias, Mortal Kombat, Zoe Kida and many others have also been confirmed. A total of 23 names are ready to take their place in the EXIT Universe by coming to four of Exit’s favourite stages – Main Stage, mts Dance Arena, Visa Fusion and Explosive for this fantastic four day celebration.  Wu-Tang Clan will also feature in celebration of 50 years of Hip-Hop!

Artists Include: Wu-Tang Clan, The Prodigy, Skrillex, Alesso, Amelie Lens, Ben UFO,Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike Sofi Tukker, Viagra Boys, Keinemusik, Hot Since 82, CamelPhat, The Toasters and more.


The One in the Woods
July 28 – 30 2023
Location: Orrell Hill Woods, Liverpool

Liverpool’s woodland techno festival returns bigger than ever after a massive debut last summer. This year the local scene and international sounds are all represented with an even bigger line-up in Orrell Hill Woods, Liverpool with the first wave of names coming soon. Previous line ups have included including DJ Hazard, Dillinja, Dax J, Calyx & Teebee, Drumsound & Bassline Smith b2b DJ SS b2b Kenny Ken, Randall, Loxy, Kings of the Rollers, Perc, Fatima Hajji, Miss Trouble, Ragga Twins and many more.
Les Plagues Électroniques
August 4-6th, 2023
Cannes, France

Billed as Europe’s answer to Coachella, Les Plages Électroniques this year comes in a new format with a renewed visual identity. It goes down across the gorgeous city of Cannes in the South of France with up to 60,000 people expected and headliners like the multi-instrumental internet sensation Mezerg, The Blessed Madonna and her top shelf house and techno selections, Bellaire and his sweet blend of house and disco, and Pedro Winter who will be ringing in the 20th anniversary of his legendary Ed Banger label.
Sunday 5th – 6th August
Newcastle, UK

After a magnificent edition last year, The North East’s largest and most ambitious music festival is the first to ever take over inner-city green space, the Town Moor. It will welcome 30000 people and some epic stage designs with artists including Sean Paul, Chase & Status, Craig David, Patrick Topping, Ben Hemsley, Joel Corry, Andy C, Sub Focus, Dimension, Example, Sigala and Tinie Tempah as well as some of the biggest DJs around including Franky Wah, Alan Fitzpatrick, Hot Since 82, Kettama, Jax Jones, Sigala and many more.
20th-24th August
Zrce Beach, Croatia

This Croatian festival stalwart celebrates an amazing 10 years of seriously heady and underground festival offerings this year. It prizes great sound systems over everything else and it all goes down on the lush Zrce Beach with acts like Adriatique, ANNA, Diplo, Loco Dice, Paula Temple, Richie Hawtin, Marco Carola and more.
One Out Festival
16th September
Apps Court Farm, Walton-On-Thames, UK

Regarded as Surreys premier electronic music festival, One Out made a triumphant debut in 2022. This year it builds on that success with a new edition on Apps Court Farm, Walton-On-Thames, just outside Lonond. Expect big production and epic stages and in the past names like Arielle Free, Chloé Robinson, Melé & more.
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

The MDLBEAST team has been transforming the musical landscape in the Middle East. They have their own label and a monstrous festival with no expense spared, hundreds of super sized names and stages designed to blow the mind. Last year there was over 50 hours music in all with two new GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™️ set for the Tallest Temporary Stage at 41m and 268cm, and The Most LED Lights in a Display with 60,053,376 in total. Keep your eyes peeled for line-ups.


