Who said your festival experience has to be dominated by muddy pools of stagnant water, shit food and toxic teenagers running amok? If, given the choice, wouldn’t you prefer to be bugging out in the crisp freshness of a mountain range, surrounded by rolling peaks, clean, illness-destroying air and enough chunky beats and rolling snares to keep your appetite for music well and truly quenched? Of course you would which is why Meadows in The Mountains festival seems like such a tasty prospect for your festival season this year.
Nestled away within the Bulgarian Rhodope Mountain range, sitting atop of the Greek border, punters and merry makers are encouraged to go wild with abandon and soak up the beautiful, natural surroundings of the uniquely placed festival. Aside from the likes of Theo Parrish collaborator and Flowers creator Andrew Ashong, San Proper, Hrdvsn, Jazzanova‘s Alex Barck and many more underground acts from the world’s of house,funk and soul, you can even take a horse and cart ride, have a go at downhill grass bob-sleighing, go on a mountain ramble or for the more adventurous type out there, take a trip on the ‘death slide’ or subject yourself to a ride on the mountain top zip line.
Shunning the ethos of capitalism for community, pre-fab festivals for a unique experience and the arena-packing superstardom of large-scale festivals for intimate personality, Meadows in The Mountains represents a refreshing alternative within a deluge of paint-by-numbers festivals and events. Just make sure you remember to bring your camera along.
Check out this madness on the mountain from last year.