Sagra Elettronica is a ten-hours open air festival for food and electronic music aficionados in Italy’s heel of the boot, Lecce, in Apulia. Its upcoming edition is set for Saturday, July 27th. The event evolves from the typical Italian gastronomy & folk “sagra” format, aiming to create an innovative sagra for young and adult audiences. It takes place in a masseria, an old farmhouse building, and features live and dj set performances, art exhibitions and inclusive street food receipts for any dietary requirement (vegan, gluten-free, meat, fish).
This year’s edition will be featuring a musical excursus in between early, noir dub and digi-dancehall to avant-garde electronic and fast club-culture. The 40-years experienced reggae local hero DJ WAR will take over, to be followed by the electro-dub master Larssen, the grime & dub activist Ena Ghema and the emerging trip-hop duo Gauna & Mocry. The ritual dance of Tarantata performance by Serena D’Amato will also be breaking in, expect a frenetic, intense indigo and charming pirouettes. The Hellenic avant-dub visionary Jay Glass Dubs, the shamanic electronica musician Aïsha Devi, the Congolese-Londoner producer Nkisi and Macao’s resident DJ Arcangelo will complete the journey.
Sagra Elettronica is also about quality receipts, consisting in a combination of km.0 ingredients and knowledge of chemistry. A devoted chef reinterprets the festival concept and prepares street food dishes by giving priority to the principles of nutrition, digestion and taste. The space will be adorned by body performances, photo installations and a specific area dedicated to independent library, music and craftsmanship labels. Sagra Elettronica reaches its second edition and confirms to be pushing the boundaries imposed by superstructure, tearing apart the categories and genres. The festival is produced by Sud Sonico.
With Aïsha Devi, Arcangelo, DJ WAR, ENA GHEMA a.k.a. ONE BLOOD, Gauna & Mocry ft. Brokafloor vs New Ballet, Jay Glass Dubs, Larssen, Nkisi & Serena D’Amato ft. Tarantranse Orchestra.
Sagra Elettronica’s second edition
Saturday, 27th July 2019 | Doors 18:00 CET | Starts 18:00 CET
Masseria Ospitale | 73100 Lecce – Torre Chianca (km 4,5) | South Italy
Photo © Atraz & Emilia Photography