Ribaucourt Castle will once again drop down its drawbridge, bearing host to the next edition of Paradise City Festival. Considered one of the most beautiful in the Brussels area, the Belgian fortress provides a most picturesque setting for a weekend celebration of all things electronic music. The line-up has just dropped and it’s as charming as the grounds that will receive it.
This year marks the seventh edition of the festival, proving it to be a well-established place for party. Not to be knocked by the difficulties faced in recent times, Paradise City are coming back bigger than ever. Promise for the best has been made and looking at what’s in store, there’s really no doubt the promise will be kept.
Thirteen stage hosts will deliver the bill across the three days in schedule, with Giegling firmly fixed for the entire weekend. As always, the event organisers continue to keep it local, acknowledging a wide array of dedicated and passionate collectives in the area. Alongside the aforementioned, crews to join include ABSTRKT, Klub Dramatik, Play Label Records, Paradise Down By The Lake and SNAAK x Splḗn (to name just a few).
Artists to be welcomed include several Trommel favourites. Leading ladies of minimal Margaret Dygas and Sonja Moonear will bring bags full of moving, grooving, party-starting wax, with Sonja teaming up alongside Giegling’s own Edward for a rare back-to-back.
Francesco Del Garda won’t be far behind with his ever-evolving record collection of wizardry, as well as a live set from Sweely and electro-fueled house courtesy of Christian AB & Quest. But the fortress will offer a balanced blend of DJs and live bands from across the electronic spectrum.
More eclectic sounds will come from the likes of Maribou State (DJ Set), festival favourite Dixon joins with his deeper, emotive fusion of techno melodies and there are plenty of heavy hitters set to hone in with energetic beats. &ME b2b Adam Port, Ben UFO, Shanti Celeste and Hunee will all play their part.
The stages are set and the location is a stunner. Paradise City have got the people at the heart of their plans and they’re doing this in fine stead. A recently rewarded status that marks them as the greenest festival in Belgium, sitting amongst the greenest festivals in the world, it’s clear every angle has been thought of.
Look out for five stages set in the most idyllic spots, a bigger playing field to explore and special night trains after curfew. A nice place to wind down and let loose for sure.
Paradise City Festival takes place from 1st – 3rd July. Tickets for the 2022 edition can be purchased here, with 50% of all camping tickets already sold.