Ypsi & Love

Ypsigrock is the best festival on the planet.

Mogwai

If you missed out on Glasto, then you should try it.

The Times

Ypsigrock excelled once again, it must now be seen as one of the most tasteful and considered ‘boutique’ festivals in Europe, if not the world.

Gigwise

The best festival you’ll only find if you leave the beaten track of the European circuit behind.

The 405

There’s a mysterious charm to this Sicilian event that is nigh on impossible to put into words.

CLASH

Un appuntamento che ha saputo diventare meta turistica, momento di aggregazione e di cultura, e soprattutto uno stato mentale.

Stefano Cuzzocrea (Journalist and unforgettable Friend)

Ypsigrock’s beautiful location, married to excellent production and hospitality resulted in the festival being one of the most memorable weekends of my life.

Andy Inglis (5000 Mgmt, UK)

You would be hard-pressed to find a festival more beautiful.

The Independent

Is this Europe’s most picturesque festival? Almost certainly, yes.

DIY

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    YPSIGROCK FESTIVAL 2022 – WHAT / WHEN / WHERE

    Ypsigrock Festival returns in August 2022 (4-7 AUG 2022) for its 25th Anniversary 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. Tickets are now available at our Tickets Page.

    You need a valid festival ticket (festival pass or day tickets) to attend the live shows scheduled from 4 to 7 August. The shows start in mid-afternoon. The stages at Ypsigrock Festival are 4, but they don’t play at the same time, so each band performs without clashes.

    Please consider before buying.

    Travel abroad and Coronavirus

    The Covid-19 pandemic continues to affect international travel. Any country may further restrict travel or bring in new rules at short notice, for example due to a new Covid-19 variant.

    Please refer to the page Covid-19, situation in Italy, and to the FAQ published on the Italian Government website for a summary of the different restrictions applied in Italy (check for entry restrictions, testing, or quarantine requirements).
    Be prepared to comply with changing restrictions to manage local COVID-19 outbreaks, such as border closures, movement restrictions, testing and quarantine requirements.
    Travel restrictions may unexpectedly delay your return home. Plan for possible delays.

    OPENING TIMES OPENING TIMES

    Box Office – 11:00 – 13:00 / 16.00 – 22:00 each day

    Ypsi & Love Stage – Doors open at 17:00 each day

    Mr. Y Stage – Doors open at 19:00 each day

    Ypsi Once Stage – Doors open at 19:30 each day

    Closing times are TBC.

    Please note: Opening times and running orders are subject to change without warning, all changes will be shown at the Information Point, published in locations onsite and posted online.

    AGE RESTRICTIONS AND TIPS

    We welcome all ages to the festival. However, there are entry restrictions for under 16s. Anyone 15 and under must be accompanied by a ticket holder over 18 years old at all times. ID is required upon entry to the event. Together with the purchase of a children’s reduced ticket, it will be necessary to show a valid identity document confirming the age of the child for which the ticket is purchased. In the absence of the documents certifying the child’s age, the payment of the full ticket will be required.

    Children 0-5 years don’t need a ticket and they are admitted free.

    Children 6-12 years will need a Child Ticket (Child day ticket: 5€ + fees / Child festival pass: 10€ + fees).

    Teenagers 13 and over must have a standard adult ticket.

    All under 16s must be accompanied by a parent or guardian who is over 18 years old (and standard adult ticket holder) on entering and leaving the festival, and this adult must remain on site throughout the weekend.

    Make sure to be mindful of the noise level. Protect your child’s hearing, please. Use hearing protection. Bring earplugs or ear muffs with you because there is potential for loud noise. This is a cheap, easy, and effective way to preserve kids’ (and adults’) hearing. Without these protective tools the admission of children to the concert area may be refused. Keep a distance from noise sources. Don’t let kids stand near speakers or other noise emitters. Leave if noise is enough to cause discomfort. Ringing and pain are signs that ears need a break. If your child is complaining, covering his or her ears, or seems uncomfortable, consider an early exit.

