Rana e Hedhun beach, Shёngjin

In any other given year, late summer festivals mark the end of another glorious season of live music, club outings and sunkissed DJ sets. This year, however, it was festivals staged during the seasonal switch-up that made the most impact, easing us back into events in the best possible way.

One such event was Epizode Albania. For the first time ever, the festival travelled to the city of Lezhë on the Adriatic Coast for four days of round-the-clock programming, bringing with it the same impressive line-up and house and techno focus on offer at editions hosted on its Vietnamese home turf.

A number of photographers were on the ground to capture Epizode’s Albanian debut. Scroll down to view our gallery of images.