Six days of non-stop music, three stages, sweeping beaches and 80+ acts 


No underground festival in Europe is as cultured and uncommercialised as UNUM. This cult favourite gathering is a music and travel lover’s dream. It is famous for its secluded stages in a pine forest24 hours of non-stop music, three carefully curated and boutique stages with sun-kissed beaches backed by picturesque mountains. Soundtracking this special getaway from Thursday afternoon to Tuesday morningwill be house, techno and minimal specialists including Ricardo Villalobos, Dyed Soundorom,Rhadoo, Raresh, Praslea, Priku, Sonja Moonear, Margaret Dygas, tINI and Anthea amongst many more. In the lead up to the main event, there will be tantalising Road to Unum warm up parties across Europe in Manchester, London, Leeds, Derby, Amsterdam, Paris, Berlin, Barcelona, Ibiza, Istanbul, Athens, Bucharest, Munich, Basel, Geneva, Zurich, Rome, Venice, Napoli, to name a few. Head to unumfestival.com for full details and ticket info.
Unum is a festival with a knowing crowd, affordable prices and a notoriously warm community feel. Three previous editions have brought a charming and colourful selection of serious music lovers together to the hidden secret paradise of Rana e Hedhun, a quiet corner of Europe in the town of Shengjin on the picture-perfect Albanian coastline. It is here that all your senses will be tantalised by the rich array of local cultures and customs as well as uninterrupted sun, sea and world class sounds.
This part of the world is one of few stunning locations that is uncommercialised and as natural as can be. That lends the whole festival an organic feel unlike any other as you are left to plot your own movie-like trip: there is an array of heart-racing water sports, mouthwatering local food and drink offerings and plenty of  isolated bays and secluded woodland areas to explore.
The famously classy soundtrack at Unum comes across three stages which are all completely open air with no sound restrictions. The Pine Stage is one of the scene’s most iconic with towering pines all around the woodland clearing. It opens on Thursday and runs 24/7 non-stop with stage partners Animal Crossing,  Club Der Visionaere and After Caposile, while Monday is a special day into night family gathering with Slapfunk. 
The Main Stage on Friday and Saturday offers up the biggest headliners with sympathetic production and a real attention to top class sound systems, while various beach parties in association with Kunye, Shimza and Nordstern mean you get to really soak up the stunning sunsets and sunrises with perfect musical accompaniments provided by the DJ talent.
This year’s line-up is another tasteful selection of returning favourites and brand new names. There will be deep and emotive selections from Dyed Soundorom, Samuel Deep, Reiss, and John Dimas, hypnotic minimal styles from Ricardo Villalobos, Magda, Barem, Rhadoo, Raresh, Praslea, Cezar, Priku, John Dimas, Sonja Moonear, Margaret Dygas, tINI and Anthea with plenty more Shimza, Laolu, Boris Werner and Doudou MD with more to come.
The countdown is now on to another brilliantly boutique and blissfully beautiful UNUM festival.


Caprices Festival reveals first wave of artists for 20th edition feat. Jamie XX, Jeff Mills, Zip, Ricardo Villalobos, Sonja Moonear, Fatboy Slim, Richie Hawtin, Sven Väth, Magda, ARTBAT, Adriatique, Blond:ish, Black Coffee, Cobblestone Jazz (live), Arapu, Gescu, Seth Troxler, Luciano, Loco Dice, Raresh, DJ Tennis and more

20th Edition of Caprices Festival

Weekend One – April 7-9th, 2023
Weekend Two – April 14-16th, 2023
Crans-Montana, Switzerland

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Caprices Festival is the most iconic mountain-top festival in Europe and now it celebrates its 20th edition across two unmissable weekends in Switzerland’s stunning Crans-Montana resort. There will be all-new stages, the signature sophisticated production, surprise guests, endless winter sports fun and electronic music covering a wider spectrum than ever from DJs and live acts across two weekends from April 7-9th, and April 14-16th.

The first wave of artists includes Jamie XX, Fatboy Slim, Black Coffee, ARTBAT, DJ Tennis, Blond:ish, Who Made Who (live), Adriatique, Monolink (live), Magda, Modal Tune (Guti b2b Sarkis live), Themba, Jeff Mills, Zip, Loco Dice b2b Seth Troxler, Luciano b2b Ricardo Villalobos, Richie Hawtin, Sven Väth, Arapu b2b Gescu, Archie Hamilton, Cobblestone Jazz (live), East End Dubs, Janeret, Manda Moor, Raresh, Sonja Moonear plus many more to come. Head to https://capricesfestival.com for tickets.

