FLASH FESTIVAL

FLASH is a festival for those seeking boundless freedom and simple, rich pleasures. It’s a heavenly taste of Tuscany savoured over three days of eating, drinking and dancing in a safe, intimate space for all.

Authenticity lies at the beating heart of everything we do. Our food is a sharing board of our own local favourites, housing a mini gelateria, pasticceria, pizzeria, pasteria and osteria to provide freshly made classics served-up with love. We want you to feel part of the famiglia as soon as you arrive, which is why we dine and drink together on a long communal table in the middle of our garden, just like the Tuscans do it.

Everything is washed down with endlessly flowing independent wine. Locally sourced and naturally produced, it eschews additives and synthetic chemicals for a genuine, deep bottling of our local vineyards. We pair the meditteranean food (and sun) with Italo house and disco. Topped with shavings of techno, lo-fi house, local sounds and downbeat, it’s our own take on balearic for a family of festival goers that know each other within minutes.

With an intimate capacity, all our punters have taken a punt on something special – and we know from their faces at the end and the amount of negroni consumed that it’s paid off.

Treat yourself to the sweet life once a year – we think you might just get a taste for it…

At FLASH we are like a big famiglia. Celebrate, respect, love and help each other and we will all have a straordinario time together! Read Our FLASH Story to understand why we do FLASH Festival and what we love about it.

COVID-19 & CANCELLATION REFUNDS

FLASH is ready to go in 2022 and we can’t wait to party with you all in Tuscany! So, here is how we’ll safeguard your ticket in a COVID world…

We want you to be able to book with confidence. In a situation where FLASH Festival 2022 is postponed or cancelled due to Covid-19, you will have the same two options we offered in previous 2020 and 2021 postponements:

  1. Transfer your ticket to the rescheduled date; or
  2. Request a full face value refund on your ticket (including booking fee) and other FLASH bookings (Bellissimo Glamping and any other passes).

The details of this process will be outlined by FLASH Festival organisers in the event of a cancellation/postponement due to Covid-19.

We are also offering an additional Premium Ticket or Booking option (read section below). This is an extension to Terms & Conditions and in the case where you are unable to attend FLASH Festival due to unforeseen circumstances listed in Premium Terms & Conditions you may get a refund.

FLASH is a limited capacity intimate festival and we are continuing to make it a safe space for all attendees. Covid-19 safety protocols will be adhered to in the planning of the festival and we are working closely with all relevant authorities for any update.

Ticket holders will be kept informed of how to comply with any safety guidelines and conditions of entry before the festival takes place.

For those who missed it, FLASH Festival Tuscany 2021 was forced to postpone to 19th  21st May 2022. All refunds requests were processed and are now closed.

We are truly grateful to our community of ticket holders who kept their tickets through 2020 and 2021 – you deserve a big hug!

TIMES

Festival Ticket Only – Opening Times:

Thursday 19th May 2022, 12:00pm (Noon, CEST) – Saturday 21st May 2022, late-night.

Camping + Festival Ticket – Opening Times:

Thursday 19th May 2022, 12:00pm (Noon, CEST) – Sunday 22nd May 2022, 14:00pm (CEST).

Camping Check-in Times: Thursday 19th May: 12:00pm – 22:00pm // Friday 20th May + Saturday 21th May: 10:00am – 16:00pm.

For any outside opening hours check-ins, please get in touch in advance with organisers at ciao@flashfestivaltuscany.com.

Camping Check-out Time: Sunday 22nd May, 14:00pm.

Set times:

Set times will be available on our website and social media channels closer to the event. Make sure you follow us on IG (@flashfestivaltuscany) and you are signed up to FLASH newsletter.

TICKETS

FLASH 2022 Festival Tickets

FLASH Festival Tickets and Festival Tickets Premium will go on sale in early November. Check your emails for further updates or signup to our newsletter to access pre-sale!

Festival Tickets do not include glamping, camping and other passes. These can be purchased separately on the Tickets page.

