This year, one of the hottest international gay circuit festivals will return to Mykonos for its 7th year! Between the 19th and the 23rd of August, over 30,000 people from all over the world will visit the XLSIOR festival for 5 days of amazing partying, incredible music, a laid-back vibe, and most of all a warm, welcoming and inclusive atmosphere!
XLSIOR was first founded in 2009 by Anastasios Kapetanias, who wanted to create an annual gay event that could be one of the top international gay party events in the world. From the 1960s and Mykonos’ development as the holiday destination of choice for the stylish and famous, the island became a chic holiday choice for gay people, thanks to its reputation for open-mindedness and the famous warm welcome offered to all visitors by the Greeks. Mykonos now has long-standing tradition as one of the most gay-friendly holiday destinations in all of Europe, making it the perfect choice of location for a festival like XLSIOR. The first festival attracted 10,000 visitors, and since then has grown in popularity and stature each year, and was last year recognised as the Number One International Circuit Party of the Year at the 10th Annual JustCircuit and JustCircuit Hall of Fame awards.
XLSIOR likes to offer a real alternative to other gay circuit parties, providing a really unique getaway experience, with something to please every kind of holidaymaker. What sets the festival apart from others is the fact that it is hosted over a variety of venues across Mykonos, with each stunning venue chosen for its own distinctive qualities. In 2015, XLSIOR will host 9 different events over 5 days, at some of the most spectacular and beautiful locations on Mykonos, with a mix of some of the island’s best nightclubs as well as amazing open-air beach venues. In previous years, XLSIOR events have been hosted at top venues such as Cavo Paradiso, one of the premier nightclubs on the island located on the south coast, overlooking Paradise bay and offering a stunning spot from which to watch the sun rise over the Aegean sea after you’ve been partying all night. Another of the exceptional venues used for XLSIOR events in previous years is Elia Beach. Elia is one of the most gay friendly beaches on Mykonos, and during XLSIOR visitors have the amazing opportunity to party for hours directly on the beach, listening to some of the top DJs that the international gay scene has to offer such as GSP, Dani Toro, and DJ NOOR. In previous years XLSIOR events have also taken place on the gorgeously secluded Panormos beach, a former hippy nudist beach which is one of the most beautiful on the whole island, and positioned just in front of the Mykonos Panormos Villas!
2015 is all set to be another bumper year for XLSIOR, with guests flocking to Mykonos from all over the world for another 5 days of wild parties, fun, great music, and a luxury and relaxing experience. XLSIOR is promising to bring “the “crème de la crème” of the Gay world” to Mykonos, and their 2015 lineup will feature some of the hottest international gay nightclubs and party festivals on tour, supplying some of the freshest DJ talent from the gay party scene. From Brazil, r:evolution Pool Party club in Rio de Janeiro are confirmed, and will be joined by the Hell & Heaven Club on tour from Bahia. Muccassina nightclub in Rome will be bringing DJ Danny Verde, and also from Italy Milan’s ‘The Farm’ will be accompanied by Davide Paoni. The massive Urge Club in Miami will also be coming to XLSIOR, and the WE Party Tour will also be touching down in Mykonos during the festival. The Arena Festival, the biggest gay & dance music festival in Mexico, will join XLSIOR in Mykonos, and the FFF Shirazi nightclub in Tel Aviv will arrive with DJ Tommer Mizrahi. Keep checking the XLSIOR website for more updates on the festival program, events and confirmed acts, and for an opportunity to purchase a festival pass providing guaranteed access to all XLSIOR events.
So if you’re looking for one of the top gay clubbing events of the summer in a beautiful location with stunning scenery, great beaches, amazing architecture, and a wonderfully relaxed vibe, be sure to book your tickets to Mykonos for the 19th to the 23rd of August. Mykonos Panormos Villas looks forward to seeing you, and are delighted to offer to a very warm and open welcome to all visitors to XLSIOR!
NOTE: All photos in this post have been taken from the XLSIOR website.