Over the last two decades, Caprices has put Crans-Montana back on the map. It was once hugely popular in the 70s and 80s but fell out of fashion until Caprices introduced it to a new generation. In that time the festival has grown and evolved to become one of the world’s premier underground events with not just top-level music but also endless daytime adventures in the Alps and body and soul-enriching experiences.

As such there are many things that stand Caprices apart, from breathtaking panoramic views across the Alps to next level audio-visual technology, luxury gastronomic experiences, an eco-museum, mountain activities, to multiple spa and wellness centres. For adrenaline junkies there are 140 km of pistes for skiing and snowboarding, a next level snowpark, husky sledding and so much more.

For this special anniversary edition there will be five stages split across day and night, two by day and three by night. Each stage has its own unique theme with fantastically realised producing and added performing arts elements such as dancers, actors, audiovisuals and art installations that brings the whole magical experience to life.

By day there is the world renowned Modernity Stage, an iconic glasshouse at 2,200m up the Swiss Alps that will welcome big name DJs for some unforgettable musical memories. The Club stage, meanwhile, is a concrete stage attached to the Modernity Stage with a glass wall overlooking the Alps and soundtracked by some fresh talents from around the world.

By night, The Moon Stage comes alive. It has been an integral part of Caprices festival from the early years and has famously cutting edge audiovisual production that adds an extra dimension to every single set. Then comes the Forest Stage, a forest themed 2000-capacity stage which will transport partygoers deep into alpine forests. Last but not least is the Dome Stage with another high-level audio visual experience and classy underground sounds.

This year, Weekend One (April 7-9th) welcomes Jamie XX, Fatboy Slim, Black Coffee, Artbat, Monolink (live), Adriatique, DJ Tennis, Blond:ish, Who Made Who (live), 8Kays, Amine K, Brina Knauss, Fiona Kraft, Layla Benitez, Magda, Modal Tune (Guti b2b Sarkisi live), Themba and Yokoo.

Weekend Two (April 14-16th) brings Jeff Mills, Loco Dice b2b Seth Troxler, Zip, Luciano b2b Ricardo Villalobos, Richie Hawtin, Sven Väth, Arapu b2b Gescu, Archie Hamilton, Cobblestone Jazz (live), Djerry C, East End Dubs, Janeret, Manda Moor, Miroloja, O.Bee b2b Tomas Station, Raresh, Sonja Moonear plus a special guest TBA.

Stay tuned for further artist announcements.

This year Caprices offers hotel packages as well as additional services and activities of the region for the ones who are seeking to discover Crans-Montana. There are many more acts to come with a surprise guest on Saturday night set to be a real highlight.

Caprices Festival is an idyllic travel experience, winter sport haven and world class music festival all rolled into two unmissable weekends. Move fast to secure your place at this year’s special weekenders.

Head to https://capricesfestival.com for tickets.


Jamie XX


Adriatique, Artbat, Black Coffee, Blond:ish, DJ Tennis, Fatboy Slim, Monolink (live), WhoMadeWho (hybrid DJ set)

8Kays, Amine K, Brina Knauss, Fiona Kraft, F.O.E (live), Giorgio Maulini, Joh Erba, Layla Benitez, Los Frescos (Argenis Brito & Dandy Jack), Magda, Masaya, Modal Tune (live), Shaun Reeves b2b Ryan Crosson, Themba, Yokoo



Special Guest


Jeff Mills, Loco Dice b2b Seth Troxler, Luciano b2b Ricardo Villalobos, Richie Hawtin, Sven Väth

Alci, Arapu b2b Gescu, Archie Hamilton, Cesar Merveille, Cobblestone Jazz (live), Djerry C, East End Dubs, Janeret, Manda Moor, Mike Shannon, Miroloja, O.Bee b2b Tomas Station, Raresh, Sonja Moonear, Zip

Far&High release official video for their latest single ’Sans Vetements’.

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Kinetika proudly welcomes the Far&High duo with a single which became a social media phenomenon even before its official release.

With massive support from Solomun himself the track has made a huge amount of noise on the Internet.

Lyrically this is the Pro- or Anti- Fashion manifest. You choose your side and your own interpretation.

