Having confirmed most of the brands who would be making up Off Week Festival back in November of last year we can reveal who will be performing over the course of Off Week Festival. Setting a new standard in open-air events with last year’s Off Week Festival at Parc Del Forum, production partners Proyectual and Loud-Contact return with a more condensed program but still jam-packed full of house and techno’s leading names. The festival will be split into 2 days and will again feature the biggest clubbing brands in the world across several key stages.
On Friday, June 19th the big news is that Romanian imprint [a:rpia:r] will again be returning to Parc Del Forum and will again feature label heads and genre kingpins Rhadoo, Raresh, and Petre Inspirescu. What is honestly left to say about these 3 influential artists? In all honesty, not much, you simply need to make sure you are there for the duration of their performance to understand why words are often not enough. RPR Soundsystem will be joined by their fellow countrymen and two of the most impressive and hard to believe younger of the top-flight artists that call the label home. First is Club Guesthouse resident and has been a major part of the family since his debut EP ‘Prima In Cerc Are’ back in 2011 Andrei has gone from strength to strength. Completing the line-up for this showcase of everything that is great and good in the minimal realm is another young gun and Raresh cohort Praslea.
Taking over 2 stages at Off Week Festival is the behemoth big room melodic Afterlife. Headed up by label heads Tale of Us they will be welcoming the likes of Ben Klock, Stephan Bodzin (live), Chris Liebing, FJAAK and Nathan Fake (live) across the day and night. As well as Afterlife newcomers, Solid. Grooves will be taking care of the more upfront tech house sound where they will be presenting Andrea Oliva, Ilario Alicante and Michael Bibi to name but a few of the artists that will be performing.
With Friday done and dusted Saturday welcomes back 2 returning partners from last year, 1 brand new concept enters the fray and an old friend of the city is brought in to the fold. Returning for his second year is none other than Ricardo Villalobos x FRRC and is the norm with the Chilean there are is one noticeable curve ball included in the line-up. Joining Ricardo at the top of the bill is fellow oddball and un-pigeon-hole-able artist DJ Koze. The Pampa Records boss is so hard to pin down musically there really is no telling what will happen when these 2 share the DJ booth but we can be certain that it will be magical. Also, appearing over the course of the day is a trio of artists that are very well linked to Ricardo and his musical outlook and those artists are Sonja Moonear, Craig Richards and Francesco del Garda. Also on the bill is Tripmastaz, an artist whose tracks have featured in heavily in Ricardo’s sets over the years and will be sure to lay down the groove when called upon to do so.
Also, returning to Off Week Festival is another juggernaut of the more melodic end of the house and techno spectrum – Diynamic. While Solomun takes pride of place at the very top of the bill a close second falls to techno’s biggest wax head Sven Väth. The Cocoon boss and Solomun go way back and regularly invite each other to play together during their Ibiza residencies. Joining this pair of goliaths will be Keinemusik, Adriatique, and a host of other label friends.
The new concept for 2020 comes from Desolat boss Loco Dice and ‘Serán Bendecidos’ promises to deliver a message of unity and freedom by way of upbeat banging sets from Barcelona based artist Paco Osuna, Patrick Topping and Mathew Jonson who will deliver yet another masterclass in live electronics. Lastly, is the return to Barcelona of an old friend of the city and certified legends Secretsundzae. Much of their line-up is yet to be announced it is so special but what they have let us in on is that as well as sets from James Priestley and Giles Smith they have also invited Pearson Sound, Omar S and Lauren Hansom. We guess you will just need to see for yourself what delightful names the 2 London lads will pluck from the vast musical spectrum at their disposal.
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