AVANT Festival is a new boutique music festival showcasing the natural and architectural beauties of Apulia, Southern Italy. The 1st edition takes place on 6th-7th November in Lecce, a city renowned for its Roman origins and sparkling Baroque style. The festival is a slow, intimate experience of local culture and tradition, with mild seasonal temperature, outside of the peak tourist season.
AVANT aims to bring together diverse, quality avant-garde musicians to the Baroque city of Southern Italy. They are theremin mastermind Dorit Chrysler, Raster’s sonic electronic musician Grischa Lichtenberger, Editions Mego’s experimental guitarist Julia Reidy, Italian experimental composer Donato Epiro and pop singer Lucia Manca.
Picturesque views surround, throughout a programming of indoor & outdoor activities. Guests are invited for a hiking tour and lunch on Apulia’s Adriatic coast, between the city of Otranto and the lighthouse at Punta di Palascìa, a breathtaking spot on Italy’s most easterly point.
There will also be a sound walk around Lecce’s old town and the stunning castle Castello Carlo V, as well as a fresh pasta course & degustation with artisanal chef Anna Quarta.
The concerts are set for Friday 6th and Saturday 7th November at Corigliano d’Otranto castle. The daily activities are scheduled for Saturday, November 7th and Sunday, November 8th. Tickets on sale now, more information on http://avantfestival.com/.