Volunteers will help the festival staff with the organization, building-up, dismantlement and running of the festival area as well as promotion of the event in nearby communities.
The main work activities during the camp will be the preparation of the Reno Splash festival. Work will involve the mounting of the festival structures (the stage, entrance, stands and 1 or more moroccan tents that constitutes the bar and the dj set venue), as well as promotion of the festival via flyers/posters, distributed in the centre of Bologna and in nearby communities, the painting of signs and posters and many other manual and creative activities. During the 3 days of the festival, volunteers will have the opportunity to be bartenders, sound engineer assistants, camping rangers, and many more roles. If you love to deal with people and to work with your hands this is your camp! Photographers, graphic designers, video makers, painters, but also electricians, woodworkers, cooks, bartenders and creative and work active people are welcome. As you work in a festival, you should be prepared to work at morning or at night. Of course we respect your turns and timetables but this is not less than 5 to 9 activities.
This work camp will host 7 international volunteers and will take part of this project also 4 or 5 asylum seeker.
Volunteers will sleep in a dedicated area of the camping of the festival. In the first 3 days of the camp it is possibile that volunteers will slleep in a country house garden not far from the festival venue. They will know it before they get to the camp. It would be great if you bring your tent but we can supply it if you can’t bring yours. Also there is a juvenile center (100 meters from the festival area and the train station) where you can find: additional bathroom, 1 fridge, an electric cooker, potable water and wi-fi connection. There will be bathroom, shower and cooker also in the festival area. They can cook and there will also be a vegetarian menu and offer and delicious traditional italian dishes such as tagliatelle, lasagna, pizza and spaghetti.
LOCATION: Marzabotto is a little town in the Appennino mountains near Bologna (30km) and Florence (80km). It lies in the valley of the Reno river and it is full of green hills and valleys. It is famous for its resistance in WWII and was the site of a massacre of 770 inhabitants by the Nazi Army.
LEISURE: The accommodation is located in the countryside but Bolognan thriving city life is near and easily accessible in your free time; or you could just chill out and visit some of the beautiful surrounding historical national parks.
The weather will be warm but it can rain sometimes (we hope not).
Montagna di Suono is a cultural association founded in 2008 which promotes music and arts in the Appennino Tosco-Emiliano area (the mountains between Florence and Bologna). We organize musical classes for kids and adults, concerts and the yearly antiracist Reno Splash festival, now in its sixth edition. The festival takes part in an expansive park in the town of Marzabotto (Bo) during 3 days. In the morning there are lively discussions in Debate tents, in the afternoon sports tournaments and activities and in the evening/night a range of live concerts and DJ sets. The main genre is Reggae but various others genres are in the festival (ska, hip hop, indie, latin, dub). A temporary Camping is constructed and available for visitors who want to stay for the whole weekend.
TERMINAL: Aeroporto G. Marconi di Bologna BLQ. Stazione FF.SS di Marzabotto (linea Bologna-Porretta)