Graceland fest is ready

Between a dive in the pool under the starry sky and a yoga session, all the best DJs in the natural setting of Cascina Bellaria. Not exclusively the King of Rock Elvis Presley’s estate and the Dutch Festival. Graceland now arrives in Italy for the Graceland Fest 2019. Two days will be completely dedicated to the DJ Set: Saturday, July 13 from 16:00 to 2:00 and Sunday, July 14 from 10:00 to 22:00 the natural location of Cascina Bellaria (Sezzadio, AL), in collaboration with Notwork Production, the agency that for 30 years has been involved in consulting for the executive production of public and private events at national and international level, will host the first edition of Graceland Fest.

Moreover, it is an important cultural event for the Province of Alessandria. An initiative able to bring together music, nature and meditative disciplines in a suggestive setting, to speak to a wide readership, bringing a significant impact on the territory and capable of dedicating a specific program to young people. The real protagonist of the weekend will be the music, thanks to 20 DJs who will liven up the location. Among the most famous ones we can found the French Philippe Zdar, member of the famous group Cassius, the Portuguese Xinobi and the Italians Deda aka Katzuma, Go Dugong, Sampa and Yatu. But there will also be space for free dances, yoga classes, market, pool, grass volleyball, bar, restaurant and pizzeria: everything will be in the fresh open-air on the beautiful hillock of Cascina Bellaria.

A rural jewel surrounded by the green plain of Alessandria, a bucolic place, where you can breathe country air, the sky seems closer and the lights of the city are a distant memory. A perfect natural setting in which to enjoy two days of complete relaxation and carefree fun, away from the stress of everyday life and city traffic. To welcome the guests of the music festival there will be many surprises and side attractions. Available for journalists there will be a space designed for this purpose for meetings and interviews where fans can meet DJs for autographs and photos. Among the artists we found.

CASSIUS (Phillipe Zdar Dj Set) In the last 15 years he has reshaped the outlines of hip hop, funk and disco including them in the reign of techno-house. The new album Ibifornia is a wonderful mix of Afro-beat, Chicago acid-house, Nassau Studios post-funk and French Touch, filtered by the love for music and rhythm.

XINOBI Bruno Cardoso’s eclectic productions are much more than just a Disco/House/ Electro/ Techno, thanks to the trademark of his sound. This versatility is clearly visible in his performances: you can go from Fresh-Funk to a deeper mood without losing consistency, capable of offering sounds suitable for both the palms of Miami and the cold nights of Berli. – DEDA aka KATZUMA Considered by many to be one of the pioneers of Italian hip-hop, since the early 1990s he has related his name to historical bands such as Sangue Misto. His dj sets reflect his love for 360-degree groove, ranging from funk to hip-hop and from disco to house.

GO DUGONG He is the moniker of Giulio Fonseca, producer and musician from Piacenza based in Milan. His career spreads out in several directions. He brings his music around the festivals in Italy and Europe, in dj sets where his manifold expressiveness finds free outburst, mixing carioca rhythms, boom bap, Africanism and English bass music.

SAMPA Roberto “Sampa” Sampietro, drummer, dj and vinyl collector. The love for music, the desire to propose alternative sounds and the success of the evenings allowed him to expand his collection of records, to play as a resident in every club in Vigevano and to collaborate with many crews and DJs of the reggae and hip hop scene.

YATU Eclectic and visionary DJ. The answer he gave some time ago to a journalist who asked him what inspired him for his dj set “I smell the air and then I put records” it is what most represents it in terms of style. He acts with elegance between sounds of the 20s, Tecno Minimal, Deep House, Soul, Global Beat, filling and finding every time the “right” groove for each dj set.

LUCA BERNASCONE In the last few years he has played in the major clubs of house and electronic music in Italy. He has collaborated with Jazz:re:found festival, one of the most interesting and innovative Italian electronic festivals. His mixes are published in New York by the authoritative blog ‘Daily Session Transmissions From New York’s Underground’, since 2018 he has been collaborating in Stockholm, Sweden, with the following clubs: Tak Rooftop, Hobo Hotel, Riche Lilla Baren, Tjoget, Paradiso.

Here there is the detailed program:
Saturday 13th July
15:30 – Andgroove 16:30 – Uappa Crew 17:30 – The Holy One
18:30 – Fire B2B Esse 19:30 – Sampa
20:30 – Deda
22:30 – Cassius (Philippe Zdar Dj Set) 00:30 – Bernascone
Sunday 14th July
9:00 – Duert
10:00 – Keyou
11:00 – Danil B2B Skanka 12:30 – Marra
13:30 – Tropicalist
14:30 – The Turkish
15:30 – 8BitPorno
16:30 – Yel
17:30 – Yatu
18:30 – GoDugong
20:30 – Xinobi

Tickets for Graceland Fest are for sale here: www.eventbrite.it
In case of bad weather the event will take place indoors.
For more details, please visit www.cascinabellaria.com