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News February 7, 2020

Orbit DJ Retreats return to Ibiza for two rounds, Australia expansion on the cards

Senior Journalist, B2B
Orbit DJ Retreats return to Ibiza for two rounds, Australia expansion on the cards

Orbit DJ Retreats are back for another lap, this time in two separate phases.

After its debut on the international music calendar last year, the education-and-recharge gathering returns to Ibiza for two five-day events in May 2020, just in time for the Balearic Island’s opening parties, and again in October for the closing run.

Both editions will be hosted by Fred’s Finca Ibiza, a cool resort popular with fitness enthusiasts, and based in the heart of Ibiza’s UNESCO protected natural park near Salinas, TIO can confirm.

Taking place May 16-21 and Oct. 11-16, the retreat is designed as an “immersive and holistic learning experience” where attendees will be coached on all the essentials, from audio and technical skills, to business, marketing, social media, health and wellbeing and more.

A line-up of experienced DJs, producers and music industry professionals are on board for the 2020 sessions, including Orbit co-founder Doorly, veteran British DJ and broadcaster Rob Da Bank; Moonharbour’s Hauswerks; artist and DJ Juliet Fox; Pioneer DJ’s Mo Funk, Ableton certified trainer Mark Burnett and more.

Continuing the tradition started last year, a free scholarship will be presented to “one very talented applicant,” Doorly explains, and one free spot goes to the winner of a remix competition which will launch soon.

“After Last Summer’s retreat the Orbit team and I have been over the moon with the response from our students and the success stories that we’re already having with our alumni,” the high-flying producer and DJ continues. “Many signing to their favourite record labels, and playing dream gigs. I’ve even signed a few to my own label which was a nice bonus, to find such amazing un-tapped talent like this is a really special thing.”

In time, Orbit DJ Retreats will expand into Australia and the United States. “We’re still working on the right venue locations,” organisers say.

Attendees last year included Leisurely manager Sam Beck, who guides the careers of Rüfüs Du Sol and Flight Facilities.

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This article originally appeared on The Industry Observer, which is now part of The Music Network.


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