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Sweden's iconic Into The Valley festival sets its sights on Asia

One of Europe's finest techno festivals launches a new series of global events

  • Olivia Wycech
  • 27 October 2016
Sweden's iconic Into The Valley festival sets its sights on Asia

Into the Valley, known for its awe-inspiring location submerged 200 feet within the depths of a limestone quarry in Dalhalla, near Rättvik, Sweden and featuring an equally as striking line-up consisting of artists like Ricardo Villalobos, Nina Kraviz, Jeff Mills, Ben Klock and Dixon, recently announced that it would be moving to just outside of Tallinn, Estonia to keep the festival experience “exciting and unexpected”. The boutique festival's popularity has also seen it outgrow the current locale.

In the same breath, it was revealed that it would establish six new festivals internationally between now and 2019. One of those is tentatively planned for Asia.

While there is not much more information about the Asia project and it seems years away still, organizers have said “we know what to do and where to do it but we haven't decided when yet.”

What we do know is judging from the festival’s meticulous choice in stunning and unique sites, it won’t just be some random field or overused park.

The move to Estonia, for example, puts the festival this year in a mythical limestone quarry that is also an abandoned prison. Green fields surround the site and crystal clear water enclosed a small white sand beach.

Into the Valley in Estonia happens June 29 – July 1, 2017, with dates and themes for two more global festivals also confirmed. Into the Factory happens in Sweden August 12-12, 2017 and Into the Castle debuts in South Africa January 26-27, 2018.

Festivals are also tentatively planned for Southern Europe and South America.

Visit the Music Goes Further website here for more information on the festivals.

Watch the video from 2016 that boasts some spectacular vistas of the site below.