Still unsure what to do this summer? How about a music festival that seamlessly blends traditional Mediterranean sounds with contemporary electronic music on the island of Sicily? Sounds pretty good, right? 

Stay with us as we give you a rundown of the Ortigia Sound System Festival 2024, including what it’s all about, the star-studded lineup, ticket info, and everything Ortigia has to offer.

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What is the Ortigia Sound System and how long has it been going on?

The Ortigia Sound System Festival will take place this year from the 1st-4th of August in Ortigia, a small, historical island in the city of Syracuse, Sicily. This is not just an event; it’s a celebration, a journey into the heart of Sicilian culture blended with the pulsating rhythms of contemporary music. 

This 2024 edition will be extra special as the festival marks a decade of continuous growth and artistic exploration. This year’s event encapsulates a decade-long commitment to blending cultural heritage with forward-thinking music trends, creating a unique festival experience that has grown profoundly alongside its community.

This year, the festival redefines itself with a new image that pays homage to Artemide, the goddess revered in Ortigia, embodying the spiritual and cultural depths of this historic locale. It’s a symbol of reverence to the past and an eager nod to the future, showcasing the festival as a beacon of cultural innovation. 

As Ortigia Sound System continues to evolve, it invites festival-goers to a transformative experience where historical echoes meet the futuristic beats, creating a symphony that resonates with all who join this festival narrative.


The Lineup for Ortigia Sound System 2024

This year, the lineup looks particularly tantalising, featuring a mix of international heavyweights and emerging talents. Festival organisers recently released the long-awaited lineup which currently includes:


Antonina Nowacka

Djrum b2b upsammy

Holy Tongue

John Gómez b2b Orpheu The Wizard b2b Tako

Kia b2b livwutang




Aho Ssan


David August (live a/v) ft. MFO


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Spazio Disponible Showcase

DJ Red 

Donato Dozzy

Kangding Ray


TraTraTrax Showcase

Lechuga Zafiro


Shannen SP


Artist in Residence

Kamilya Jubran

Nina Hoppas

Mario Gabola 


With some months until the festival kicks off, there are sure to be newly-announced artists in the pipeline. Based on the last 9 editions, you can be certain that the organisers have some exciting late-comers to the already jam-packed lineup. Keep an eye on the official Ortigia Sound System Instagram for the latest announcements.

Tickets to the Ortigia Sound System 2024

With the festival in its 10th year, it should be no surprise to you that die-hard festival fans have already nabbed the Two Night Full Pass tickets. These were going for just €126—almost too good to be true.

Not to worry though, if you still haven’t gotten your hands on tickets for this year, we’ve outlined the options that are still on sale. Better act fast because these will be snatched up before you know it!

  • Friday Night Pass – Fri, Aug 2 – €69
  • Saturday Night Pass – Sat, Aug 3 – €69
  • Single Friday Main Stage – Fri, Aug 2 – €41
  • Single Saturday Main Stage – Sat, Aug 3 – €41
  • Single Friday Anapo Stage (Bamboo park) – Sat, Aug 3 – €39
  • Single Saturday Anapo Stage (Bamboo Park) – Sun, Aug 4 – €39
  • Two Night Main Stage – Aug 2-4 – €66

*All lineup and ticket information is accurate as of 2nd May 2024 but is subject to change.

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The vibe in Ortigia during the festival

During the festival, Ortigia transforms into a vibrant hub of activity. Streets that were once quiet are now alive with festival-goers from diverse backgrounds, all mingling, enjoying impromptu street performances, and soaking up the local culture. 

The architecture serves as a stunning backdrop to the modern beats, creating an atmosphere that feels both timeless and immediate. Whether you’re sipping a coffee in a quaint café or dancing under the stars in a packed piazza, the vibe is unmistakably festive and utterly intoxicating—no wonder people can’t resist coming back for more.

Other events in Ortigia in Summer

Beyond the Ortigia Sound System Festival, summer in Ortigia and the wider Syracuse area offers an array of events and activities to enhance your Sicilian experience.

  • Open-Air Theatre Performances: Experience ancient Greek drama at the Greek Theatre of Syracuse, where performances unfold against historic ruins.
  • Local Markets and Craft Fairs: Explore Ortigia’s bustling markets, showcasing artisanal crafts, fresh produce, and Sicilian delicacies.
  • Historical Tours: Look back over Ortigia’s rich history with guided walks exploring ancient ruins, Baroque churches, and hidden alleyways.
  • Boat Trips: Discover Ortigia’s coastline with leisurely boat trips, offering sunset cruises, snorkelling adventures, and visits to marine reserves.
  • Gastronomic Experiences: Indulge in Sicilian cuisine with culinary tours and cooking classes led by local chefs, savouring fresh seafood and world-renowned wines.
  • Beaches and Water Sports: Relax on Ortigia’s sandy beaches and spend your days swimming, sunbathing, and diving along this beautiful coastline.

Ortigia’s summer events offer something for every traveller, from cultural enthusiasts to outdoor adventurers. So, when you’re not dancing at the festival, make the most of your Sicilian getaway with these unforgettable experiences.

Accommodation for Ortigia Sound System Festival-goers

As the beats of Ortigia Sound System fade into the night, festival-goers need somewhere to rest their heads and recharge for the next day’s adventures. 

Dimore in Sicily offers the perfect sanctuary for your stay during the festival. Whether you prefer a stylish apartment in the heart of Ortigia or a tranquil villa overlooking the Mediterranean, Dimore in Sicily has a range of accommodation options to suit every taste and budget.

Don’t miss out on the chance to make your Ortigia experience truly unforgettable. Visit Dimore in Sicily now to secure your ideal accommodation and ensure your festival getaway is as comfortable and convenient as it is exhilarating. Book today and make memories that will last a lifetime!