Festival
Info

GENERAL
INFORMATION

What is Flash Festival Tuscany?
Carefully curated music from around the world, Flash Festival Tuscany celebrates the sweet life with good times

 
When is Flash Festival Tuscany?

Friday 8th September 2017
19:00 – 6:00
 
Saturday 9th September 2017
15:00 – 6:00

 
Where is Flash Festival Tuscany?
Flash Festival Tuscany is located in Arezzo, Tuscany. At the beautiful DODO Village - Via del Belvedere, 52041 Civitella In Val di Chiana AR, Italy.

Google Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/5jnr25xJgXs

ACCOMMODATION

Flash Camping
Limited Camping Sites are available at Flash Festival Tuscany. Flash Camping Passes are 6 Euro plus BF with a Flash Weekend Pass.
Please read Camping Terms and Conditions.

Hotel
There are many beautiful and reasonably priced accommodation options in Arezzo Central. Shuttle Buses to and from Flash Festival will leave from Arezzo Central Train Station.

Try some of these booking websites:
www.trivago.com
www.bookings.com
www.momondo.com

ACCESSIBILITY

The area is mostly even with the ground. We have a suitable toilet for handicapped people and will try our best to get rid of all obstacles. If you need any help please don’t hesitate to ask for assistance. 

ADDRESS

DODO Village – Via del Belvedere, 52041 Civitella In Val di Chiana AR, Italy

Google Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/5jnr25xJgXs

ADMISSION TIMES

Friday 8th September
12:00 – Accommodation & Campsite Opens

Friday 8th September
19:00 – Festival Opens

Saturday 9th September
15:00 – Festival Opens

Sunday 10th September
12:00 – Campsite Closed

AGE LIMIT

Kids who are 14 to 17 years old are only allowed to attend with a parent or legal guardian. Children under the age of 14 are only allowed to attend Flash Festival with their parents. 

ARRIVING – General

See below information on getting to Arezzo. If you’re ever stuck, visit www.goeuro.com

ARRIVING – FLYING

There are 3 Airports in close proximity to Arezzo
 


Flying to Pisa Airport (Aeroporto di Pisa)
Pisa Airport is a 2 hour drive to Arezzo Central.


Ride Share (Bla Bla Car)
Cost: €7.00 – €10.00
Duration: 2 hours
Website: www.blablacar.com

Hire Car
Cost: €50.00 – €150.00
Duration: 2 hours
Website:  www.rentalcars.com

Train (TrenItalia)
Cost: €10.00 – €15.00
Duration: 2 hours
Website: www.trenitalia.com



Flying to Florence Airport (Toscana Aeroporti Firenze)
Florence Airport is a 1 hour and 15 minute car ride to Arezzo Central


Ride Share (Bla Bla Car)
Cost: €5.00 – €8.00
Duration: 1 hour
Website: www.blablacar.com


Hire Car
Cost: €50.00 - €150.00
Duration: 2 hours
Website: www.rentalcars.com


Train (TrenItalia)
Cost: €8.00 - 
Duration: 45 minutes
Website: www.trenitalia.com
 

 

Flying to Rome Airport
Rome Airport is a 3 hour car ride to Arezzo Central


Ride Share (Bla Bla Car)
Cost: - €10.00 - €15.00
Duration: 3 hours
Website: www.blablacar.com


Hire Car
Cost: €50.00 - €150.00
Duration: 3 hours
Website: www.rentalcars.com


Train (TrenItalia)
Cost: €15.00 - €30.00
Duration: 4 hours
Website: www.trenitalia.com

ARRIVING – DRIVING

I’m driving a car and camping?
You may access the campsite with a car and camp near your car. You will not be allowed to park your car on site without pre-registering your vehicle via email.

Please email campingatflash@gmail.com to register your vehicle before arriving on site. 

Driving to the event
Parking will be available near the festival.

A Shuttle Bus will run across event times:
Friday 12:00 - 6:00
and
Saturday 19:00 - 6:00

Shuttle Bus Locations:
– Arezzo Train Station
 

ARRIVING – TRAINS

Train is cheapest, easiest, quickest way to get to Arezzo from all around Italy.

Visit the following websites to plan your travels:
www.trenitalia.com
www.italotreno.it

AREZZO

Arezzo is a bright, hillside town in East Tuscany. It was one of the area’s largest Etruscan settlements and later became a strategically important Roman city. Bustling center of economic activity, it is full of important monuments and its well known for its iron work and artistic workshops which produce ‘vasi corallini’, red vases made according to a Roman technique that later spread throughout the world. In Medieval times, Arezzo was a free municipality and the Ghibellina party was often in power, in contrast with neighboring Florence.

BATHROOM FACILITIES

Camping facilities will include bathroom and toilet facilities.

BATTERY-CHARGING

Batteries can be charged  at our Flash Station.

CAMPERVANS / CARAVANS

Campervans and Caravans are permitted on site.

CAMPING

Camp sites are located in the grounds of DODO Village and campers have access to all amenities on offer at the campground including showers, pool, toilet.

