​First wave of artists announced for ION Festival 2023

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Albania’s brand new ION Festival has unveiled the first wave of acts heading out for the event’s second edition in 2023.

Across seven days next September, hundreds of artists will descend on the southern Albanian shores of Dhërmi for the sophomore edition of ION, just a year on from its debut in 2022.

The first wave of acts slated to play the next event includes DJ Seinfeld, HAAi, Gene On Earth, Francesco Del Garda, Dixon, and Storm Mollison.

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Returning again in 2023, Chaos In The CBD, Otik, Daniel Avery, DJ Stingray, Helena Hauff, Nicolas Lutz, Sonja Moonear, Sam Bangura, and more take a trip back to the Albanian coastline after debut sets at 2022’s inaugural event.

More acts will be announced for the next edition in the coming months. ION Festival 2023 takes place next year from September 6 – 13 across a huge week-long bill.

Elsewhere at the event, ION offers wellness activities including meditation, yoga, breathwork, and cacao experiences throughout the week, as well as day trips to the island of Gjipe or The Fort where off-site stages host a number of names each day.

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ION also announced its music partners for 2023, which include Bizarre Trax, Eat Your Own Ears, Half Baked, Junction 2, Krankbrother, My Analogue Journal, Picnic, and VBX.

The 3,000-capacity festival first launched in 2022 after two years of postponements due to the pandemic, originally meant to go ahead for the first time in 2020.

Tickets for next year’s event went on sale on Thursday, December 9. Grab yours here.

Gemma Ross is Mixmag’s Editorial Assistant, follow her on Twitter

Written by: Tim Hopkins

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