Lovefest has gained the epithet of one of the ten best festivals in Europe. One of the reasons that made this possible is the long list of world renowned DJs that are performing on the island of love every year. This year’s line-up includes Fedde le Grand, Dubfire, Booka Shade, Juan Atkins, James Zabiela, Wankelmut and many others. Although they are most famous by their numerous hits and sensational performances, there are some interesting facts that you didn’t know about them.
Fedde Le Grand is his real name
This is a fact that not even most journalists know, so one of the first questions he often has to answer is about his real name. Either way, with the world wide fame he’s achieved over the last few years on the scene, the name kind of suits him. His favourite artist is the king of pop, Michael Jackson, and as a kid he took dance lessons. Maybe we’ll get a glimpse of his moves at Lovefest!
Morning yoga with Book Shade
If, rather than a coffee, yoga is part of your morning ritual, don’t be surprised if Walter and Arno join you at Lovefest. The duo from Booka Shade enjoy some yoga every morning, and, as both live so far from the urban hubbub, the island of love will make them both feel right at home.
Hunee loves collecting postcards from the cities in which he performs
The DJ whose appearance strikes you as a humble guy with massive talent confirms this even in his requests. Except for a memory of a brilliant performance, what Hunee really wants to take with him are postcards of the island of love and of Vrnjačka Banja.
Wankelmut, who got famous overnight
Whilst for some, this is merely a figure of speech, for Wankelmut this really is the most accurate description of his dizzying success. He was transformed overnight from a 24 year old politics student in Berlin to the world famous DJ, whose remix of “One Day – Reckoning Song” became everyone’s favorite anthem.
Danny Daze is another young producer coming to the Fire Stage. Before he began producing music, this young America was a tennis player, and regularly says he’d still be fighting to become one of the best players in the world if it he hadn’t exchanged his racquet for some decks.
Carlo Lio loves his cats
It’s no secret that this Canadian DJ has been obsessed with cats since childhood — there are two waiting for him at home at the end of each set he plays. He certainly won’t be complaining if some object which his pets love to play with were to find its way on stage during one of his performances.
THE FIRST DAY OF LOVEFEST HAS SOLD OUT
Since day tickets for Lovefest appeared a few days ago, the first day of the festival, which will feature Fedde le Grand, Wankelmut, Ame, Marko Nastić and bands Laibach and Eyesburn blew up. Day tickets are 11 EUR (1.300 RSD), whilst the three-day packet costs 27 EUR (3.240 RSD). Tickets can be purchased via the website www.lovefest.rs or at any Eventim and DD Ticket outlets in Serbia. Under the 3+1 deal, all festival-goers buying three tickets get the fourth free.
The Lovefest 2015 camp will be located near the festival site, but far enough away that campers can enjoy the remainder of the day. The camp comes equipped with toilets and showers, and the whole area is secure. The camp costs 15 EUR for 5 days. For information on accommodation visitwww.lovefest.rs/smestaj.
Just to remind you, Lovefest, sponsored this year by Heineken, will be held from the 6th to the 8th August in Vrnjačka Banja. The three stages will play host to famous acts from around the world, including Fedde le Grand, Dubfire, Booka Shade, James Zabiela, Juan Atkins, Fred P, Marcellus Pittman and many more, whilst Jack Live Stage will have Laibach, Hladno Pivo, Artan Lili, Elemental, Who See, Marčelo, Eyesburn and more than 20 regional and domestic bands.