Yes you read that headline right, there is a festival that combines epic live music sets with pasta masterclasses and wine tastings—heaven is a place on earth, it’s true.
Say hello to FLASH, a three-day sun-soaked festival serving up amazing beats and Tuscan eats in a truly breath-taking setting.
With only 1,000 tickets available, the intimate festival runs from 14 to 16 May in the picturesque region of Castiglion Fiorentino.
At FLASH, taste is everything. During the day, celebrated local chefs and artisans will be slinging bowls of fresh pappardelle and hand-spun pizza. Want to get in on the action? At FLASH, it’s encouraged—you can do a pasta making class with a local nonna then learn about local tipples at a wine masterclass. If you want to stretch your legs, there’s also morning yoga and wellbeing workshops to try.
At sunset, the festival kicks up a notch with a carefully curated list of international artists taking to the stage. Expect everything from live soul and indie to ongoing disco and house music. So far the line-up includes Bradley Zero and Laurence Guy from the UK, France’s Raphaël Top-Secret, Canada’s YU SU, plus Loods and DJ Boring from Australia.
Because you’ll be boozing and eating until your heart’s content, you’ll probably want to splash out on their Bellissimo Glamping tent—who wants to set up a tent while hungover? There’s two and four person tent options which come kitted out with comfy beds, towels and all the creature comforts you could need. A four person tent for three nights will set you back around $750 AUD. If you’re trying to save some coin you can purchase a DIY camping or campervan pass for $35 AUD which basically means you BYO.
Unlike the more well-known festivals, tickets for FLASH are some of the most reasonable we’ve seen, starting at $90 AUD for the three days.
To get to Castiglion Fiorentino, you can fly into Florence Airport (one hours drive away) or Bologna (two hours’ drive away).
Tickets are selling out fast so head here if you want to experience this one of kind festival. Oh, and pack roomy clothes, you’ll be carb loading.
Image Credit: Krists Luhaers