The biggest little festival in the world; SunSplash Festival which is Turkey’s most intimate music festival is going to take place at Bodrum’s Aspat Beach. From 21 June Aspat Beach, a beautiful, palm tree-fringed bay on the Mediterranean will shimmer and sparkle to the sounds of top international artists over seven days at a festival catering for all.
This year's artists include Andrew Ashong, hailing from Forest Hill by way of Ghana, playing live with his jazzy ethereal sound; Sadar Bahar, the deepest disco legend from Chicago making his SunSplash debut; Gilles Peterson, Brownswood Recordings’ label boss and world-renowned DJ legend; and Romare, one of the most exciting electronic music talents to emerge of late. Other confirmed artists include Earl Gateshead, Lefto, Kyodai, Shuya Okino, Rainer Trueby, Phil Asher, Daudi Matsiko, Love Vinyl’s Stuart Patterson and Mighty Zaf and one of Boiler Room’s main musical curators, Thris Tian.
The private Aspat Bay is a glorious back-to-nature location for this boutique festival where artists perform on a beach or acoustic stage depending on their style of music. The tropical-style beach bar under the palm trees is bound to be popular, the Byzantine bath-house will be turned into a workshop venue while yoga sessions held at sunrise and sunset are free for all festival-goers.
Best of all, at the east end of the beach 65 beach bungalows offer simple accommodation beside a natural creek shaded by eucalyptus trees. Seven nights sharing an en-suite double room, including breakfast and dinner, costs £400 per person including festival tickets. In addition, there is now a camping option from £15 per person for those who bring their own tent and a children’s activity zone, Kidsplash.
Festival-only passes are a steal at £130 for the full week, great for those who want to arrange their own accommodation and travel.
Festival-goers can book direct flights to Bodrum from the UK with EasyJet, Monarch and Thomas Cook Airlines, with the organisers helping to arrange airport transfers if required from £130 per car.
Overlooked by Aspat Mountain and cooled by the soft winds of the Mediterranean Sea, SunSplash Bodrum 2015 offers a paradise of a location, guaranteed sunshine and the high-quality musical programme that the Festival is renowned for.
For more information visit www.sunsplash-festival.com