WHERE: Castelbuono, Sicily
WHEN: 08 - 11 August 2019
Sicily, a magical and evocative land. A wonderful place, between sun, sea, art and culture.
Every year, in a small town less than 100km from Palermo, one of the music festivals not to be missed, on the international scene, is hosted.
An event for which giants like The Times e Independent, have spent many words of praise.
For some, an alternative even to Glastonsbury... with the right proportions.
If you are looking for a fascinating festival, from the unique atmosphere, almost hypnotic ... the answer is called Ypsigrock.
In the middle of August, 4 days full of art and music, in the charming Sicilian village of Castelnuovo.
The Independent included him among the music festivals not to be missed in the 2019, alongside sacred monsters like Roskilde, Werchter and Glaston. Of course, not any names.
Ypsigrock is more than just a festival. A real experience. A sort of forma mentis; a fantastic moment of aggregation, in which artistic quality is perfectly combined with the wonderful location. A spectacular main stage awaits you, set in a medieval arch; an eighteenth-century cloister; a splendid pine forest inside a nature reserve and even a deconsecrated church!
A boutique festival, come to the 23a edition, recognized as one of the best European music events up to 10000 viewers. A point of reference between the indie and alternative rock festivals.
The festival is also an opportunity to spend a fantastic weekend in magical Sicily.
HOW TO GET
Photo ©, Umberto Rotundo
The plane is the best solution to reach Castelbuono from Italy and the main European destinations. The international airport of Palermo is the reference airport, well connected, with direct flights, with numerous destinations.
From the airport, every day, from the 05: 00 to the 00: 30, the shuttle bus operated by Prestia and Comandè, runs for the city of Palermo. The bus takes about thirty minutes, with a price of 6.00 € for one way, and 10.00 € for round trip.
The bus stops at the central station, from where the SAIS line for Castelbuono departs. There are three daily runs from Monday to Friday (14: 30, 16: 30 and 18: 30), and two races on Saturdays. No service on Sundays.
From the airport, alternatively, you can rent a car, and travel the 122 km that separate the airport from Castelbuono. Follow the signs for Cefalu, via E90, then continue on the SS286 state road. Travel time is around 100 '.
LINEUP, TIMETABLES AND PROGRAM
Opening Thursday 08, with Welcome Party and many free events that will take place exclusively within the Camping area. You can attend exhibitions, live performances and DJ sets.
The National, Let's Eat Grandma, Dope Saint Jude and Boy Azooga, are some of the artists who will perform Friday 09. The following day, among the main names, David August, Baloji, Alberto Fortis, Water.
Final night with Spiritualized, Whitney, Fontaines DC, Whispering Sono, Free Love, and more.
Campsite opening Thursday 8 August from 9: 00 until Monday 12 August at 13: 00. Check-in operations are possible between 09: 00 and 17: 00.
Ypsi & Love Stage: from the 17: 00.
Mr. Y Stage: from the 19: 00.
Ypsi Once Stage: from the 19: 30.
Closure of the internship areas until the end of the last performance.
As usual, tickets are sold in different stages, with a limited number and an increasing price, subject to availability. The sooner you buy, the lower the price of the coupon.
Here are the tickets for Ypsigrock 2019.
Ticket single day, valid for a specification given by the 09 to the 11 August. Friday, costs 51.33 €, while Saturday or Sunday, 44.05 €.
Il 3 Ticket Days, for 99.00 €, offers access to all concerts from Friday to Sunday.
Children from the 6 to the 12 years, must buy reduced tickets at the cost of 5 € for the single day, and 10 € for the three days.
Children up to 5 years enter free, accompanied by a paying adult.
The under 16, must always be accompanied by a paying adult.
All tickets do not include access to the campsite, for which it will be mandatory to purchase the special ticket Camping Pass at the cost of 39 €. With it, you will be able to enter the camping area, starting on Thursday 08 August, until 11.
WHERE TO SLEEP
Camping is the best solution to better enjoy the spirit of Ypsigrock.
The campsite is located within the beautiful Parco delle Madonie, in a truly extraordinary landscape.
In addition to so much relaxation, the nights of the campsite are animated by DJ sets and electronic music. The best way to close the evening.
With the camping pass you can use the campsite for the entire duration of the festival.
With a supplement of around 20 € per night, you can also use a tent already fitted on your arrival.
Alternatively, there is no shortage of alternatives to camping. Just in Castelnuovo, in Contrada Ponte Cappello, it rises Agriturismo Gentile. It offers accommodation with free WiFi and a garden with barbecue and mountain views. A hot tub is also available.
The apartments have a fully equipped kitchen with a dining area, a dishwasher and an oven. There is also a toaster, a refrigerator and a coffee machine.
An Italian breakfast is served each morning.
Agriturismo Gentile has a children's play area and a terrace. Info and reservations from here.
Only 35 km from Castelbuono, you will find a wide selection of facilities in Cefalu. Optimal solution, to spend a morning at sea, before reaching Ypsigrock.