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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
RESIDENT ADVISOR / UK / Sept 1 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.
CLUBBINGSPAIN / Spain / Sept 6 2016
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.
ITINERAIREBIS / France / Sept 10 2016
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.