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EPIZODE is a music and art festival held at Vietnam’s most picturesque island getaway, Phu Quoc. The 11-day long festival kicks off after Christmas and ploughs through the hustle and bustle of the New Year. Over the last three editions, the festival has successfully featured some of the biggest electronic music headliners including the likes of Carl Cox, Ricardo Villalobos, Loco Dice, alongside some of the most prolific talents in Asia. In 2019, attendance rates doubled from previous years, with more than 10,000 people from 79 countries. In only three years, EPIZODE is already recognized as one of the most iconic electronic music festivals in Asia. It is also touted as one of the best NYE music getaways that gathers ravers, industry folks and avid travelers in a dreamy environment equipped with an unparalleled music selection, combined with next level production and in artistic setting.
This year's event will take place on a larger site with chill-out and daily activities zones, a food-court and market place. A significant effort is also put into the creation of a comfortable leisure area with yoga and sports, group meditation classes and healing sound sessions that will bring the mind and the body to balance.
The art-program remains a priority with more new installations and a full list of the artists and key projects to be announced soon. Add in a world class team who bring exceptional sound systems, lights and next level ideas in the field of stage and light design and you have a wonderfully high class and immersive experience in paradise.
This year the festival will also focus on green credentials with a new eco-initiative that will substitute plastic straws with organic ones made in Vietnam, introduce a cup-sharing system, reusable pocket ashtrays and a focus on educate the team, local partners and the audience about the responsibility that one can take to prevent the collapse of the eco-system. through a series of advisory meetings, lectures, cleaning actions on the beach, in the forest, on the road and so on, all of which adds to the importance of Epizode Festival.
This latest announcement shows that the programming of the festival goes far beyond night time bangers: sunsets and sunrises will serve the long after-hours and every day independent showcases will be bringing the cultural diversity and unity spirit.
First up a Satori live show will mark the very first sunrise and sunset of 2020, and the Gardens of Babylon crew will be bringing their integral approach to the party experience: from slow meditation to magic dance, their unique stage set hosts Parallels live, Sam Shure and Ramo and HVOB's electronic live band will perform the closing sunset show of the festival.
In between there is plenty to get excited about with Detroit Love hosting Carl Craig and Moodymann, Arma17 with Ricardo Villalobos, Raresh and Sonja Moonear, MDRNTY with Apollonia and Dewalta & Shannon, Cymatiks with Agents of Time and Mathew Jonson live plus Fideles and Giegling with Mountain People and Molly as well as Yoyaku with Cabanne, Zendid and Varhat b2b Janeret.
In addition to the showcases the latest names to finalise the lineup can be announced which includes Eats Everything, Mathew Johnson, Birds of mind, Arapu, Agoria, Butch, Echonomist, Gescu, Pawsa, Stefano Noferini, Tijana T as well as tens more. Further events will also be hosted by THE BLOCK, Blue Shadow, Sunrise, S.A.S.H. festival & Breakfast club, The Volks, Tribe, Beat In Me, so all sounds and scenes are covered in deep and tasteful fashion making the fourth edition of EPIZODE the most essential yet.
Tickets available HERE.