In 2015, an Organisation called Music Goes Further came up with the concept of colliding arts and electronic music together in a club tour called Into Episodes, an idea of bringing people together under the same flag of pure visual and music honey, all over the world. The first initiative was in Sweden when in 2015 the Into Episodes introduced a music festival called Into The Valley. The festival took place in the scenic location at the outskirts of Rattvik – Dalhalla. Deep in the forest, the venue is known for its acoustic properties as the main stage is in a huge pit of a result of a mining project back in the 90’s. The first Into The Valley had some local artists and included some serious dance music heavyweights lining up like Dixon, Âme, Tale Of Us, Ricardo Villalobos, John Talabot, Adam Beyer, Nicolas Jaar, Four Tet and many more. The first event was a total success and followed with the second year in the same location – getting more recognition and developed into a more immersive experience for all attenders.
ABOUT INTO THE VALLEY
The DNA and the concept of the festival is all based on seven key principles – each one is equally important to fit the vision. These seven principles are:
Unique Locations – Environmental surroundings reinforce the musical experience.
Advanced Electronic Music – being able to work with up-and-coming talent, established artists and true legends.
Pioneering Technology – Using the best technology in an exciting way is key for creating that special feeling at the festival.
Innovative Art – Intensifying the experience with pieces of art installations.
Food and Bar Architecture – Every bite, sip, nibble or taste is carefully developed in accordance with the location’s soul, ambition and context.
Holistic Awareness – Creating a feeling of Togetherness, Intimacy, Peace, Love and Harmony.
Social Equality – Everyone has different roles, and everyone’s important in their own way, but no one is better or more important than anyone else – We are all equal.
This year on June 29th to 2nd of July, Into The Valley series takes you on a journey to Rummu, Estonia, a location that has never seen an event of a like. The location is an abandoned soviet labour prison surrounded by a lake of crystal clear water, these mesmeric settings are perfect for the festival to take place as Mattias puts it – “When I first saw Rummu Quarry, I knew which artists would fit in here. It’s about syncing the music feeling with the environment to enhance the whole experience of the site” with concluding, “nobody will be disappointed”.
The area will fit even more people than before as the location will be bigger, offering not only prison grounds but a beach stage just outside the prison besides the water, so folks could splash around and cool off occasionally. The prison itself gives out vibes of mystery and spookiness, taking the visitor back in time far from reality, which only adds to the enveloping all in all experience.
WHAT TO EXPECT
This year the line-up will as astounding as ever for the Into Episodes, with 69 acts in total including local and international DJ’s and artists. Be prepared for an intense electronic music venture as the line-up guarantees sets from people who know what is best for you. The Line-up will consist of names from the big league like the innovative Innervisions label owner Dixon, as well as increasingly respected woman -Black Madonna, The live performance of the jazzy Canadian duo Cobblestone Jazz, legendary Jeff Mills, KiNKs’ known phenomenal performances that will feature Rachel Row, the Ukrainian prodigy Nastia, Label R&S owner Renaat with his long hypnotic set, Ricardo Villalobos, Axel Boman, Nina Kraviz, Scuba, Sailor & I, Rodhad and many more. It will be unparalleled and exceptional…
The festival will also have art installations by various street artists and audio/visual artists turning the site into an amazing art gallery for the attendee to escape reality and find beauty in its surroundings provided by names like – Sille Pihlak and Siim Tuksam, Anne Vingisar and Liisa Valdmann, ZukClub, Nava, Viktor Gurov and more. The art installations will be very complementing to the whole experience of the festival, uplifting the visitors’ spirit and soul.
The grounds will also have space for local cuisine, as restaurant NOA will be establishing their pop-up venue in the festival offering their amazing cooking for the people. Check them out here.
As the the goals are set, the mood is right – Summer is here and we cannot wait for this to happen. See you in the Valley!
Watch Into The Valley 2016 Aftermovie
The camping in Rummu has also had a major facelift compared to previous years. It is a large open space where our visitors will feel comfortable. Offering a lot of different camping options ranging from bringing your own tent to renting a tent or even Tunnel Tents and Bell Tents for those who want to camp with a little more comfort. You can also bring your caravan and have access to a power outlet if you apply early. The camping area is within walking distance of the festival area.
HOW TO GET TO THE FESTIVAL
Offering two different bus options. A return transfer to the festival site from Tallinn. Arrive Thursday and depart Sunday.
The second one is a Daily Shuttle Bus service that will be running throughout the festival weekend and take you back and forth from the festival area. The bus route is: Tallinn Airport – Tallinn City (Mere Pst 5) – Rummu Quarry (festival area).