Each camping ticket provides accommodation for one person on Friday and Saturday night and are available to purchase with a Weekend Pass. You will need to bring your own tent, sleeping bag, pillow and any other necessities. A maximum of 6 people per tent.

Camping spaces are allocated upon arrival. If you want to camp with your friends, you will need to arrive together.

The campsite is open from Friday 12:00 until Sunday 12.00.

Campervans will have their own designated area.

Please always keep in your mind that you will be camping on agricultural land. Please leave your campsite clean with designated plastic bags and tidy because whatever you leave behind might turn up in your red wine and olive oil.

Parking is available next to your camping spot when you Pre-Register your vehicle at campingatflash@gmail.com. Your vehicle will not be allowed to stay on site without a Vehicle Access Pass.

DODO Village requires each person camping to submit the following before 5th September 2017 to campingatflash@gmail.com:
– A copy of Passport
– Name, Surname
– Place of Birth
– Date of Birth

CAMPING TERMS & CONDITIONS

1)
If staying as a group, must arrive together OR if arriving later than most of the group, give pre-written authorization at least 48 hours in advance of who you will be staying with, so a place can be held for you at campingatflash@gmail.com

2)
ALL SITES are considered unpowered

3)
All vehicles MUST be parked offsite the DODO Village property unless you have a pre-approved Vehicle Access Pass. To get approval, please email: campingatflash@gmail.com.

No riding of bicycles or scooters without a helmet.

4)
Maximum of 6 persons per tent permitted. People on the site must consent to their contact details (name and mobile) being provided to others who will be staying on the same site, in order to comply with Italian rules.

5)
No campfires are permitted within DODO Village or surrounding areas for safety reasons.

6)
No animals permitted anywhere on DODO Village sites (excluding guide dogs or medically authorized assistance dogs.)

7)
All rubbish must be removed from your site and placed in bins provided.

8)
Glass bottles are not to be taken into amenity blocks due to the safety risks of broken glass

9)
Check-in will be between 12pm–7pm Friday, and from 8am Saturday.

10)
Check out will be between 8am–12pm Sunday

11)
Camping noise curfew applies from 1AM to 8AM.

12)
Campers are required to comply with the instructions of village management and security.

13)
Intoxication and drug use will not be tolerated

14)
Management may evict a camper if management deems that the camper presents a safety risk to other people within DODO Village, or if the camper damages property or interferes with, or cause or permit interference with the safety, reasonable peace, comfort or privacy of any person lawfully within DODO Village, or if the camper refuses to follow directions of Festival Management.

15)
Festival does not take responsibility for any items left behind.

CARPARK

The car park is within minutes from the campsite and festival site.

FLASH CASH

Flash Festival has a token system in place. All items at Flash Festival is to be paid with Flash Cash. Currency may be exchanged at Flash Cash Station inside of Main Entry. Eftpos is available.   Food, drink and merchandise only accept Tokens. The only currency taken at the Flash Cash Station is Euro - €.

DISCRIMINATION

Flash Festival Tuscany should be a place for freedom and diversity. As such we think that it goes without saying that everyone treats each other with respect and tolerance.
 
Any form of harassment or discrimination will be taken very seriously. Violence will obviously not be tolerated under any circumstances. In case of conflicts, we will do our best to help find a solution.

DRUGS

Everyone should be able to party as much as he or she would like to, but everyone should know their own boundaries and look after one another. Whoever is caught dealing or with illegal substances will be kicked off site!

FAMILIES

We will provide a special campground for families with small children. There you can withdraw from the festival turbulences if necessary. 

FIRE / FIREWORKS

Open fires and fireworks are not allowed in the area. Whoever lights up a firework will be kicked off site.

FLORENCE / FIRENZE

Florence is a short drive or train ride from Arezzo. The city boasts outstanding artistic heritage which bears witness to centuries of civilization. Many important historical figures lived in Florence, such as Cimabue and Giotto, the fathers of Italian painting, Arnolfo and Andrea Pisano, renovators of architecture and sculpture.

The city was the birthplace of Brunelleschi, Donatello and Massacio, initiators of the Renaissance, and Botticelli, Paolo Uccello and the universal genius of Leonardo and Michelangelo. Their works are hosted in various museums throughout the city: the Uffizi is the most popular painting gallery in the world; the Galleria Palatina hosts paintings from ‘The Golden Age’; at the Bargello visitors can enjoy sculptures from the Renaissance or see the works of Beato Angelico in the Museo di San Marco.

The Accademia, the Medici Chapels and the Casa Buonarroti, with sculptures by Michelangelo, are also noteworthy.
Flying to Florence Airport (Toscana Aeroporti Firenze)
 
Florence Airport is a 1 hour and 15 minute car ride to Arezzo Central

Ride Share (Bla Bla Car)
Cost: €5.00 – €8.00
Duration: 1 hour
Website: www.blablacar.com

Hire Car:
Cost: €50.00 – €150.00
Duration: 2 hours
Website: www.rentalcars.com

Train (TrenItalia)
Cost: €8.40
Duration: 45 minutes
Website: www.trenitalia.com

FOOD

There will be a food available on-site selling delicious Tuscan food, plus a range of bars.

