Limassol is bracing itself to host the Beonix electronic music festival, billed as the biggest music event of the year, set to take place over a September weekend at a disused factory, which will be transformed into a host of stages.
Announcing the event on Tuesday, Limassol mayor Nicos Nicolaides called it a “pioneering event,” for which he was “very excited this amazing event is taking place in our city.”
The mayor said Limassol has become “a pillar of attraction for such events, whether they be cultural, sports or musical.”
Beonix was held in Larnaca last year attracting some 20,000 visitors from Cyprus and abroad alike, Stella Koukounis, said on behalf of the organisers.
The festival will be held the former Etko factory in Limassol described as a “unique location… an ancient winery with a historical past, with multiple stages showcasing diverse music genres, from deep house to techno and everything in between.”
Nicolaides heralded the venue choice, saying “it is an area full of industrial heritage,” which has a huge investment interest in the area. “It’s a city within a city.”
Koukounis told reporters that last year visitors from Israel, the UK, Germany, Poland and Greece attended the festival with organisers certain of a stronger interest this year.
“Even Canadians and Australians have expressed an interest.”
The line-up includes internationally acclaimed artists as well as local talent. Some of the names already announced include Innellea, Jan Blomqvist, Brina Knauss, Joyhouser, Karla Blum, Maceo Plex and the Grammy Award–winning and internationally renowned producer Black Coffee.
“This is an opportunity to showcase local artists and to promote Cyprus,” she said.
“This will be perhaps the biggest stage to ever be set up in Cyprus.”
Preparations are also underway to consider logistics such as parking spots and travel for attendees, though more is expected to be announced closer to the time.
The event is set to be held on September 22-24. More information can be found here.
According to the organisers, there will be art installations, food and drink vendors and an “unforgettable setting combining technologies and art.”