    WARNING: strobe lights are used during some performances.

    THINGS YOU CAN AND CAN’T BRING

    Ypsigrock Festival will not tolerate any anti-social, violent, abusive, disruptive, offensive, inappropriate or illegal behaviour. Such action will result in immediate eviction from the venue without a refund. Additional action may include Police involvement and / or a venue ban.

    Ypsigrock Festival reserves the right to refuse entry to any persons. Anyone suspected to be under the influence of drugs or alcohol will automatically be refused entry.

    Below is the curated catalog of the things you can bring with you and the things you should leave at home if you plan to attend the Ypsigrock Festival.

    You may be body and/or bag searched at the entrance. Persons suspected of carrying items that may be used in an offensive or dangerous manner, or carrying out illegal activities on site may be searched.

    Please note: The security guards can refuse entry/possession of any items below at their discretion.

    The following items WILL NOT BE PERMITTED onto the entire festival site (Ypsicamping and Concert Venues) by ticket holders:

    • alcohol in the possession of under 18yr olds;
    • illegal substances;
    • any items which may reasonably be considered for use as a weapon (guns, toy guns, knives, scissors, helmets etc);
    • excessive amounts of alcohol;
    • excessive amounts of cigarettes;
    • excessive amounts of food;
    • any goods for unauthorised trading;
    • glass bottles, jars, containers;
    • all gas spray canisters of any size (only bug repellents are allowed);
    • aerosols over 250ml;
    • psychoactive substances – including nitrous oxide;
    • portable laser equipment and pens;
    • sound systems;
    • megaphones and air horns;
    • unauthorised audio recorders;
    • unauthorised professional photo or video equipment;
    • generators;
    • Chinese lanterns, fireworks and flares;
    • unmanned aerial vehicles (drones);
    • unofficial tabards and unauthorised reflective jackets;
    • any goods with unauthorised Ypsigrock logo;

    The following items WILL BE PERMITTED ONLY onto the Ypsicamping by ticket holders:

    • alcohol (not contained in glass bottles) in the possession of over 18 yr olds;
    • cans;
    • electric stoves;
    • disposable BBQs;
    • selfie sticks;
    • aerosols less than 250ml.

    The following items, although permitted onto the Ypsicamping, WILL NOT BE PERMITTED INTO THE CONCERT VENUES:

    • drinks bottles (other than sealed plastic water/soft drinks bottles under 500ml);
    • cans;
    • selfie sticks;
    • umbrellas;
    • big bags, sleeping bags, tents or other bulky containers;
    • disposable BBQs and permitted cooking stoves (see above);
    • cigarettes and e-cigarettes are not permitted into enclosed public spaces.

    No animals, other than guide or hearing dogs, are permitted on the entire Festival site.

    We love animals and we believe that a festival is not an environment appropriate to their care. Noise and confusion in small and crowded spaces could make pets feel pretty bad, stressed and afraid and triggering unpleasant bad reactions. Health and safety of the animals and public is a priority.

    THINGS YOU SHOULD BRING

    • Sunscreen
    • Blanket to sit on
    • Hat
    • Rain gear (yep, sometimes it rains!)
    • Ear plugs
    • Camera (no professional photo equipment)
    • A positive and friendly attitude!

    We encourage you to carefully read the FAQs to find more information.

    YPSIGROCK FESTIVAL 2022 – TICKETS

    TICKET VALIDITY

    Festival passes for Ypsigrock 2022 are on sale NOW. The Festival Pass for Ypsigrock Festival 2022 is valid from 4th Aug to 7th Aug.
    The daily tickets will be on sale soon.

    Please consider before buying.
    The Covid-19 pandemic continues to affect international travel. Any country may further restrict travel or bring in new rules at short notice, for example due to a new Covid-19 variant.

    Please refer to the situation in Italy and to the FAQ published on the Italian Government website for a summary of the different restrictions applied in Italy (closer to the time of the Festival check for entry restrictions, testing, or quarantine requirements).

