We Recommend - Into The Valley

Words by: S Roberts
Posted: 14/6/17 15:15

When we say 'Into the Valley', most people will envision its old location- an obscure site that for two years, has seen people from all over the world head to Dalhalla in Rättvik, Estonia. (pictured above)

This year, event organisers have packed up and marched off to an equally outlandish venue - a sunken prison in Rummu, Estonia. That was not a typo, we did say sunken prison.

Initially, we did wonder just how you can get a festival inside any prison, let alone one which is located below ground, but that is for them to worry about. It turns out that Rummu, just outside Tallin, is also a mythical limestone quarry as well as doubling up as site of an abandoned jail (imagine trying to escape this bad boy).

Delve into this concept with an open mind, as we attempt to describe what revellers will encounter during the trip from June 29 - July 1 this year.

Upon further inspection, this is not your average prison. In fact, if any current prisoners should happen to get hold of this article, there may well be a full scale riot. Rummu is astonishingly beautiful. 

Envisage crystal clear waters, a picturesque beach and a jailhouse which looks more 'deserted chateau' than criminal holding-pen. White sand appears to inundate the dusty valley and creates that sought-after Burning Man look.

Once festival organisers move in, we expect this site will transcend into a gulf of hedonism.Whilst many will argue that the ITV festival site which preceded this estranged lock up was absolutely ideal, organisers claim the move stemmed from the festival outgrowing Dalhalla. There was not enough accommodation and because, in our opinion, with a few Funktion 1's on the go, it looks like the old venue would have fallen down sometime soon.

Granted we can not anticipate a replica of previous festivals at the lagoon-like colosseum in Dalhalla, but we can take a stab in the dark about what to expect.

There is always magic in the air when you are part of the first time a festival has been at a site, before the hoards arrive and things begin to change.

We Recommend you experience this mirage like allurement, just as it is.

29/6/17 - Into The Valley
Into The Valley

Full Line Up

Thursday, June 29
Antal
Anthea
The Black Madonna
Cassy
Craig Richards
Dyed Soundorom
Haidl & Lindstrøm
Hunee
KASK
Maayan Nidam
Nikolajev
Sonja Moonear

Friday, June 30
Abelle
Anna Hanna
Answer Code Request
Bjarki
Cobblestone Jazz (live)
Dana Ruh
Dixon
Ellen Vene
Function
Jeff Mills
Kim Ann Foxman
KiNK featuring Rachel Row (live)
Marcel Dettmann
Midland
Nastia
Olga Korol
Praslesh
Recondite (live)
Renaat Vandepapeliere
Rhadoo
Ricardo Villalobos
Saoirse

Saturday, July 1
Afriqua
Andrey Zots
Avalon Emerson
Axel Boman
Bella Sarris
Dasha Redkina
DJ Stingray
Eli Verveine
Emma Valtonen
Fernando Costantini
Francesco Del Garda
George FitzGerald
Helena Hauff
Hessle Audio with Ben UFO, Pearson Sound & Pangea
Honey Dijon
Janina
Jennifer Cardini
Katerina
Kerri Chandler
Margaret Dygas
Momo Trosman
Nina Kraviz
Oshana (live)
Rebolledo
Regis
Rødhåd
Sailor & I (live)
Sassy J
Scuba
Stockholm Murder Girls
Vlada
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