The heat is on: Burning Beach Festival brings the best of house and techno to Bali

PHOTO: MARI BEACH CLUB
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Do you smell that? That is the smell of the hottest music festival in Bali cooking. We are, of course, talking about the Burning Beach Festival 2023.

Are you ready to embark on a musical journey that transcends boundaries and elevates your soul? Look no further, because Burning Beach Festival in Bali is coming to ignite your passion for underground music. Picture yourself under the starlit Bali sky, surrounded by like-minded free souls, and swaying to the beats of legendary and up-and-coming DJs. This Dec. 22-23, prepare to lose yourself in the captivating world of house and techno music at the mesmerizing Mari Beach Club in Canggu.

Burning Beach Festival is the most essential underground music festival in the region, and this year’s line-up is the best yet with a mix of legends, live shows and rising stars. You’ll get to see and hear some of the world’s finest DJs and producers, such as Deborah De Luca, Stephan Bodzin, Sven Väth, Ilario Alicante, Matthias Tanzmann, Melanie Ribbe and many more. They will take you on a musical journey that will make you dance, groove, and feel alive.

Burning Beach Festival didn’t just emerge from thin air; it was born out of intimate rave parties held on the secluded shores of Lombok, Bali’s neighboring island, back in 2018. The infectious vibes and the vision for a unique music experience inspired the founders to dream bigger. In December 2022, the dream turned into reality, marking the inaugural edition of Burning Beach Festival in Nusa Dua, Bali.

“Little did we anticipate that Bali would undergo a transformation akin to becoming the ‘Ibiza of Southeast Asia. Bali now boasts a wealth of high-class beach clubs, world-class DJ acts, and the kind of tropical ambience that captivates all those seeking an alternative to cultural excursions on the Island of the Gods,” said Burning Beach co-founder Alicja Zakrzewska.

The artists, of course, take center stage at Burning Beach Festival. Here are the headliners who will be the driving force of the entire two-day event:

Deborah De Luca

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Deborah De Luca will close out day one of the festival. The reigning queen of techno has carved her niche in the electronic music scene with an unparalleled blend of raw talent and magnetic stage presence. Hailing from Italy, this enigmatic artist is renowned for her deep, melodic techno soundscapes that effortlessly captivate audiences worldwide. With a career spanning over a decade, Deborah has become a symbol of innovation in the industry, consistently pushing boundaries and redefining the techno genre. Her tracks are a sonic journey, weaving intricate rhythms and haunting melodies, leaving listeners entranced and eager for more.

Sven Väth

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Closing out the second day, and, by extension, the festival itself, is the legendary DJ and producer from Germany, Sven Väth, who has been spinning records since 1980. He is known for his unwavering dedication to vinyl, playing 100 percent analogue sets with his Technics turntables. Väth is also notably the founder of Cocoon, a label, event series and club that showcases the best of techno and house music. He has performed at many prestigious venues and festivals around the world, such as Fabric, Amnesia, Time Warp, Awakenings, and Tomorrowland. He is a true pioneer and innovator of electronic music, who has influenced generations of DJs and fans.

Stephan Bodzin

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Stephan Bodzin stands as a true luminary in the world of electronic music, celebrated for his exceptional talent as a producer, live performer, and sound designer. Hailing from Germany, Bodzin has become synonymous with cutting-edge techno, crafting intricate, emotive melodies and hypnotic rhythms that resonate deeply with audiences around the globe. What sets him apart is his mesmerizing live shows, where he weaves a sonic tapestry using an array of synthesizers and drum machines, creating a unique and immersive experience for his listeners. At Burning Beach Festival, Bodzin is bringing his new music for the first time to the region.

ILARIO ALICANTE. PHOTO: BURNING BEACH FESTIVAL BALI

Burning Beach Festival is not just about the music, though. It’s also about the location, the vibe, and the culture. You’ll get to enjoy the breathtaking Mari Beach Club in Canggu, which is the heart of Bali nightlife and beach life. This extraordinary venue has organic design, natural material and a pure sense of charm with towering palm trees, crystal clear seas and pools to swim in and so much more. You’ll also get to witness magical sunsets, explore tropical landscapes, and immerse yourself in rich local customs and cultures.

MATTHIAS TANZMANN. PHOTO: BURNING BEACH FESTIVAL BALI

With reasonably priced tickets catering to different preferences, from a 2-day pass at IDR1,800,000 per person to a 1-day General Admission pass at IDR1,000,000, the festival ensures accessibility for all music enthusiasts. To make the most of this exceptional event, it’s wise to secure your tickets in advance, as prices at the door will be approximately 20 percent higher, ensuring you don’t miss out on the magic that awaits. Get ready to dance, indulge, and revel in the ultimate Burning Beach Festival experience!

MELANIE RIBBE. PHOTO: BURNING BEACH FESTIVAL BALI


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