ION Festival confirms first edition line-up after two years of postponements
The line-up includes the likes of Overmono, Nina Kraviz, Ben UFO and TSHA
ION Festival has announced its stage line-ups for its 2022 event.
The festival is due to take place in Dhërmi, Albania from September 7 to September 14 2022.
The festival is the brainchild of the team from London’s infamous Junction 2 festival; the line-up for this year's ION edition includes some huge names from across the spectrum of electronic music.
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Set across four stages and an adjacent terrace called The Yacht Club, the festival promises its guests "some of the most incredible spots to experience electronic music anywhere in the world."
At the open air Main Stage, set into a private cove, revellers can expect to see the likes of TSHA, Chaos in the CBD, Dan Shake, Elise and Overmono (live).
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At the beachside stage, The Deck festivalgoers can experience Helena Hauff, Heléna Star, Carl Craig, DJ Stingray 313 and more.
At The Cove, a waterside stage, expect to see HAAi, Ben UFO, Daniel Avery and Effy.
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The Bunker will see techno legends Jeff Mills, Nina Kraviz, Dax J, Héctor Oaks and Imogen.
The Yacht Club allows fans to "dance into the early hours" and will host the likes of Pangaea and Pearson Sound.
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Jeff Gray, from ION says: “When we are started to bring our vision for ION Festival to life, we wanted to make sure each music location had its own, unique vibe with a distinct music programme to match.
"From the open-air hedonism of our Main Stage and The Deck, to the depths of The Bunker, the intimacy of The Cove, to The Yacht Club’s slick terrace, we feel we have fine-tuned our lineup with exceptional attention to detail. And that’s all before we get to the additional experiences that we know will provide some of the most incredible spots to experience electronic music anywhere in the world."
"We hope you can all join us in this stunning location that we are extremely fortunate to call home this September.”
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There are currently five stages announced, but the festival promises that there will soon be "other experiences announced which will be available off the coastline, only accessible by boat".
Having been postponed due to COVID, this September edition will be the festival's inaugural run.
The festival promises beachside revellers a serene experience as "it’s directly under the imposing green Ceraunian mountains that only adds to the scenic nature of the festival which feels totally cut off from the rest of the world."
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For the chance to purchase tickets pre-registration is mandatory and can be done via the ION festival website here.
Tickets will be going on sale from Wednesday February 9 from 12:PM.
Aneesa Ahmed is Mixmag's Digital Intern, follow her on Twitter