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The Miller Global Breakthrough Festival is go!

South Africa's beautiful Cape Town is set to rumble to a bad-ass beat as The Miller Global Breakthrough Festival returns to the city for another session of the most cutting-edge dance music on the face of the planet. One of the first and freshest events in the dance music calendar, this will be the second year for the fledgling fest, which for five days from 27th February – 2nd March will take place in a variety of stunning locations.

At the last event, locations included a wine estate, a castle and an aquarium, and featured such luminaries as James Zabiela, Lee Burridge, Steve Bug and Mark Knight all spinning in incredible environs. This time around, the organizers are set to up the ante, with a star cast of top notch DJs already confirmed, with more to be announced. On 29th February, South American techno giant Luciano, owner of Cadenza Records and credited with one of the most innovative, stripped-back DJ styles under the sun, will be rocking a special warehouse location in the city, and demonstrating why he's one of the most revered tech cats out there.

Another massive coup for the festival will occur on 1st March when they welcome the red hot Innervisions crew. German electronic house dudes Âme are dropping in to deliver some of their trademark, amped up soul-soaked blends between techno and house, with a doubtless killer DJ set. They'll be joined by the acclaimed Henrik Schwarz playing live, whose freaky, jazz-flecked funk-fuelled techno will be guiding the party people well into the night and beyond. And the location? The jaw-dropping panorama of the city's Signal Hill, which offers unparalleled vistas towards the Atlantic Ocean, Cape Town and Robben Island.

As with last year, the variety of venues will be second to none, with spaces already confirmed including a sun-drenched beach, The Karma Beach Lounge and a boat party, with more to be revealed soon. Global Breakthrough founder Jamie Joseph is totally stoked about this year's event, revealing what makes the festival truly one of a kind.

"The Miller Global Breakthrough Festival is unique," Joseph opined. "We're not about feet through the door, but rather we want to create the most unforgettable, intimate experiences that will have people coming back for more every year. There really is nothing else like it in the world." Global Breakthrough is clearly the answer to the winter blues: dancing to the best beats on the map in beautiful surroundings, what's not to like? Flight deals can be found on www.statravel.co.uk, and you can hit up malik@global-breakthrough.com for accommodation enquiries. A full platinum ticket to all the events is priced at 1,000 South African Rand, equivalent to £75 at the time of writing - tickets can be obtained directly from their website www.globalbreakthrough.com. If you've got some spare wedge burning a hole in your pocket, this is the place to be!