UNUM Festival reveals day-by-day stage breakdown for 2023 feat. Slapfunk, Animal Crossing, Club der Visionaere, After Caposile and more

UNUM Festival
June 1-6th, 2023
Shëngjin, Albania

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UNUM Festival is one of Europe’s most cultured and secluded underground gatherings and it is just around the corner on June 1st – 6th. It takes place in the beautiful coastal town of Shëngjin, Albania across famously boutique stages on the beach and in the pine trees and now the day by day breakdowns can be revealed.

UNUM Festival boasts almost non-stop music, no sound or time restrictions, famously friendly and in the know crowds that come from diverse corners of Europe and beach parties, organic production and plenty more that all make it so unique.

Thursdays kicks off on the Pine Stage with the likes of Pol, All Shadows, Gemza, Sasho Uzun and Rinaldo Makaj then Friday on the same stage is hosted by Animal Crossing and welcomes the likes of Magda, Automatic Writing, Dyed Soundorom b2b The Ghost, Dyed solo, The Ghost, D’Julz, Reiss and more. The Main Stage welcomes Hot Since 82, DJ Reas, Michel Cleis and Manu Gonzalez and Beach Stage plays hosts to Arodes, Sammi Ferrer, Vithz, Cristina Lazic and M.I.M..

Pine Stage highlights on Saturday include Priku, Rhadoo, Raresh, Praslea b2b Cezar and Vitess Live, Bedouin, Jay Fase and Laolu on The Main Stage and Shimza, Djeff, David Mayer and more on the Beach. On Sunday, Pine — headed up by Club der Visionaere and After Caposilie — welcomes Boris Werner, Janeret, Cesar Merveille, Sonja Moonear, Ricardo Villalobos and John Dimas, Nick Curly, Dubfire and Marco Carola are on the Main Stage and Gina Jeanz, Black Space and more play the beach. Monday on the Pine Stage is hosted by SlapFunk with Margaret Dygas, Youandewan, Anthea, tINI, Liburn b2b Jonny N Travis, Liburn b2b a guest, and Leke b2b a guest. Tuesday closes down on the Pine stage with a secret b2b2b2b, Dungeon Meat, Ingi Vision and Doudou MD b2b tINI.

Aside from the world class music there is plenty to do at UNUM. Rana e Hedhun is a cultured town on the picture-perfect Albanian coastline with a sweeping beach and uninterrupted sun and sea. There’s a stunning mountain range in the distance and magical pine forests plus a mix of water sports, mouthwatering local food and drink offerings and plenty of isolated bays and secluded woodland areas to explore.

Tickets will sell out so grab the last remaining few at https://www.unumfestival.com/


Altin Boshnjaku
DJ Reas
Dyed Soundorom
Franco Cinelli
Ingi Visions
Jay Fase
John Dimas
Julian Alexander
Manu Gonzalez
Margaret Dygas
Ricardo Villalobos
Samuel Deep
Secret 47
Sonja Moonear


Alban Hidini
Alex Kostic
Automatic Writing
Besa M
Black Space
Blanka Mazimela
Boris Werner
Cesar Merveille
Cristina Lazic
Dajku Twins
David Meyer
Dona K
Doudou MD
Dungeon Meat
Emma B
Ernesto Ferreyra
Francesco Maddalena
Germano Ventura
Gina Jeanz
Hot Since 82
Hajdar Berisha
Joey Jackson
Jonny N Travis
Just Jam
Lea Lisa
Marco Carola
Michel Cleis
Nick Curly
Pumio Space
Sasho Uzon
The Ghost

Unum Festival Announces First Headliners For 2022

Two extra days added and headliners include Praslea, Raresh, Rhadoo, Ricardo Villalobos, Shonky, Dyed Soundorom

85 artists. Three stages. 24 hours of non stop music. Welcome to Unum Festival, a cultured gathering in a secret and untapped corner of Europe, nestled between pine forests, sun kissed beaches and mountainous backdrops. Last year it was the first proper underground event to go ahead post-Covid and today it announces its much anticipated 2022 edition lasts almost two days longer than previous editions from Wednesday 1st – Monday 6th June. Playing the idyllic Albanian getaway are Phase One headliners including Priku, Praslea, Raresh, Rhadoo, Ricardo Villalobos, Shonky, Sonya Moonear, Traumer, tINI, Cristi Cons, Dyed Soundorom, Fumiya Tanaka, Anthea, John Dimas, Vera, Molly, Seth Troxler and tens more. Head to unumfestival.com for full details and ticket info. 

