DATES: 26 JANUARY – 27 JANUARY 2018
VENUE: CASTLE OF GOOD HOPE
DESTINATION: CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA
Into the Castle is an adventurous extension taking the Into the Valley project outside of Europe, all the way to Cape Town. As the festival name indicates it will take place at a castle, the Castle of Good Hope.
The festivals within the Music goes further concept are vibrant installations, shedding light on some of the most talented artists within the electronic music scene. The concept was born through a dream of creating something spectacular – a celebration of electronic music like it’s never been done before. The dream became reality in the summer of 2015 and people from all over the world gathered in this musical experience. The evolution of the project is now growing worldwide, implementing six new festivals until 2019. The festivals revealed so far are Into the Valley in Rummu quarry, Estonia, Into the Factory in Stora Vika, Sweden and Into the Castle in South Africa.
The focus will be on advance electronic music but more local African artists will be included in the lineup, paying homage to the lands where ancient rhythms were born. The overall concept will be applied also here, and the castle itself will certainly make its mark on the whole experience.
The Castle of Good Hope is associated with a lot of injustices historically but we think it’s time to use it as a manifest for a better and more hopeful future. Into the Castle is all about freedom and reclaiming it – for everyone. Equality in all forms is totally fundamental.