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Roman Flügel, Cinthie, Zenker Brothers, Malka Tuti: 5 Year Anniversary w/ Optimo, Full Circle, Shari Vari, Khidja & More To Play 2020 Edition Of Monticule Festival

Roman Flügel, Cinthie, Zenker Brothers, Malka Tuti: 5 Year Anniversary w/ Optimo, Full Circle, Shari Vari, Khidja & More To Play 2020 Edition Of Monticule Festival







Wednesday 17th – Sunday 21st of June 2020

Domaine de Gayfié, St. Jean de Laur, France

Credit: Leo Konopizky


Fresh from celebrating their 5th birthday earlier this year, Monticule Festival returns in 2020 for another unmissable edition. Set against the backdrop of the picturesque French countryside, the festival welcomes guests to savour its stunning surroundings, diverse musical programme and further activities taking place in and around the site.

As is tradition, Monticule Festival locks in another remarkable and diverse roster of global electronic music names to provide its gripping soundtrack. Making an eagerly-anticipated Monticule debut, Optimo bring their ‘anything goes’ philosophy to the dancefloor, while the deep-digging Roman Flügel serves up his newest discoveries plus some old favourites to open the Main Stage alongside vinson & Shimé, the team behind Naiv Studios that meticulously construct the stage year after year. Having played every edition of the festival since its inception, the five year anniversary of Malka Tuti will rightfully be celebrated at Monticule, as label bosses Asaf Samuel & Katzele treat festival-goers to a 17 hour showcase that starts at the pool and progresses to the Main Stage. With the likes of Optimo, Fantastic TwinsFull Circle aka Joakim & Alexis-Le TanKhidja, Shari Vari and more playing across the mammoth run, it’s set to be a unique and genre-spanning journey for lucky attendees.

803 Crystal boss Cinthie makes her festival debut, as well as regulars of Monticule Racing Team such as Flo ScheuerYannic BartelVeli x ViwoMax Vincent Raw and Fez. Having collaborated with Monticule since the beginning, Ilian Tape are back once again and well represented by Andrea and label bosses Zenker Brothers. Life from Earth member DJ Gigola unleashes her high-tempo selections for fans of broken beats. Munich tastemakers Radio 80k host the listening and hang-out space The Radio 80000 Outdoor Studio throughout the day, streaming artists live from the festival and offering a welcome change of pace. Full Circle aka Joakim (of Tigersushi) & Alexis Le-Tan will also be making the pilgrimage to deliver their unique strand of slowed down proto-trance on the main stage. Many more names to be announced across Monticule’s 5 varied stages shortly.


Credits from left to right: Louis Guibert, Rubens Ben, Ferdinand Scheuer

In addition to the engrossing musical programme, Monticule offers a selection of activities away from the dancefloor too. Via a brief stroll or donkey shuttle, festival-goers can take a soothing dip in a nearby swimming hole or under an idyllic waterfall, take part in painting workshops, yoga and astronomy lessons, or tackle a skateboard mini ramp.

Only 1h30 drive from Toulouse, festival-goers can also sample the famed cuisine and wine of the area at their leisure, with local producers and food trucks serving up the tastiest grub throughout the 5 day stay.
5 day tickets for Monticule Festival start from 109€ + booking fee. 3 days weekend ticket and group tickets also available.



2019 Aftermovie

Monticule Festival 2019
Credit: Leo Konopizky
Credit: Christelle Garric
Credit: Philip Hahn

 Asaf Samuel (Malka Tuti / Tel Aviv)
Andrea live (Ilian Tape / Munich)
Cinthie (Beste Modus / Berlin)
DJ Gigola (Live From Earth / Berlin)
Fantastic Twins live (Optimo Music / Berlin)
Fez (Monticule Racing Team / Munich)
Flo Scheuer (Monticule Racing Team / Munich)
Katzele (Malka Tuti / Berlin)
Khidja (Malka Tuti / Bucharest)
La Staab (Blitz Music Club / Munich)
Max Vincent Raw (Monticule Racing Team / Munich)
 Optimo (Espacio) (Optimo Music / Glasgow)
Roman Flügel (ESP Institute / Berlin)
Shari Vari live (Malka Tuti / Hamburg)
Shimé (Naiv Studios / Munich)
Veli x Viwo (MRT / Munich)
vinson (Naiv Studios / Munich)
Walter Wolff (Ag Pappeneim / Munich)
Yannic Bartel (Monticule Racing Team / Munich)
Zenker Brothers (Ilian Tape / Munich)

+ more TBA

Asaf Samuel & Katzele
Shari Vari live
Full Circle
Fantastic Twins live
+ more TBA
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. 
“The idea of Monticule was always to create a festival, where we would like to go ourselves. Quality not quantity is our the 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] 

“It’s one of the best festivals ever, the dedication of the crew is simply phenomenal. Each detail is essential.”
Gilb’R – Versatile Records

“This place is so beautiful, I can’t believe it actually exists.”

Tijana T

“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.”

“I think it’s the best festival of my life.”
Antoine Hernandez [Positive Education Festival]

“Of course, you can party, but it’s also a place of mindfulness, tranquility and reflection.”

“To preserve at all costs this freshness, the pleasure to contemplate the magnificent valley of the Lot while discovering the best of the current electronic music in a family atmosphere.”

Trax Magazine

“…in just five short years, Monticule has managed to nail those ineffable qualities that make people return again and again.”

Crack Magazine
– The Domaine de Gayfié is located 1h30 drive from the nearest airport of Toulouse-Blagnac
– Shuttle buses organised by the festival will be available directly from the airport 
– Tickets for shuttle buses are available from the festival webshop