    Be prepared to comply with changing restrictions to manage local COVID-19 outbreaks, such as border closures, movement restrictions, testing and quarantine requirements.

    Travel restrictions may unexpectedly delay your return home. Plan for possible delays.

    FESTIVAL PASS PRICES 2022

    – TIER 1: from 20th December 2021: 89€ + fees
    – TIER 2: from July 2022: 99€ + fees (FULL PRICE)

    BUY ON DICE

    • Adult Festival pass – BUY
    • Reduced CHILD Festival pass (6-12 years) – BUY

    BY CAR

    From Palermo
    Distance to go: 90 Km (56 miles)

    To get to Castelbuono by car it should take about 75 mins. Take the motorway “Autostrada A19” (Catania-Palermo) and follow it for about 40 Km, then change to the motorway “Autostrada A20” (Palermo-Messina) and take the exit to Castelbuono. Then follow the SS 286 for the next 14km and you will arrive to Castelbuono.
    Once you pass the sign “Castelbuono” at the beginning of the town at the entrance of the village of Castelbuono, take the direction of the Luigi Failla Stadium on your right into Via Mazzini, along the way and then turn right onto Viale Castello. We suggest you to parking your car here, behind the Castle, you’ll find a large public and free parking area.

    From Messina
    Distance to go: 170 Km (105 miles)

    To get to Castelbuono by car it should take 2 hours. Take the motorway “Autostrada A20” (Palermo-Messina) and follow it for about 130 Km, and take the exit to Castelbuono. Then take the SS 286 and drive along the scenic 14 Km of SS 286: a natural paradise, then you will arrive in Castelbuono.
    Once you pass the sign “Castelbuono” at the beginning of the town at the entrance of the village of Castelbuono, take the direction of the Luigi Failla Stadium on your right into Via Mazzini, along the way and then turn right onto Viale Castello. We suggest you to parking your car here, behind the Castle, you’ll find a large public and free parking area.

    From Catania:
    Distance to go: 180 Km (112 miles)

    To get to Castelbuono by car it should take 2 hours and 15mins.
    Take the motorway “Autostrada A19” (Catania-Palermo) and follow the signs to Palermo.
    At “km 153” take the exit to the motorway “Autostrada A20” (Palermo-Messina) and follow the signs to Messina-Cefalù. Toll payment. Continue on A20-E90. Take the exit “Pollina / Castelbuono” and drive along the scenic 14 Km of SS 286: a natural paradise, then you will arrive in Castelbuono.

    Once you pass the sign “Castelbuono” at the beginning of the town at the entrance of the village of Castelbuono, take the direction of the Luigi Failla Stadium on your right into Via Mazzini, along the way and then turn right onto Viale Castello. We suggest you to parking your car here, behind the Castle, you’ll find a large public and free parking area.

    BY PUBLIC TRANSPORT

    BY AIR
    The nearest Airport is: “Punta Raisi – Falcone Borsellino Airport – Palermo”

    From the airport there are regular shuttle bus to get to Palermo city centre, journey time to the final stop at Palermo central railway station is around 50mins. Next to the railway station you’ll find the bus station where you can take a coach to Castelbuono. Buses operated by S.A.I.S. depart from Palermo railway station (via Cefalù stop) and the journey takes 1hr and 40 minutes.
    From Punta Raisi – Falcone Borsellino Airport to Palermo by car
    It takes around 30mins to get to Palermo city centre. Follow the highway from the AEROPORTO PUNTA RAISI junction for 5.6 Km, then follow the sign CARINI/TORRETTA, turn right and go along the A29 highway for 19.2 Km in the direction to PALERMO.
    From here please follow the instructions described in the section “By car – From Palermo”.

