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Over the last two years, Swedish festival Into the Valley has gained a global following. This is due to its meticulous curatorship, stunning scenery and astonishing line-up of the world’s most up-and-coming artists. The spirit of the festival has stayed the same; have a unique experience in an unexpected location, however, this year the festival has moved from Dalhalla to a surprisingly enchanting quarry in Rummu, Estonia. Now, organisers have announced the full line-up for one of Europe’s most exciting festivals. 

In addition to this, organisers have also announced the first acts for its new sister festival Into the Factory in Stockholm, after announcing 2018’s Into the Castle festival in Cape Town. This passion- project by Music Goes Further is all part of a much larger plan to revolutionise music festivals across the globe, and by 2019 they hope to have six new festivals up and running.

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Let’s start with Into the Valley, after reaching phenomenal success over the last two years and gaining a reputation as one of the world’s best new festivals, they have decided to switch it up and change location. A 45-minute drive away from Tallinn, Estonia lies the mystical Rummu Quarry, the new home to this spectacle which boasts a stunning landscape of crystal-like waters and lush green scenery.

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However, it’s not just the beautiful environment which makes the festival so electrifying. The list of artists perfroming is mind-blowing but most notably, Ricardo Villalobos will be headlining the main stage for a third time. In addition to this, the hauntingly brilliant Helena Hauff will be there with Romanian favourtite Rhadoo.  Praslesh (the musical love-child of Raresh and Praslea), Cassy, Renaat of R&S records, Anna Hanna, and the one-woman force that is The Black Madonna are all tipped to fit the bill. They’ll be joined by one of dance’s most influential artists, Marcel Dettman, Estonia’s own KASK and Midland, who’s track

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was one of this Summer’s greatest hits. These artists will all be performing from the 29th June-1st July 2017, showcasing the festival’s ability to provide an unforgettable experience with some of the globe’s best established and new artists.

The full line-up looks like this:

Andrey Zots, Anna Hanna, Answer Code Request, Anthea, Bella Sarris, Cassy, Cobblestone Jazz (live), Dixon, Ellen Vene, Helena Hauff, Hunee, Janina, Jeff Mills, KASK, Kerri Chandler, Kim Ann Foxman, Kink featuring Rachel Row (live), Marcel Dettmann, Midland, Nastia, Olga Korol, Praslesh, Rebolledo, Recondite (live), Regis, Renaat R & S, Rhadoo, Ricardo Villalobos, Sassy J’, Stockholm Murder Girls, The Black Madonna.

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Not forgetting Into the Factory, a new festival set up by Music Goes Further in Nynäshamn, Sweden. Visitors will get to explore Stora Vika, an industrial park that will be emblazoned by cutting-edge electronic dance music, culture and an all-inclusive atmosphere. The artists confirmed for the event, which runs from the 10th– 12TH August 2017, are: Cari Lekebusch, Dasha Rush, DVS1, Headless Horseman (live), Ion Ludwig (live), Joel Mull, Mathew Jonson (live), Nastia and Shanti Celeste, who are all some of the globe’s hottest new talents. There’s also the chart-topping Daniel Avery, Mr Fingers himself- living legend Larry Heard, the amazing Adam Beyer and the ever-enigmatic Bicep. 

The full line-up is:

Adam Beyer, Andrew Weatherall, Barac, Bicep (live), Cari Lekebusch & Joel Mull (B2B), Daniel Avery, Dasha Rush, Dax J, DVS1, Fabio & Stef, Headless Horseman (live), Ion Ludwig (live), Johanna Schneider, Juan Atkins, Julia Govor, Karenn (live), La Fleur, Magda, Mathew Jonson (live), Moodymann, Mr Fingers aka Larry Heard (live), Nastia, Rodhåd, Sebastian Mullaert (live), Shanti Celeste, SHXCXCHCXSH (live), Skatebård, Sonja Moonear, Studio Barnhus, Tijana T, Veronica Vasicka.

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The organization, Music Goes Further, runs on seven key principles which are all equally balanced to create the best adventure possible for all attendees to their events. These principals are: unique locations, advanced electronic music, pioneering technology, innovative art, food and bar architecture, holistic awareness and social equality. The project intends to continue to grow and host six major festivals by 2019. After the announcement of Into the Castle in 2018, and hopes to hold events in Southern Europe, Asia and South America, it seems that this is one of music’s most ambitious and exciting ventures of the moment.

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Early-bird tickets for both festivals have already sold out, however first release for Into the Valley are on sale here, and so are ones for Into the Factory, along with a variety of camping and accommodation options and special under 23’s tickets. With more incredible acts still to be announced, they are guaranteed to go quickly. So, act fast to ensure that you can also experience one of the most innovative explorations into modern music, food, technology, art and culture. 

Words by Georgia Balch

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