We are offering the option to book Festival Tickets – Premium. This option is an extension to Terms & Conditions and may allow you a refund if you can’t attend. Please see the Premium Bookings section below.

Please check ticket prices and on sale status on our Tickets page.

Tickets can be purchased via our Tickets page or from our authorised ticket agents – DICE and Festicket.

FLASH 2020 & 2021 Ticket Holders

To the 2020 & 2021 ticket holders who transferred their tickets to FLASH 2022 – we are incredibly thankful and appreciate your support! You deserve a big hug – grazie mille!

If you did not request a refund at the time of the postponement of the 2020 & 2021 FLASH Festival, your tickets are automatically transferred to 2022. See you all dancing in Tuscany!

Ticket Transfers with DICE App

If you cannot attend the event anymore you can safely and easily transfer your ticket/s to another friend/s only through the authorised DICE app system before 10.00am 19th May 2022.

Please read our full Terms & Conditions – Ticketing.

PREMIUM

We offer Premium on Festival Tickets and all FLASH Bookings (Glamping, DIY, Campervan, car, shuttle passes).

If you have selected a Festival Ticket or FLASH Booking with Premium and you are unable to attend FLASH Festival 2022 due to unforeseen circumstances outside of your control you may be entitled to a refund. Please see Premium Terms & Conditions.

 

Premium Tickets and Bookings – How to Apply for Refund

To apply for your refund, please do it via this REFUND APPLICATION FORM and use your Ticket or FLASH Bookings booking reference to start the application.

You can find your unique booking reference for Festival Tickets on your DICE confirmation email and for FLASH Bookings (glamping, DIY camping and all passes) on your FLASH confirmation email.

See Premium Booking Reference examples:

  • For Festival Tickets, use the DICE “Confirmation Number”: this is formed by 24 numbers and letters. For i.e. your Premium Booking Reference will be “1a5a10c361f71b7b368270a4a9e83aaa”
  • For FLASH Bookings, use “FLASH-” followed by your FLASH Booking order number. For i.e., with FLASH Order #1234, your Booking Reference is “FLASH-1234”

Remember that tickets and passes are separate bookings, therefore you will have to submit a Premium application form for each of them, with its correspondent Booking Reference.

Please don’t hesitate to email ciao@flashfestivaltuscany.com for any queries and support.

 

What’s the difference between a “Festival Ticket” and “Festival Ticket – Premium”?

We are giving you the option to add Premium option to your Festival Ticket and / or Accommodation, Camping, Parking and Shuttle Passes.

If you purchase this option and cannot attend Flash Festival 2022 for one of the many reasons below and in Premium Terms and Conditions. Some scenarios which are protected, but not limited to:

– Sickness, Accident, Injury
– Public transport failure
– Private vehicle failure
– Home emergency
– Immediate relative sickness
– Pre-existing medical conditions

  • Some Covid-19 reasons

And many more…

See full list of Premium Terms & Conditions.

 

FLASH 2020 Tickets and/or Bookings Holders & added Premium:

As Premium was introduced in 2021 and as a Thank You to hold your tickets or bookings, we added Premium to the 2020 customers’ tickets & bookings (glamping, camping, and all passes) that were transferred from 2020 to 2021 and to 2022. In this way, you will get the same benefits at no extra costs!

If you are unable to attend Flash Festival 2022 due to unforeseen circumstances outside of your control you may be entitled to a refund. Please see Premium Terms & Conditions.

ACCOMMODATION

Make your Tuscan holiday a comfortable one. Forget sleepless camping – we’ll keep you cosy for all three nights. Every option offers home comforts to meet your budget and anticipated blood-tannin concentration.

At FLASH you can live the full festival experience staying at the event by booking one of our boutique or classic camping options.

All Camping Passes (Bellissimo Glamping, DIY, Campervan) are valid only with a Festival Ticket, which must be purchased separately.

All passes can be purchased with or without Premium – which can be added at checkout.

