The full experience. That seems to be the goal that A Summer Story has set for its 2018 edition, which promises to be the best of its short but intense history. This Madrid festival was born in summer of 2015 and, since then, it has only grown. And we’ve got reasons to say it. In the three previous years, A Summer Story has increased its number of attendees (from 27,000 to 60,000), its number of invited artists (from 62 to 87), its duration (from 24 to 30 hours of music, always divided into two days) and even its number of stages (last year it had 7). We would dare to say that in 2018 it will reach its top, but the truth is that, to this day, it is impossible to glimpse the limit of so much growth. Let’s review the reasons why we don’t intend to miss A Summer Story 2018.
It combines genres fleeing the monotony
It is a great point in its favour. There are not many festivals that dare to place Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike and Maceo Plex on the same roster. Madrid has always responded well to this kind of proposals, so A Summer Story never hesitated. Three stages will host three different styles during the two days that will last the event. On Friday, the Mainstage is reserved for underground genres with people like Joris Voorn b2b Kölsch, Loco Dice, Paco Osuna or The Martinez Brothers. On Saturday, it will be the turn for EDM sounds of Armin van Buuren, Axwell & Ingrosso and the Tomorrowland Belgians mentioned above. Hardstyle and makina will also have a gap in the Burn Stage on Saturday, the stage where on Friday we will dance with progressive house (Fedde Le Grand) and trance (Vini Vici). The toughest techno will also appear on the second day with Oscar Mulero, Rebekah and Surgeon among others, although on the previous day we will already have vibrated with Amelie Lens and Andrés Campo. In the upcoming weeks, we will analyze the line-up in detail. For now, we leave it here so that nobody thinks we are exaggerating.
Enjoy the best concert space in the country
Everybody knows that the Ciudad del Rock is the best possible location for a festival in Spain. Not in vain, this space has hosted the famous Rock In Rio festival since its very first edition. A Summer Story knew it from the beginning and this will be the fourth edition in which the electronic music festival is also held there. The organization offers shuttle bus service from Madrid and from Arganda del Rey so that the transfer is simple, responsible and, above all, cheap. You can book your trips here right now.
Camp in Arganda del Rey and join the ‘Story’
It is the great novelty of this 2018; the full experience of which we spoke before. A festival is not just about the line-up. It is also about the people, the audience, the stories happening among the assistants, the coexistence created in the campings. It is another of the great steps forward A Summer Story takes this year to become the best festival in Spain. Looking for an Airbnb in Madrid? This is history. If you come to A Summer Story, you can camp next to the festival to save time, money and energy. Not even setting up your own tent should worry you. The glamping service takes care of everything, offering different options with different prices. Oh! Of course, there will be also a welcome party at the camping on the night of Thursday 21st.
Don’t waste time asking for drinks at the bar
The system of tuents premiered last year and worked perfectly. With the Tuents by Tuenti you can buy your drink at the bars of the festival. Each tuent will be € 2 and, if you have more, at the end of the festival you can exchange them for extra GBs to navigate with your Tuenti rate. When the time comes, check out your pockets and use the code printed on your tuents to get those GB. Here you can discover more info about it.
Escape the routine and travel with us
Because, yes, in Xceed headquarters we have been talking about it and we have decided that A Summer Story is a MUST for us. It will be the first weekend of summer and we can not think of a better way to celebrate it than getting into collective madness with the music of Armin van Buuren, Stephan Bodzin, Amelie Lens, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Joris Voorn, Gouryella, Recondite, Axwell & Ingrosso and the local hero Dj Nano. Do you come with us? You’re still on time!
Where: Arganda del Rey
When: 21st-22nd-23rd June
Lineup: Amelie Lens, Andres Campo, Armin van Buuren, Axwell & Ingrosso, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Gouryella, Joris Voorn b2b Kölsch, Loco Dice, Maceo Plex, The Martinez Brothers, Michael Calfan, Oscar Mulero, Paco Osuna, Rebekah, Recondite (live), Reeko b2b Lewis Fautzi, Stephan Bodzin (live), Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano, Surgeon & Lady Starlight (live), Vini Vici, Vitalic ODC (live) and more
(Cover Image: A Summer Story)