Ypsigrock Festival will take place from the 9th to the 12th of August 2018 for its 22st edition at its stunning location: the imposing Castle of Castelbuono, in Sicily, Italy.
The charming venue takes you back in time, inside the medieval town Castelbuono, nestled between the Madonie Mountains and the sea on Sicily’s north coast.
Established in 1997, Ypsigrock Festival has earned a reputation as one of the most suggestive European boutique festivals. And in it’s 21st year, Ypsigrock has been selected among 10 international festivals on the Best Small Festival shortlist of the European Festival Awards 2017, held at Eurosonic, Groningen.
Ypsigrock Festival is an enchanted pocket sized event turned out to be the benchmark for addicted indie-rock lovers. Ypsigrock is a choice of quality and it differs, cause it mixes up several charming aspects of a music festival with an exclusive location.
The strong reputation for its varied line-ups led to being awarded as the best festival 2015 at the Italian On Stage Awards. The festival puts a lot of its effort into the artistic programming and the integration into the local culture, the unique Sicilian cuisine and world famous wines.
Over the years Ypsigrock has been bringing the best musical artists to Sicily including Editors, Mogwai, Daughter, Savages, Moderat, Battles,Metronomy, Primal Scream, Future Islands, Caribou, Belle & Sebastian,Dinosaur Jr., Mudhoney, together with up and coming international and Italian talent.
Furthermore Ypsigrock welcomed the Italian debuts of Jon Hopkins, Alt-J, SOHN, Django Django, Hinds, Fat White Family, among others. ri.
Ypsigrock’s stages are located all around the picturesque Sicilian mountain town of Castelbuono.
The main stage, the Ypsi Once Stage, is set in a truly breathtaking square, a natural amphitheater shaded by the impressive Castle of Castelbuono and the lovely town is crowded by thousands of festivalgoers.
Piazza San Francesco encloses the wonderful eighteenth-century cloister that embraces the Ypsi & Love Stage, the second stage of the Festival.
The equipped camping area Ypsicamping where is set the Cuzzocrea Stage is located inside Madonie National Park, a spectacular naturalarea in the middle of the green woods that surround Castelbuono.Ypsicamping is a fantastic place where it’s possible to join the Festivalin a friendly and absolutely relaxed atmosphere.
The fourth stage is the Mr. Y Stage, at the Centro Sud, a deconsecrated baroque church in Castelbuono, the mostintimate stage during Ypsigrock.
Castelbuono is located in about 400m above sea-level at the foothills of the Madonie Mountains, about 1hr 30mins drive from the Palermo international Airport and a 20 mins drive to the Mediterranean coast.
The festival features a camping site in a umbrageous pine-wood, while Castelbuono also offers various types of accommodation, from b&bs, agriturismos, to five-star hotels.
Getting to Castelbuono means discovering the inner heart of the most unknown Sicily: an unexpected journey through artistic, natural and cultural beauty, essential statements of the genuine Made in Italy.
Ypsigrock Festival is also the best chance for a great vacation destination in the summer, completely lost among several Mediterranean’s undiscovered jewels: Cefalù’s marvelous sands, Pollina’s rocky shores with transparent sea and Madonie’s incredible peaks, all from the extraordinary panoramic position of Castelbuono,affording a magnificent view of a land rich in charm, decorated with athousand colours and enriched by delicious cuisine.
Every year Ypsigrock Festival brings in Sicily, usually for the first time ever, a wonderful selection of international artists, in a timeless and incredible spot.
It’s difficult to find a better place for people with a steady cultural, natural and musical attitude.
Find out Ypsigrock and discover the unexpected Sicily!
“Avanti il Prossimo…” is the emerging talent competition organised every year by Ypsigrock Festival. This competition gives new acts the chance to compete for a slot on one of the stages at Ypsigrock Festival.
“Avanti il Prossimo…2017” is now CLOSED. The entry period was between 11am Wednesday 10th May 2017 and 5pm Wednesday 24th May 2017. All submission processing at this web site has finished.
We would like to thank all the participants. Only the winners will be contacted through the emails provided during registration in the contest. Winning entries will be announced in June 2017.
YPSIGROCK FESTIVAL 21st ed. 10-13 AUG 2017
The Glenn Gould Production Company presents:
"Avanti il Prossimo"...2017
RULES AND REGULATIONS
The Competition is open to all citizens of the universe able to hold a musical instrument with some dignity. There are no additional restrictions apart from those indicated in point 2).