Artists: Far&High
Title: Sans Vetements
Record Label: Kinetika Music
Cat.Number: KIN006
Release Date: 9th December 2022

1) Sans Vetements

Dubai’s Soho Garden Announces December and New Year Plans

Peggy Gou, Sven Vath, Solomun, Dixon and more headline


Dubai’s Soho Garden Meydan and new sister venue Soho Garden Palm Jumeirah continue to offer up the most tasteful and cultured night life experiences in the region this winter. Across the two venues, New Year’s Eve will feature Dixon, Mind Against, Satori and Solardo, with Fideles and Roger Sanchez playing on New Year’s Day, while the rest of December welcomes the likes of Sven Väth, Meduza, Solomun, Sonny Fodera and many more will all play. Find out more at www.sohogardenpalm.com

Soho Garden Meydan is a cutting edge entertainment destination for serious music lovers. It is a place to hear underground DJs from across the world with many different spaces to explore and discover. Immersive clubbing experiences are heightened by cutting edge light and sound with the best in house and techno at the Playroom. It is an intimate indoor club space that runs late and will take you into the next dimension, while Black/Code is the largest space with spectacular production and futuristic design for 3000 people.

Highlights at Meydan include Dixon, Mind Against and Satori live on New Year’s Eve and Fideles on New Year’s Day. The December run starts on the 9th with Sven Vath on the 17th, Massano on the 22nd, Ilario Alicante on the 23rd, Francis Mercier on the 24th, Mathame on the 29th and Adriatique on the 30th.

Soho Garden Palm Jumeirah meanwhile is another brand new and ground breaking space on top of the Nakheel Mallon the Palm Jumeirah. It has an upper level outdoor area and is a lively space with stunning views of the famous Dubai skyline as well as lush greenery and powerful production.

At Palm, New Year’s Eve will be headlined by Solardo with Roger Sanchez on New Year’s Day. December also features Solomun on the 16th, Sonny Fodera on the 17th and So:Disco and Mousse T & Shapeshifters on the 28th.

This is another high class month of top level house and techno DJs from across the spectrum.


Dec 9
Sven Vath

Dec 10


Dec 16

Dec 17
Sonny Fodera

Rampa vs &me

Dec 22

Dec 23
Ilario Alicante

Dec 24
Francis Mercier

Dec 28
Mousse T & Shapeshifters

Dec 29

Dec 30

Dec 31
Mind Against
Satori live


Jan 1
Roger Sanchez


Cross The Tracks reveals NxWorries (Anderson .Paak & Knxwledge), Children of Zeus, Son Little, Yazmin Lacey and Annahstasia for 2023

They will join Masego, Kelis, Alfa Mist, Gilles Peterson, Roy Ayers, Ravyn Lenae, DOMi & JD Beck, Loose Ends, Hermanos Guitiérrez, CARRTOONS, Channel One and more

Cross The Tracks 2023

Tickets: https://www.xthetracks.com/
Date: Sunday 28th May, 2023
Location: Brockwell Park, London
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Cross The Tracks is lining up another irresistible celebration of soul, jazz and funk and more for Brockwell Park, London on May Bank Holiday 2023. A second wave of names includes NxWorries (aka Anderson .Paak & Knxwledge) plus Children of Zeus, Yazmin Lacey, Son Little and Annahstasia. These come on top of first wave names Masego, Kelis, Alfa Mist, Gilles Peterson, Roy Ayers, Ravyn Lenae, DOMi & JD Beck, Loose Ends and many more. But the music is not all there is scheduled with a creatives’ market, talks, panels and workshops by charity partners, site art and so much more for a wonderful summer time session so get your tickets now.

These latest names are headed up by the world renowned ­super-duo Anderson .Paak & Knxwledge who joined up first in 2014 and have since come back together to work again after Anderson .Paak’s solo career took off. Their first release in years ‘Where I Go’ proved a big hit and again mixes up hip-hop and rap with catchy hooks and killer basslines. They’re joined by Children of Zeus, the Manchester pair who have brought real soul to UK hip-hop over the course of countless essential singles in the last few years. Their tender bars and heartfelt beats are simply irresistible.

