A full list of

FESTIVAL LOCATIONS

A full list of locations at the festival:

Main Stage

The stage of stages. The scene of all scenes. Emanating from the Main Stage, great passion permeates the surroundings and Celtic music lights up a thousand faces. Dedicated to the People of Montelago.

Main Stage

Mortimer Pub

The soul of the Festival. Centre of the village, offering shade and shelter, amid music, dancing, toasts, and new encounters. The place where all the good vibrations of the Celtic Apennine world resound. Mortimer Pub is all this and much, much more. Dedicated to the legendary Mortimer McGrave!

Opening Hours

THURSDAY 2nd AUGUST – from 19:00 until 02:00 on Friday

FRIDAY 3rd AUGUST – from 9:00 until 3:30 on Saturday

SATURDAY 4th AUGUST – from 10:30 until sunrise the next morning

Mortimer Pub

TOLKIEN TENT

Dedicated to the brilliant creator of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, the Tolkien Tent is a place of knowledge, a cradle of the spirit. Open from morning till late, this year it hosts the Danza Danza Danza (Dance Dance Dance) series of discussions, presentations, performances and much more, all of which is sure to leave its mark at the Festival’s 2018 edition.

TOLKIEN TENT

Montelago Front Stage

In front of the main stage is a small gazebo quarter that’s home to the Info-point, information and assistance point; the Gadget shop, where you can buy Montelago souvenirs; the Utility shop, with indispensable products for a comfortable stay at the Festival (insect repellent, organic soap and shampoo, condoms, toothbrushes, toothpaste, sunscreen and absorbents); and the Artist meeting point, where you can meet the performers for photos, chats, autographs, and merchandise.

The Montelago Stage Front gazebos are open continuously from Friday 3rd August at 10:00 until Sunday 5th August at 7:00.

Montelago Front Stage

Montelago Square

-New in 2018- Offering local food shopping and a rejuvenating siesta in the shade, this year there’s a new marquee in the heart of the Montelago campground: a mini-market selling the best of local products (bread, fruit and vegetables, meat for the grill, etc.), a bar with coffee and tea service, aperitifs and cocktails, a store with camping supplies, and a relaxation area with comfortable mattresses. In short, it’s the ideal stop for the Montelago Community to make the best of their Festival experience.

Montelago Square

MUSIC GAZEBOS

Harp Gazebo

A tent dedicated to the harp – principal folklore instrument of the European countries in the Celtic region – where the Academy’s most beguiling, sardonic and elegant instructor, Katia Zunino, is ready to welcome you with her classes and unforgettable performances.

 

Bagpipe Gazebo

The place to experience the Celtic world’s most powerful and evocative instrument, the Scottish bagpipes, through the courses of veteran Montelago maestro, Lorenzo Forconi.

 

Guitar Gazebo

For those who’d like to discover the six-stringed magic of the Celtic music world, you’re in the right gazebo! Maestro Gabriele Possenti awaits you with his course on Celtic style acoustic guitar, while Tommaso di Leo – for the first time at the festival – presents his course on rhythm and accompaniment guitar.

 

Whistle Gazebo

Home of the typical six-holed metal flute, the whistle, this year directed by Emiliano Bruni. In addition to learning from the precious insights of a new instructor, you can also purchase Montelago-licenced flutes.

MUSIC GAZEBOS

HISTORIC ENCAMPMENT

Fortebraccio Veregrense master-at-arms Behoram Uallace awaits you in his typical Historic Encampment located in the heart of the festival. It’s an early medieval village with dozens of recreations and structures, examples of daily life, demonstrations of experimental archeology, military training, and – new in 2018 – the unmissable Celtic Weddings: 19 ceremonies in the perfect locale to render even more evocative the moment of the Celtic style “I do”.

 

Activities

Bronze casting – Leatherworking – Axe-throwing – Live early medieval music –

and the cold-steel battle re-enactment by the CIRCLE OF HONOUR.

 

You can participate in the camp's life as long as you have a tent and historic costume.

For more information send an e-mail to fortebraccioscrima@gmail.com

Also within the historic encampment, the Montelago Academy presents courses in Historical Archery, Ancient Fencing, Scottish Dance and Falconry.

HISTORIC ENCAMPMENT

ANCIENT CRAFTS TENT

The ideal place to develop your own creative bent and rediscover ancient craftmanship under the guidance of expert Artisan Maestro Wolf McAjvar.

ANCIENT CRAFTS TENT

AVALON ARENA

Inspired by the legendary island where King Arthur would ultimately be laid to rest, it’s the Festival’s contest & challenge centre, a patch of earth where the adventurous desire of the Montelago community triumphs, and where courage and fair play are measured through rugby, Celtic games and role-play.

In addition, the Arena Avalon is also a land of fire, a space dedicated to every stoker, juggler, Balrog and kerosene druid of the world, as well as the scene of the mighty battle of armies, a spectacle of historical re-enactment.

AVALON ARENA

CELTIC CRAFT MARKET

A bazaar with a Celtic soul where you can find the best of European craftsmanship, from fantasy artefacts to drinks from the medieval tradition.

The Celtic Handicraft Market is located in an avenue that winds from the right of the Main Stage to its conference with the food & beverage stands, tracing a path that joins the two ends of the area given over to exhibits, performances, and entertainment.

Open from Thursday to Saturday night.

CELTIC CRAFT MARKET

HARP OF REBIRTH

Symbol of the festival. A beacon for those that set out for Montelago.

Visible from afar, over 16m in height, and styled as a harp, it’s the work of artists and stage designers Burgio and Gomez of Bologna, and was brought to life through a collaboration with Architec Costruzioni of Perugia.

 

HARP OF REBIRTH

Fuochi Sacri

Nel cuore della Festa, prende vita il falò dei falò, la cui accensione è il rito simbolo di Montelago che scandisce il passaggio dalla luce alle tenebre e dà inizio alla Notte Celtica. Attorno ai fuochi sacri si danza e si canta, ci si scalda e ci si ritrova in un grande magico abbraccio che dura fino all’alba.

Fuochi Sacri
Sponsor Istituzionali del Festival
REGIONE MARCHE Regione di Macerata COMUNE DI SERRAVALLE DI CHIENTI UNICAM LEGAMBIENTE FIR
Sponsor ufficiali del Festival
VARNELLI MALASTRANA COSMARI IL MASTIO LE TORRI COMET
Sponsor tecnici del Festival
RISPARMIO VIRTUOSO COCOVAN NUOVA FALTUR VIAGGI WIRTEK BY NEWTEC