After last year’s first encounter with the unchampioned vibe in São Paulo, it is obvious we are yearning to do it all over again. The openness and enthusiasm we’ve experienced throughout Brazil, is something that will stick with us forever. It’s been an incredible ride getting to know the country and its warm-hearted people. In 2017, those gathered at the festival grounds felt like one huge extended family: the love for quality music that we share is highly contagious.
This year’s Dekmantel Festival takes place at a location that’s part of the collective memory of many generations who grew up in this city. São Paulo’s Playcenter, a now abandoned and overgrown concrete jungle, awaits two days of cutting-edge music and includes loads of our favourite artists. Dekmantel and their dear friends of Gop Tun will be the first to revive the nostalgic place that was once the domain of rollercoasters, into an exciting new festival site. It’s a privilege to be back in Sao Paulo, a place that already feels like home.