The world of international travel, music and culture is coming back to us slowly but surely in 2022 and with this, comes more incredible experiences to look forward to. FLASH Festival is without a doubt one of those experiences. The boutique festival, set in the heart of Tuscany, takes place over a weekend in late May (19th-21st) and offers an incredible music line up, boasting some of the most exciting DJs of the decade: BRADLEY ZERO, DJ BORING, ECLAIR FIFI, INDIA JORDAN, JAGUAR, LAURENCE GUY and more. Plus more line up announced today includes opening night sets from MYD and MIND ENTERPRISES on 19th May, with aperitivo ‘pre-dinner’ sets from FLYING MOJITO BROS, HEELS & SOULS, INSIDE MOVES and more across the weekend.
FLASH is a music festival and so much more; a festival with the heavenly taste of Tuscany savoured over three days of eating, drinking and dancing in a safe, intimate space for all… a festival for those seeking boundless freedom and simple, rich pleasures. As well as enjoying the riches of Tuscany, festival goers can experience pasta making and wine tasting masterclasses from the experts who are involved in making local foods & wines all year round. There will also be a programme of wellbeing activities to take part in across the weekend.
The music line up is the icing on the panettone! This includes DJ BORING aka Tristan Hallis, who could be the most ironically named performer today: energetic journeys into forgotten gems and future classics nothing about what he does is boring. Emerging as one of dance music’s most exciting producers and DJs, London-based INDIA JORDAN is a true disciple of high-energy and high-emotion dance music — capturing the attention of the scene’s top tier DJs and tastemakers across a series of perfectly-pitched, quietly personal singles and EPs.
JAGUAR’S can-do attitude has seen her traverse various areas of the music industry, from radio production and party promoter to writer, presenter and of course as a DJ on Radio 1, where she hosts BBC Introducing Dance, the go-to show for breaking emerging talent in electronic music, and across Europe as part of her burgeoning DJ career on the road and in the rave. Having crafted his own signature of sophisticated underground music, LAURENCE GUY has amassed a collection of loyal listeners and tastemakers, all of whom are united in an appreciation for his outstanding production abilities and talents as a DJ. That’s just a few names on this bill that’s overflowing with talent.
This incredibly special festival was founded in 2017 by Tuscan native Benedetta Venturini, known as Bene, and her Australian partner Karl Schussig, both seasoned promoters in festivals and events. Bene dreamt of creating a music festival that celebrates the nature, style and taste of Tuscany. An experience that combines music with food and wine and to be able to gather like-minded people, travellers and friends from around the world to experience Tuscany in a new way. With her entire family and the local community on board, FLASH Festival began with a handful of friends and family. The second offering took place in 2019, this time with a thousand punters coming through the gates. Three years on and with a brilliant 3 day music line up and programme, 2022 will be even bigger and better than before!
Authenticity lies at the beating heart of everything we do here at FLASH Festival, from the incredible artists we work with like India Jordan and DJ Boring to the local Tuscan food and wine we serve. It’s been three years since our last festival so for 2022, we are excited to expand our FLASH family, bringing more people from around the world to those Tuscan fields. FLASH is all about celebrating the fruits of Tuscany: and we’re not just talking about the olives. From food to wine to music, we’re here to celebrate the beauty and diversity of the region. I am proud to say that every year we bring more and more to the table, making sure that the programme is refined to perfection. We have established a special buzz around the festival since we began in 2017. We’re now just two months out so it’s go go go! ci vediamo lì allora!Benedetta Venturini
FLASH Festival prides itself in serving ethically sourced and naturally produced wine that eschews additives and synthetic chemicals for a genuine, deep bottling of our local vineyards. This, paired the mediterranean food (and sun), Italo house and disco is the perfect combination for a weekend getaway.
Topped with shavings of techno, lo-fi house, local sounds and downbeat, it’s FLASH’s own take on balearic for a family of festival goers that know each other within minutes. With an intimate capacity, all punters have taken a punt on something special – and Bene and the team know from their faces at the end and the amount of negroni consumed that it’s paid off.