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Martin Guttridge-Hewitt
4 January 2024, 13:59

Italy’s Terraforma Festival will not take place in 2024, shares open call for new home

The festival has also released a compilation featuring tracks from Donato Dozzy, Nkisi, Suzanne Ciani and more  

Terraforma Villa Arconati

Italian electronic music festival Terraforma has announced it will not return to its longstanding home of Villa Arconati in 2024. Organisers have issued an open call for potential new locations for future events.  

Held outside the historic address, north of Milan, since 2014, organisers shared the news via social media. Explaining the need to "rethink a model that needs to be changed", they asked the community for advice on where to move and to prepare for a new chapter in a storied legacy. 

"In the tapestry of time, your unwavering presence has been a constant thread. Thank you for being with us through every moment, and contributing to the synthesis of Terraforma. As someone wiser said, change is good. Stay with us. Embrace change," the statement read. Real the full post below. 

While highly respected for its music policy — with past editions featuring names such as Adrian Sherwood, Autechre, Juliana Huxtable, RP Boo, Suzanne Ciani, Voices From The Lake, GAS and MC Yallah - Terraforma's reputation was also built on sustainability and care for its environment. With this in mind, finding a site which offers opportunities for restoration, preservation and conservation is a high priority. 

In addition to the relocation, Terraforma has unveiled a new compilation inspired by its eight editions to date, with tracks from a host of artists with strong ties to the event. Marco Shuttle, Donato Dozzy, and Nkisi are among those to have contributed. Pre-orders are now live