Two months on from another epic summer in Ibiza and the countdown has already begun… 18 days until Christmas, 25 days until the New Year and only 164 days until it’s time for Ibiza 2019!
Whilst next summer may still feel like a lifetime away for some, dance music enthusiasts travelling Asia have had their eyes fixed on an island as equally as breathtaking… EPIZODE Festival.
Gearing up for its third ever edition, the comparisons between the festival and the party capital remain ever growing. Taking place in Vietnam’s tropical paradise, Phu Quoc, just south of Cambodia, this electrifying music and art festival will run from 28th December and 8th January.
Blessed with a picture-perfect scenery complimented further by the island’s hypnotising sunsets and lush, emerald jungles, EPIZODE invites some of the world’s most forward-thinking selectors in electronic music. Such a stacked line-up will feature a number of illustrious names including Nina Kraviz, Ricardo Villalobos, Seth Troxler, Praslesh, Sonja Moonear and ZIP.
We got speaking to some of the artists who’ll be performing at the illustrious 11-day event. More specifically, we focused on deciphering exactly what brings those hedonistic Ibizan vibes to Asia during the winter period.
“Epizode is a a perfect combo that brings forward thinking sound from various electronic music genres and artists from the West and the East, to the paradise island of Phu Quoc. Crew from all over the world is dancing around the clock and leaving their hearts on the dancefloor, or – in Epizode case – on the tropical beach. Vibe is crazy, loving and contagious – it captures you quickly, so it’s difficult to leave. Epizode indeed brings a never ending summer feeling that’s easily connected to Ibiza vibes. The whole experience is wrapped into the emotional and colorful environment. it’s a cinematic world that appears as parallel universe located in the idylic island.”
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“Set against amazing locations and offering unique line-ups that combine the best European and Asian artists, Epizode strives to create an unforgettable experience for artists and visitors alike.
It’s exciting to be bringing this experience to electronic music lovers in Dubai during Epizode’s Asia tour…and even more exciting to be hosting some of the region’s most eclectic acts as part of our showcase.”
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“When it comes to unique festivals around Asia, Epizode is easily a contender for one of the best out there! Now being there 3rd year running on the islands of Phu-Quoc, audiences are rewarded with pristine beaches, stunning art, gorgeous sunsets/sunrises, and of course an outstanding line up that has never been done before in Asia. It’s almost hard to compare with Ibiza as i feel Asia has alot more to offer in terms of beauty and style, if there is any place that clubbers need to escape from ibiza during the winter, it’s EPIZODE!”
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“A festival like Epizode is great for the region and exactly what this region needs. A festival focused purely on electronic music and partying.
Thousands of music lovers from around the world flying in to dance on the beaches of Phu Quoc Island to a strong line up of DJs who regularly headline and play in Ibiza every summer. This really is as close as it gets to Ibiza on the other side of the world.
With such a big variety of DJs on the lineup, the music that is played will be varied and it will open more ears and minds up to the different types of genres out there. Finding new artists and music. Hopefully it will inspire the younger generation or have a positive impact on the way people here see electronic music. It is not just about partying but it is also a lifestyle. A very awesome lifestyle.”
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“When it comes to the quality of bookings that Epizode offers, the excitement and energy is definitely on par with Ibiza vibes.”
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