Albanian festival, Kala returns for 2023

In 2018, Kala swept the European festival circuit by offering a dreamy blend of beach vacation and music festival, earning it a reputation as the new dance paradise and elevating Albania as a festival hotspot without a tent in sight. By delivering a full week of top-notch music, blissful beach days, and a cosy festival atmosphere on the sun-drenched beaches of the Albanian Riviera, Kala, now returns for its 4th event taking place from 31st – 7th June.

The festival schedule is made to allow for days to party, unwind, and explore the amazing surroundings. Kala offers something for everyone, from action-packed holiday fun, withl extended sets by favourite DJs, to sun-soaked beach days and icy cocktails. All tickets include accommodation, which ranges from cosy beach huts to fancy 5* hotels, all at affordable prices. Tickets for a 7-day stay that includes lodging and a festival wristband start at a very affordable £269 / 310€ per person at the current tier. The next round of tickets will be released on Tuesday 29th November for those who sign up to the ticket waiting list Information is available HERE.

With a schedule of boat excursions, wellness workshops, and enjoyable holiday activities, Kala will once again provide plenty of action away from the dancefloor to complement the pleasantly unhurried musical offering. Juan Lopez, Marketing Manager of Kala says “In a fast-changing festival landscape, Kala offers a new way of experiencing a summer festival, pairing a beach holiday at an exciting offbeat destination, an intimate and friendly festival atmosphere, and a curation that sets it apart from its peers with a healthy amount of live music, extended 5h sets by the headline DJs, and an eclectic yet coherent selection of talent across decades and genres.”

Emphasizing quality over quantity, the top DJs on the bill are invited to play extended sets, with Hunee & Antal and Moxie & Leon Vynehall filling two out of the five all-night slots. Other top-rated sectors booked to play at Kala’s beachside stages include Marcellus Pittman, CC:DISCO!, Prins Thomas, Paula Tape, Yu Su, Secretsundaze, and Maurice Fulton who will bring their signature eclectic selections, while the likes of Lena Willikens, Vladimir Ivkovic and Ciel will cover harder sounds. Rounding off the bill, Brian Not Brian, Jan Schulte, Jamie Tiller, John Gómez, Lauren Hansom, and Nick The Record will soundtrack the iconic Gjipe stage, situated at the end of an impressive canyon only accessible by boat.

Wellness plays a big role at Kala with yoga sessions, meditation, gong baths, and beach massages available to calm the mind and ease sore muscles from dancing. For those who would rather enjoy the festival site’s crystal-clear waters, kayaking, pedal boats, paddle boarding, and snorkelling will also be an option. A wide selection of onsite restaurants and bars will be keeping festival goers fuelled throughout the week, offering a range of delicious Mediterranean food, including plenty of mouthwatering locally sourced vegetables and fresh seafood.

All tickets include accommodation and a festival wristband. There is a wide range of options available, from exotic beach huts to fancy 5* hotels, and most are within walking distance from the festival site. Having a comfy bed to rest in is one of the aspects that makes Kala different from other festival experiences.



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Loves long walks along the beach, holding hands and romantic 80's power ballads, partial to electronic music and likes to make the odd mix or two.