Attention all music lovers who are constantly looking to seek out new festivals for that legendary “I was there” moment – we’ve got a good one for you. On July 9 & 10, 2022 , a brand-new electronic festival launches in Bordeaux, with a wave of big names confirmed to attend and get the Parc des Expositions up and dancing. It’s called Initial Festival, and since it promises open-air festival vibes and some of the hottest names in electronica, we reckon you ought to grab a ticket and go check it out!
To launch a new festival requires to key things: one, a lineup that’ll get pulses racing, and two, an unforgettable venue. Initial Festival has the first one covered: Dave Clarke, I Hate Models, Cerrone, 999999999, Joachim Pastor, POPOF, Breakbot & Irfane, and Yuksek have already been confirmed for this year’s festival, with a promise to set the decks on fire and get the dancefloor filled with revellers.
As for the location, Initial Festival will be doing something very cool. Organisers have promised to take the industrial space of Parc des Expositions in the north of the city and transform it into a lost paradise, once that’ll quickly be soundtracked by techno, groove house, and French house. It’s well-located, with trams and trains whisking you from the centre of Bordeaux to the festival’s gates in no time. Plus, once you’re in, you’ll find three stages of music, a chill zone, food trucks, and more filling the 20,000 square metre venue.
Initial Festival is shaping up to be a hot new addition to the summer music festival calendar, and we’re keen to take a little trip there ourselves. From the location to the lineup, you’re not going to want to miss out – and with more floor-filling acts to be announced soon, there’s even more to get excited about. Who knows, one day you’ll be able to regale your friends with tales of how you were in the crowd at the very first Initial Festival… But to do that, you’re going to need to get your tickets here!
Also published on Medium.