RAVE STATION: Epizode 4 is returning to the beautiful beaches of Phú Quốc Island for 11 days of partying. – Photo courtesy of the organisers.
HÀ NỘI – The full lineup for Southeast Asia’s top dance music festival has been released, and ravers are in for a treat.
The fourth edition of Epizode returns to Việt Nam’s Phú Quốc Island in Kiên Giang District from December 27, 2019 to January 7, 2020, with international star DJs as well as some of the top regional talents set to perform.
Among others, Bristolian party starter Eats Everything has been added to the lineup, as has pioneering Canadian producer Mathew Jonson and Italian composer and multi-instrumentalist Giorgia Anguili, who delivered an inspired performance at last year’s edition.
They join previously announced acts like Hessle Audio co-founder Ben UFO, Jamie Jones, Nastia and Israeli producers Red Axes.
The organisers have also announced several music showcases to be held during the 11-day festival, including a Detroit Love takeover featuring Moodymann and Carl Craig, Arma17 with Epizode favourite Ricardo Villalobos, Raresh and Sonja Moonear, as well as Cymatiks with Agents of Time and Mathew Jonson live.
Alongside the stacked international bill, some top local DJs are set to grace the decks at the Sunset Sonata beach resort.
Head honcho of Ha Noi club Savage Ouissam will perform, as will Hà Nội’s own Di Linh, up-and-coming HCM City-based DJ Levi Oi and Sunju Hargun of Bangkok, Thailand.
Despite this upcoming festival only being the fourth edition, Epizode has quickly earned a reputation as one of the top electronic music festivals in Asia, bringing the likes of Carl Cox, Nina Kraviz and Seth Troxler to perform in Việt Nam.
11-day passes and ‘Sister Multi Passes’, allowing two women to enter for the price of one ticket, are on sale now for 319 euros (VNĐ8.2 million). Three-person passes cost 819 euros (VNĐ21.2 million). Tickets and the full lineup can be found at www.epizode.com.
With an expanded lineup to go with an expanded beach venue, Epizode 4 is shaping up to the biggest and best edition of the acclaimed festival. – VNS