More artists have been announced for the 2nd edition of ION Festival. The week-long destination festival will take place from 6- 13 September 2023 at the idyllic location of Dhërmi in Albania.
Attendees can expect underground sounds of house, techno, modern electro, breakbeat, DnB and jungle, dub/reggae, ambient and more from over 50 of the best electronic music artists in the business—names like Daniel Avery, Helena Hauff, DJ Boring and Jimi Jules—all in a uniquely intimate environment!
In addition to the music, the roster is loaded with activities and well-being content, from yoga and beach massages to kayaking, snorkeling, paragliding, and day excursions to explore the natural wonders of the Albanian Riviera — which is before we mention the awesome local food.
ION Festival is presented by LWE Events and Junction 2, so rest assured you’re in good hands. Ticket info lower down…
ION Festival 2023 line-up
Tickets, travel & essential info
Tickets go on general sale Wednesday February, starting at £256. All festival tickets are sold with the accommodation bundled in, which is explained in more detail on their website. For cheap flights to Albania, try Tripadvisor.
ION Festival will take place from 6- 13 September 2023 in Dhërmi, Albania.
ION Festival has 5 different stages
Blurbs taken from their website.
Main Stage: An ode to open-air clubbing of old, featuring a wooden dance floor, well stocked bars, a chill- out area with day beds, its own private beach and a stunning mountain backdrop, our Main Stage hosts some of the most in-demand brands and acts in dance music. Part of the Empire hotel, its beachside location and stunning sound system make it the perfect place to see in the sunrise with your fellow ravers.
Deck: A serene beachside bar by day, The Deck transforms into an unforgettable raving experience during the night. As the waves crash against the beach just metres away, you can soak up the sounds of some of dance music’s most gifted selectors, and watch the moon turn to sun just above the booth.
Cove: The Cove is the ideal place to relax during the day or get your boogie on at night, feeling the sand beneath your feet and swimming in the crystal blue waters as you take in daytime sets or getting your groove on to some of our favourite selectors by night.
Yacht Club: Another stunning location, The Yacht Club is a terrace bar flanked by gorgeous beaches, jutting out into the water for some incredible views along the way. It’s perfect for chilling out with friends during the day or shaking a leg at night.
Canyon: Our hidden stage, just 15 minutes away via boat, Gjipe is surely one of the greatest party locations on earth. With spectacular scenery, including a forest, waterfalls and the incredible canyon, Gjipe is a one-of-a-kind spot that you will never forget, featuring some truly special sets from our performers.
Don’t forget to check out other upcoming music festivals in Europe via our European festivals feed. Image credit: ION Festival 2023.