Last year we hit the east coast of Italy at the beautiful Marina di Ravenna for the first edition of Beaches Brew festival. We were joined by some of our favorite live acts and we had the time of our lives at the intimite festival at Hana Bi. The second edition is coming up in less than two weeks, and features The Dream Syndicate, Beach Fossils, Daniel Norgren, White Frence, King Tuff, our favorite DJ Fitz, and loads more. Get all details including places to stay here. Did we mention access to this heap of amazingness is FREE!?
Check out how the cool people from Bear In Heaven, Sleepy Sun, The War On Drugs and DJ Fitz liked last years Beaches Brew below.
Jon Philpot (Bear in Heaven): Looking out on the beach that opposes the stage was almost enough to burst my tour rattled heart. Thank god we got there early enough to feel the full effect. Ping pong, amazing food, a beach nap and laundry. By the time our show came around I nearly forgot what we were there to do. I love you Beaches Brew, I truly do.
Brian Tice (Sleepy Sun): Oh man, Hana Bi is definitely one of my favorite venues. I remember driving up and seeing someone mediating in the sun up on the grassy hill just to the right of the building. I remember feasting on the sand and hanging with the Belmont family before the show, and swimming in the Adriatic after sound check… and of course leaving way too soon. The whole thing was too good to be true.
Evan Reiss (Sleepy Sun): My first thought when I arrived in Ravenna was “Nooooooo, I can’t believe we have to leave this paradise tonight right after the show! Damn you, Bob!” But once I saw our buddies in the War on Drugs sound checking and received a friendly wave from them and the Belmont crew, I knew everything was going to be OK. Watching them play under the Italian moonlight was an unforgettable experience. Swimming in the ocean and trying to convince the Hana Bi crew to let me have a summer busboy position were also highlights!
David Hartley (The War on Drugs): Beaches Brew was a really special moment for us in the middle of what was a really hectic run of shows. We had just played a ton of festivals in a row, and were pretty much in a tour daze. When we got to Ravenna, we were welcomed by friends and shared a delicious family style meal together, played basketball in the sun and dipped our feet in the sea. Afterwards we played to a blissed out crowd under the stars.. what could be better?
DJ Fitz: Beaches Brew was the best festival I went to in 2012. Set against a backdrop of the deep blue sea and rolling sandy beaches of Italy’s Adriatic coast, the shows were amazing, the atmosphere was great and the food was off the hook. Don’t miss the second edition of this amazing three day party.
We are so stoked for Beaches Brew 2013. Make sure to catch it, and to collect your own set of amazing, beach filled memories.