The Easter break is often the first step of the road to summer and if this weekend’s events across Egypt’s seaside locales are anything to go by, we have a busy few months ahead of us. But before our minds wander, this weekend has plenty in store – check out the best parties and festivals taking place…
RUSH RISING @ RUSH SPORTS LOUNGE, EL GOUNA
Touted as being one of the main players this summer in El Gouna, Rush Sports Lounge is kicking off the weekend with a refreshingly diverse line-up of DJs, as Safi, Akladios and Disco Misr take to the decks.
OSHTOORA 2016 @ FAYOUM
(Thursday till Monday)
Hippies and culture-vultures are set to descend on Fayoum for the long-awaited return of cultural festival, Oshtoora. As always, expect an eclectic few days of music, art and other equally nourishing activities.
TMPL.TV @ BAYSIDE, RAS SIDR
Boasting a tight-and-right line-up of some of the best young DJs in Egypt, Temple of Sound marks the Easter break with a night that will see Moste, Aguizi & Fahim, Gaser, Sadek, Hamza and Shafei provide the music.
PROJECT VIBE @ SHARM EL SHEIKH
(Friday, Saturday, Sunday)
Proving that Sharm is still cool, Project Vibe has rustled up a whole load of acts, including Robosonic, Ramiro Lopez, Chelina Manuhutu and some of the best locals for three back-to-back days of music.
SHARM MUSIC FESTIVAL @ SHARM EL SHEIKH
(Friday, Saturday, Sunday)
There’s more Easter fun to be had in Sharm with the Sharm Music Festival. After its success last year, the three day event is back with the likes of David Mayer, Sonic Future and some of Egypt’s finest performing.
CRAZY 88 EASTER WEEKEND @ CLUB 88, EL GOUNA
(Friday, Sunday, Monday)
Three days, three parties – it’s as simple as that for El Gouna’s ever popular Club 88 and the Easter weekend is set to welcome Malak, Amr Hosny and Ramy DJunkie for separate parties.
ALL BLVK EVERYTHING @ THE ARENNA, EL GOUNA
It wouldn’t be a long weekend in Gouna without a nineteen84 party and this time round they’ve teamed up with Blurr Entertainment and Moods for All BLVK Everything, featuring the hop-hop sets of Ramy DJunkie and Tony Vegas.
WET BUNNIES POOL PARTY @ SLIDERS CABLE PARK, EL GOUNA
Winning the award for the silliest name by a mile, the Wet Bunnies Pool Party at Gouna’s Cable Sliders Park is set to welcome German DJ, David Mayer, with Aguizi & Fahim, A-Squared and Baher also getting in on the act.
HOMEGROWN #FORACHANGE @ SAHL HASHEESH
Blurr Entertainment are intent on disturbing the proverbial peace at Sahl Hasheesh this Easter, with two huge beach-side day-parties, with the focus very much on local talent.
For more events across Egypt this Easter – as well as ones in Cairo, too – check out the CG events calendar.