A line up with the best top DJs, the organization linked to the Guendalina, Italian club number one in DJ Mag’s Top 100 Clubs, breathtaking scenery and settings, delicious food, warm hospitality and a great, great party atmosphere: elements that are very difficult to find in a single context, elements that contribute to make Panorama Festival something unique.

From Saturday, August 12 to Wednesday, August 16, 2023:
August 12 – Monopoli – Bylla Monopoli Arena / Solomun
August 13 – Santa Cesarea Terme – Salento Arena (Guendalina Club Concert Area) / Marco Carola b2b The Martinez Brothers, Seth Troxler
August 14 – Santa Cesarea Terme – Salento Arena (Guendalina Club concert area) / Peggy Gou, Hunee, Mumdance, FKA.M4A
August 15 – Monopoli – Macramé / The Blessed Madonna
Aug. 16 – Monopoli – Bylla Monopoli Arena / Mochakk, Honey Dijon, Carlita, Seth Troxler, William Djoko & more

After last year’s first edition, it grows exponentially and becomes itinerant, with five dates spread three locations between Valle d’Itria and Salento: the Monopoli Bylla Arena, the Salento Arena in Santa Cesarea Terme (the concert area of the Guendalina Club, the number one Italian venue for DJ Mag’s Top 100 Clubs) and the Macramè in Monopoli. This year’s Panorama Festival is accompanied by the slogan “August Around Apulia” and offers a unique experience combining the best of world DJing, the magic of electronic music, the unspoiled beauty of the surrounding places, excellent local cuisine and much more.


Saturday, Aug. 12, 2023 (from 11 p.m.), Monopoli Bylla Arena in Capitolo (Bari): Solomun. Panorama Festival starts as best it could not, with Solomun’s only Italian summer date in Southern Italy for this year. For more than 15 years, DJ and producer Solomun has been an absolute reference for his sound and musical selections. His Solomun+1 party at Pacha has always been a must-see in the Ibizan summer, as have his sets at festivals such as Coachella, Exit and Time Warp and in clubs around the world, from Los Angeles to Shanghai. His set takes place in the brand-new, hyper-technological Monopoli Bylla Arena a stone’s throw from the sea. Monopoli has so much to offer: the paradisiacal beaches of Cala Porto, Cala Monaci and Cala Paradiso, with their crystal-clear waters and hidden coves, not to mention its historic center to be characterized by picturesque narrow streets, historic churches and the imposing Castle of Charles V dominating the harbor.

Sunday, Aug. 13, 2023 (from 10 p.m.), Salento Arena in Santa Cesarea Terme (Lecce): The Martinez Brothers presents Cuttin’ Headz. Cuttin’Headz is the record label of The Martinez Brothers and it means 100% New York electronic music, able to go to the discovery of the most underground house and the most ancestral techno: its parties take place only in few and determined locations such as Ibiza, New York and precisely Salento. In the Guendalina Club concert area, the Martinez will play in b2b mode with Marco Carola, along with Seth Troxler, Ale De Tuglie and Matisa. In the circumstance, the musical energy of Cuttin’ Headz will merge with the beauty of the area, with its natural pools of Marina Serra, the cliffs of Castro Marina and the enchanting landscapes of Santa Cesarea Terme. An excellent opportunity also to enjoy the culinary delights of Puglia, its specialties and its most traditional dishes.

Monday, Aug. 14, 2023 (from 10 p.m.), Salento Arena in Santa Cesarea Terme (Lecce): Peggy Gou presents Gou Talk. In an absolute premiere for Italy, Peggy Gou returns to Panorama Festival with her Gou Talk party together with Hunee, Mumdance and FKA.M4A. Few artists are indeed making such a global impact on music as Korean Peggy Gou: among the many gems of her artistic journey is the 2019 Dj Kicks! compilation, the series reserved only for the best DJs on the planet. A proof of class and strength at the same time, a selection that spans time and space. Equally remarkable is his newest single “(It Goes Like) Na Na Na,” which anticipates the album due out in the coming weeks on the XL Recordings record label. As a daytime excursion to accompany it, nothing better than exploring the Bauxite quarry in Otranto, known for its turquoise waters set among jagged red rocks. Something truly unique.

Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2023 (from 4 p.m.), Macramé in Monopoli (Bari): The Blessed Madonna. Panorama Festival returns to Macramé in Monopoli, with The Blessed Madonna taking center stage more than ever. In recent years, few artists have been so impactful with The Blessed Madonna: just think of her remixes for The Chemical Brothers, Florence & The Machine and, improbably, Elton John, the collaborative album with Dua Lipa: her music is a symbol and synonym of inclusion, brotherhood, union. With Panorama Festival you can enjoy a unique environment, with the availability of reserved areas, premium bars, chill and relax zones and a food area dedicated to the best culinary proposals from Puglia. A unique context and content, united and combined to perfection.

Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2023 (from 4 p.m.), Monopoli Bylla Arena in Capitolo (Bari): Mochakk, Honey Dijon, Carlita, Seth Troxler, William Djoko and many others. Grand finale for Panorama Festival with a music marathon with an intensely Ibizan flavor. In recent months Mochakk’s rise has been simply unstoppable. Raised by his parents to the sounds of disco and rock, after a teenage approach to hip hop, he then discovered electronic music – house music in particular – never to leave it again. He was noticed very quickly by Pete Tong, who elected his “Sombrero Sam” Essential New Tune on BBC Radio 1, and The Martinez Brothers, who had him remix their “Rizzla” last year: Mochakk will come to Panorama Festival after playing at Coachella, for the Cercle platform, at the Circoloco opening in Ibiza and at Tomorrowland. Honey Dijon is an absolute icon, not only of electronic music, fresh off the successes of her highly acclaimed latest album “Black Girl Magic” and her win at the Grammy Awards (the Oscars of music) for her contribution to the writing of Beyoncé’s “Renaissance”: two gems in an extraordinary career that has seen her over the years collaborate with superstars such as Madonna and Lady Gaga and play in the best clubs and festivals around the world; the one at Panorama Festival is her only Italian date this summer. The Italian-Turkish DJ and producer Carlita has gone from the status of young promise to that of solid certainty in a very short time: highly appreciated on the fashion circuit, with her “Endless” party she often plays for absolute brands such as Prada, Jimmy Choo, Dsquared, Chanel and Louis Vuitton. So on Wednesday 16 with Panorama Festival it will be possible to enjoy the sounds and rhythms of many top DJs in a fairytale setting, with the best panorama offered by the Adriatic coast.

Info: www.panoramafestival.it

About Matteo Villa

28y passionate guy about music, social media, digital marketing and infographics! I founded youBEAT in 2012 as manifesto of my passion for electronic music, with the aim of promoting artists and events. Graduated in Media Languages at UCSC in Milan (Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore) with a thesis on the revolution of daily life with the streaming in entertainment and information.  Everyday more passionate and keen about data, tools and music insights and their connection in this everyday faster social connected world. From 2017-2023 A&R, Marketing and International Manager at EGO Music (www.egomusic.net).

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