Indonesia’s eclectic island fiesta Air Festival will now be held at a new location in Bali. The event has successfully hosted its inaugural event in Gili Air for the last three years but now the fourth edition will take place at La Brisa on Echo Beach, which is set within the surrounding area of Canggu.
The change of location for the festival’s much anticipated 2018 edition wasn’t an easy one to make. The organisers recently found out that Air Festival’s home on Gili Air will be undergoing extensive renovations throughout 2018.
“Beginning in March, local authorities are scheduled to demolish numerous ocean front buildings that have surpassed the legal high tide building mark. For us, this means that our beautiful dancefloor under the stars will most likely be clogged by rubble, and that our beach will be inaccessible due to the mess,” the organisers stated on Facebook.
This move might disappoint some of the festival’s loyal punters but rest assured, the organisers are prepared to deliver another stellar and memorable event.
“We can’t pretend that it’s going to be the same old Air Festival this year, but trust us, it’s going to be AMAZING. And you can definitely count on those three days and nights of eargasms, dance-offs, new heart connections and epic good times. In addition, please know that we will continue to be UNWAVERING in our commitment to sustainability. And next year we’ll be back on Gili Air better than ever.”
The new venue, La Brisa was built using reclaimed wood from more than 500 old fisherman boats. It is now one of the trendiest, yet sustainable eco-friendly venues in the island that showcase true blue Balinese elements.
Founder of Air Festival, Sylvie Forêt said, "We are really excited for the Bali Edition of the Air Festival. The move to Bali not only makes it more accessible, but the new location is a pretty gorgeous setting. It’s not Gili Air, but it’s got another kind of energy that’s equally powerful. Set on a beach within a sustainable venue pushing for the same high standards we are.”
As per the festival’s norm, festival goers will be spoiled with a plethora of organic grooves from house to soul and everything in between. This year’s roster includes New York’s Fred P from Soul People Music, Tuskagee and Crosstown Rebels tech house artist, Bas Ibellini, progressive house player, Rampa, and Playhouse, Klang and Ongaku label founder, Ata.
They will join a long list of artists including Mimi Love, KMLN, Peak & Swift, Jonathan Kusuma, Esther Silex, Dave Dinger, Walker Barnard, Tiago Oudman, Sylvie Forêt, Dr. Kessler, Ricardo Who, and Trigan Young.
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