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Monticule Festival announces full line-up

Monticule Festival announces full line-up

AMANDRA // ANTWN // ARABIAN PANTHER // ASAF SAMUEL // 
A STRANGE WEDDING // BLAWAN // CAMILA FUCHS // CØNFETTI //
COURTESY // CURSES // DIMA OBOUKHOV // DISSIDANCE //
FANTASTIC TWINS // FEZ // FLO SCHEUER // FOG PUMA // 
GILB’R // HULK HODN // I:CUBE // JAN SCHULTE // 
JENNIFER CARDINI // JOSCHA CREUTZFELD // JUDAAH // 
JULES GAARDLS // KATZELE // LOW BAT // LOW JACK // 
M. RUX // MANFREDAS // MARTHA VAN STRAATEN // 
MAX VINCENT RAW // MICHAL ZIETARA // 
WOLF MÜLLER & NIKLAS WANDT // OKO DJ // P-T2 //
PARFAIT & RAÄR // PERMANENT VACATION // PHILLIP JONDO //
RABIH BEAINI // RSS DISCO // SAN QUENTIN // SASCHA FUNKE // SHIMÉ // SIMO CELL // STENNY // TAKO // THE PILOTWINGS //

THUR DEEPHREY // VELI X VIWO // VINSON // WALTER WOLFF // YANNIC BARTEL // ZENKER BROTHERS

Wednesday 19th – Sunday 23rd of June 2019 

Domaine de Gayfié, St. Jean de Laur, France  

 
©️ Rubens Ben

French festival Monticule completes the lineup for its 2019 edition. Over 50 artists will make the trip to the Domaine de Gayfié from June 19th – 23rd to celebrate the 5 years of a festival that is steadily leaving its imprint on the European stage, by escaping well-worn festival tropes and the race for the same big names, focusing instead on a more intimate, holiday-like experience where adventurous music, community and well-being take center stage.

The first wave of announced artists included the likes of Munich techno heroes Zenker Brothers, Ombra International boss Curses, Optimo approved Fantastic Twins, BFDM head honcho Judaah, L.I.E.S. regular Low Jack, Vilnius’ best export Manfredas, Malka Tuti founders Asaf Samuel & Katzele, Berlin techno legend Sascha Funke and rising French talents Simo Cell, The Pilotwings and Oko DJ, setting the tone for 5 days of slow-mo wave, intrepid bass explorations and rowdy techno.

New additions include techno heavy hitters Blawan, Courtesy and Illian Tape regular Stennywho will all be making their Monticule debut. Versatile Records boss Gilb’R will return to the festival for the fourth year running. Another French favorite, Correspondant boss Jennifer Cardini will be making her debut at the festival, as will Permanent Vacation DJ, Morphine Records boss Rabih Beaini and Red Light Radio‘s Tako, guaranteeing that dancers will stay nicely stocked up on wigged out obscurities.

Joining Curses, Fantastic Twins and The Pilotwings in the live contingency are Versatile Records mainstay and all round French legend I:Cube as well as Salon des Amateurs approved Düsseldorf-Berlin twosome, Wolf Müller & Niklas Wandt.

On the French side, Antwn and A Strange Wedding will represent Saint-Etienne’s equally open-minded Positive Education team. Arabian Panther will fly the banner for France’s unstoppable crew La Chinerie. Paris will be represented by rising techno duo Parfait & Raär and professional party starting crew La Berlinoise who sends envoys in the form of Cønfetti and Jules Gaardls.

Lisbon’s Camilla Fuchs, Cologne’s Dissidance, Renate resident Michal Zietara and Pappendisko‘s Thur Deephrey will also be showcasing their skills on the decks across the festival.

 
                

   ©️ from left to right: Leo Konopizky, Rubens Ben, Rubens Ben

Monticule is set in a beautiful private domaine atop a hill with panoramic views of the Lot region countryside, just 1h30 drive from the closest airport of Toulouse. The music is spread out across a rave barn, an ambient dome, an open-air main stage in the forest and a dancer-rejuvenating slide-clad pool.
 

Festival guests have plenty of extra-curricular activity choices, with offers including painting lessons with Munich’s Academy Of Fine Arts artist Alexander Scharf, donkey-rides, cave tours, a skateboarding miniramp with Maastricht’s foundation Stadsnomade, massages, yoga with Jenny Hirtz from Yoflaminga Berlin and Portugal Spirits’ Filipa Veiga and astronomy lessons. The Domaine de Gayfié lies in the Parc naturel régional de Causses du Quercy, which means that there is plenty to explore outside of the festival grounds. By following the small paths that snake down the hill, you pass through the Gouffre de Lantouy, a turquoise 80-meters deep natural spring and the ruins of an ancient monastery. Passing the Lot via a beautifully preserved suspension bridge you reach Cajarc, a truly stunning village which dates back to the middle-ages. The authentic market, shops and restaurants are well worth your time.

And don’t forget to look out for the hidden champagne bar with panoramic views of the region to make those sunsets extra special.
 
