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Debut event in beach paradise

ALBANIA -
Festival News
March 20, 2018

A remote beach setting is to be the location for the country’s first international music festival.

Kala festival (cap. 2,000) will take place over seven days between 20-27 June. Organised by UK-based Mainstage Festivals the event will feature five stages, along with a sixth hidden stage which is only accessible by water taxi.

“This is an untouched location and nobody has ever done anything like this before,” says festival director Alan Crofton.

“We’ve been working with the Albanian Tourist Board and the place has a similar feel to Croatia a few years ago.”

Festival-goers attending the event fly to the Greek island of Corfu before arriving at Kala by boat. Packages including tickets and accommodation start from £351 ($396).

The line-up includes Roy Ayers, Tom Misch and The Black Madonna.

“The acts playing are the type that are inclusive for all,” says Crofton.

“We have been looking to launch a summer festival for about a year and a half and have scoured Europe. We’ve ended up with one of the most unique settings for a festival I’ve ever seen.”

Mainstage also run Snowboxx (6,000) in Avoriaz, France. The sixth edition of the festival was held in March and featured Fat Boy Slim, Loyle Carner and Chase and Status.

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