Ypsi & Love

Ypsigrock is the best festival on the planet.


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.


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.


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.



Essential info



Ypsigrock Festival returns in August 2021 (5-8 AUG 2021) for its 24th 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. Tickets will be soon available via our Tickets Page.

You need a valid festival ticket (4-day pass) to attend the live shows scheduled from 5th to 8th August. This year Ypsigrock Festival features only 2 stages downtown, but they don’t play at the same time, so each band performs without clashes on 4 days.

Please consider before buying.

YPSIGROCK FESTIVAL 2021 “Tiny but Needed” 

Following the persistence of the Covid-19 pandemic, a reshaping of the original event was required.
So, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we’re planning to host a tiny version of Ypsigrock 2021 (very limited capacity and seated) called Ypsigrock Festival 2021 “Tiny but Needed” from 5th to 8th August 2021.
All the changes made are the result of evaluations which provide that an interpersonal safety distance is always maintained within the event area, as currently envisaged by the provisions of the competent authorities in Italy.

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.


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 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 (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.


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 should leave at home if you plan to attend 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 onsite 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 by ticket holders:

  • alcohol in the possession of under 18yr olds;
  • illegal substances;
  • any items which may reasonably be consider 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 airhorns;
  • 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;
  • 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 space.

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 feel pets pretty bad, stressed and afraid and triggering unpleasant bad reactions. Health and safety of the animals and public is a priority.


  • 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.