A New Mediterranean Based Wellbeing Festival Launches

Inner State is a new kind of festival. A week-long holiday with a community of like-minded people, enjoying music, wellness, food, and a range of alternative festival experiences in an Albanian beachside paradise!

Set in an untouched part of the world on the outskirts of Europe, Inner State is set on the stunning Albanian coastline running along the Ionian Sea. Among a fun, yet chilled music line up there will be captivating talks & workshops, mouth-watering dining experiences, bonfire sessions, stargazing, beach massages, snorkeling, and many other activities that offer a revitalising holiday experience. The site is squeezed between crystal clear water and imposing green mountains giving the feeling of being completely cut off from the world. Inner State will be a body sustainable festival where people will leave feeling refreshed and relaxed. It will give back more than it takes out. Music will play a part with headliners LAURA MVULA, CARIBOU, TIGA & HUDSON MOHAWKE plus plenty more. Taking place from 15th – 22nd September 2022, with festival wristband and hotel for a 7-day stay start at only £275 per person.

Inner State offers a new kind of festival experience, with a balanced programme of music, wellness, food and alternative activities taking place at a stunning beachside location. The result is a fun and refreshing holiday experience where festival-goers will be able to enjoy live music by the sea, dance under the stars with like-minded people, look after your body and mind, try the local cuisine, relax at the beach and soak up the incredible scenery of the Albanian riviera.

Dotted amongst numerous activities, beachside music and general relaxation, Inner State will be putting on a number of alternative festival and holiday activities that complement the traditional music festival experience and will give attendees the chance to make the most out of their week in paradise. Highlights include seaside yoga classes at sunrise, boat cruises to explore secluded beach coves, a barefoot beach banquet hosted by a guest chef, stargazing with friends in an abandoned monastery, or campfire conversations hosted by Rebel Book Club.

The last couple of years has been tough. The uncertainty of the world has encouraged people to take their wellness back into their own hands and more people are aware of the importance of constantly keeping their mental health and physical wellbeing in check. This is where Inner State comes in, a festival experience that gives more than it takes, full seven days of summer bliss, beachside music and some added entertainment for those that need it that will help people come back from the festival feeling refreshed and energised.

Alan Crofton, founder of Inner State

Wellness is an important part of the festival programme, not just an add on. There will be plenty of workshops and classes for all levels hosted by high profile practitioners, from breathwork with Richie Bostock, The Breath Guy and dynamic meditation with Leo Oppenheim, to Fitness training with Peloton instructor Jermaine Johnson and Rocket Vinyasa Yoga set to a backdrop of high-octane dance music with The Rogue Room. Inner State will be the perfect opportunity to try new activities, perfect your practice and look after your mind and body in a stunning beachside setting.

The music will play an equal part in creating a balanced and exciting festival experience. Live performances by electronic pop wizard CARIBOU, Mercury Prize nominee LAURA MVULA and a rare live appearance by TIGA & HUDSON MOHAWKE under their LOVE MINUS ZERO moniker will be followed by DJ sets by the likes of 2MANYDJS, HORSEMEAT DISCO, TEED, MOXIE, EROL ALKAN, BRADLEY ZERO, MAFALDA, NORMAN JAY, FELIX DICKINSON plus plenty more, providing a well rounded, fun and exciting musical offering.

Inner State Festival 2022 poster