Belgian festival Paradise City has enjoyed three huge phase announcements since confirming the date of June 30th to July 2nd and they have just dropped their full line-up details and some more golden nuggets of info on the stages the stages that each artist will be performing on. Previous announcements have included names such as Maayan Nidam (live), Moodymann, Quest b2b Christian AB, Dan Andrei, Omar S, Helena Hauff, Lawrence, Ben UFO, and there is more on the way. Vibe heavy videos of the lake side, wooded dance spaces have been littering social media since last year’s edition and this is just the of the iceberg.
Paradise City have eluded to some of the stages and their content over the course of the weekend in previous posts. This includes Palm Trax who will be closing the Castle Stage on Sunday, Inner City who will play the revamped Live Stage, and then there is of course the infamous Forest Stage where stage hosts Klub Dramatik (and ourselves), Under My Garage, Kalahari Oyster Cult and Club Silo will welcome a solid line-up that includes Ben UFO & Moopie, Avalon Emerson, Eris Drew B2B Octo Octa, Helena Hauff, Saoirse, Quest & Christian AB, Gabrielle Kwarteng, JakoJako (live), Melody and many more. Even more names have been added today including CJ Bolland, DTM Funk, Studio Brussel host Jeroen Delodder, Compact Disc Dummies’ DJ alter ego Silver Sisters, and dance music selector Far Out Radio System and they all deserve their part of one of the biggest electronic music festivals in Europe. To see who will be joining the festival fray this year cast your eyes below to catch a glimpse of the full array.
One of the biggest changes to Paradise City this time around is the increased capacity. This has resulted in the addition of a new dance spaces and upgrades to many of the previous years’ stages. The Live Stage (previously called Arena Stage) has been significantly tweaked and it will exclusively feature to live acts, judging by the plethora of live acts on the line up this stage could be a huge winner. The biggest stage at the festival, the Castle Stage, will receive a huge facelift and with absolute riotous scenes still in memory from last year this is also set to be a major attraction.
Lastly, there will be a brand-new location to explore and that is the Micro Stage. As you might have guessed, this stage will be much smaller than the others and due to its relatively smaller stature this area will host intimate DJ sets. Think low capacity, high energy and you will have an idea about the direction of this part of the festival site. This is also where you will be introduced to stars of the future and many of the new names to feature on the final phase announcement.