2016: The year of Rio de Janeiro

Other | Friday 8th January 2016 | Christina

It’s all eyes on Rio this year: the Olympics will be arriving in summer but before that, there’s the small matter of the Rio Music Conference and Carnival.

Rio Music Conference, running from 27th January – 9th February, is the most important electronic music gathering in South America. As well as dozens of panels and workshops featuring some of the biggest national and international names in the game, the RMC also hosts a special Club Week, a party programme that takes over some of the city’s most famous clubs.

The Rio Carnival is the RMC’s closing event and crowning glory, and it’s size and scale shows how much of a force dance music is in Brazil. From 5th – 9th February, some of the most influential DJs of the international scene will perform at Marina da Glória, a venue located in some of the city's most beautiful surroundings. This year, the likes of Axwell, Vintage Culture, Bakermat, Chemical Surf, Groove Light, Ananda, Denis, Tropkilazz, Omulu, Marginal Men, Buchecha, Valesca, Kolombo Hardwell, Raul Mendes and more are all set to play.

The Rio Carnival is renowned for being a sensory explosion of colour, character, costumes and dancers from around the world and there really is no experience quite like it.