FESTIVAL FORTE 2017
Festival Forte is an annual festival that takes place inside the Montemor-o-Velho Castle with the main focus on electronic music, visual and performing arts

Montemor -O-Velho Castle is a magical site offering playful and powerful visions, making it the perfect location for you to share in our epic vision of electronic music and arts.

MONTEMOR-O-VELHO CASTLE DANCE FLOOR
FESTIVAL FORTE BACKSTAGE
FESTIVAL FORTE STAGE VIEW
MONTEMOR-O-VELHO CASTLE CHAPEL
MONTEMOR-O-VELHO CASTLE GARDEN
DANCING AT FESTIVAL FORTE
BEN KLOCK AT MONTEMOR-O-VELHO CASTLE
MONTEMOR-O-VELHO CASTLE VIEW
GENERATIVE ART AT MONTEMOR-O-VELHO CASTLE

Visiting Montemor -O-Velho is like stepping back in time, finding yourself in the magnificent ruins of an ancient castle deep in the beautiful heartland of Portugal, surrounded by tropical plantation a million  miles away from the modern world.

Festival Forte keeps its tickets sales low to provide you a very intimate experience, it is a festival which inspires the artists that attend as much as the audience, with artists developing performances and installations that would not be possible anywhere else, and themselves spending the three days socialising and enjoying the event as much as the audience.

GENERATIVE ART

The gardens, chapel and glasshouse of Montemor-O-Velho fortress became a digital playground, featuring generative art, implemented in code and celebrating the transformation of the landscape through immersive, algorithmic genius.

JAYGO BLOOM AT FESTIVAL FORTE 2016
CASEY REAS FESTIVAL FORTE 2016
FESTIVAL FORTE 2016 STRUCTURE

Generative art guided by dimensional restriction and random visual intervals lay the foundation for this years Festival Forte Identity, to compliment this the festival organisers hand over the keys of the fortress to an incredible line up of international stars, committed to pushing at the boundaries of audio and visual coded creativity in unforgettable ways.

Our Generative Art concept started with the idea of ‘coming together’ of convergence of art forms, of people and the festivals beautiful surroundings.

CAMPING IS LOVE

Festival Forte Campsite / A beautiful environment set in cool shaded surroundings, complete with Interactive art installations made from local recycled materials, fresh, alternative electronica, delicious food, delightful drinks and sumptuous snacks. ‘Camping is Life cumming alternative reality regenerative art teasing techno day light connecting… Camping is Love.”

CAMPING IS LOVE FESTIVAL FORTE
FESTIVAL FORTE CAMPSITE STAGE
FESTIVAL FORTE CAMPSITE

The Forte campsite is always a highlight of the festival  and next year our incredible crew are intent on providing you with unforgettable experiences day and night, filled with warm feelings, good food, audio visual entertainment and relaxing vibes. The camping site is cool and spacious, shaded by the canopy of the trees, there is plenty of space for you to lounge comfortably in, put up your tent and add personality to your camp. The site is host to many intimate chill out areas to socialise in or take time out from and enjoy the festival activities from afar. Our catering crew will be on hand to provide you with hot and cold drinks and tasty food and there will be DJays on rotation throughout the day to soothe your ears with eclectic sets.

REVIEWS

RESIDENT ADVISOR / UK / Sept 1 2016

RESIDENT ADVISOR REVIEW FESTIVAL FORTE 2016

In the early hours of Saturday morning at Festival Forte, while Rrose way playing live, I sat on a white, L-shaped monolith to take in the scene. In the distance, the techno artist’s stern arrangements were beginning to surge. I was having a breather on a digital light installation, surrounded by a few dozen others sitting on the slopes of the park and some nearby sofas. We were surrounded by the saw-toothed battlements of Castelo de Montemor-O-Velho, a centuries-old fort that predates the founding of Portugal.

https://www.residentadvisor.net/reviews/19822

CLUBBINGSPAIN / Spain / Sept 6 2016

CLUBBING SPAIN FESTIVAL FORTE 2016 REVIEW

En el actual panorama de festivales electrónicos, Portugal ha puesto todas sus cartas sobre la mesa para ofrecer grandes experiencias musicales en auténticos parajes de ensueño, y en el caso que nos ocupa hoy, debemos de hacer hincapié en esto ultimo, ya que es la base en la que gira todo lo relacionado con la experiencia que nos propone este joven festival (la de este año era la 3º edición) llamado FORTE.

http://www.clubbingspain.com/especiales/2016/09/cronica-festival-forte-2016.html

ITINERAIREBIS / France / Sept 10 2016

ITENERAIRE BIS FESTIVAL FORTE 2016 REVIEW

Après 3 jours de rave, il est clair que celui-ci s’affirme aujourd’hui comme une référence que ce soit avec sa programmation pointue, ou encore cette magnifique forteresse qui accueille les festivaliers – tout était là pour finir l’été en beauté.

https://itinerairebisblog.com/2016/09/10/forte-festival-une-rave-geante-dans-un-chateau/

Cutting-edge electronic music and groundbreaking visual arts inside the walls of the castle of Montemor-o-Velho, national heritage of Portugal
THE DAILY CAPACITY IS LIMITED TO A MAXIMUM OF 5000 PEOPLE