Meadows In The Mountains

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Meadows In The Mountains is a new 3 day music, arts and literature festival held in the stunning Rhodopian Mountains, Bulgaria. It is set in an otherworldly and jaw dropping setting that is unmatched by any festival.

Rumours

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Lineup

2013: Baby Prince, Mt Wolf, Nick Monaco, San Proper, Moomin, Northern Purpose, Demob Happy, Jane Fitz, The Common Tongues, Just Jack, Sebastian Voigt, The Colour Movement, The Priory, Bruno Schmidt, Dead Echo, Mirko Hecktor, Qvc, Carlos Valdes and more to be confirmed.

Vibe

Meadows In The Mountains is like no other festival in the world. Nestled in the stunning heart of the Rhodopian Mountains near Bulgaria’s Greek border, set in an otherworldly and jaw-dropping setting that is unmatched anywhere on the planet.

A truly encompassing and unique music and arts festival which brings to life the possibility of real adventure embraced by guaranteed Sun and friendly faces fused with a thoughtful, inspired and explorative music and arts line up, the festival burns brightly all day and all night against the magical back drop of the intimately beautiful mountain top scenery that makes this festival so very special.

A world away from other soul less festivals Meadows is a festival who’s uniquely intimate ethos is prominently made by it’s stunning setting and friendly people that attend not just the exquisite line up it presents.

Meadow’s welcomes all types of worldwide festivalgoers, explorers, adventure seekers, sun and fun loving hedonists and those born with a penchant for unique immersive experience. Extending a hand to embrace the energy & ethos of community.

For a chance to experience the intended vibe why not attend one of the many launch parties taking place across Europe this Spring

  • LONDON: New Empowering Church Launch 12th April: http://meadowmetropolis.eventbrite.com/
  • BERLIN: Wilde Renata MITM Launch April 20th: Info coming soon
  • AMSTERDAM: Barkode MITM Launch April 30th: Info coming soon

Stages and other entertainment

There are two main stages: The Sunrise Slope and The Sunset Valley.

Other Meadows In The Mountains activities include: Horse & cart taxis, mountain zip line, downhill grass bobsleighing, death slide, horse riding, waterfalls, mountain walking, thermal spring, hammocks, local village life and locally source food

Festival highlights include:

Dance in the ethereal half-light of dawn and dusk as the sunrise and sunset stages provide some of the best un-signed, underground artists spanning eclectic musical genres from across the world

  • Watch the morning mist cascade over the mountain range as shadowy forms convulse and glide to the rhythmic beats of house and techno…
  • Dwell at the forefront of sound as jazz, folk and disco float through the intricacies of melody…
  • Indulge your primordial appetites with hearty food to feed the soul; all locally grown and locally produced…
  • Walk in the footsteps of the forest gods as you explore the rustic surroundings and the wildness of nature…
  • Glimpse the awe-inspiring power of creation as the art installations change your concepts of what reality really means…
  • Cast aside your mental barriers and explore the expansion of human consciousness with like-minded individuals; helping to create an event that promotes an attitude of utmost adventure…

Tickets

3 Day Ticket: £95 available here

VIP

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Children

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Disability Access

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Weather

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Location

Set in the exceptionally beautiful surroundings of the Rhodope Mountains lies the quaint Bulgarian village of Polkovnik Serafimovo. 850m above sea level and a stones throw away from the Greek border, this enchanting village is where Meadows in the Mountains likes to call home.

  • By Air? The two closest airports are Plovdiv and Sofia, with a transfer bus running from both. The cost will be £10-£15 each way, depending on numbers

Local Information

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Travel

The cheapest way to travel to the festival is to fly. The average return flight including taxes is £150. The closest airports are Plovdiv and the capital Sofia with a 3-hour flight time from the UK.

Ryanair fly to Plovdiv, the nearest airport to the site with flights operate out of London Stansted every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. Sofia is slightly further away from the festival site and flights operate daily out of London Gatwick, Luton and Manchester.

Airlines that operate between the UK and Bulgaria:

  • Ryanair/ Stansted – Plovdiv
  • Easyjet/ Gatwick/Manchester – Sofia
  • British Airways/ Heathrow – Sofia
  • Bulgaria Air/ Heathrow – Sofia
  • Wizz Air/ Luton – Sofia

A shuttle service will be operating to and from the site tailored to incoming flights.

For shuttle bus bookings please contact: [email protected]

For train travel to the festival: http://www.interrail.eu/ For coach travel from the UK to the festival: National Express Eurolines

Accommodation

There is also limited availability for apartments and house rentals. These are situated in the nearby village, which is a pleasant 20-minute walk from the festival site.

For info and bookings please contact: [email protected]

What to wear

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Camping

The festival ticket includes a free pitch but you must bring your own tent. Tent hire is available upon request. Meadows strongly advise festivalgoers to make the most out of the meadows and its soul-searching backdrops. The best things in life are free! The camping set-up is right at the center of the festival, showers and clean toilets are provided, along with an on site convenience shack ensuring all camping essentials are catered for.

Site Information

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Contact and Social Media

Food and drink

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Trading

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Perform at the festival

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Volunteer or work

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Trivia

Inspired by Bulgarian revolutionaries Vasil Levski and Hristo Botev. Meadows invites it’s participants to embark upon a voyage across the seven seas to the very heart of the Rhodopian Mountains nestled in the beautiful Bulgarian countryside; an untouched and un ravished bastion of nature in this harsh world of urban sprawl and concrete jungles.

Once home to prehistoric man these ancient forests have born witness to the fire of creativity and the explosion of the conscious magical mind. It has been recorded that the ancient Thracian explorers, upon bearing witness to the majesty of the meadows, immediately called for their harps and flutes to be bought forth and a new form of musical ceremony was created. The Byzantines themselves reveled in the power that saturates the land, dancing naked by the moonlight in praise to the Gods of celebration and song.

And it is through this very tradition that curator brothers, Benjamin and Damain Sasse have the most great and humble pleasure in inviting festival goers to cast aside their daily woes, shrug off the binding chains of the 9-5 and indulge in a debauched weekend of mind-expanding experience, community and free spirit to skip through the fields and forests with untamed abandon and to lay with the fireflies and nighttime skies in the long grass of the Meadows in the Mountains Festival!

Past lineups

2012: Crazy P, Will Saul, Bicep, Riot Jazz, Reggae Roast, Jane Fitz, Lo*Kee, Somethinksounds and Mirko Hector.