August 10th - 13th 2017 Ypsigrock Festival Castelbuono (PA)

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Ypsigrock Festival will take place from the 10th to the 13th of August 2017 for its 21st 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, 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.

As usual the first day of the event (August 10) will be dedicated to the opening of the campsite, with its welcome party free entry and the collateral events (exhibitions, djsets, etc). The live shows are scheduled from 11 to 13 August, starting from the late afternoon. The stages at Ypsigrock Festival are 4, but they don’t play at the same time, so each band performs without clashes on 3 days.

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.

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  fourth  stage  is  the Mr.  Y  Stage,  at  the  Centro  Sud,  a deconsecrated  baroque  church  in  Castelbuono, the mostintimate stage during Ypsigrock.


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.

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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 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  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!