We are looking forward to the second edition of Paradise City festival, held on the grounds surrounding a beautiful medieval castle 20 min. from Brussels (June 24 – 25).
With three stages (two DJ stages and one live stage), Paradise City consciously aims to keep the scale small, in favor of high quality. Over the course of two days, the festival will feature some 40 DJ’s and live artists. Prepare to hear a very bold sound, reflecting today’s and tomorrow’s music, in an eclectic mix of big crowd-pullers and artists that might be less familiar, but who are highly respected in the industry. The program is being developed together with a carefully selected team of hosting partners, known for their original events and quirky choice of music, each with their own style.
Club Silo booked, among others, The Black Madonna & Mike Servito to play a three-hour back-to-back session! This is the best that Chicago and Detroit have to offer, with a hint of New York thrown into the mix. &ME, the most sublime alias in the house music scene, and the highly respected Hunee, top newcomer in the DJ TOP 100 Resident Advisor Poll, headline at the LOVE stage. The stage manned by the jolly pirates of Feestgedruis will feature artists such as Guti, known for his warm live sets.
Throughout Saturday and Sunday, the Red Bull Elektropedia stage will be home to live artists only. For Saturday, the gentlemen at ABSTRKT have booked Spanish act Pional, while Christian Löffler will perform his captivating sound on Sunday thanks to Play Label.
After hitting the ground running with their first successful two-day festival in 2015, Paradise City is back for more. As a green innovator in the Belgian festival landscape, they strive to combine sustainable organization methods, a high-quality electronic music line-up and sophisticated festival food into one pure and authentic festival experience.
Bringing people together through music is a quintessentially Belgian trait. However, organizers Gilles and Dimitri feel that music festivals all too often stay on the fence
when it comes to their environmental impact,
and they want to do so much more than just make noncommittal gestures. Thanks to a number of fundamental actions reducing the festival’s climate and environmental impact, Paradise City was awarded the CO2 Neutral Festival Label in 2015. The Belgian organization CO2logic calculated the environmental impact of the festival’s first edition, which Paradise City then compensated for by providing sustainable ovens to 144 families in Uganda.
Also in the food offer, the recurring theme is sustainability: a broad range of vegetarian food – which generates fewer CO2 emissions – mindful waste management, and food trucks using locally sourced, organic, pure products.
Research in the Netherlands showed that 1 out of 4 festival-goers leave their tent behind after a festival, causing a lot of non-recyclable waste. To minimize the waste resulting from camping, visitors who stay at the festival camp site receive a free KarTent, which is an innovative 100% recyclable tent made of cardboard (and waterproof, in case you were wondering).
Paradise City also holds innovation and entrepreneurship in high regard. Last year it was the first cashless festival in Belgium, and this year it is completely rethinking the VIP experience. Segregated VIP areas, where the happy few can pop champagne bottles, go against the philosophy of Paradise City. Excellent service, however, is where they want to make a difference. They partnered up with TSJING, a smartphone app that allows premium ticket holders to order their drinks and food remotely and have everything delivered to them, wherever they are on the festival site. This means that Paradise City VIPs only stand out by not having to wait in line, being able to party on non-stop.