Into The Valley return for a fourth year from 28th-30th September, moving away from their northern European home and setting up in a Spanish castle.
Renowned for picking unusual locations, this year has ancient Castillo Sohail as its backdrop, following earlier editions in an abandoned Swedish quarry and old Russian prison. Set on the Andalusian coast, it’s about as far south as you can get in Europe, no doubt following the sun after last year’s difficult weather.
The programme is as consistently impressive as their locations and, as we explored last year, one of the industry leaders in social equality. From the artists announced so far, highlights include Larry Heard (Live), Elena Colombi, Hunee, Anastasia Kristensen, Omar-S, Heidi Lawden, Shatrax, Peggy Gou, DJ Dea, Natasha Diggs, Young Marco and Floating Points (Live). Stages will be split across the Castle, Theatre and Beach during the day, while the soon-to-be-announced night programme will be housed in a more industrial setting.
Aside from unique locations, eclectic music and social equality, Into The Valley will be pushing four more fundamental values this year, as with every year: pioneering technology, from sound and light to logistics; food and bar influenced by the local region and its connoisseurs; innovative regional art, including live painting and projections; and a holistic awareness of healthy living.
Festival tickets (ranging from €49-119) are available from the Into The Valley website.
Listen below to a Diggers Directory mix from DJ Dea in 2016.