GARBAGE DEPOSIT

You will be given a rubbish bag when you receive your festival wristband. Don’t forget to use it and deposit your rubbish when you leave.

GLASS BOTTLES

It is forbidden to bring glass bottles onto the campsites.

HELPERS

The anticipation for the next Flash Festival is growing fast, but we wouldn’t have been able to get to this point, without a heap of help. Now you guys can join in! We are looking for hard-working helpers for the Festival weekend. You can find more information and a web form on our homepage.

PISA

Known throughout the world for its tower, an extraordinary monument that looks over the Piazza del Duomo. The town boasts a millinery history and its period of grandeur was the era of the Maritime Republics. Pisa is a treasure chest of artistic treasures; from Roman and Gothic churches to piazzas and palaces, visitors will especially enjoy the neighbourhoods that line its ancient roads along the Arno.

Pisa hosts a wonderful university which is well-known thanks to its numerous faculties and the Scuola Normale Superiore, located in Piazza dei Cavalieri. In addition to artistic, cultural and historical heritage, the area also boasts noteworthy natural treasures, such as the Migliarino Park, San Rossore, the Litorale and Monte Pisano.
Flying to Pisa Airport (Aeroporto di Pisa)

Pisa Airport is a 2 hour drive to Arezzo Central.

Ride Share (Bla Bla Car)
Cost: €7.00 – €10.00
Duration: 2 hours
Website: www.blablacar.com

Hire Car
Cost: €50.00 – €150.00
Duration: 2 hours
Website: www.rentalcars.com

Train (TrenItalia)
Cost: €10.00 - €15.00
Duration: 2 hours
Website: www.trenitalia.com

PRICES

We don’t want people to drink warm beer from your tent because you can’t afford cold ones. That’s why the prices at the festival bars will be affordable for you.

RESPECT THE ENVIRONMENT

Please don’t disturb the wildlife. 

RESPECT THE PEOPLE

Everyone should feel free and celebrate as much as they want, but don’t forget about the people around you! Have respect for others, look after each other and be ready to help. Then we will all have a wonderful time together.

SAFETY


We do have a few ground rules, most of them are pretty obvious, but they still need to be written down here. Please don’t bring any of the following to the campsite/festival site:
 

– Any type of weapon
– Glass bottles
– Pyrotechnics
– Gas cookers
– Dogs or other pets.

SET TIMES

Set times will be available closer to the event.

SIENA

Siena is well-known for its high standard of living. In fact, it was the first municipality in Europe to close its downtown area to traffic in 1966. Siena is an international center of culture and its university is more than 750 years old.

It hosts renowned institutions like the Accademia Musicale Chigiana, l’Università per gli Stranieri, the Accademia dei Fisiocriti, and the Accademia degli Intronati. It’s a city that has remained unchanged for centuries and its atmosphere is very unique. Its citizens work to preserve many ancient traditions including the Palio; its spirit is renewed annually with unforgettable power.

SHUTTLE BUS

A shuttle bus will take you between Arezzo Central Station and the Festival site. The bus timetable will be available shortly before the festival.

TIMES

The campsite will be open from:

12:00 Friday 8th September 2017
until
12:00 Sunday 10th September 2017

Event times are:

19:00 Friday 8th September 2017
and
15:00 Saturday 9th September 2017

TUSCANY

Few regions in Italy can boast the profound artistic heritage that one can find in Tuscany. The region is full of surprising cultural and historical treasures; its urban architecture and breath-taking monuments leave visitors in awe.

Tuscany lends itself to visitors with the proud awareness that it was once the beacon of civilization for the western world. A trip to Tuscany during the third millennium still invites visitors to feel that same sense of beauty that people experienced during the Grand Tour.

WEATHER TIPS

Tuscan weather is very unique and special. So that you are prepared for all conditions, here are a couple of packing tips. You shouldn’t forget the following: suncream, sunglasses, bathers, good tent pegs, wind jacket and a torch.

WHAT TO BRING?

– Your ticket
– Valid photo ID
– Sun Protection
– Hat
– Cash
– Good Vibes

WHAT NOT TO BRING?

The following items are prohibited:

– Drugs & Alcohol
– Glass
– Cans
– Chairs or any other furniture (Allowed in Campground)
– Anything studded or spiked (belts, wristbands, tc) or large chains
– Club patches and jackets
– Weapons of any kind (including potential missiles)
– Flares, Fireworks or Sparklers
– Sound or video recorders or professional cameras (with removable lens.) Small still cameras are allowed.
– Laser lights or laser pens
– Umbrellas (bring a plastic poncho or raincoat instead)
– Dogs or other pets (service dogs excepted)
– Fires and open flames of any kind
– Sound systems (Campground only)
– Eskies, coolers, or chilly bins (Campground only)
– Any other items deemed dangerous or potentially disruptive by Flash Festival Tuscany.

WRISTBANDS

You can come and leave as much as you like. Damaged wristbands can be presented with proof of purchase to receive a replacement. In the case where you do not have a wristband to present, you will have to purchase another one.