ITHAKA Festival is an experimental and dance electronic music festival that will unfold in June 2018 in one of the most magical locations on the Iberian Peninsula: an old, walled city founded by Muslims in the IX Century. This stunning location will provide the stage on which people will come together as one to experience the finest electronic music in mind, body and soul.
The festival has a “zero impact” philosophy, which, in a nutshell means leaving the land how we found it. We aim to do this through using alternative energy, waste separation, optimal water management and optimization of means of transport. We are committed to a sustainable festival model that not only reduces its environmental impact but raises public awareness too.
We believe that humans are humans and music is music, striving for equality and inclusion, on and off the dance floor. We tackle the question of gender amongst our values and specifically fight for the role of women in electronic music.
We want to provide a platform through which to visibilise local talent, bringing together different collectives and associations from the local electronic music scene. The aim is to create an eclectic and collaborative musical experience across different genders, formats and traditions.
Keep Ithaka always in your mind. Arriving there is what you are destined for. But do not hurry the journey at all. Better if it lasts for years, so you are old by the time you reach the island, wealthy with all you have gained on the way, not expecting Ithaka to make you rich.
Magical worlds are great but even paradise won't work with a few ground rules. Let us enlighten you on the more practical side of things: together we can make sure that everything will run smoothly.
GETTING THERE & AWAY
We won't quite tell you where our little paradise is located, but we can disclose that it's about a 3 hour drive from the Spanish capital Madrid. From there you can either go by car, or book one of our festival busses.
Keep a close eye to this page for more info.
Yes, there will be a campsite to set up your own tent, or you can book one of our tipi's and we'll set everything up for you.
More info coming soon...
FOOD AND DRINKS
Dancing is thirsty work, so we allow you to bring your own drink on site but we ask you not to bring glass and will confiscate it if found. There will also be bars and a variety of food establishments, all serving up delicious, organic food on biodegradable plates.
If you're interested in hosting one of our food outlets, please let us know through the application form.