A Music Festival in a Five Star Hotel On This Beach, What More Could You Want?
Is it festival time already? We’re thinking not, given the weather in Europe is leaving a lot to be desired this week. But that means it’s probably time to start fantasizing about music festivals. But not muddy, grubby, campy festivals; we're talking posh festivals that take place in a five star hotel. Is that cheating? Don’t care. We want to go to the Antalya SunSplash Festival in Turkey.
The festival itself is about fairly clubby music, with big name DJs like Norman Jay and Gilles Peterson (of Radio One fame). But what we’re really interested in is its location, Design Hotel Hillside SU – a sparkling white (in-room lighting is what makes the place trendy rather than boring) resort for Euro hipsters.
Antalya itself is getting quite a rep as party central outside the Eurozone, and Hillside SU is the poster girl for the scene. We haven’t been ourselves (not cool enough), but we’ve heard great things about it from the hardcore crowd who have.
Anyway, if you like your beats, SunSplash runs 23-30 May. Details on how to book are here, but day passes cost £45 each, if you’re only looking to attend the event. If you want to stay, packages start at £475pp for the week, and include half board accommodation and all the giggy stuff.