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“Isle of Dreams” Basel kicks off this weekend!

“Isle Of Dreams” will be the biggest electronic music event ever held in Switzerland, inspired by  the music and culture of Ibiza.

This weekend sees the launch of the inaugural “Isle of dreams” festival at the St. Jakob open air venue in Basel, Münchenstein. Inspired by Ibiza’s music and culture the 3 day event will include world stars of the electronic music scene including Avicii, David Guetta, Calvin Harris, Ingrosso, Afrojack, Above & Beyond, Alesso, JP Candela, Zedd, Nervo, Pete Tong and many more. There will be 3 stages with headliners performing on the “Isle Of Dreams”, the second stage is hosted by the labels Cocoon, Paradise and Sankeys on each of the three days, respectively plus the A2 stage featuring local Dj’s.

Watch the video trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8SoEo5phJjA#t=11

“Isle Of Dreams” will be the biggest electronic music event ever held in Switzerland, but what is the local scene like? Andrea Oliva tells us more…

“I think we have a great scene these days in Switzerland, but it started about 25 years ago so I don’t remember. I would have to check with Derrick May or Stacey Pullen as they told me the first gig they had outside of the USA was actually in Basel, where Isle of Dreams is. We had a great techno club called planet E with tons of raves so I’m very proud of the Swiss scene. It’s just a shame I don’t get to play there very much anymore as I am travelling a lot, but its always great to go back!”

“The clubs are different because the Swiss are super organized, there is nothing missing. The whole infrastructures are great, the sound systems. You can be assured if you play in Switzerland the sound system is always great and the organization will always be properly done.”

“Upcoming artists and djs to watch out for are definitely Jimi jules, le noir and Gianni Callipari but there are so many. There’s also Adriatic, two guys who have just signed on Solomon’s label, they’re great too. We have a lot of great artists in Switzerland that you probably wouldn’t even know were from Switzerland. When people ask I say Deetron, Ripperton, Luciano and people are like wow they are Swiss!. But definitely watch out for Le Noir and Gianni Callipari.”

Andrea Oliva video message for Isle of Dreams fans: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ASmY1QJc6HM

“Isle Of Dreams“ is an ambitious new event that aims to run multiple electronic music events in different places around the world, bringing people together in beautiful locations.

Full Lineup and set times here: http://www.isle-of-dreams.com/?page_id=172&lang=de

“Isle Of Dreams“
August 08 – 10, 2014
Basel, Münchenstein / Switzerland
www.isle-of-dreams.com
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twitter.com/IODfestival

Notes to Editors:

View pnline presskit: here: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/0hxk2ink8awg94e/AABTdKjSTBCRyI8DK1sP5EXea

Media contact Switzerland:
Karma Sutra
Arnold Meyer
phone: +41-79-352 59 75
e-mail: meyer@karmasutra.ch

Media contact UK:
Global Publicity
Nikki McNeill
phone: +44 7957 434517
e-mail: nikki@46.32.240.39

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