“After careful consideration of all global factors, we have made a difficult decision to reschedule EPIZODE5 to 2021,” reads a press release from the organisers released yesterday.
We expected it. Although the situation in Vietnam is under control and clubs are for the most part open, getting into the country is not yet possible for tourists. So despite their best efforts, EPIZODE5 is officially moved to 2021.
“We got the official license from the Vietnam authorities to hold Epizode this year and with the health and safety as a top priority, we were ready to implement all official guidelines and recommendations,” the statement went on. “Unfortunately, as the travel tendencies in Vietnam and the rest of the world are still unstable, and the borders opening and arrival conditions are uncertain, we decided to move our fifth anniversary while retaining the lineup. We’ll be announcing the next round of lineup, and much more activities soon.”
The festival will now be held from December 29, 2021 to January 9, 2022. People who already bought tickets have received one additional Multi Pass on their accounts, free of charge. They can choose to keep these tickets as they will remain valid for the next year, or request a refund anytime before EPIZODE5.
Also good news, artists who were previously announced will carry over to the 2021 edition. Confirmed acts include Ricardo Villalobos, Binh, Deborah De Luca, Dubfire, Goldie, Guti, Hector, Loco Dice, wAFF, Jamie Jones, [A:Rpia:R], Apollonia, Nastia, Sonja Moonear, Richy Ahmed, Satori, Archie Hamilton, Agents Of Time and Mr.C. They will be joined by Vlada, Sofia Rodina, Zots, Fideles, Arram Mantana, Anna Nova, Mickey Zhang, Temple Rat, Hibiya Line and Anh Vy on the regional front.
24 hours of music programming will be accompanied by inspiring art installations, exciting wellness activities and sublime sunsets at the usual location: Sunset Sanato beach in Phú Quốc, which is surrounded by lush jungles and heavenly food.
Epizode Festival takes place from Dec 29 - January 9, 2022 at Sunset Sanato beach in Phú Quốc, Vietnam. More information can be found via Epizode website here.