Also joining are singer, songwriter and storyteller Yazmin Lacey, an R&B and soul sensation on First Word Records, plus Son Little, an American rhythm & blues musician from Philadelphia whose album Like Neptune has won critical acclaim. Last of all for now is Annahstasia, an LA/NYC soul musician who weaves her spiritual evolution into hypnotic vocal tapestries.

This year’s event is a cultural wonder packed with 70+ hours of music and loved for its open minded crowd, free-spirited atmosphere and mix of musical class – some old, some new, plenty of things in between but all of it innovative and fresh. Next the music there will be over 40 breweries from across South London, more than 40+ food and drink traders and specially designed stages.

The location for this tasteful celebration is Brockwell Park, a lush green space with bespoke bars, food concessions, luxury toilets for VIP access and lush chillout areas all adding extra comforts to the natural beauty of the ornamental ponds, formal flower beds and walled garden that you will find.

These latest names come on top of the already announced likes of soul, jazz, R&B and hip-hop stars such as Masego, Kelis, Alfa Mist, Gilles Peterson, Roy Ayers, Channel One, Ravyn Lenae, DOMi & JD Beck, Loose Ends, Hermanos Guitiérrez, CARRTOONS with tens more.

Cross The Tracks 2023 is s­haping up to be the best edition yet so secure your tickets now.


NxWorries (Anderson .Paak & Knxwledge), Masego, Kelis, Alfa Mist, Gilles Peterson, Roys Ayers (farewell tour), Yazmin Lacey, Ravyn Lenae, DOMi & JD Beck, Children of Zeus, Son Little, Annahstasia, Loose Ends, Hermanos Guitiérrez, CARRTOONS, Channel One, The Silhouettes Project, BCUC, The Count, Chelsa Carmichael, Cherise, Lunch Money Life, Handson Family + more to TBA


Honey Dijon, Eliza Rose, Sonny Fodera, Chase & Status, Loco Dice and more have been announced

Register for pre-sale | Location: Zrce Beach, Croatia | Date:  25-29th June 2023

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Hideout Festival made a record breaking post-pandemic comeback in 2022 and now it’s full steam ahead for the 2023 edition. This year’s edition will be bigger and better than ever, with a lineup that includes the biggest names across the full spectrum of electronic music and first wave names including Crucast, Gorgon City, Interplanetary Criminal, Jayda G, Patrick Topping, Solardo, Wilkinson.
It once again returns to the iconic Zrce Beach in Croatia from 25-29th June with five stages of world class music. Discounted tickets go on sale November 3rd for anyone who’s registered for presale, what’s left will then be available from November 4th, securable with a deposit of just £50. Every year is a sell out so make sure you sign up before midnight Wednesday!
You can also book accommodation and flight packages directly through the festival for a deposit of £99 & £199 respectively. Packages offer huge discounts, monthly payment plans and other benefits like early access to boat party tickets – take the hassle out of booking a group holiday and plan this most essential summer experience now.
The first wave of names to emerge for 2023 includes the legendary bass crew Crucast, international house talent Gorgon City, garage innovator and UK chart topper Interplanetary Criminal, the always party starting selector that is Jayda G, plus Trik label head and tech house titan Patrick Topping as well as Manchester tech house pair Solardo and the d&b specialist Wilkinson.
There have now been 10 unforgettable editions of Hideout Festival over the last 12 years and has included guests such as Honey Dijon, Sonny Fodera, Chase & Status, Loco Dice, Patrick Topping, Gorgon City & Jayda G. It was one of the first events to start the Croatian clubbing revolution and has been at the forefront ever since. It is a festival that began small but has since grown into an all-action and world-class affair renowned for its attention to detail and cutting-edge production. The welcoming crowd is famously up for it with high-energy parties and vibrant, playful, youthful atmospheres across the whole of Zrce Beach.
It plays out in that stunning spot on the Adriatic coast with boat parties, day parties and exclusive headline shows across five stunning open-air venues. They are the world-renowned Papaya, Aquarius, Noa, Kalypso and the intimate Euphoria stages, and between them they boast sun-soaked wooden terraces, plenty of thematic production, mesmeric lights, world-class sound systems and uninterrupted views of the glistening Adriatic.
Zrce Beach is your own playground during Hideout. Next to the music there is plenty to explore for adrenaline junkies such as water sports, banana boats, jet skis, pedalos and the famous bungee jump, but for those who like to chill there are massages on the beach and plenty of rental options including quads, boats and pedalos in Novalja. The area has a rich array of local culture and natural beauty that soothes the soul.
The official countdown to Hideout 2023 has now begun. Make sure you’re at one of Europe’s most sought-after festivals by signing up for pre-registration now at https://arep.co/p/hideout-2023-1


