Sunscape Festival is a celebration of music, arts and culture that holds home on the Maltese island of Gozo in the centre of the Mediterranean, known by their collective name as the islands of sunshine and history. For 7 days, this will be where festivalgoers will be able to free their minds and dance to a selection of the worlds best electronic music artists, as well as having the opportunity to see and undertake a number of sights and activities.
The island of Gozo is a half an hour journey from the mainland, completed by ferry that lands you on a plateau of rolling hills, steep cliffs and deep valleys meeting the coast with largely untouched beaches that have retained their natural beauty. With the waters temperature maintaining around 25 degrees Celsius in the summer, it provides a wonderfully warm setting where visitors can sail and scuba dive amongst a number of other coastal activities. The island also carries deep historical and cultural feats, being where the famous Ggantija Temples lie, as well as other aesthetic treats such as Xerri’s and Ninu’s Grotto, St. John The Baptist’s church and the famous Azure Window, a favourite spot for many divers.
Sunscape Festival takes place over four areas of the island: The Headland, Xlendi Bay, La Grotta Complex and The Apartments. A huge number of activities will be able to be undertook in these areas, such as archery, yoga, body painting, diving, kayaking, art workshops, walks, zip lines, safaris and jet skis amongst a host of others. There are also of course the 3 music stages that will see awesome DJ’s and live music acts playing throughout the course of the week. Acts who are due to play at Sunscape Festival 2014 include the likes of Mr Scruff, Ilario Alicante, M.A.N.D.Y, Patrick, Sebo K, Carlo Lio, Thomas Schumacher, La Fleur, Dana Ruh, Noir, Rodriguez Jr. and Camiel Daamen. The performers will also be able to be seen on boat parties that will be setting sail over the Mediterranean Sea, departing from the docks.
With the calibre of music, surroundings and various accommodation types that are available, Sunscape Festival can be tailored to your taste and will surely be a week that you don’t forget. It is the perfect opportunity to enjoy outdoor activities, make new friends, explore and enjoy top class musical talent.
Words by Josh Plews
Images courtesy of Sunscape Festival