Ortigia Sound System Festival | Ortigia Island Syracuse, Sicily  | Wed 25th July 2018 Lineup

Ortigia Sound System Festival

Ortigia Island in Syracuse, Sicily

Wednesday 25th - Sunday 29th July 2018

Wed 10:00pm til Mon 4:00am

Minimum Age: 18

Italy's OSS Festival returns to Unesco World Heritage site Ortigia (Sicily, July 25-29 2018)

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Ortigia Sound System Festival on Wednesday 25th - Sunday 29th July 2018

Taking place from the 25th to the 29th July in Ortigia island, Sicily, OSS celebrates in 2018 its fifth edition. Not only does it turn the ancient island of Ortigia into a crossroads of international music and local culture, but it does so with a remarkable line up which features artists such as James Holden & The Animal Spirits, Omar Souleyman, Kamaal Williams, Call Super, Bad Gyal and Erlend Øye - who will return for a special performance after his last year’s unforgettable sunset boat concert.

After the success of its last year’s edition, with a record attendance of over 9000 visitors from more than 15 different countries, Ortigia Sound System managed to establish itself in the local and international festival scene. This year the festival will raise the bar ever higher thanks to an extraordinary line up and some interesting news.

The rhythms of the Mediterranean tradition and the contemporary trends in electronic music will meet again for 5 days and 5 nights through live acts, DJ sets, boat parties, talks and much more. All of this in the stunning setting of a UNESCO World Heritage Site, which last year celebrated no less than 2750 years of history.

Together with the last year edition’s landmarks such as Castello Maniace or the Templar age Old Market, this year Ortigia Sound System will expand itself by adding a new venue: the ancient Cloister of the former San Francesco d’Assisi convent, in the historic city center.


From Syria to Canada, from Tunisia to Portugal, a world tour to discover electronic music and its thousand genres, in the true style of Ortigia Sound System.

James Holden & The Animal Spirits

Erlend Øye (Special Project)

Omar Souleyman

Kamaal Williams

Call Super

Bad Gyal


Dan Shake


Mafalda (Italian Debut)

Deena Abdelwahed (Italian Debut)

Bwana (Whities Showcase)

Tasker (Whities Showcase)

Mystic Jungle (Napoli Sound - Italian Debut)

Nu Guinea (Napoli Sound - Italian Debut)

Filippo Zenna (Napoli Sound - Italian Debut)

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