Opera Festival – 17th – 21st August
Milo, Sicily (Italy)
This August 17th-21st Opera Festival will deliver their second 360 degree cultural experience in Milo, Italy. The Sicily based festival launched in 2021, and this year they have set their sights firmly on propelling the festival to the next level. The first line up announcement includes a versatile curation of artists, not restrained to one genre or vibe. Artists already on the bill include Japanese maestro Soichi Terada (Live), the talented Ela Minus, SKY H1 & Mika Oki, Roza Terenzi b2b Reptant, American rapper Mykki Blanco, French musician Oklou & many more. The second line up announcement will follow, and contains a further medley of discerning performers from around the globe.
The multi stage and location festival draws inspiration from the natural elements of the Etna Volcano, and will all take place in a magical setting suspended between land and sea. The festival aims to celebrate music and arts through research, promotion and the enhancement of the whole area. At the same time, it offers a wide music selection ranging from experimental pop and traditional sounds from the local music scene. The festival program also features lectures, workshops, and outdoor activities.
Opera Festival is a multi-day event spread across the Milo area that aims to promote and support the quality and excellence of the area, to enhance its cultural, environmental and tourist resources. The main stage will be located at the Teatro Luico Dalla, afters shows will be located at Punto Base 13, daily showcases, electronic live acts and DJs will perform at Ballroom during the day time, and a special stage for free concerts and open decks, Antico Mulino/The Ancient Mill, this will focus on the local and Italian scene.
Several unique projects will take place during the Opera Festival journey, including some site specific concerts. The Etna Morning will be a beautiful sunrise concert in the vineyard (Vigneri 1435), a place for the early risers to take in the breathtaking settings that surround them. One of the days Ilice di Carrinu will take place, a mystical concert under an ancient tree located in the middle of Etna Park (937m high). Throughout the festival Opera Radio Tour will also take place, hosted by Rocket Radio.
Opera Festival will also be promoting a set of outdoor and cultural experiences that Milo and its exquisite surrounding areas have to offer. When not at the festival there are a host of choices of activities including vineyard tours, Etna Parco Avventura and a series of bike tours allowing you to dive right into nature.
All of the above combined into one package leaves festival goers with a wholesome and unforgettable experience in a historic and cultural melting pot, allowing art and nature to become one, conversing in harmony, allowing each of the elements of the local area to be explored.