SunSplash Antalya is Turkey’s biggest little secret, a boutique music festival that combines style, luxury travel and serious dance music for discerning ears and with a festival only ticket costing just £189 for 7 days. With its amazing beachfront setting on the stunning Turkish Riviera, this exclusive, week long party takes up residency at the super chic Hillside Su Hotel. Limited to just 400 guests, SunSplash Antalya is a truly refreshing addition to the sunny, European festival scene, presenting a healthy blend of music, art, travel, food and good living. Leave your wellington boots at home! The festival promises a fantastically friendly crowd, unrivalled hospitality, an extraordinary venue, stunning accommodation, no waiting in queues, no moody bouncers or dodgy loos, just a blissful week of Sun, Sea, and Legendary Music.
With sunshine pretty much guaranteed in Antalya – Turkey’s famed Riviera, crystal clear waters lapping up onto the exclusive beachfront and a hotel offering the kind of accommodation that would leave any tent quivering on its pegs, this lush little festival ticks all the right boxes. If you like your music soulful, with a touch of jazz, funk, disco, samba, house, contemporary and legendary club classics then this is a week you can not afford to miss!
The achingly chic venue affords guests spectacular rooms with sea views, a beachfront location, a large gym and sporting facilities. There is also great cuisine, daily yoga and a world-class spa to relax in after working out on the dance floor. This may well be the healthiest festival you ever attend.
Artists already confirmed include: Gilles Peterson (BBC Radio 1) Jose James, Mad Professor, Norman Jay, Kon and Amir, Benji B (BBC Radio 1), Phil Asher, Simbad, DJ Cliffy, Lefto, and Ahu.
The festival only price is £189 for 7 days, or £40 per day. Accommodation inclusive packages start from £225 per person for 3 nights accommodation in a double room – including breakfast and dinner each day, use of spa, sauna, gym and all special workshops such as yoga and music seminars.
The Grammy award-winning “Little” Louie Vega, one of New York’s most influential DJs, is the newest addition to the Sunsplash lineup. Playing everything from house to afrobeat and latin to hip-hop, don’t miss this legend in action.
Gilles Peterson is known worldwide as a varied tastemaker, modern jazz aficionado and purveyor of eclectic club beats. He’ll be bringing his ‘join-the-dots’ DJ stylings to Sunsplash for the third year in a row.
Jose James, winner of countless jazz awards and plaudits, is set to stun the sun-soaked crowd with his incredible live set combining hip-hop and dance beats with honeyed jazz vocals.
Theo Parrish’s DJ sets are renowned for their genre-spanning scope – from deep house to soul and back again via a little disco – and why not? Whatever he plays, this legendary producer and DJ will have you dancing non-stop.
Norman Jay spins vibrant house music with a side-serving of soul and funk. With a regular set at Notting Hill Carnival and an MBE for services to music under his belt, you can be sure of a right royal party.
Mad Professor is widely know as one of the great reggae/dub producers, working with Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry, Sly and Robbie and Horace Andy before branching out into electronica with The Orb and Massive Attack. Get ready for an unforgettable set.
Restless Soul Phil Asher adds a little techno to proceedings; expertly mixed with house and soul to keep you dancing ’til the sun comes up again.
Rainer Truby: a man with a record collection so vast, it was featured in Playboy. Picking out the choicest cuts for your delectation is his speciality.
Kon & Amir are rogue mixologists, scouring the land for dusty, rare or forgotten tracks to splice together into an electrifying Frankenstein’s monster of a party !
Radio 1’s Benji B is your man for hip-hop, soul, Detroit techno, dubstep and much much more.
Cliffy is a Brazillian beats specialist and co-founder of Future World Funk.
Lefto brings a little samba, hip hop and jazz to the mix.
Simbad plays everything from jazz to dancehall, deep house to jungle, and dub to garage.
Tim Sweeney, curator of New York’s Beats In Space broadcast and soundtrack supervisor for Rockstar Games, will be showcasing the best new dance music around.
Ahu is a Turkish singer and DJ, playing a wide mix of her current favourites and influences for her latest album.
Turkish DJ duo DearHead specialise in adding soul and funk vocals to their trademark deep electro sound.
For further information and tickets, go to the event website: www.sunsplash-antalya.com