Andy C
Anish Kumar
Barry Can’t Swim
Ben Hemsley

Chase & Status (DJ)
Chloé Robinson
Crucast (Darkzy, Kanine, Lazcru, MC AD, Skepsis, Window Kid, Zero)
Dan Shake
Danny Howard
Eliza Rose
Elkka (DJ)
Gorgon City
Honey Dijon
Hybrid Minds
Interplanetary Criminal
Jayda G
Joy Orbison
Loco Dice
Mall Grab
Mella Dee
Patrick Topping
Raw Silk
Sam Divine
Sarah Story
Sonny Fodera
Yung Singh

Calvin Harris, David Guetta, Steve Aoki & Fatboy Slim amongst 40 of the worlds biggest DJS coming together to perform at the Qatar World Cup



Taking place from November 21 until December 18, ARAVIA tickets can be purchased here: https://bit.ly/3Lw0R8a

Saudi music entertainment company, MDLBEAST, has just released the biggest names in the international and regional music scene confirmed to take the stage for ARAVIA, at Qatar’s ‘Al Rihla’ venue during the 28-day world cup season.

As MDLBEAST’s first music event outside the Kingdom’s borders, ARAVIA will take place from November 21 until December 18 this year, with tickets available to the public for purchase starting from QAR 199. 

Fans can expect a range of international artists to perform across the concert series including Calvin Harris, David Guetta, Afrojack, Fatboy Slim, Steve Aoki, Hardwell, Rae SremmurdTinie and Tyga. The stellar line up doesn’t end there; regional superstars like Amr Diab, Ayed, and Hamaki as well as up-and-coming Saudi talents such as Biirdperson, Cosmicat, Dish Dash, and Vinyl Mode, are set to put on incredible shows. 

The newly released line-up serves a major purpose: to shine light on local and regional talents, and to create and promote shareable moments with the community and international stars traveling to Qatar from around the world. 

Talal Albahiti, Chief Operating Officer and Head of Talent Booking at MDLBEAST, commented: “Our mission goes far beyond the music scene in Saudi Arabia. On the contrary, it is aimed at growing the music industry region-wide and ensuring we create a sustainable music industry, inspiring and empowering the entire ecosystem.

Between our annual flagship event SOUNDSTORM in Riyadh, and ARAVIA in Doha, we are thrilled to travel out of Saudi for the first time and be hosting these incredible music events. 

Flying into Qatar, to bring in our talented team and expertise to ensure music fans across the region enjoy the best performers from around the world.” 

The nightly raves will unite global football fans and provide attendees unmissable opportunities to enjoy a wide variety of musical genres, taking them on a journey they won’t forget in the Qatar capital. 

The performances will kick off at the end of each match at the purpose built ‘Al Rihla’ stage after each football match from November 21 to December 18. More event and ticket information available here: https://bit.ly/3Lw0R8a

The current headliners for the ARAVIA music festival attached in the flyer.



MDLBEAST LLC is a music entertainment company committed to growing talent, building the regional scene, and advancing the creative economy. MDLBEAST was established following the success of its flagship festival, SOUNDSTORM, in 2019. 

Through its focus on artists and talent, MDLBEAST is building a talent infrastructure and providing them with opportunities which put them on global stages. Similarly, through owned events and experiences, content, conversation, fashion, and more, MDLBEAST is helping to build a thriving, and economically sustainable music community in and for the region. MDLBEAST operates under its three corporate arms: XP Music Futures, MDLBEAST PRESENTS and MDLBEAST Record Label.