Bellissimo Glamping

We’re here to keep you comfortable for all three nights. Check out our options on Tickets page, suited for every price range (and severity of wine hangover).

For 2 people – from €260 per tent (only €43 pp / night)

For 4 people – from €480 per tent (only €40 pp / night)

Do-it-yourself (DIY) Camping

This one does what it says on the spare-pegs tin – pitch up with your own tent, no fuss.

Passes from €20,00 per person and valid for the 3-days.

Campervan Pass

Park your campervan inside the festival for 3 days with access to toilets and showers. Please bear in mind that there will not be electrical and water plugs.

Passes are from €20,00 per person and valid for the 3-days.

Hotels & Agriturismi

Not a camper? There are beautiful hotel and agriturismi options to book in the neighbourhood – check out the areas of Castiglion Fiorentino and Cortona.

We advise you to read the information on how to reach the festival in the Getting There part below. There are no taxis in Castiglion Fiorentino and a few in Cortona or Arezzo, so you might need a car or a Festival Shuttle pass.

Battery Charging

Phones can be charged on site at our FLASH Station. Plugs are limited, though, so it’s an ace idea to bring a portable charger.

Toilets/Showers

All camping areas are fully equipped with toilet and shower facilities.

Camping Requirements

It is required by Italian law, that all Campers must submit ID details for accommodation check-in. We will send a form to fill in with your and your camping-friends details.

For Glamping campers: this is also where we will ask your preferable bedding arrangements (single / double) and your preferable neighbours. We like to accommodate any requests where possible.

DIY Camping spaces are allocated upon arrival on a first come first served philosophy. If you want to camp with your friends, you will need to arrive together.

Please always keep in mind that you will be camping on agricultural land. Please leave your campsite clean with designated plastic bags and tidy because whatever you leave behind might turn up in your red wine and olive oil!

FLASH 2020 & 2021 Glamping / Camping Holders

To the 2020 & 2021 Glamping / Camping / Campervan holders who transferred their booking to FLASH 2022 – we are incredibly thankful and we cannot wait to dance with you next year!

If you did not request a refund at the time of the postponement of the 2020 & 2021 FLASH Festival, your booking is automatically transferred to 2022.

Bookings Transfers

If you are not able to attend and want to transfer your FLASH booking (accommodation and other passes) to a friend, please email us your request at ciao@flashfestivaltuscany.com with your friend’s full details and contacts. 

Please read Terms & Conditions – Camping.

FOOD + DRINK

You’ve got to the good part. There will be on-site stalls selling delicious Tuscan food, plus a range of bars with the finest cocktails, beer and of course wines!

All our food is cooked by local chefs and inspired by the Tuscan food traditions. Every glass of wine and cocktail is made with love (and lovely flavours).

Our Pasticceria, Pasteria, Osteria, Pizzeria and Gelateria will provide you with a range of tastes, from breakfast to dinner and even late-night snacks!

Vegetarian, vegan and gluten free options will be also on the menus.

FLASH Festival is a small and independent festival that works with local producers and wine makers and we appreciate your collaboration to support its food and drinks.

Full Italian Hospitality program and food offerings will be announced soon.

GETTING THERE

Although we’re confident FLASH will feel like a second home, we also think you’ll find it magical. Set next to a verdant private airstrip, leopoldina-style villa and towering castle in historical village Castiglion Fiorentino, FLASH serves-up a miniature garden of undeniable natural beauty.

FLASH Festival Tuscany is located in the countryside of Castiglion Fiorentino, a medieval Eden with an Etruscan heart.

Address: Podere Sant’ Apollonia
Via di Castroncello 47, 52043 Castiglion Fiorentino Arezzo, Italy

Google Maps

In between Arezzo and Cortona, Flash Festival is easily reachable from international airports and train stations.

From Airports (by car)

1 hour | Florence Airport – FLASH Festival

1 hour | Perugia Airport – FLASH Festival

1.5 hour | Pisa Airport – FLASH Festival

2 hours | Bologna Airport – FLASH Festival

From Train Station

10 min | Castiglion Fiorentino Station – FLASH Festival

40 min | Arezzo Station – FLASH Festival

No Taxi’s!

