Butik Festival announces first phase lineup!

We’re presenting you the newly established Butik Festival, which will take place from 12th till 14th July at the idyllic Soča Valley location in Tolmin, Slovenia. Butik is a fresh electronic music festival with a simple goal to unite like-minded people, enthusiasts and music lovers with prolific culture and beautiful landscape. The carefully curated lineup will introduce the fine combination of well-renowned international acts and local upcoming talents. 

Butik Festival is located at Soča Valley, one of the most attractive and well-hidden Slovenian destinations, which will give goosebumps to even the most demanding guests. The festival area is located near the town of Tolmin on the confluence of two emerald green rivers – Soča and Tolminka. The day and night festive activities will be spread across multiple indoor and outdoor venues, which will take partygoers on an exclusive adventure. Besides the rich musical program, the attendees can enjoy the local culinary cuisine, different sports activities, social events and workshops.

This boutique location wouldn’t be perfect without a carefully planned music programme, which will unite international starts with domestic talent. It’s with great pleasure that the organisers can announce Guy J, Etapp Kyle, Cassy and Janeret in Slovenia for the first time. They will be joined by the likes of Nevena Jeremić, Aney F., Coeus, Brlee, Alex Ranerro, Urban Jeram and many others.

Guy J is one of the most prominent acts within the current electronic music scene. The Tel Aviv’s finest has amassed a vast discography within an eclectic list of world-renowned imprints. His own Lost & Found label has been delivering superb music that sets the trends over and over again. He’s been approved and supported by house, techno and trance enthusiasts around the globe. “I need every track to be real and honest to my feelings”, says Guy J and we simply couldn’t find a better place for his debut Slovenian gig.

The Ostgut Ton artist Etapp Kyle will present his unique dark, spacious and ultra-detailed techno. Ukraine born and based in Berlin, Etapp has steadily crafted his signature. An established artist in his own right he plays peak-time, opening, or closing slots at some of the world's finest institutions. Whether it was Moscow’s Arma 17, Parisian Rex Club or his home court Berghain, Etapp redefines the meaningful techno grooves with his presence and style.

Parisian talent Janeret presents the new fresh wave of French electronic music producers that are taking over the world by storm. As a part of Yoyaku organization, Mickael is crafting his signature sound full of dubby grooves, mixed with ambient feelings and topped with house influence. He heads up vinyl only Joule Imprint where he releases his own material as well as music from other respectful colleagues. In the last year or so, Janeret travelled the world from Australia to the US, showcasing his sheer talent and dedication to others.

Cassy’s lifelong love affair with music makes her one of the most respected selectors of her generation. A dynamic, passionate DJ with an encyclopedic knowledge of electronic music history and a record bag to match it, she can dig deep in any given situation, bringing good vibes and contagious energy to the dance floor. With past residencies at Panorama Bar, Trouw, DC-10 and Rex Club, as well as an exhaustive list of the world’s most influential club spaces on her resume, Cassy is an unrelenting ball of positivity behind the decks, delivering high quality to every dance floor she plays to.

As a professional and versatile selector with an acute understanding of how to adapt to various settings, Cassy retains that unique touch that only she can provide, never losing sight of her own musical identity and staying true to the art of DJing every step of the way.

*The early bird tickets will be available in the following weeks. You can find more information about tickets at www.butikfestival.com.*

Sotočje always seemed like an ideal place to host an electronic music festival. This year a chance finally appeared and that’s how Butik festival was created. We would rather have a good crowd than a huge stage so we wanted to keep the festival small and intimate. The idea was to offer a festival that would bring distinguished experience for artists as well as festivalgoers. Music in combination with this stunning location, local culinary and all the activities that the destination has to offer, you simply can't get better than that. " - The organizers behind the Butik shared their thoughts on the festival.

By Saša, edited on 12 March 2019