With its first few editions, Unum immediately won the hearts of underground music lovers, and the third edition last year officially restarted the European festival scene as the first event to happen safely after the initial Covid pandemic. It is a festival that is a feast for all the senses – the natural beauty of the setting, the heat of the sun, the soul enriching local culture that makes the whole event a colourful travel experience as well as forward thinking musical celebration.

The connoisseur crowd comes from all over Europe but is close-knit and friendly. Last year, in particular, the vibes were unreal given how long it had been since people had danced together with plenty of iconic DJ performances and spine-tingling moments sticking long in the memory. 

Says Unum Director, Grego O’Halloran, “The experience of how Unum 2021 took place, in the context of a global pandemic, meant that thousands of people shared in a little piece of unique magic that will stay part of the festival’s history forever. This year for Unum 2022, we will be actively building on this same spirit and our ethos since day one of “become one”. On that basis, we’ve added another day at the start and the festival will run longer on the Monday also, because people just didn’t want to stop dancing! We’ll also be spicing up the Beach Stage with some new sounds this year and adding some new, fresh faces on the Pines. “

In 2022, the festival is extended by almost two days to make for an even more unforgettable trip in the beautiful Rana e Hedhun. It is a quiet corner of Europe in the town of Shengjin, on the idyllic Albanian coastline with mountainous backdrops, long gold-sand beaches and dusty landscapes that are a million miles away from everyday reality. It allows for non-stop music night and day, plus a fine array of heart-racing water sports, mouthwatering local food and drink offerings and plenty of  isolated bays and secluded woodland areas to explore. 
Chief amongst them is Unum’s Pine Stage, which has become one of underground music’s most iconic settings. It is a secluded paradise surrounded by awe-inspiring nature and the sweet smell of pine, all with the finest DJs in the world laying down compelling sounds. As well as this there is music on the grand Main Stage and a wealth of beach parties that take advantage of the stunning sunsets and sunrises with DJs providing special musical memories to go with. 

Providing the soundtrack this year are top-shelf selectors, returning favourites and red hot new talents including regulars and minimal kings Raresh, Ricardo, Praslea joined by Cristi Cons, Priku and Rhadoo. French house heroes Shonky and 2021’a Unum legends Dyed Soundorom, John Dimas and Jonny N’ Travis will also line up, while the ever-playful Seth Troxler headlines the Main Stage, Shimza plays the Beach Stage, new favs Vera, Molly and Anthea make a welcome debut and cult diggers including Sonya Moonear, Traumer, tINI, Fumiya Tanaka and tens more also play.

This is just the first wave with much more to come, so get the date in your diary and be sure to be part of the most exciting new festival in Europe next summer. 










Ricardo Villalobos


Sonya Moonear



Cristi Cons

Dyed Soundorom

Fumiya Tanaka


John Dimas




Seth Troxler

Cesar Merveille




DJ Reas

Dona K

Franco Cinello


Jay Fase

Jonny N Travis





Puma Space


Say Ferrer

Secret 47


Uran B


Alan Hidini

Alex Kostic

Altin Boshnjaku

Unum Festival, First Unrestricted Festival Happened Last Weekend in Europe

Thousand of Revellers Attend First Festival in Albania – Backed by Albanian Government 

Albania’s Unum Festival took place this last week as the first unrestricted festival in Europe with no hiccups and just pure joy coming from all the clubbers. The whole festival was supported by the Albanian Government through the Ministry of Tourism and Environment and Ministry of Health.
Over the whole event, close to 14,000 people turned up from all over England, Italy, Germany, Switzerland, Spain and even Israel, the USA, with 3,300 people from Kosovo,2,600 from Albania and 2,050 from other Balkan places such as Montenegro, Serbia, Romania and Macedonia. The country of Albania dropped all restrictions because of the low overall contagion rate in the country, recording only two new infections on Saturday. At the event, 100% of staff – both local and overseas – were fully vaccinated. Gloves and masks where mandatory for the cleaning team and toilets and mass-access areas were disinfected regularly. As a result, so far everyone who had to do a PCR test on their way back home has tested negative. 
The happy smiling faces at the event were a thing to behold – everyone in attendance was beaming from ear to ear, delighted to be hugging each other and in close, cuddly proximity to other dancers. After such a long time away from the communal experience that is a dance music festival, many people were literally hopping with joy as things got underway. People climbed on each others shoulders, high-fived and made new friendships quickly and freely right from the first beat. 
Says the Director of UNUM Festival, Kushtrim Sahiti, “In the wake of one of the worse years for the music industry, UNUM Festival came as ship of hope in the sea of don’t and do’s for Festivals and events of this size. It was a huge success and we’re exhausted but glad that we managed to give music back to the people. And even better, it sure was hella good music!”
After debuting in 2019 and missing 2020, Unum finally got to build on its impressive early momentum with heady techno sounds, a gorgeous setting on the Albanian Riviera and a crowd so up for it they’d have dance for a week let alone a weekend. After some warm up sets for those who arrived on the Thursday, Friday really finds the festival hit its stride. There are three stages in all with music on the Main Stage, the Pine Stage and on the Beach Stage all playing late into the night. Each one is a mass of writing bodies, dancing energetically from the first to the last beat. 

