Refuge Worldwide reveals summer festival schedule

From Lisbon to Tashkent, with some dreamy stops on the way.

By Staff

We're excited to get back on the road this spring and summer. Between March and September, we're visiting some of our favourite festivals to host stages, workshops, pop-up radio stations, panels and more. Below is a run-down of where you will find us, as we head to the UK, Portugal, Uzbekistan, Croatia, Spain, Belgium, Lithuania and, of course, Germany.

Sónar, Lisbon - 22-24 March

Kicking off the run of Spring and Summer festivals, we return to Sónar Lisboa for another year as a media partner. Expect interviews, exclusive recordings and behind the scenes shots from the festival delivered to our channels.

Listen, Brussels - 26-31 March

Later in March, we visit Listen Festival in Brussels for the first time, hosting a club sound and lighting tech workshop at FUSE on 28 March, and a field recording workshop (led by Coline Cornélis) on 29 March. We will also moderate an on-stage interview with journalist Shawn Reynaldo.

XJAZZ!, Berlin - 6-12 May

Following on from the success of last year’s collaboration, we once again welcome Berlin’s XJAZZ! Festival crew for an extension of their monthly residency, with a daily show from 14:00-16:00 during the festival. Keep your eyes peeled for ticket competitions and some extra, behind-the-scenes content from the festival. GALA, London - 24-26 May

Our annual trip to London! Big love to the GALA family for having us back each year. This time, we’re levelling up and taking over the 1908 stage, with sets from Nat Wendell, Yu Su, Palms Trax, Heléna Star and MLE.

Audra, Kaunas - 5-9 June

We are developing a special bond with Kaunas, Lithuania, and the people of AUDRA Festival / Lizdas club. This year, our third time visiting, we will host two stages at AUDRA, plus a community radio workshop.

Sónar, Barcelona - 13-15 June

For the second trip of our Sónar collaboration, we’re heading to Barcelona for the 31st edition of the festival. It will take place both day and night at multiple venue across the city, with an in-depth arts and discourse program alongside the musical curation. MELT, Gräfenhainichen - 11-13 July

Two years on from our first trip to MELT, we're heading back for another live-broadcasted session by the lake. As with 2022, we will kick off the days with some soothing, meditative sounds for the weary heads, before inviting some residents of the radio - and special guests - to spin. Tickets are available here.

Dekmantel Selectors, Tisno - 22-26 August

On Saturday August 24, we have the pleasure of taking over the Magnolia stage at Dekmantel Selectors in Tisno, Croatia, with sets from Rachel Grace Almeida, mokeyanju and a dubwise B2B between Om Unit and Richard Akingbehin. 

Sublimation, Tashkent - 26-28 September

Uzbekistan, here we come! Heading to the Sublimation Festival for a stage takeover, a panel talk and a workshop. More information to be revealed soon!

Photos by Esther Hoedemakers (Dekmantel Selectors) and Justine Trickett (GALA).