Jayda G, Gilles Peterson and Yves Tumor to play VIVA! Festival 2019

© Lukas Korschan
© Lukas Korschan

Following the success of previous events, VIVA! Festival will return this summer for their third year.

Jayda G, Gilles Peterson with MC General Rubbish, and Yves Tumor are among the acts confirmed to take the stage built within the Itria Valley in the south of Italy. Other newly-announced acts include former Crack Magazine cover star Todd Terje, Jon Hopkins, Deena Abdelwahed, Bamba Pana with Makaveli, Ninos du Brasil and more.

How the event will unfold on the last day, however, is a deliberate mystery. According to the press release, the festival will be held in the archaeological site of Egnazia with a special performance by “an extraordinary piano virtuoso, whose name is yet to be announced”. Furthermore, there’ll be an “unusual breakfast” provided by Lavazza.

Viva! Festival will run for four days, with acts playing between 1-4 August. Daily tickets cost €17.50, with early bird passes currently priced at €40.

Visit the VIVA! Festival website for more information, and read Crack Magazine’s in-depth feature with Jayda G.