Often, the dreams we remember best are those that seemed so intensely real that it’s hard to believe they didn’t actually happen. In a similar way, real experiences that are truly immersive and spectacular can feel like they were hyper-realistic dreams, and give us some of our most distinct memories.
Festival FORTE, taking place this August 30th – September 2nd in the castle at Montemor-o_Velho, Portugal, is sure to provide a multitude of these dreamlike experiences for those of us who will be lucky enough to attend. Not only will the weekend be full of innovative electronic music from a huge range of artists, but the festival is also known for showcasing experimental art installations that reflect the ethos of the festival. This year’s cast of visual artists will include visionaries such as Jaygo Bloom, Malo Lacroix, Casey Reas, and Henry Driver. For a glimpse into the quality of the art that will be featured, check out this promo video for this year’s festival!
When you want to focus on entertaining your ears, there will be no shortage of incredible DJs and producers to listen to. At this year’s Festival FORTE, watch for sets from groundbreaking artists such as Adam X, Alva Noto, Donato Dozzy, Blush Response, and of course, Local Suicide! Check out the full lineup here.
Did I mention the festival is taking place in a castle? The surroundings of the Montemor-o-Velho castle are sure to be pristine and awe-inspiring, and the organizers are committed to maintaining not only the environment of the castle and town themselves, but also the global environment. This is why Festival FORTE is introducing sustainable measures such as a cashless payment system, reusable cups, compost toilets, and exclusively digital advertisement.
If you want to join the festival and experience dreams in real life, make sure to get your tickets soon! We are also running a ticket giveaway, so if you want to try to get into Festival FORTE for free, email us at win @ localsuicide .com with the subject “Festival FORTE” and let us know which artist(s) you are looking forward to seeing most!