5 day tickets for Monticule Festival start from 130€ + booking fee. 3 days weekend ticket and group tickets are also available.
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2018 Aftermovie
Monticule Festival 2018
©️ Monnier Ostermair
©️ Rubens Ben
©️ Leo Konopizky
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LINEUP
 
Amandra live (Arphe Records / Paris)
Antwn (Positive Education / St. Etienne)
Arabian Panther (La Chinerie / Toulouse)
Asaf Samuel (Malka Tuti / Tel Aviv)
A Strange Wedding (Positive Education / St. Etienne)
Blawan (Ternesc / London)
Camila Fuchs live (ATP Recordings / Lisbon)
Cønfetti (La Berlinoise / Toulouse)
Courtesy (Kulør / Copenhagen)
Curses live (dischi autunno / Berlin)
Dima Oboukhov (Acephale / Cologne)
 Dissidance (Dissidance / Cologne)
Fantastic Twins live (Optimo Music / Berlin)
Fez (Monticule Racing Team / Munich)
Flo Scheuer (Monticule Racing Team / Munich)
Gilb’R (Versatile Records / Cologne)
Fog Puma (Mystic Moods / Berlin)
Hulk Hodn (ENTBS / Cologne)
I:Cube live (Versatile Records / Paris)
Jan Schulte (Salon des Amateurs / Düsseldorf)
Jennifer Cardini (Correspondant / Berlin)
Joscha Creutzfeld (Dublab / Cologne)
Judaah (BFDM / Marseille)
Jules Gaardls (La Berlinoise / Paris)
Katzele (Malka Tuti / Berlin)
Low Bat (BFDM / Berlin)
Low Jack (BFDM / Paris)
M. Rux live + DJ (Tal der Verwirrung / Berlin)
Manfredas (Les Disques de La Mort / Vilnius)
Martha van Straaten (Laut & Luise / Berlin)
Max Vincent Raw (Monticule Racing Team / Munich)
Michal Zietara (Wilde Renate / Berlin)
Wolf Müller & Niklas Wandt live (Growing Bin / Düsseldorf)
OKO DJ (BFDM / Paris)
P-T2 (Monticule Racing Team / Munich)
Parfait & Raär (Possession / Paris)
Permanent Vacation DJ (Permanent Vacation / Munich)
Phillip Jondo (Salon des Amateurs / Cologne)
Rabih Beaini aka Morphosis (Morphine Records / Berlin)
RSS Disco (Mireia Records / Hamburg)
San Quentin (Pappendisko / Munich)
Sascha Funke (Multi Culti / Berlin)
Shimé (Naiv Studios / Munich)
Simo Cell (BFDM / Lyon)
Stenny (Ilian Tape / Munich)
Tako (Red Light Radio / Amsterdam)
The Pilotwings live (BFDM / Lyon)
Thur Deephrey (Pappendisko / Munich)
Veli x Viwo (MRT / Munich)
Vinson (Naiv Studios / Munich)
Walter Wolff (Pappendisko / Munich)
Yannic Bartel (Monticule Racing Team / Munich)
Zenker Brothers (Ilian Tape / Munich)
 

 
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ABOUT MONTICULE
 
In 800 AC monks settled down at the foot of this hill. Ruins on the elevation nearby the Spring of Lantouy, give us an idea of a harmonic spiritual life in nature. Many years after the monks, lord Gayfié installed a farm on the hill and constructed several buildings which are still standing to this day: the barn (Grange), his villa, the pigsty (porcherie) and the sheepfold (bergerie). After his passing, the Domaine de Gayfié was home to a horse farm, a truffle plantation and, pretty close to our presence, St. Etienne Football Club. Luckily for us, the guy in charge of managing the construction of 200 bungalows and an elevator down the hill, took all the money and defected to Mexico.
 
In 1991, after many years of being left untouched, the tourist Residence Domaine de Gayfié was installed and in 2001, Lilo finally took over the place. In 2015, her son Richard and his greenhorn friends decided to organise a slightly oversized home party with Funktion Ones and international booking on top of that hill and called it Monticule Festival. When you read these lines the fifth edition will already be in the making. The baby has grown a bit. Let’s take a breath to worship the time and space which was given to us. We are all just particles on this ground. Maybe the monks are coming back soon. 
 
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“The idea of Monticule was always to create a festival, where we would like to go ourselves. Quality not quantity is our credo and so it’s not just the music selection, but also the stages, drinks, workshops and atmosphere that follow our “tailor-made” line. Our aim is to make people’s souls and bodies feel better when they leave the festival than before they arrived”
Eric Schönemeier [Monticule]
 
“Finally we get to play a festival with a nice lineup […] Monticule is one of the best curated festivals we’ve played in a while” 
FJAAK
 

“I generally don’t like festivals, as you spend time walking from one tuna can to another and generally see the same acts. I’ve been playing Monticule for 3 years and it remains among my best experiences as a DJ, with such a receptive crowd.

The team, the amazing location, the fact that it’s a human-sized event and that everything is built on the spot, crafted in the best way.

And then there’s the sound, brought from Munich, it’s just exceptional which for a DJ is the most important.

And finally the lineup has always something different to offer compared to the rest.
All of this makes Monticule one of my fave festivals (on the 4 that I like)”
Gilb’R [Versatile Records]
 
“Hug a tree, even if it’s for the first time. Liberate yourself from the awful of evils, embrace musical wilderness while staying calm and surrounded by friends and kindred spirits. It might be the most serene festivals around. Monticule” 

Khidja

“I think it’s the best festival of my life” 
Antoine Hernandez [Positive Education Festival]
 
“Plenty of festivals are exhausting. At Monticule, you leave feeling appeased and rich of new musical and human experiences”

Trax Magazine

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NOTES TO EDITOR
 
– The Domaine de Gayfié is located 1h30 drive from the nearest airport of Toulouse-Blagnac
– Shuttle buses organized by the festival will be available directly from the airport
– Tickets for shuttle buses are available from the festival webshop
– Festival tickets include onsite camping & most workshops
– Rented accommodation will be available at a later date
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LINKS & FURTHER INFO
 
 
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