Kala festival have revealed the first artists performing for the week-long foray at the coastal village of Dhërmi on the Albanian Riviera from 12th – 19th June 2019.
Raising their game for the second edition, the likes of Inner City, Jordan Rakei, Honey Dijon, Jayda G, Fred P, LTJ Bukem, Prins Thomas, Secretsundaze, Call Super, Bradley Zero and Josey Rebelle are all amongst the first names announced.
Besides the well established acts, Kala adds diversity to their music programme with exciting new sounds from the rising talents of Midland’s Protégé, Peach, Oslo’s underground players Øyvind Morken and Olanskii, Melbourne’s rising star CC:DISCO and multi-talented DJ and illustrator Danielle.
Kala also rotates a roster of selectors, including Brian Not Brian, Jan Schulte, Jamie Tiller, John Gómez, Lauren Hansom and Nick The Record – all taking over the Gjipe stage; a secluded beach in the mouth of red-stone canyon that can only be accessed by boat.
Seminal house group Inner City will make a rare appearance at the summer festival. Formed in 1987, Inner City are commemorating 30 years in the game with new material and a string of selected shows.
Ninja Tune alumni Jordan Rakei fuses hip-hop, jazz and soul with hypnotic flair. With a third album in the making, the soulful sounds of the New Zealand-born multi-instrumentalist will provide the perfect paradise soundtrack.
With further artists, headline acts, wellbeing, arts, activities and plenty of surprises still to reveal for Kala Festival 2019, this is just the first taste of whats to come for Kala’s festival adventurers.