The first wave of acts has been announced for the third edition of Love International Festival
The first names revealed are Ben UFO, Craig Richards, Optimo, Roman Flugel, Move D, Joy Orbison, Avalon Emerson, Prosumer, Felix Dickinson, Daniele Baldelli, Shanti Celeste, Octo Octa, Gideon, Idjut Boys, Jane Fitz, Powder, Saoirse, Christophe and Dave Harvey, with many more still to be announced.
First up is Roman Flugel, who weaves across many styles from ambient, house, techno, electro and leftfield, whilst the sublime crate digger Move D continues to explore and challenge the boundaries of electronic music. Speaking of genre-skipping talent, Joy Orbison’s bouncing garage-house has been celebrated for blending elements of house, two-step, jungle, techno and dubstep has kept him right at the fore of club culture.
Further debuts include Avalon Emerson’s techno and house filtered through the futurism of Detroit techno; and fellow female icon Octo Octa’s melody and vocal-inspired house music, woven with 90s nostalgia and Balearic joy, brings her to the region for the first time. The Idjut Boys have plenty of their own too, with 20 years of throwing parties and DJing around the world between them. Two further acclaimed names also feature; Jane Fitz’s enduring dedication to her craft has seen her wide-ranging sets become the stuff of legend, and newcomer Powder’s music is a blend of rich melodies and dance floor delight.
The third edition of course also features some returning friends. Hessle Audio’s Ben UFO is pretty much first on the list, as is Fabric’s iconic Craig Richards – the pair are now further revered for their all night back-to-back sets at Barbararella’s. Glaswegian duo, Optimo, fuse techno, electro, rock and leftfield, whilst Prosumer is a Tisno face and regular, a disco ambassador of immense stature. Felix Dickinson has been an instrumental part of the UK’s underground dance scene for the last 3 decades whose relevance continues to evolve, and Daniele Baldelli offers a different pace with his chuggy cosmic disco sets. Shanti Celeste has released on Future Times, Idle Hands and Secretsundaze, acclaimed vinyl archivist and musical curator Gideön has many years of experience to offer Love International, whilst whilst Saoirse’s continued rise to prominence stems from her tireless work ethic both in clubs and behind the scenes. Finally, Futureboogie’s Christophe and Dave Harvey – also Love International.
The festival’s other co-founder, Tom Paine, explains: “We believe we are attracting like-minded people to the festival – that’s the essence of what we want to create here.
“It’s developing a sense of community which everyone brings with them, and that feeling really comes through during the entire week. We are again working with DJs and live performers who understand this too; many of them stay for as long as they can before and after they play.
“We are very proud to be bringing in some debut names to Tisno, as well as our old friends returning, and the first wave of names we feel is a great marker for how the complete billing will be looking early next year.
“At Love International we are honing our philosophy even further – it’s not always about the biggest DJs and artists, for us it’s about having the best, whether right at the top of their game or part of the next taste-making generation. We can’t wait to have them over in Tisno do to their thing!”
Tickets available here.