    BY TRAIN
    The nearest railway station is: Cefalù Station

    It’s just 20 Km from Castelbuono, there are many coaches run throughout the day by the company S.A.I.S. Trasporti, from Cefalù to Castelbuono the journey time is approx. 30mins. For timetables and more info about S.A.I.S. buses, please follow the instructions described here in the section called “BY COACH”.

    BY COACH
    The bus company S.A.I.S. Trasporti offers connection between Palermo and Castelbuono (via a Cefalù stop) from Monday till Saturday.

    If you arrive by public transport (by plane, by train or by bus) to Palermo, and you don’t plan to rent a car to reach Castelbuono, you’ll need to use the services of the bus company S.A.I.S. Trasporti.

    The S.A.I.S. Trasporti bus terminal is at the new “Terminal Bus Palermo” adjacent to Palermo railway station, specifically it is located in Via Tommaso Fazello, 16 90123 Palermo PA Italy.

    The reference run is “Palermo – Castelbuono” by S.A.I.S. (the intermediate stop is Cefalù, at Cefalù railway station). The bus leaves several times a day. From Palermo to Castelbuono the average journey time is an hour and 40 minutes.
    Don’t wait for the last S.A.I.S. bus trip of the day to reach Castebuono. If you can, leave Palermo well in advance.
    The bus ticket can be purchased at S.A.I.S. box office at the departure stalls, or online at S.A.I.S. Trasporti website or on the bus itself before departure time.

    WARNING: below is the official timetable communicated by S.A.I.S Trasporti on their website. Please note that S.A.I.S. Trasporti arrival and departure timings don’t depend on us and are subject to change. So please check their website closer to the opening day of the festival.

    TIMETABLES S.A.I.S. Trasporti BUS SERVICE

    Bus run: PALERMO – CASTELBUONO
    Monday-Friday: 6:45 am – 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm
    Saturday: 6:45 am – 6:30 pm
    Sunday: 6:30 pm
    Bus run: CEFALÙ – CASTELBUONO
    Monday-Friday: 7:45 am – 8:00 am – 11:00 am  – 1:30 pm – 2:10 pm – 3:25 pm – 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
    Saturday: 7:45 am – 8:00 am – 11:00 am – 1:30 pm – 2:10 pm – 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
    Sunday: 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
    Bus run: CASTELBUONO – PALERMO 
    Monday-Friday: 5:40 am – 1:50 pm – 2:30 pm – 4:40 pm
    Saturday: 1:50 pm – 2:30 pm
    Sunday: 3:50 pm
    Bus run: CASTELBUONO – CEFALÙ
    Monday-Friday: 5:40 am – 7:05 am – 8:30 am – 08:45 am – 1:30 pm – 1:50 pm – 2:30 pm – 4:40 pm
    Saturday: 7:05 am – 8:45 am – 1:30 pm – 1:50 pm – 2:30 pm – 4:40 pm
    Sunday: 8:45 am – 3:50 pm
    Bus run: CEFALÙ – PALERMO 
    Monday-Friday: 6:20 am – 2:30 pm – 3:10 pm – 5:30 pm
    Saturday: 2:30 pm – 3:10 pm
    Sunday: 4:30 pm
    Bus run: PALERMO – CEFALÙ
    Monday-Friday: 6:45 am – 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm
    Saturday: 6:45 am – 6:30 pm
    Sunday: 6:30 pm

    If you arrive from other Sicilian cities and you don’t want to stay overnight in Castelbuono, we suggest to arrange you arriving to Palermo or Cefalù, in order to take advantage of the connections of the S.A.I.S. bus service.

    N.B. in order to ensure interpersonal safety distances and all the hygiene and health standards necessary to comply with anti-covid safety protocols, this year there is NO private shuttle organized by the festival for Ypsigrock 2021 “Tiny but Needed” edition. It will be possible to reach Castelbuono ONLY by bus (S.A.I.S.) or by autonomous private vehicles.

    For further info, please write us via our CONTACTS page

    If you want to track your trip to the Festival, the following links may be useful: Google Maps and ViaMichelin Maps & Route Planner.

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