Legendary trance trio Above & Beyond have announced their brand new festival, Anjunabeach, set to take place at Huntington State Beach, California on 23rd June this year.
The iconic, Grammy nominated group, who released their fourth album ‘Common Ground’ in January this year, will round off their huge 30-date North American tour with a massive one-day event named after the Goa beach that inspired their label’s “Anjunabeats” title.
Following a colossal year in 2015, which saw the inauguration of Destination Ultra: Croatia Music Week, ULTRA Europe returned this July to the shores of the Dalmatian Coast.
Over 100,000 revellers attended the two-day mega fest from a record-breaking 143 countries, dancing to a continuous soundtrack provided by 160 of the world's most in-demand and celebrated electronic acts across four stages.
Leading French dance fest, Electrobeach have announced their first wave of headliners for their 2013 event.
The festival, which takes place in the picturesque tourist resort of Port-Barcarès on 19th-20th July have enlisted Hardwell, Martin Solveig and Nicky Romero for the two day party.
Montréal natives know how to party, and how to appreciate the fleeting months of warmth they experience every calendar year by taking advantage of their lakefront beaches. That’s where Beachclub comes in, a sprawling 5,000-person outdoor venue that knows what les habitants want and need — and provides it, from May to September. Situated on the sandy shores of Pointe-Calumet, it possesses a distinctly Balearic vibe with its cabanas and casual, bikini-clad attendees. Fittingly, Beachclub’s Ibiza festival is a popular attraction. The club’s 2017 season kicks off with NYC house icon Danny Tenaglia, Carnage and Will Sparks, while the following weekend gets a dose of heavy techno with Drumcode boss Adam Beyer, Joseph Capriati and Carlo Lio. Big names continue to hit the sand throughout June, with the likes of Nicky Romero, Armin van Buuren, Duke Dumont and DVBBS. It seems there’s something for everyone’s ears at Beachclub; and if even if your favorite DJ isn’t on the line-up, who can say no to a bottle of champagne on a sparkling Canadian beach?
As Croatia has become more and more of a hotspot for clubbers, so its clubs have continued to evolve and accommodate them. One that has been standing out for years now is Noa, which is built from a series of interconnected platforms floating on the Adriatic in a natural, wood-heavy style. It is a luxury space with sun beds, VIP service, many pools and secluded private lounges as well as a main floor, an after-beach area and a chillout zone all supplied with sound by a D&B Audiotechnik system.
“There's certainly a special feeling in being a guest at our open-air club,” says the club's Tom. “At Noa you can literally meet the new dawn while partying away, all surrounded by a clear-blue sea.”
As for the soundtrack, maximal EDM stars like Steve Aoki and Skrillex have headlined this year, but Noa also places lots of focus on residents Aldo Morro, Robert MKC and Miss DJ Kay Dee. “With them we created a sense of familiarity with our guests that makes the ‘Noa experience’ a fulfilling one. Shortly put, they're very important to us since our visitors and residents are all one big family.”
Built from several interconnecting platforms bobbing in the Adriatic Sea, Noa Beach Club is a luxe Croatian beach club like no other. The platforms each host a range of different activities — including cocktail bars, day beds, a VIP area, several pools and even a few “private islands” and secluded lounges. During the daytime, visitors stick to the club's outer ring: there's a specially designed area for sunbathing, sea-jumping, and chilling by the water. It's at night fall that Noa really goes into overdrive — the club's main dancefloor is packed to bursting point almost every night throughout the summer.
Music-wise, Noa's booking policy is heavily EDM, with the club aiming to please a wide cross-section of European visitors. Last year saw Noa welcome huge EDM acts including Nervo, Dyro, Bassjackers and Klingand, with Steve Aoki, Bassjackers and Tujamo already confirmed for this year's 2016 season. Best bit of all? After you've finished thrashing about to the biggest tracks on Beatport all night long, you can jump straight off the side for a dip. Best be packing those bathers!
Ushuaïa has announced that Swedish superstar DJ and producer Avicii, will return to the open-air venue for a fourth year.
His residency will run for 8 weeks and will see the Swedish selector play at the Playa d’en Bossa beach club every Sunday from 12th July to 30th August, from 5pm until midnight.
Summer is in full swing, Ibiza still rocks and festival season has blossomed into hundreds of live-music infused explosions, happening in far-flung spots all over the globe. At many of these events, EDM still rules, but somewhere in the middle of the Eat, Sleep, Rave, Repeat regime there’s a growing soundtrack to a more chilled side of life emerging.