By participating in the competition, you will be responsible for the content submitted, ensuring that you are the author or co-author of the content. Music must necessarily be original, your own work. Cover bands are immediately excluded. We only consider original content. Acts of any musical genre have the chance to compete. We don't like labels and we love contaminations.
- ENTRY INTO THE COMPETITION
No entry fee. Registration is free.
Entrants must submit a completed online application form on this website. Only online applications will be accepted. Once you have entered all your details, click on the Enter button. Once you have submitted your application our system will send you a confirmation by e-mail. The system will use your e-mail address stored within your registration details, therefore it is important to keep your registration details up to date. Check your registration to ensure that you have entered your e-mail address c orrectly. If you have registered with an incorrect e-mail address, please just apply again. If you don't see the e-mail confirmation in your Inbox, please check in your spam/junk folder. You may have a filtering system set up on your computer that will not accept our e-mails, please add email@example.com as a safe sender in your address book. If the problem persists please contact us.
- ENTRY DEADLINE
Competition entries must be submitted FOR TWO WEEK ONLY from 11am Wednesday 10th May until 5pm Wednesday 24th May 2017.
No exceptions. No extensions.
- ENTRY REQUIREMENTS AND SPECIFICATIONS
– The application form must be completed correctly in all its parts. Entries lacking a required field on the application form will be disqualified.
– By participating in the Competition, you fully and unconditionally agree to and accept these Terms and Conditions.
– SSubmitting your music: you can only submit your music to our team via a streaming service like Spotify, SoundCloud, Bandcamp, YouTube etc. You can share a playlist created specifically for the contest or an entire album, but your streaming link must contain at least 3 original tracks. Profiles submitting less than 3 tracks will be discarded and disqualified. If you link to stream an entire album, please indicate in the "comments" field of the application form your 3 top songs. Please check the sharing settings of your tracks. You can submit hidden o r not listed tracks, but you cant sumbit totally private tracks, otherwise we will not have the chance to listen to them. We will not spread your music. Your submitted tracks will remain confidential and they will be streamed by our team only for the purposes of this competition.
- OPTIONAL CONTENTS
No optional stuff! Let the music talk for you.
If you win, we will ask you to send us bio, photos, technical details, stage plan and more. But in this first selection phase all that optional material is considered as marginal and superfluous. We want to focus on your music.
- JUDGING CRITERIA AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
We listen to all tracks that are submitted to us. The method of judging shall be solely within the discretion of our team and all decisions of Ypsigrock Festival booking directors are final. Ypsigrock Festival reserves the right to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the contest, reject any entry, or make any revisions to the official rules as we deem necessary. Winners will be selected at our discretion based on the quality of the submissions. We'll select the winners of the competition, using the following guidelines to judge the submitted applications: recognised quality in terms of originality, creativity, entertainment quality, and suitability to be included in Ypsigrock Festival 2017's lineup.
A maximum of 3 winners will be selected and usually there are so many sumbmissions, so if you are not chosen for this edition this does not necessarily mean that we don't appreciate your music: keep persisting, try again next year!
Winning entries will be announced in June 2017. The competition winners will be formally notified by e-mail. Only winners will be contacted and if they don't respond within 7 days, the organization may select additional reserve winners to replace them, we reserve the right to draw another winner or not.
The winners will play at Ypsigrock Festival 2017 and will be included in the official lineup as opening acts. The adding to Ypsigrock 2017 lineup will be appropriately communicated and promoted through all of our communication materials and activities.
The winners will be awarded with a total flat-rate amount of 150€ + 3-day passes (a full festival ticket for each band member) + Camping accommodation valid for 4 days (a camping pass for each band member, tent not provided) + backstage catering.
For more info about Ypsigrock Festival please visit the website www.ypsigrock.it
For urgent enquiries about “Avanti il Prossimo…2017” Talent Competition please write us. firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note: for "urgent enquiries" we don't mean the confirmation emails, arrived in the spam folder, that you have not yet checked. P.S. check-it 🙂
They say “Avanti il Prossimo…” Competition become a lucky step to talented artists. And we're goanna go out on a limb and guess if you win you will become more famous than Prince.