Feb 14, 2023
5 min read
London’s most established and respected electronic music event organisers, LWE have proven yet again that they’ve got more tricks up their impressive sleeve of festival outgoings with their latest announcement.
From conquering the UK underground scene since their inception in 2010, to spreading their wings and delving into European territory in recent years, the OG event brands’ unique and forward-thinking take on modern day music festivals, sets them well aside from the rest.
LWE run for gold with their futuristic approach to festival curation, through the unique locations of their masterly roster of events which include Junction 2 (London), Elrow Town (London), ION Festival (Albania), as well as individual shows for major venues around the capital.
Continuing to push their iconic events into new domains, the aspirational party-brand has reached further afield with their latest venture, that will have you booking a flight straight to Albania.
We are proud to present to you electronic music's newest European festival, SISO - set to be the hottest of 2023.
'As long it's groovy, fun and fresh, it'll be showcased.’
Summer 2023 is all about SISO, the baby sister of LWE’s staple Albanian underground festival ION, which is also located on the coastal paradise of Dhërmi.
From September 14-20, the brand-new, six-day festival is the perfect place to close off your summer and create lasting dancefloor memories. While music is the foundation of SISO, the festival will offer much more than just that, with Dhërmi itself playing a key role.
As you may know, Albania is THE upcoming party destination and place to find the best electronic music events. With major festivals such as ION, Anjunadeep and Kala all taking place here during the summer months every year, it is really becoming electronic music’s favorite hotspot for festival revelry, and quickly too.
As a holiday destination, Albania remains relatively unexplored meaning that its beaches are some of the most beautiful in Europe. With crisp white sand and clear blue waters, it’s the ultimate place to unwind after an extended session of dancing and socialising.
Add to this the secluded canyons of Dhermi, picturesque beachside stages, secret villa parties, wellness facilities, as well as fabulous food and drink, there is something for everyone at SISO.
Unlike its sister festival ION, SISO sits under the realm of a boutique festival, with just 3,000 attendees. Perfectly set-up to bring immaculate and intimate vibes, LWE have curated a space for you to let your inhibitions run wild and delve deep into a collective, festival experience like no other.
A place to meet like-minded party people in a location that you only thought possible in your dreams, SISO will run its epic program through the day and night to experience it in full effect.
With the music just as important as the people and atmosphere, LWE have delivered a music policy reflective of today’s varied tastes, having teamed up with some of the most influential artists and labels in the scene right now.
Each stage will be held by a different dance music brand, each bringing something unique to the table with the roster so far including the likes of Enzo Sirugusa’s profound minimal Fuse imprint, Scotland’s signature underground party Fly, Amnesia Ibiza’s very own Pyramid, Denis Sulta's self-named Sulta Selects series, Patrick Toppings sought-after Trick brand, sell-out UK tech-house fiesta Appetite, techno’s dominating Drumcode, the sound of garage’s Ec2a, as well as Foundation FM.
With sounds that weave between the genres of house and techno to disco and soul, and even UKG and bass, LWE have stated ‘as long it's groovy, fun and fresh, it'll be showcased’, and as a brand that pride themselves on their specially curated heavyweight headliners, it is clear that developing rising talent at any event proves just as important.
SISO is a place where its party-goers can explore new musical avenues, taking in extended and intimate sets from some of the world’s best and upcoming DJ talents in one final summer celebration.
The headliners for the new-wave fest include Chris Stussy, Ben Hemsley, Denis Sulta, Patrick Topping, Rossi, Enzo Siragusa, Interplanetary Criminal, Kilimanjaro, Kitty Amor, Sef Combo, Sweely and many more still to be announced.
As one of the last events of the summer, it’s set to be an unmissable date in the diary, perfect for fun–loving party goers looking for a final piece of summer excitement. You won’t find a more exclusive party this summer.
We cannot wait for LWE’s first edition of SISO here at Gray Area. With a solid reputation for producing large-scale shows from the ground up and transforming unused spaces into safe and sustainable party meccas, LWE have not only got our approval as the best party starters in the business but by artists, venues and party-goers too.
Register for access to tickets here.