September 7-10 2018

Enter the Castello Cosmos

We invite you to Castello - a new dimension of electronic music festival: One castle in the middle of nowhere, one thousand secrets to be discovered. Be part of an intense spectacle of absurdity and excess, love and inspiration, extravagance and fantasy. Come and join our unique parallel society and let your senses set sail for a mind-blowing journey, where the line between dream and reality becomes blurred.

4 days 5 floors 100 rooms 400 people

Line-up
coming soon …
Location

The castle


Castello is an early XIX century castle, located in a small village in the middle of nowhere surrounded by beautiful nature. It is a 4-storey building with an area of 5,000 square meters and over 100 rooms and 25 bathrooms.

Originally built for nobles and aristocrats, it will now be turned into the most outstanding location for an electronic music festival ever thought of.


Accomodation

The castle offers various beautiful types of accommodation.

Every room is individual and composed lovingly with furniture and objects of famous hotels and special places from all over the world - every room has unique characteristics and extravagant features.

We have around 70 cozy rooms you can choose from: Luxury double rooms with own bath or the mind-blowing King Suite for the real connoisseurs - 3,4,5,6 or 8-bed rooms for your funky festival group or spacious dormitories with up to 20 beds for the people who like it easy.



There are five residential zones within Castello:

When buying the ticket you can select which zone and combination of bedroom you would like to book.

It´s not possible to buy a Festival-Ticket without booking a bed.

If you have any questions concerning accommodation please feel free to ask and write an email to info@castello-festival.de.


The castle

The old dairy factory
5 min. from Castello by foot

The sidehouse deluxe
1 min. from Castello by foot

The sidehouse
1 min. from Castello by foot

The tavern
1 min. from Castello by foot



Trash

Castello’s priority is not just to offer its guests an emotional holiday guided by relax and entertainment, it also cares about welcome its customers in an organized structure with total respect of nature and the castle. Therefore we are sure all our guests will keep on helping us, giving their own contribution respecting a few arrangements…as following the correct recycling guidelines or reducing water and energy waste, etc. Leaving No Trash, Our guests respects the environment. We are committed to leaving no physical trace of our activities wherever we gather. We clean up after ourselves and endeavor whenever possible to leave such places in a better state than when we found them. Thank you!

Facts

Distances

Leipzig: 70 min. Berlin: 120 min.


Arrival by bus

We organize the travel to Castello for you in comfortable tour buses. Departure is at Halle (Saale) Hauptbahnhof – Germany.

There will be 3 tours on Friday afternoon/evening from Halle Hauptbahnhof to Castello and 2 tours on Sunday afternoon/evening as well as 1 tour on Monday morning back to Halle Hauptbahnhof. All further information on booking procedure and departure times you´ll get via e-mail.


Arrival by car

We will publish the address of the location 3 days before the festival starts. Only if you own a ticket you will get this information. Please respect the intimacy of the festival and don´t communicate the address to people without a ticket.


Food & Drinks

  • Castello is a cash-free zone.
  • You have the possibility to change money into Castello-Cash.
  • You will need the Castello-Cash at the bars to pay for drinks.
  • The buffet will be set out from 9 am until 10 pm with delicious food freshly prepared by the chefs of the castle.
  • Vegetarians, don´t worry: There will also be a yummy selection of food for you.

Price

Festivalticket: 159€ + Accommodation to your choice

Additional costs: 79€ for buffet with fresh food throughout the whole festival including sparkling water and coffee flatrate. The additional costs are payable at the check-in of Castello.


Schedule

September 7th 2018 4 pm - 10th 2018 12 am:

  • Doors open on Friday 4 pm.
  • You will receive the detailed festival program at the check-in.
  • Electronic music program at our stages and floors starts 9 pm on Friday.
  • There will be at least one floor with nonstop music program during the festival.
  • Electronic music program at our floors stops at 12 am on Sunday.
  • Don’t forget to check out until Monday 12 am. Please respect: We can’t make any exceptions.

Rules

  • Castello is a really unique concept of electronic music festival.
  • We depend on your sensitivity for the magic place we invite you in.
  • The familiar atmosphere is based on the mood and attitude you bring to the festival.
  • Please respect your surroundings and treat them like you treat your own home.
  • Taking photographs in the Castle isn't allowed, not even on a mobile phone camera.
  • Any form of sexism and racism is not welcome at Castello. 

Volunteers

You are interested in looking behind the scenes of a unique festival production?

In 2018 Castello Festival welcomes Volunteers! There are many interesting fields in which you could work if you decide to join our team. In 2 x 6 hour shifts you can get the value you spent for your festival ticket.

Please send your application to info@castello-festival.de.

We are looking forward to getting to know you!

About

We see ourselves as special part of a special generation,
living in a special time. That´s why.

Tickets

Impressum

Better Life GmbH

Karl-Kellner-Ring 48-50
35576 Wetzlar

Handelsregister: Amtsgericht Wetzlar HRB 7173

Vertretungsberechtigte Geschäftsführer: Christian Minke, Christoph Pankowski

E-Mail: info@castello-festival.de


Artwork & Website

YEAH - Bild, Code & secret raves in ancient castles