The month-long event will host a spread of house, techno and more commercial dance music.
Now in its third year, GEM Fest takes place on the former site of Kazantip festival—a beach resort near the village of Anaklia. But where Kazantip (which migrated from Ukraine to nearby Georgia in 2014) ran over the course of ten days, GEM Fest will run for a whole month this year.
There are nine different stages and over 500 artists scheduled, with a mix of techno, house and more commercial electronic music on the program. Audiofly, Honey Dijon, tINI, Thomas Melchior, Mano Le Tough, Dennis Ferrer, Cassegrain & Tin Man, Robag Wruhme, Paul Kalkbrenner and Solomun are among those booked, alongside a number of DJs from the Romanian minimal house scene, like Barac, Herodot, Petre Inspirescu, Raresh and Rhadoo.