(Photo credits: Romanian Club Culture)

The beautiful Pine Stage, set amongst the tall, sweet smelling trees was a real standout and is fast becoming one of the most iconic in the European scene. The music runs on for 24 hours straight with standout performances from Frenchman Dyed Soundorom who played a deep, groovy set of house music that was as warm and balmy as the sun kissed day time had been. Raresh also lit up the place with a solo set before he went back to back with Praslea as Pralesh which was one of the festival highlights for five hot and unforgettable hours later on the Sunday morning. It is fitting that such a special stage was brought to a close by a suitably special DJ with the one and only Ricardo Villalobos closing it down with a left of centre masterclass on Monday morning. The world class underground sounds were in fine flow for the whole weekend, with master minimalists Cap, John Dimas, Digby and Cesare Merveille all getting particularly good crowd reactions as they waved their way through slick, stripped back sounds, the odd playful party classic and plenty of deeply dug out delights. 
The crowd is made up of eager locals and few people from various spots around Europe who had navigate restrictions to make their way here. They were in loud voice on the Main Stage when techno titan and Cocoon chief Sven Vath drew the biggest crowd and really served up a huge set on Friday and Saturday. Berghain’s Ben Klock also brought his heavyweight techno sounds on Friday and Saturday next to party-ready cuts from Leon. The Beach Stage was a great place to hang during the day. The views out to sea are epic, the open beaches inviting and the soundtrack first class from the likes of Jamie Roy and Traumer who really found a perfect musical sweet spot to match the atmospheric vibe. 
All in all this was a fantastic first dance back for many people after so long away. 

UNUM Festival Returns to the Albanian Riviera for Second Edition w/ Raresh, Seth Troxler, tINI, Sonja Moonear, Dyed Soundorom, John Dimas, Priku, Praslea, Digby, Cap and more

After making a huge impression in its first year, the magical UNUM Festival returns to the Albanian Riviera from May 28th to June 1st 2020. The first wave of names for this sun soaked, naturalistic getaway include Raresh, Seth Troxler, tINI, Sonja Moonear, Dyed Soundorom, John Dimas, Priku, Praslea, Cap, Digby, Cesar Merveille with many more to be announced.
In 2019, UNUM made an immediate mark with its debut edition, that played out on the stunning Albanian Riviera with a world class line-up. The festival really shined a spotlight on the last untapped corner of Europe: Rana e Hedhun, in the town of Shengjin, on the idyllic Albanian coastline.
Now running even longer by starting Thursday and continuing non-stop until Monday, music plays both the day and night, so you can expect blissful sunrise and sunset parties, as well as a wealth of water sports, local culture, rich food and drink offerings and a music loving crowd from all corners of the world. There are also isolated bays and golden sand beaches to explore, and all with the stunning Albanian Alps as the backdrop. UNUM is the type of blissful and dreamy, organic and natural place, that feels undiscovered and hidden away from the rest of the world.
In 2020, there are once more three stages: The Beach Stage, which runs from sunrise until sunset, will be more experimental and chilled during the daytime, to give people a place to enjoy the surroundings. The Main Stage, which runs from sunset until dawn, and finally the Into the Pines Stage, which runs 24 hours a day and mixes world renowned names, regional artists and a mix of alternative and experimental musical styles, all in the shade of lush pine trees which infuse the air with their scent.
More than 50 international and local artists from across the house and techno spectrum will perform, such as Raresh, Seth Troxler, tINI, Sonja Moonear, Dyed Soundorom, John Dimas, Priku, Praslea, Cap, Digby, and Cesar Merveille.


This is a boutique event that offers the chance to experience a brand new and lesser known corner of Europe with a world class soundtrack. There are also pre-parties lined up from now until the festival in Berlin, Zurich, Geneva, Istanbul, Tirana, Skopje, and Belgrade.
UNUM Festival
May 28 – June 1, 2020
Shengjin, Albania