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Sunny side festival completed its spectacular debut edition

  • Laura Liendo
  • 30 May 2024
Sunny side festival completed its spectacular debut edition

The new music sensation, Sunny Side Festival, has just wrapped its spectacular debut edition! Crowds from 26 countries enjoyed the festival's captivating vibe on the paradise island of Malta, from May 17th till May 19th. Sunny Side featured 49 international and local DJ legends such as SONJA MOONEAR, SATOSHI TOMIIE LIVE, DYED SOUNDOROM, RYAN ELLIOTT, TIJANA T, TOMAS STATION, and DANA RUH, alongside exclusive back-to-back sets like RARESH B2B EDWARD, MAGDA B2B MORGAN, CABANNE B2B SHAKED, and tINI B2B ANTHEA. They performed alongside talents such as ALINE UMBER LIVE, DESIREÉ FALESSI, ELI VERVEINE, LAURINE B2B CECILIO, PROSUMER, VELASCO, VO1GT.M4S, XDB, and many others. The festival also welcomed renowned promoters, labels, and communities as stage partners, including Yoyaku, Half Baked, Trommel, After Caposile, Tini and the Gang, Slapfunk, and more. This sonic journey spanned four stages across three unique locations: the event venue Uno Malta, Tortuga beach, and a boat party.

Sunny Side Festival delivered countless memorable moments over three days of meticulously curated musical indulgence. A top-tier lineup of artists treated attendees to the freshest music selection, complemented by sensational live performances from Aline Umber and Private Press. The energy was immense, with the Treehaus stage providing eclectic big room vibes and picturesque moments. Tropicana offered artists the chance to perform in an intimate setting where they could let loose and feel the crowd’s immediate energy. Headliners like Sonja Moonear, Ryan Elliot, Tomas Station, Tijana T, and Dyed Soundorom graced the decks, each bringing their unique sound to the festival. Exclusive back-to-back sets featuring seasoned veterans and emerging talents, such as Magda B2B Morgan and Cabanne B2B Shaked, ignited euphoria among the crowd. The closing night featured a memorable B2B set between a:rpia:r’s RARESH and Giegling's EDWARD, along with a celebration of the 10th anniversary of Dungeon Meat label. The Sunset beach party and boat party also delivered fantastic daytime vibes, showcasing a small fraction of Malta’s beautiful setting. The legendary Satoshi Tomiie showcased his exclusive modular Live set at the captivating daytime beach party on Tortuga beach. The boat party was one of the highlights, blending Berlin's Dana Ruh's hypnotic grooves with the enchanting natural surroundings. There were also two birthday celebrations: Ryan Elliott's on Friday and Prosumer's on Sunday.

“We extend our gratitude to all the partygoers, artists, and partners who danced with us throughout the journey. The inaugural edition of Sunny Side Festival was a resounding success, and we are thrilled to have brought such positive energy to Malta. Our plans for the future include further growth, with a commitment to delivering even more exceptional music and experiences”, said Sunny Side Festival management.

Early bird tickets for the upcoming second edition of Sunny Side Festival will be available soon. Further details will be announced in the coming weeks on the official Sunny Side Festival social media and website at

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