Vietnam’s premier tropical throwdown Epizode Festival returns in its second year on December 31-January 10 on Phu Quoc Island.
In recent months dance fans region-wide have been pepped up with the mention of big house and techno names like Carl Cox, Richie Hawtin, Dixon, Luciana and Chris Liebing.
Now the anticipation level is about to go over the roof with the addition of HYTE, the world’s leading party institution from Berlin who will take over the main stage on January 5, 7 and 9. Meanwhile, Moscow’s famed club promoter Arma17 hosts its own showcase, presenting the legendary Ricardo Villalobos, Fumiya Tanaka, Dan Andrei and an array of Arma residents.
The lineup also includes Hot Creations boss Jamie Jones, Richy Ahmed and wAFF. Visionquest label co-founder Ryan Crosson is also on the bill, as well as Perlon’s Sammy Dee, Desolat’s Yaya, Rekids’ Peggy Gou, 50 Weapons’ Bambounou, and British breakbeat icons Stanton Warriors.
Beside the parties and the sonic adventures, Epizode has recruited Kazantip/Befooz and Sagrado Corp, who will be setting new scenes with their “Equatorial Musical Adventure” installations for a full-on immersive experience for festival-goers.
“Last year, we have set a masterpiece venue with many iconic art installations and a bamboo labyrinth, aiming to create a perfect setup for the screen adaptation of our guests’ dreams,” the festival team remarks. “This year, we’ve invested significant resources to take the festival to the next level. “We will present a completely different story, which details we will keep as a surprise, but we can say that the second sequel of Epizode will be a blockbuster.”
Three-day tickets start at USD120. Grab yours here.
Update (Nov 23): Epizode adds Thailand’s Nakadia, Tini, together with Patrick Topping, Sofia Rodina, Eric Powell, and Sander Zhukov to the lineup.
More talents from Asia will be revealed in the coming days. You can check out all confirmed acts so far in the festival’s daily schedule below.