Music and art spectacle that kicked off on the NYE on the beach of Vietnam’s paradise island Phu Quoc, has successfully ended its 11-day program. Running from December 31st till January 10th 2018, EPIZODE Festival has hosted the worlds’ most epic house and techno legends as CARL COX, RICHIE HAWTIN, RICARDO VILLALOBOS, DIXON, LOCO DICE, CHRIS LIEBING, and many more.
Apart from the musical bliss, crowds from all over the world have experienced the dream-like artistic surrounding, action-packed day activities, and hypnotizing atmosphere.
Epizode Festival is a partnership of foreign promoters and organizers heading to an exotic location and showcasing international artists to an international crowd. Phú Quốc, situated just south of Cambodia, was barely on the map ten years ago, but now a lucrative tourism boom has taken hold and resorts are springing up by the dozen. Reports suggest the atmosphere on site was laid-back and hippyish, boosted by a healthy contingent of international backpackers, who were dancing until the morning hours.
Festival visitors were accompanied in the Ney Year with no other than main stage headliner Carl Cox, followed by Tyoma, Sacha Muki, Eric Powell and others. One of the leading party institutions - HYTE, showcased over three days with names such as Loco Dice, Richie Hawtin, Marcel Dettmann, Pan-Pot, Nicole Moudaber, Nic Fanciulli, Yaya and many more.
Loco Dice & Yaya
Moscow’s ARMA takeover was another excellent event that continued until the evening hours with electronic music legend Ricardo Villalobos, Sammy Dee, Dan Andrei, Fumiya Tanaka and Denis Kaznacheev. Beside world-wide recognized artists, organizers made sure to include a huge local showcase of talents, presenting DJs from Vietnam, Bangkok, Singapore, Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur and Seoul. They were bringing captivating sounds ranging from tribal house, through dark electro to solid techno.
Judging by innocent faces of happiness, Ricardo's playful moment, numerous fan-made videos appearing on the youtube, we can say that the Vietnamese paradise island is truly a destination worth visiting in the future. If it can maintain its cozy atmosphere and build on integrating with the South East Asian electronic music community, Epizode could become a unique festival within the increasingly hectic international circuit.