If you arrive by train or have booked accommodation in town, please note that there are no taxis in Castiglion Fiorentino and only a few in Arezzo or some private taxis in Cortona. That’s why we’ve organised Festival Shuttle buses…

Festival Shuttles

We highly recommend booking a Festival Shuttles pass (from €10, valid for 3-days) in our Tickets page to enjoy a visit of the beautiful village of Castiglion Fiorentino.

The Festival Shuttle travel route will go from Castiglion Fiorentino Centre – Castiglion Fiorentino Station – Flash Festival site. Festival Shuttles will go from Thursday to Sunday. Time schedules will be posted closer to the festival dates (follow our Instagram page for updates).

Festival Shuttles are only valid with a Festival Ticket. We advise to book a Festival Shuttle Pass in advance.

For any travel queries, please email us at ciao@flashfestivaltuscany.com we will be happy to assist you.

PARKING

FLASH Festival is close to some convenient international airports where you can hire a car with your amici.

From Airports (by car)

1 hour | Florence Airport – FLASH Festival

1 hour | Perugia Airport – FLASH Festival

1.5 hour | Pisa Airport – FLASH Festival

2 hours | Bologna Airport – FLASH Festival

If you are travelling by car, you can purchase a Car Parking Pass (€10 per car) in our Tickets page. There will be a secured car park inside the festival premises but with limited car parking spaces available so we advise you to book it in advance.

Share your car with new and old friends to help reducing Carbon emissions!

You can use Blablacar.com for carpooling or write a post on our Facebook event page.

Parking passes are only valid with a Festival Ticket.

If you are planning to come and camp with a Campervan, you ONLY need to purchase a Campervan Pass per person (€20).

JOIN THE FAMIGLIA

Get Involved

The anticipation for the next FLASH Festival is growing fast, but we wouldn’t have been able to get to this point without a heap of help. Join the FLASH Famiglia and get involved in some exciting festival activities and work with us. More information on the roles and how to apply coming soon.

In the meantime, please fill out the form in JOIN THE FAMIGLIA if you are interested!

Artists

We want to hear from you! We like to be always opened to new artists, DJ and performers of any art-kind that would be keen on playing or performing at FLASH. Please fill out the form in JOIN THE FAMIGLIA if you are keen!

ACCESSIBILITY

FLASH Festival is a fully accessible event.

Although, the Festival is on grass and can be tricky to get access to every part of the site. However, we’d be happy to hear your specific requirements and talk through the various scenarios. If you have any special needs, please do not hesitate to contact in advance at  ciao@flashfestivaltuscany.com and we will help you enjoy a great experience!

WHAT TO / NOT TO BRING

What to bring

You should bring:

  • Your ticket
  • Valid Photo ID
  • Sun Protection
  • Reusable water bottle
  • Hat
  • Warm clothes (can be chill at night)
  • Credit Cards (it’s a cashless event)
  • Good Vibes

 

What not to bring

We do have a few ground rules, most of them are pretty obvious, but they still need to be written down. Please don’t bring any of the following to the campsite/festival site:

  • Drugs
  • Alcohol
  • Glass & Cans
  • Weapons of any kind
  • Anything studded or spiked (belts, wristbands, etc) or large chains
  • Candles, gas cookers and BBQs
  • Flares, Fireworks or Sparklers
  • Fires and open flames of any kind
  • Laser lights or laser pens
  • Dogs or other pets (other than guide dogs)
  • Any camera or other type of photographic or recording device or professional cameras (with removable lens) other than for personal use
  • Sound systems (except small portable speakers for campsite)
  • Banners, signs or materials displaying political, religious, offensive or race-related messages, slogans or images
  • Any objects bearing trademarks or other kinds of promotional signs for promotional purposes
  • Any other items deemed dangerous or potentially disruptive by the organisation

 

For full Terms & Conditions, please read here.