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New festival set for uninhabited, walled Spanish island town

Ithaka will takes place from 22nd to 25th June and features a line-up of the finest names in experimental electronics…

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Ithaka is a new festival set to take place on a long-abandoned, 9th-century, Arabic fort in the middle of a lake in western Spain.

Granadilla is located in the Monfragüe national park in the region of Extremadura and will, between 22nd to 25th June, host three days of experimental and electronic music from the likes of NTS presenter Anu, fast-rising London-based producer Object Blue, Ugandan collective Sisso, Spanish producer of dark, wiry techno JASSS and plenty more.

Ithaka’s ethos champions diversity, with the festival striving to “represent a truly eclectic mix of backgrounds, cultures, genders and genres, on and off the dance floor”. Not only that, but it strives to be as sustainable a festival as possible, adopting a “zero impact” philoshopy.

“We aim to do this by using alternative energy, waste separation, optimal water management and optimization of means of transport,” the festival’s website explains. “We are committed to a sustainable festival model that not only reduces its environmental impact but raises public awareness too.”

Ithaka looks like a truly unique, intimate and very special festival. For more info and tickets, visit its website.

There are plenty of wonderful festivals happening in equally wonderful locations this year. Estonia’s historic Rummu quarry will host the inaugural Moonland festival this August. Uva festival is returning for its second edition this summer between 8th - 10th June on the grounds of a 15th century Monastery.

Ithaka line-up (so far)

Amir Alexander
anu
ARROGANCE ARROGANCE
Bedouin SAHRAWI
JASSS
LIE RADIO
LIVE CODE MAD
DJ MAKOBU B2B Nidia Minaj
Nazira
Object Blue
SIREN DJs
SISSO