Soundwave Festival Announces Launch Parties

The Croatian festival has unveiled a series of warm-up events throughout the UK and Europe.

Now in its fifth year, the now legendary Soundwave Festival is set to return to The Garden on July 18th-22nd. Described by Time Out as ‘the summer’s most beautiful site’, the festival enjoys a stunning location near the town of Tisno on the Croatian coastline, where the Dalmatian coast meets the Adriatic sea. This year’s typically eclectic lineup is topped by the likes of Bonobo, Doom, Quantic, Craig Charles, Alice Russell and Homeboy Sandman.

In the run-up to the main event, Soundwave 2013 organisers have announced a string of launch parties, featuring artists appearing at the festival. Things kick off at The Wardrobe in Leeds on February 22nd, before taking in cities throughout the UK, Croatia, Spain, Germany and Italy. The series reaches an epic conclusion at XOYO in London on May 26th where scene heavyweights Soundcrash, Ninja Tune, Tempo Clash, and yours truly Hyponik will be hosting proceedings.

Check the full list of parties and video teaser below, and head to the Soundwave website for full lineup info and tickets.