Shapes Festival Zakynthos 22-27 August 2023

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August 22 - 11:00 am


August 27 - 10:45 pm

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Back to the Mediterranean paradise island of Zakynthos for another sun drenched Festival!

Our Festival Pass gives you access to all the night time parties from 22 to 27 August (beach parties are free)

NB: Our Sunset Boat Party is not included in the Festival Pass.

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The next edition continues the festival’s journey in offering quality and audacious programming, including some of the most exciting talent in house, techno, jazz, electronic music and its associated genres. After daytime beach & boat parties, the night-time parties will then continue on the island’s legendary Barrage club and some incredible new venues.

Aside from the music, revellers can enjoy being surrounded by paradise – think crystal clear water and white silky smooth sand which looks like something out of a movie. Combine this with a cherry-picked selection of DJs and live acts and you have yourself an unforgettable experience.

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Joe Claussell – Nu Genea
Marcellus Pittman – DJEFF – Melé
Tama Sumo b2b Lakuti – Session Victim
Timmy Regisford – Cee ElAssaad
Nickodemus – Rebecca Vasmant
Lex & Locke – Samedia Shebeen
ReQuinha – Kasheme soundsystem
Leeda – Fannoire Ge – 7020comm
Employee of the month – Lorenzo
Friez – Anthony K.- Panayotee
Koro – Dr Mezzo – Housemotion
Frank is Franck

Joe Claussell is coming to Zakynthos! From watching him work the isolator at Body & Soul to collecting his deep percussive excursions on his legendary Sacred Rhythm music label, we’ve been fans forever. Joaquin Joe Claussell needs no introduction, a true legend and purveyor of spirituality – a cosmic messenger playing all over the world.

You don’t want to miss Nu Genea, the artistic brainchild of musicians / DJs Massimo Di Lena and Lucio Aquilina. They collect the sonic echoes that, down the centuries, have touched the shores of Napoli, their hometown and inexhaustible source of cross-cultural sensitivity. Their shows have thrilled audiences both by the great energy as a full band on stage and by the unique musical selection giving authentique and unusual DJ / live keys sets. The result is a sophisticated Neapolitan funk explosion.

Please take a bow as we welcome Tama Sumo, the German DJ and producer who has been called “one of the world’s finest house and techno DJs. Long–time Panorama Bar and Berghain resident, Tama Sumo seamlessly blends House, Disco, Afro and Techno with her trademark soulful sound. She lives by the motto “I want to be free in approach and play whatever moves me”. She will be joined by her partner in crime, Lakuti. Tama Sumo and Lakuti’s loose but impeccable flow ties together house music history with a deep love and knowledge of all genres and, perhaps most importantly, the desire and know-how to just make people dance.

We will also vibrate to the sounds of Hauke Freer and Matthias Reiling aka Session Victim with their unparalleled energy and passion that translates into their renowned live performances. With a live show unlike anything else out there, your Two Man House Band has claimed their very own spot in today’s Dance Music.

After delivering such an amazing set at our last summer edition we had to bring Marcellus Pittman back! The Detroit legend has crafted a music repertoire many would be jealous of. Disco, future-beats, hip-hop, and house are the main ingredients that transform the dancefloor into a soulful and energetic experience. He’s regarded as one of the greats and a huge influence in defining Detroit’s sound.

One of the highlights of our last edition, Timmy “the maestro” Regisford is back to rock our boat party and celebrate his birthday at sunset! His signature New York underground house sounds keep you moving through the journey he brings his dancers on for his epic sets. Those who had the chance to be a part of our last boat party, know it’s something you can’t miss.

DJEFF is also back! All colours of house music are welcome into his sets and his music production echoes Africa, Europe, America and even Asia’s finest cuts. He is viewed by some of the leading figures of electronic music, as one of the spearheads behind the Afro House movement coming out of Angola, that has taken over the world of House Music.

Renowned for powering the dancefloor with octane dynamism, we are so thrilled to bring Melé, an artist who fully warrants his current status as a revered selector and producer. Boasting a particular niche sound that utilises a mesh of world music influenced house, transatlantic hip hop, broader UK sounds and classic Chicago grooves, he is gaining worldwide recognition by the minute.

Rebecca Vasmant is a bit of a Glasgow legend, up there with the best, she’s been doing her thing for quite some time now, never faltering on taste and never compromising her integrity. She sticks to her guns! With one of the most finely tuned ears in Glasgow, she focuses her attention on Jazz, House, Latin, Techno and just about everything else that lies in between them! Her sets have taken her to many of the coolest and most exciting clubs and festivals that Europe has to offer. Zakynthos is in for a treat!

The much loved and ever-funky don of Wonderwheel Recordings, Nickodemus will once again be bringing some heat to Zakynthos! He creates & DJ’s music from all parts of the World, rooted in Club Music from his upbringings in NYC, with a real tropical flare. The energy he physically brings to his sets combined with the cuban-afro-house vibes, make it impossible to stand still on his watch.

After bringing such great vibes to our winter edition in Leysin, the Kasheme soundsystem will grace our decks in Zakynthos! Kasheme is a project born out of passion for music in its broadest sense, from nature soundscapes to synthesised sounds and everything in between. Based in Zurich and created by a group of people from various walks of life and cultures, Kasheme naturally stands for conscious listening.


********* GETTING THERE *********

By plane, Zakynthos is served by one international airport (airport code ZTH), located towards the south end of the island near Zakynthos town, it caters for both international and domestic flights.
By ship, Zakynthos has ferry links to Kyllini on the Greek mainland from Zakynthos Town. Ferry boats depart daily every hour and the trip lasts one hour. Ferries to Kefalonia can be joined at Aghios Nikolas, on the North-East tip of the island.

******** ACCOMMODATIONS ********

We advise you to book your accommodation as early as possible to take advantage of the best deals as it is a busy period. There are various options available to suit your plans, budgets and preferences: Hotels, apartments, Villas, B&B, studios, etc… We recommend you to stay in Argassi or Zakynthos town. Check the different options

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