It breaks our hearts to announce once again that a real SUNANDBASS in Sardinia cannot happen this season, we must postpone and hope that 2022 will see our return.
The harsh reality is that one year later, this disruptive state of affairs is still dominating how we live our lives.
We have had many beautiful, wild years building and shaping our Sardinian music holidays together, and to stage it in 2021 would have to abide by a hygiene concept in some format; perhaps testing, masks, quarantines, possibly no clubbing; and of course that still does not guarantee that our events could go ahead as planned! This is not the SUNANDBASS that we would like to see and quite frankly it wouldn’t be SUNANDBASS unless we can dance, and hug, and sing into the early hours without worry or concern. Instead, we will wait out this storm until we can gather again and truly be free knowing that our coming together will not put others at risk.
You know we miss you! We miss dancing in Ambra Night Club together, the SUNANDBASS BBQs at Ambra Day, or perhaps strolling through San Teodoro eating ice cream in front of Ambra Day. Just to see the night market and have a beer at La Posta, or jumping into Bal Harbour’s pool and listen to live performances while we cool off from the sunshine. We can hardly count how many times we arrived at Al Faro straight from the airport and instantly felt at home, or walked through the sand at La Cinta Beach Club for a perfect espresso under the view of Tavolara Island. Sure, this list is incomplete. We didn’t name even one of our friends, partners or beloved faces that we long to see again in San Teodoro grateful for the time spent in paradise and your company! Here, we send our love to our friends, our partners, the crew and the SUNANDBASS family in San Teodoro and Sardinia and all over the world, stay strong!
SUNANDBASS is the original drumandbass holiday. Since 2003, SUNANDBASS has attracted drumandbass lovers from all over the world for a whole week of music holidays. Our events are staged in different locations throughout the Sardinian village of San Teodoro and set to the backdrop of Italian soul-food, crystal clear Sardinian waters and white sand beaches. As a festival run by music lovers, SUNANDBASS aims to bring a vibrant and diverse array of international talent to the line-up each year. You can expect to hear the scene’s biggest DJs line up alongside the genres freshest, groundbreaking talent. Immersed in the Italian dolce vita for a week while listening to cutting edge performances of music and fresh productions together, SUNANDBASS has contributed significantly to the vibrancy of the scene and made Sardinia the most popular cultural destination in the world of drumandbass. This music is a perfect fit, because it is so versatile. Within its structure drumandbass holds so many possibilities to bridge energies and feelings between creators, performers and the audience and it is meant to evolve. Remaining open to its full range of delicacy and roughness, beauty and ugliness, wild energy and calmness, always ready to transform our music into a more beautiful and yet truer reflection of ourselves as a community.
The last SUNANDBASS was organised in 2019, as the COVID-19 crisis put a sudden hold on it’s sizzling success story.
Podcast & Label
During these quiet times, we are working hard in the background on our monthly podcast and label: SUNANDBASS Recordings. Both the label and podcast were established to provide a platform for emerging and established artists to share tracks that showcase their relationship with our festival. Our podcast will provide you with a fresh mix from our dearest artists on the first week of every month. For now, this is our way of gathering and reconnecting with our community of drumandbass lovers. The label, however, is more behind-the-scenes work and we aim to release new music a few times a year. The ethos of the label is to release music with both a personal touch and to represent the spirit of the SUNANDBASS. Set up in 2011, we have released compilation albums, EPs, singles, albums along with many more records and merch to go along with it of some of the biggest names in drumandbass.
Diversity & Environment
Right from the start, we strived for an environmentally friendly event and with each edition we aim to reduce our footprint. To date, we have been working towards the elimination of single use plastics and ensuring we leave San Teodoro as we found it- rubbish free!
We created SUNANDBASS to be a safe space for everyone by promoting diversity, equality and simply, well-being. We are proud to promote the artists of EQ50 which aims to improve gender equality and diversity in the drumandbass community. Working toward a more inclusive event and protecting the environment has always been, and still is, a really difficult journey. But swimming against the stream was never meant to be easy, and every little win counts. Alas, we’re unmanageably committed to fight for this vision!