Brand new Albanian festival SISO announces first wave lineup

The brand new Albanian festival books in Denis Sulta, Patrick Topping, Enzo Siragusa, Dr Dubplate, Dusky, Ben Hemsley, Interplanetary Criminal, Sweely, Kettama, Horse Meat Disco plus more.

Dhërmi, Albania beach drone
Dhërmi, Albania beach drone

The talented individuals who will be joining SISO on the beautiful Albanian coasts in September are now ready to be announced. The crew is eager for the acts to become thoroughly acquainted with the place and people throughout their time in Dhrmi because many of them will be playing numerous sets and representing brands near to their hearts. They believe this will tremendously help their sets. The list switches between genres as well. There is something for everyone at Siso, from house to techno to garage and bass to disco and soul.

SISO festival 2023 stages

Brand partners will perform on each stage, with carefully crafted lineups of their major performers. These include the venerable London party promoters FUSE, Patrick Topping’s Trick, Sulta Selects, Drumcode, Ibiza’s crown jewel Pyramid, Scotland’s FLY, Appetite, EC2A, Foundation FM, and Dusky’s Pressure, in addition to the techno heavyweights Appetite and EC2A.

These brands are the homes of some of the most talented individuals on the lineup, such as the charismatic presence of Denis Sulta, whose ascent to fame has been a joy to witness; Patrick Topping, who continues to rule the tech-house scene through his sought-after gigs and releases; FUSE’s Enzo Siragusa, who continues to be one of the most sought-after DJs on the circuit thanks to his brand of low-slung house.

The first lineup of the Albanian SISO festival highlights the diversified musical vibes you’ll find

DJs renowned worldwide for their exceptional skill behind the decks will join these partners, each providing something distinctive. These include Ben Hemsley, whose meteoric rise over the past few years has been a joy to behold; UK no. 1 producer and DJ Interplanetary Criminal; French live-set maestro Sweely, who will bring his bubbly house beats to FUSE’s takeover alongside red hot producer and DJ Chris Stussy; renowned UK DJ and broadcaster Emerald and classically trained forward-thinker Chris Avantgarde.

The first edition will feature these artists as well as Irish rave legend Kettama, legendary house and disco group Horse Meat Disco, eclectic NTS regular Louise Chen, deep-digging Brilliant Corners resident Donna Leake, soulful, groove-focused selector Heléna Star, and high-energy rising star Kilimanjaro. Moving on, the festival welcomes rising minimal/tech-house artist Luuk van Dijk, African electronic music specialist Sef Kombo, FUSE regular Rossi, multi-talented DJ, singer, and songwriter Ell Murphy, Australian house export Marlie, Appetite residents Liam Palmer and Elliot Schooling, all-vinyl DnB selector Silva Snipa, proponent of Afro-House Kitty Amor, the fun-focused sound of Lagoon Fems.

SISO Festival 2023 lineup
SISO Festival 2023 lineup

We are over the moon to announce SISO Festival, a new destination festival in Dhërmi, Albania, from LWE and Mainstage. Channeling the spirit of iconic beachside parties, with a music policy reflective of today’s varied tastes, SISO is an end-of-summer celebration of global dance music, providing festival-goers with an intimate 5-day experience in one of Europe’s most spectacular locations. With a line-up that includes the hottest DJs and brands in dance music, this is the ultimate summer closing party, featuring exclusive villa and pool parties, specially curated stages, sunrise afters, extended sets and much more. Join us for an unforgettable musical voyage by the sea. – Jeff Gray, Marketing and Promotions Director at SISO

Not just a festival: SISO will include boat and villa parties as well as exclusive shows

Conducting the spirit of iconic beachside parties, with a music policy reflective of today’s varied tastes, SISO is an end-of-summer celebration for all. It’s a closing party unlike any other, offering an intimate communal experience where guests can dance both day and night.

Some of the hottest DJs and companies in dance music will perform in this paradisiacal setting. Dancers can discover new musical genres while enjoying lengthy and intimate sets from some of the top DJs in the world on stunning coastal stages, many of which will be handpicked by headliners and music partners for one last summer celebration. Villa parties, secluded beach parties, and many other events will go along with this. This summer, there won’t be a more private celebration with only 3000 like-minded guests.

As one of the last events of the summer, this will be the perfect way to extend the festival season just a little bit further, sharing moments and making new connections one more time. It’s going to be a date that you don’t want to forget and is ideal for fun-loving partygoers searching for one last bit of summertime excitement.