The headline made your heart race a little, didn’t it? We wish we had better news for fans of EPIZODE in Asia, but while the festival has not released a word on the fate of its would-be 2021 event that takes place annually on the sun-drenched shores of Phú Quốc in Vietnam, the situation in many parts of Asia is grim at best and we know better than to entertain the idea that it could happen for us. Fortunately, EPIZODE has a backup plan…in Albania.
EPIZODE announced today that it would be taking its now-iconic brand to the Balkan Peninsula from September 23 - 26 2021. Set to take place in the coastal area of Lezhe in Northwest Albania, the area spills out into the emerald green Adriatic Sea and is surrounded by blissful landscapes and lush pine forests. The water might be a little bit colder than in Vietnam but the region’s Mediterranean culture and mouth-watering local cuisine are on par with its Asian counterpart and will make this event one of 2021's premier music getaways.
While this edition is forgoing the two-week marathon session that Epizode has become known for five years strong, it will continue with its tradition of round-the-clock music programming wrapped in mesmerizing sunrises and sunsets, daytime activities and other memorable Epizode-y experiences (ahem!). The beach promises to be peppered with otherworldly art installations and creatively designed stages, which you can already close your eyes and visualize as being just like the “real” thing.
A line-up has not yet been announced but EPIZODE has never held back in booking as many top tier headliners as will fit on the flier. And with movement in Europe becoming freer and freer, we wouldn’t be surprised if Ricardo was begging the organizers to play.
“We are very excited to launch EPIZODE and bring all its vibes to beautiful Albania,” said the organizers in a press statement. “We will continue to write the story we started five years ago in Vietnam, together with people from 90 countries. We will always be driven by pure quality and the best atmosphere, and fully committed to bringing the biggest DJ heavyweights while showcasing the greatest Balkan’s talents. We would like to invite all party heads, thrill-seekers and travelers, to join us on this new adventure.”
EPIZODE will take place from September 23 - 26 2021. Tickets start selling today here.