Picture the scene: the sun is beating down, the Adriatic Sea is glistening, and behind you are historic streets and buildings you recognise from Game of Thrones.
Welcome to HIGHER, a three-day and night Croatian extravaganza hosted by house heroes Solardo at Culture Club Revelin. Also supplying the sounds are superstar friends including Andrea Oliva, Danny Howard, Heidi, Max Chapman, Nic Fanciulli and wAFF, and that’s only phase one of the line-up.
The historic old town of Dubrovnik is an idyllic old-world setting right on Croatia’s south coast by the Adriatic Sea. It has gorgeous stone architecture, ancient clock towers and famous red tiled roofs. There’s a friendly, bustling atmosphere, winding streets filled with restaurants and bars, and plenty of sights made famous in Game of Thrones.
By day, the sky is stunning azure blue, but as the sun sets it turns flame red and burnt orange. You will be right there dancing on the terrace of Culture Club Revelin as this stunning transition happens. Once it’s dark, the party heads inside what is one of DJ Mag‘s Top 100 clubs in the world.
Alongside Solardo‘s own Sola label, fellow hosts include SUAT, the Brit known for walking miles and miles as he live-streams his mixes from a DJ setup he carries on his front. Arielle Free‘s new clubbing experience Free Your Mind also hosts, as do forward-thinking and eclectic Birmingham party crew WYLD, and Rituals LDN, a party known for bringing immersive and transformative production to a range of special spaces.
Musically the first wave includes a who’s who of contemporary talent from Radio 1 tastemaker Danny Howard to Ibiza legend Andrea Oliva via the jacking sounds of Heidi, melodic mastery of Nic Fanciulli and rolling techno of wAFF, with Sosa, Syreeta and Arielle Free also lining up.
There is much more to come for HIGHER 2021, but last year’s event sold out before it was postponed, so don’t sleep on securing tickets.