Paradise City 2024: Here’s what to expect

Photography: Thibault Feyaerts

The Belgian festival is returning next week from 28-30 June, with the likes of Floating Points, Skin On Skin and Nosedrip set to play at Kasteel de Ribaucort.

Paradise City is reentering the historic Kasteel de Ribaucourt to celebrate its ninth edition next week. Following a successful 2023 instalment, which attracted more than 43,000 visitors, the festival will take place between 28 June and 30 June, with over 135 performances at the Perk castle.

This year’s line-up is a cross-genre melting pot, featuring notable artists such as Bonobo, Floating Points, SBTRKT, noc:turne, Cymande, RIET, Hangar Soundsystem, Jonny Nash, and Skin on Skin. There’s a particular focus this year to showcase homegrown Belgium talent, including Bjeor, Catalina, and RIET.

Previous punters can expect a new stage, Plantasia. Billed as one dedicated entirely to chill-out, downtempo and ambient performances, this stage will be accessible to campers only before and after the main festival hours.

Below you will find highlights and Crack’s top picks to watch for each of the seven stages:

Castle Stage

Highlights: Bonobo, Hangar Soundsystem, Larson.

Ones to watch: Gerd Janson & Partiboi69, Fiona, Dixon.

Forest Stage

Highlights: Introspekt, Lola Haro & Marcel Dettmann.

Ones to watch: Bibi Seck. Suze Ijó, Mambele, Deetron.

Contrast Stage

Highlights: ISAbella, Skin On Skin, DESIREE.

One’s to watch: Mosoo, Marlon Hoffstadt, Catalina

Concert Hall

Highlights: Floating Points, SBTRKT (live), VNVND (live AV).

Ones to watch: Cymande, Ão, Love Remain

Sweet Spot

Highlights: noc:turne, Nosedrip, Galcher Lustwerk (live).

Ones to watch: tINI, Eline Anne & r.omy, Brassac

Orbit Stage

Highlights: BADSISTA, LB aka LABAT, Kayu.

Ones to watch: Caianda, Atsuo The Pineapple Donkey, Vera Moro


Highlights: Coco Maria, Jonny Nash, Laryssa Kim.

Ones to watch: Lele & Jo G, Boris Van Overschee & Soft Focus, Ben Kamal

Under the festival’s “no-bullshit policy” for sustainability, renewable energy is central to Paradise City’s ethos. Crowned the world’s most sustainable music festival at the 2024 International AGF Awards, the organisers are aiming this year to run 33 percent of total energy consumption on solar energy, 33 percent on HVO (biofuel) and 33 percent on green electricity from the Eneco solar farm in Puurs. Food, meanwhile is 100 percent meat free.

For more information and to grab last-minute tickets, head to the festival’s website.