A tasty bindle of the UK's acts – including the likes of Jackmaster, Crazy P and Mark E – will descend onto the slopes of Bansko, Bulgaria, for the world debut of Horizon Festival, between 23rd - 29th March.
Curated by one of the co-founders and directors of Croatia's Outlook and Dimensions festivals, Horizon Festival is the next in a swathe of UK-led boutique festival ventures to have cropped up in far-flung European locations over the past few years. Arranged to deliver a selection of electronic artists geared more towards switched on youngsters interested in the UK dance scene than any other ski-slope dance fest currrently in existence, featuring names like Swamp 81 boss Loefah and 50Weapons associate Dark Sky, this six-day alpine rave wonderland is one for the heads.
If the line-up made up of both established and undiscovered DJs spanning house, techno, disco, dubstep, garage and Y3K is not enough to slip you into gear, the chance take advantage of 70km of picturesque ski slopes no doubt will. A far more aspirational snow setting than the dirt-filled slush currently littering the country's club queues, we think you will agree...
Bansko, Bulgaria | Saturday 23rd - Friday 29th March
Festival Ticket | £120
All Seasons Bansko | Self Catering | £256
Belmont | 4* Self Catering | £256
Hotel Mura | 3* B&B | £323 (Three People Sharing)
Hotel Bansko | 4* B&B | £399 (Three People Sharing)
Kempinski Hotel Grand Arena | 5* B&B | £499 (Two People Sharing)
Jackmaster | Crazy P | Mark E | Kink (Live)| Loefah | Ben Pearce | Phaeleh | Dark Sky | Alex Arnout | Throwing Snow | No Artificial Colours | Eric Duncan (Rub n Tug) | Hannah Holand | Eliphino | Kasra | Waifs & Strays | Ossie | Casino Times | Reggae Roast | Randomer | Leon Vynehall | Darling Farah | Biome | Guy Andrews | Klose One | Mike Gill | Soft Rocks | Ashley Wild | Max Chapman | Benton | Planas | Strategy | Maison Sky | 1000Names | Royce Rolls | Brodanse | Dan Beaumont | Cheeba | Adam Prescott | Aartekt | Neefa | Hesselt | Me | Callum Hammett | Rebel | Ollie Munday | Rich Reason | Spare | Mr Solid Gold | Moniker | Em Williams | The Pool DJ's | R$N DJ's | Joe Raygun | Voytek | Flight Rhythm DJ's | Spangland DJ's | Save The Pony DJ's
Words: David Sullivan
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