Making a triumphant return to Okinawa this year, the highly anticipated revival of Agaitida marks the resurgence of a sonic event series crafted by its organizers since New Year's Eve 2015, with each edition held once every two years.
The name 'Agaitida' derives from an Okinawan dialect, representing the profound significance of sunrise.
Presenting arguably the most concentrated house and techno line-up in Agaitida's history, this year's event showcases a stellar assembly of four renowned international artists as well as pioneering talents hailing from Okinawa, Tokyo, Kansai, and Hokkaido.
Among them are Aoki Takamasa, Barrio Lindo, Marco Shuttle, Gonno, DJ Nobu, DJ Yazi and Ground.
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For the ninth edition of Agaitida, the event will be taking place in Kunigami Village — a designated World Heritage Site. Nestled between the majestic Pacific Ocean and the alluring East China Sea, it’s also known as the "Galapagos of Okinawa".
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The DJ performances will be joined by acclaimed scenographers from both the eastern and western regions of Japan, who will weave their expertise in the video, lasers, and decorations.
‘Agaitida 2023’ will be held on 17-19 November; take a look at some photos from their previous edition below and get more info on the festival here.
Adrianna Cheung is Mixmag Asia’s Culture Curator, follow her on Instagram.