Monticule: The Festival In A Forest

Monticule: The Festival In A Forest

Located near a small idyllic village in the South of France surrounded by the forest trees amongst the Domaine de Gayfié is the Monticule Festival.

The light-hearted bass and techno music festival taking place on 19th - 23rd June 2019 is the fifth of its name. Celebrated as not just a typical music festival, rather a retreat for inner awareness, natural adventure, great regional food and fun. This year's line up hosts over 50 top acts from the drum & bass and techno scene including A Strange Wedding, Shime, Arabian Panther and the Fantastic Twins.

Photo credit: Monticule Festival

The festival began as any festival has done, a group of friends who enjoyed the same music and thought it'd be a good idea to join forces and start their very own festival. Monticule started out small after the friendship group discovered the blissful accommodation of Domaine de Gayfié. They wanted to create something slightly different, something natural, spiritual and allow people to escape reality for a short while.


Photo credit: Monticule Festival

The five-day long festival is packed with activities as well as top class music acts and a big pool to relax in means you'll be stuck for choice on how to spend your time there. The workshops on offer throughout the day include yoga, astronomy lessons, massage, cave tours, skateboarding and donkey riding. Taking part in all of these might be a push but you'll definitely be able to find something that'll suit you and maybe you'll meet others who are like-minded like yourself.

"Not a festival, it's a holiday and community" the organisers say, holding three stages this year the festival is getting bigger and better each year with a bar built into the woods and showers with a view of the valley it's a truly enchanted experience, one not to miss.


Photo credit: Monticule Festival

For more information on the festival or to book tickets, you can visit their website. Or if you're lucky enough to be already going then you can follow them on Instagram to keep up with all their latest updates.

 

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