You could say that sleeping a wind-ravaged tent, getting soaked to the bone by Biblical bursts of rain and tripping your nuts off thigh-deep in mud ‘n shit are all key components of “the British festival experience”. And you’d be right. That’s how we roll here, and we love it.

But when push comes to shove, wouldn’t you rather be sleeping in a nice hotel, getting soaked by sunshine rather than rain, and tripping your nuts off on a deckchair beneath the stars, with the sea – as opposed to raw sewage – lapping at your feet?

Of course you would. Which is where SunSplash Antalya comes in. Styling itself as a “private party” rather than a festival, SunSplash takes place in the grounds of the luxurious Hillside Su hotel on Turkey’s Mediterranean coast. Designed to within an inch of its life, Hillside Hu is quite something, and affords its guests spectacular views and private beach access, while delivering top-notch facilities including a spa and both indoor and outdoor swimming pools. Glasto this most certainly ain’t.

The festival takes place over the period May 23-30 – you can find more information here. Suitably louche and summery music comes courtesy of Jamie Lidell (pictured), Gilles Peterson, Norman Jay, Rainer Truby, Manasseh, DJ Cliffy, recent FACT mixer Simbad, LeFto, Brainfeeder’s Ahu and more.

The good people at SunSplash are offeringa a stonking prize for one lucky FACT reader and friend or loved one – three nights’ on-site accommodation and passes to the festival, all absolutely free. You just have to get yourself to Turkey, which all things considered ain’t that hard.

Interested? If so, simply e-mail your name and the word ‘SunSplash’ to (NB: you will also be added to the SunSplash mailing list, from which you can unsubscribe at any time). The competition closes this Friday, 14 May, and the winner will be notified that same day. So don’t hang about…



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