It’s the best of the summer season this month in Bali, as arts and culture meld with music and spirituality at some of the hottest beach clubs and nightlife establishments on the island.

Bali Kite Festival 2018

photo by @bagusdarmaputra

It’s that season of the year, when the wind is high and the sky is filled with marvelous, locally crafted kites as the annual Bali Kites Festival takes place through the months of July and August. Head down to the eastern coast of Padanggalak in Sanur this week to see hundreds of competing local ensembles launching their kites that come in various sizes and shapes, some up to 4-10 meters long! Definitely a sight worth photographing. Interested parties can look forward to a events such as Rockiller Kite Festival and Sanur Kite Competition upcoming throughout the festival.

When: Tuesday-Thursday, 3 – 5 July 2018
Where: The eastern coast of Padanggalak, Sanur
Entry: Free, see here for more information.

Linescapes by César Fernandez

Join Spanish artist César Fernandez on the opening night of his art exhibition entitled Linescapes at DEUS Gallery. His minimalist installation of works consisting of linear compositions and signature sewn thread canvases articulate his interpretation of aesthetic world, where the basis of the Universe is a combination of four elements; point, line, geometry and space. This exhibition would be one of DEUS Gallery’s stand out shows this year. Expect drink specials, as well as free flow of wine and ciders all night long!

When: Friday, 6 July 2018
Where: DEUS Gallery, Canggu
Entry: Free

Pacha Ibiza On Tour Second Edition

Following their debut party last month, here comes their second edition of the exclusive Pacha Ibiza On Tour event. Keeping the Ibiza vibe going strong on the dance floor by the pool, expect a line up of international DJs such as the dynamic German electronic duo Monkey Safari and Tiefscwarz, with supportive acts from Danny Wade, MINX, Bulo as well as Mrs Sippy Bali residents DisCrow and Kaiser Waldon.

When: 7 July 2018, from 3pm
Where: Mrs Sippy Bali, Seminyak
Entry: From IDR300, 000, tickets available here.

THE PRESETS at Ulu Cliffhouse

Unveiling their highly anticipated fourth studio album after four years in the making – titled HI VIZ – Australian electronic music maestros The Presets will be leading a night of ‘dance-to-a-little-touch-of-rock’n’roll’ music on the clifftop deck of Ulu Cliffhouse this July. With their HI VIZ Australian tour rapidly selling out and their HI VIZ North American tour to come later in September, hints out one hell of an undoubtedly remarkable ‘Island edition’ performance not to miss out.

When: Saturday, 14 July 2018
Where: Ulu Cliffhouse, Uluwatu
Entry: From Rp. 450,000, tickets available here.

Avatar Party at La Laguna

When it comes to costume parties, there’s no place in Bali throwing them like La Laguna. This time around we’d be taken to an evening of a fantastic world of Pandora; the magical world of Avatar! It will be an invitation to reveal the eco-vibes of Pandora while being taken on through La Laguna’s bioluminescent rainforest for dancing as na’vi human hybrids and connecting with nature. Don’t hesitate to dress up accordingly and extravagantly as there’s USD1000 worth in prizes for best dressed!

When: Saturday, 14 July 2018
Where: La Laguna Bali
Entry: Rp. 200,000, reservations here.

Innermind by Klassifies x Akasha

Experience the marriage of electronic music and spirituality through the first InnerMind event in the heavenly setting of Akasha venue in Ubud, brought to you by Amsterdam based music collective, Klassified. A day of reliving everyday dreams, fantasies and memories accompanied by a lineup of both established international and local DJs such as RAMMÖ (Klassified), Walker Barnard (Air Festival/Uma Sai) and Wisdy (Jenja), as well as side activities such as welcome meditation, gong bath, Chinese tea ceremony, and mandala drawing.

When: Saturday, 14 July 2018
Where: Akasha, Ubud
Entry: Free

BOg at Jenja

Romanian DJ, music producer and artist BOg will be hitting the decks of Jenja this month with original atmosphere tracks of percussion beats and floating melodies. His established record label ATLANTA has many landmark releases and is great highlighting new talent. Bog will be putting on a captivating live set away from his recording style onto the booth, and sharing it with Jenja’s hottest resident DJs Mamsa and Wisdy.

When: Friday, 13 July 2018
Where: Jenja Bali
Entry: Rp. 200,000

SPF 2018

One of the hottest summer parties of 2018, brought to you by W Bali, will feature American DJ Derrick Carter (BHQ, CHICHAGO) and German DJ Tensnake (True Romance) on the intimate deck of Woobar, making the dancefloor scream ‘summer celebration’ with their incorporation of modern disco, soul, jazz and new wave funks.

When: Saturday, 28 July 2018
Where: Woobar, Seminyak
Entry: Free

Gypsy Lands Festival 2018

Join a one day rendezvous of contemporary electronic music with a dark twist that is the Australian music and arts festival GYPSY LANDS 2018. Don’t miss out on the mesmerising experience of a lush, untouched forest oasis by the beach meters away from the usual Seminyak hustle and bustle.

When: Saturday, 21 July 2018
Where: Jl. Camplung Tanduk No. 66
Entry: US$30 pre-sale, US$40 at the door. Tickets available here.

Sunny Side Up 2018 at Potato Head Bali

Following a series of artistic events involving art exhibitions and remarkable music gigs, it’s time for the 4th edition of Potato Head’s annual Sunny Side Up Festival 2018. Get ready for two days (one in July and one in August) of cultural festivities, music, art, and sustainability with phenomenal lineup of local and international DJs and musicians like Nick Murphy, Chet Faker, Moon Boost, Basenji, Homogenic,Halsey, and Niki.

When: Saturday, 21 July 2018
Where: Potato Head Beach Club, Seminyak
Entry: From Rp. 600,000, tickets available here.

Top Image: Potato Head Beach Club Seminyak