Festivals festivals festivals! But which one to go to? As punters, we're all talking festivals at the moment and DJs are no different. 2020 Vision's Simon Baker drops us his top five festivals around the world as we gear up for this summers festival frolics!
1. Sonar Barcelona
I've been attending this for years, and it just gets better and better. I don't always go to the main festival itself, but tend to stick around the "off sonar" parties. This year I am playing for 2020 Vs Pokerflat and Leftroom Vs Culprit.
2. Asylum Garden Party at The Faversham UK
This has been a long standing bank holiday day/night party in my old home town of Leeds. It's gone huge now, and the atmosphere is very special indeed. The kids in Leeds just LOVE their house and techno in a big way. Doesn't get much better.
3. Bestival UK
My gigs permitting, I will always try and get myself to Bestival in September on the Isle of White. The crowd is great and tends to be a little older than the usual British festival. The music is varied and interesting as is the site it's on. They go to town on the production. The fancy dress side of things makes for a great atmosphere too.
4. Hideout Festival Croatia
My good friend runs this festival, there has only been one previously, but was very successful and this years is set to be even bigger and better. The line up is huuuuuge. I will be playing on the 2020 Vision boat party with Ralph Lawson and Maya Jane Coles. Can't wait.
5. Miami WMC USA
Have to admit it's not my favourite city in the US, but I do have a lot of fun over the Miami Music week, mainly due to the friends I get to hang out with that I don't always see through the year. We usually get a big house on South Beach and it's party central. It's definitely not for the feint hearted bit amazing fun! Plus the sun is shining in March, when it's crap back home so have to be happy with that!