As you probably saw on our social media, this weekend we attended Home Festival, in Treviso, Italy. The 7th Edition of Home Festival just ended and we would like to tell you how amazing it was. This festival welcomed about 88,000 people this year, 10% more than last year. It really seems that this event is going to grow from year to year.
Of course, Italian bands were the majority: the iconic band Il Teatro degli Orrori, indie representatives Iosonouncane, teenage idols Benji e Fede, the unique Max Gazzzè and the evergreen Vinicio Capossela, then Fabri Fibra, Alborosie, Coez, Bruno Belissimo, Jack Jaselli, Rumatera and many more, for a total of more than 160 artists in 5 days.
Our favorites for indie music? Selton, whose members are actually from Brazil, but they’re now based in Milan and they sing both in Italian and Brazilian. Their music mixes indie pop and exotic sounds, and their live performance really drives you into that beach of Porto Alegre (their home town). Dance moves, original instruments and musical tricks made their show a real party for the whole public.
There was not only music events at the festival, but also sports, food tracks, creative activities and Holi (the festival of colors) contributed to entertain the public of Home Festival.
A great success for the event’s founder Amedeo Lombardi who commented: “Our greatest satisfaction comes from guests, international managers and heads of European festivals who have consecrated and legitimized us as leaders in Italy for the realization of a real international event.
(*Original: La nostra maggiore soddisfazione è legata agli ospiti, ai manager internazionali e ai responsabili dei festival europei che ci hanno consacrato e legittimato come leader in Italia per la realizzazione di un vero evento di caratura internazionale)
What else makes a festival international? Its participants! Many locals attended the event, but also people from various regions of Italy, and from over 20 foreign nations. A great accomplishment! Some of these guests have had the chance of being the first to enjoy the new camping area, finally available on site! This is a great improvement for a festival that aims to be as much international as possible.
Great job guys, see you next year!
– Sara Peruzza –