Now that the Volcanic dust is behaving itself, it’s time to start thinking about foreign climes and this one looks like one of the best going with Gilles Peterson, Norman Jay, Jamie Lidell, Phil Asher, Rainer Truby and lots more…
What with Peterson and Jay teaming up again after their recent jam with Louie Vega at the Anan?©sworld Album Launch Party last month (see full review HERE) and if you happened to see the recent coverage on Eurosport of the Tour of Turkey along the Mediterranean coast, you’ll be thinking “that would be a great trip to see them and Jamie Lidell, Phil Asher, Rainer Truby and lots more”.
It can’t be far off the ultimate luxury holiday for music lovers? A week at a fantastic design hotel on the Turkish Med promising the best club music in the world!
With a host of festivals beckoning UK music lovers to destinations across Europe in search of music and sunshine, SunSplash Antalya lifts the concept on to a whole new arena. With blissful 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 luxury beach holiday and music festival ticks all the right boxes. If you like your music soulful, with a touch of jazz, funk, disco, samba, house and legendary club classics served up by the likes of Gilles Peterson, Norman Jay and Jamie Lidell, then this is a week you can not afford to miss!
SunSplash Antalya takes place in the grounds of the stunning Hillside Su Hotel. Designed to within an inch of its life, the achingly chic Hillside Su 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.
Providing the music over the week-long duration will be superstar DJs including Gilles Peterson, Norman Jay MBE, Phil Asher, Rainer Truby, Manasseh (check out the album Sound Iration in Dub that’s just been re-issued), Simbad, DJ Cliffy, Lefto, the bPm and adding a twist of the orient; Ahu, Baris K and Fuchs from Istanbul’s award winning Dinamo FM. Headlining the live stage will be the sonic hurricane that is Jamie Lidell, unleashing brand new material from his forthcoming album Compass to be released 17 May on Warp Records.
The festival only price is ¬£189 for 7 days, or ¬£40 per day. Accommodation inclusive packages start from ¬£475 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.
For direct flights to Antalya, see Pegasus, Easyjet, Thomas Cook, BA and Cyprus Turkish Airlines. For further information and tickets, go to the event website: