Vertigo – New Summer Festival
Europe’s Highest Altitude Summer Dance Music Festival…
Summer festivals are becoming more and more popular with the increasing number of festivals popping up faster than mushrooms in the damp, and with many aiming to launch a huge event with all the biggest headliners, the concept seems to wear thin. Which is why when Guerilla Sounds first got word of a new summer festival called Vertigo in the pipeline, we were clearly sceptical of the prospect. Festivals such as Glastonbury and Burning Man seem to be the only obvious ones that offer a unique experience. Apart from that, many seem to just want to cash in on the huge event, huge names, huge money aspect.
But once we discovered more details of yet another summer festival, our interest in Vertigo ignited, mainly because of the concept that initially seems to be behind it. Now, without knowing all the details and without 100% confirmation of such an event, it would be foolish to speculate at this point. But since information, although very limited, is coming from a very credible source, we feel confident in sharing what little information we have at the moment.
Apparently, Vertigo Festival aims to create a wholly unique, unparalleled and exclusive summer dance music festival experience, when it launches for the first time in August 2013. Hoping to embody the essential essence of a festival, whilst also combining this with a truly breath-taking environment, Vertigo Festival is set to take-place in the heart of what could arguably be described as one of Italy’s most naturally beautiful locations.
This location can be found within a secluded mountainous valley, and with an expected capacity of around just 3,000 people, all those lucky enough to attend Vertigo Festival, will be able to indulge upon 18 hours of handpicked music, across each of the 3 days and nights, in the most intimate of surroundings.
Eager to assert its status as niche festival, Vertigo maintains a strict music policy, showcasing only the finest cutting-edge music from its carefully selected line-up of Deep and Tech-House DJs and Producers.
Much hype still surrounds the line-up and which artists will be included when the festival is expected to be released either later this year or during the first weeks of January. What is known however, is that talks and negotiations have been taking place with regards to various label/brand showcases, including the likes of Cadenza, Get Physical, Life & Death, Culprit, Club to Club and Sankeys.
For the time being, it is not possible to speculate further as to what labels, brands or artists will be a part of this eagerly anticipated event, but word on the grapevine tells us that Cadenza and Get Physical’s involvement is highly probable, whilst Life & Death, Culprit, Club to Club and Sankeys are all still hotly tipped to be involved. It is expected that around 35 headline artists will complete the line-up, many of whom are likely to get punters rushing to the website when the limited tickets eventually go on-sale.
It has been noted that on the Cadenza website, a number of their highest profile artists already have Vertigo Festival booked into their calendars. Household names such as Frankfurt’s Reboot and Geneva based Michel Cleis and Andrea Oliva, seem to be dead certs for next summer’s most mysterious dance music festival.
It has also become apparent from the Cadenza website that the festival will take place at the internationally acclaimed Ski Jumping Hotel. The venue is actually located at an altitude of over 1,500 meters, in the remote village of Pragelato, at the heart of Northern Italy’s Piemonte Region. Nestled in-between the panoramic valleys of Chisone, approximately 1 hour drive from Turin, this venue boasts Olympic heritage, having hosted the Ski Jumping, Nordic Skiing and Cross-Country Skiing at the 2006 Turin Winter Olympics.
There is still much to be revealed, but for the time being we just know that this will be a three day and three night festival of the finest deep and tech-house DJs that can be found on the scene, with an intimate and secluded vibe. Well, the setting looks great, and we’re told they have the line-up to match.
Vertigo | Ski Jumping Hotel | Cadenza |
Movement – Torino Music Festival
Movement are back with a their 5th edition in Torino, which by the sounds of things is sure to impress….
Movement, which will be held from 28th – 31st October, is destined to leave its mark in Torino, a city that is gradually developing in popularity for music. Torino played host to the Winter Olympics back in 2006, as well as the imaginative “Club to Club” project and of course the huge “Movement” music festival.
Last year saw Movement taking hold of the Pala Olimpico, ex Isozaki Stadium, where we saw the likes of Stacey Pullen, Derrick May, Luciano, , Ricardo Villalobos and Richie Hawtin. Great line-ups but the only draw back was the location, as high hits and kick drum booms echoed around the entrance to the Pala Olimpico, the atmosphere was slightly lost, especially because it was so huge.
Though this year looks like there has been an improvement in terms of locations, multi-locations, but the Pala Olimpico is still on the list.
This year we can be expecting a couple of workshops and showcases organised as well as several pre-parties to get people warmed up for the event: -
18 Sep – Raresh, Torino
02 Oct – Shaun Reeves, Firenze
08 Oct – Derrick Carter, Torino
09 Oct – Derrick Carter, Mantova
15 Oct – Kevin Saunderson, Roma
22 Oct – Trus’ Me, Torino
From the website nothing is really clear or confirmed apart from the pre-parties and we are only able to gather who is headlining the 4 day event and the locations involved. But as to when the DJs are playing and what venues, it’s not clear. Although checking one DJs diary we can see when he is playing.
So all that can be confirmed is the following: -
Politecico di Torino (workshops)
Fnac Store (Red Bull Music Academy Panel)
Museo Nazionale del Cinema (Showcase)
Blanco Club Lounge
The Chemical Brothers
2 Many DJ’s
Guillaume & The Coutu Dumont
Anthony “Shake” Shakir
For all the latest news and updates, check out movement.it.