With summer getting closer, there’s not long to go until the 4th edition of Love International, set in the idyllic coastal town of Tisno.
The majestic Adriatic odyssey takes place across a beatific week, an event whose pace is unhurried and has myriad facets to explore and savour. Set in such a stunning natural environment, Love International is a holiday as much as a festival, an experience to be immersed in from the first sun-kissed moment to the last. For the festival itself, Sunday’s session with an extended set from Beautiful Swimmers is a highlight, with the duo recently curating The Sound of Love International 002.
With much of the week’s action already revealed, it is over to Test Pressing’s Piers and Paul to explain the magic of the Sunrise Sessions, the last part of Love International’s programming.
“Love International isn’t the kind of festival to tell you when to enjoy your music. If you want to get up fresh and early and get stuck into a music breakfast buffet well, you can. Similarly, if you’re one of the post-Barbarella’s, no sleep till lunchtime rogues, we have you covered. Together with Test Pressing, we’re super-excited to present the new and improved Sunrise Sessions for 2019 – taking the festival full circle, musique non-stop, for those who want it.
“Set in a scenic grove of trees directly next to the Adriatic Sea and with a musical soundtrack aimed at the bit between your head and your feet (your heart?), we’ve handpicked some very special DJs to provide the backdrop for this very special part of the day. People who play to the mind, body and soul. So, in no particular order… From Japan we have Powder, who’s pretty, trippy vibes are sure to sound stellar in these beautiful surroundings. From Amsterdam, Red Light Radio’s Orpheu the Wizard given a chance to flex the furthest reaches of his truly expansive record collection. From L.A and fresh from Coachella, homegirl Heidi Lawden who’s stepping out to become a major league DJ.
“Returning once again we have our favourite morning maestros. Switzerland’s Lexx who plays a refined, classy blend of Balearic and dub is 100% tried and tested, signed, sealed and delivered. Begin (AKA James Holroyd) from Manchester, Balearic stalwart and the DJ the Chemical Brothers turn to when they need the perfect introduction. Apiento, the man behind Test Pressing and that ‘Things We Do For Love’ release on World Building which might be getting a couple of plays… Added to that we have Peter Leung, Adriatic Social Club, Toby Tobias & Piers Soft Rocks taking you though to noon.
“To round things off perfectly on Monday, we have the much-loved Dub Version with world famous names playing music for the heart and soul. DJs Gerd Janson, Craig Richards, Felix Dickinson, Dave Harvey, Galen, Chris Farrell and Jake Holdtight flexing the ital vitals without exception. These are unmissable musical mornings brought to you by some of the finest around.
“Come down and enjoy the sunrise with Test Pressing. A good, good feeling, guaranteed.”
Sunrise Sessions at Love International
Thursday 4th July – Test Pressing
Begin, Lexx, Apiento, Adriatic Social Club
Friday 5th July – Test Pressing
Powder, Apiento, Piers Soft Rocks, Peter Leung
Saturday 6th July – Test Pressing
Orpheu The Wizard, Heidi Lawton, Apiento, Piers Soft Rocks and Toby Tobias
Sunday 7th July – Love International Recordings
Beautiful Swimmers (4 hour set), Gatto Fritto, Begin
Monday 8th July – Reggae/Dub Version
Craig Richards and Dave Harvey, Gerd Janson, Felix Dickinson, Galen, Jake Holdtight, Chris Farrell
As well as the beach stage, Love International features pulsating boat parties on the Adriatic, the mesmeric Olive Grove, headline Garden Stage action and the iconic open-air club, Barbarella’s, nestled amid the pine trees, and the Terraza booth up at the restaurant.
Weds 3rd – Weds 10th July 2019
@ The Garden Resort, Petrica Glava 34, 22240, Tisno, Croatia
Headliners include: DJ Harvey, Andrew Weatherall, Ben UFO, Peggy Gou, A Love From Outer Space, Craig Richards B2B Nicolas Lutz, Beautiful Swimmers, Horse Meat Disco, Crazy P Soundsystem, Joy Orbison, Leon Vynehall, Midland, Shanti Celeste B2B Saoirse, Vladimir Ivkovic B2B Ivan Smagghe, Roman Flügel, Studio Barnhus, Young Marco, Paranoid London Live, Call Super, Gerd Janson, Optimo, DMX Krew Live, Dan Shake, Josey Rebelle, Moxie, Prosumer, Orpheu The Wizard, Haai and many more across the week
Tickets on sale now: 8 day full festival pass £135 / boat parties and club shows extra
www.loveinternationalfestival.com / @LoveIntFestival