Its time to Rock N Roll
Now shacking up in beautiful Solenzara in Corsica, the third edition of The Bay Festival, the house and techno weekender, will be its biggest yet.
Firm favourites and underground stars of tomorrow will be joining the likes of Ben Klock, Jeff Mills and Recondite to mix DJ sets with live shows across both the festival’s stunning sea and forest stages.
Whether you’re a house, techno head, or both, this tropical paradise’s vast lineup will have you dancing with your feet in the water and your head in the clouds.
Ben Klock Ben UFO B2B Pangaea Tale of Us
Nina Kraviz Antigone B2B Francois X Marcel Dettmann
Jeff Mills Bambounou B2B French Fries David August [live]
The Bay Festival 2015
20145 Solenzara, Corsica
Solenzara’s spectacular coastline looks out onto the Aiguilles de Bavella mountains that stretch out long into the distance, while its sheltered inlet, backed by pines and red rocks is host to a variety of water sports facilities and some first class beach bars and restaurants.
ACCOMMODATION IN THE AREA
The 3-star Hôtel l’Atrachjata is ideally located along the eastern coast of Corsica, midway between Bastia and Porto-Vecchio. The hotel features 30 guest rooms and suites that are refreshingly decorated and feature a variety of amenities. Some rooms also have a balcony and views of the gorgeous surrounding landscape. The Atrachjata restaurant boasts a seasonal menu that features tasty dishes based on fresh regional ingredients that can be enjoyed on the hotel’s sunny terrace or indoor dining room. Other hotel amenities include: a 24-hour front desk, room service, luggage storage, and laundry services. There is free public and private parking on-site. The Hôtel l’Atrachjata is 2 minutes from Corsica’s fantastic sandy beaches, and the Diana Lake. Bastia and Porto-Vecchio are each about 45 minutes away via car.
Sleep’em All’s unique campsite where you can find a variety of boutique glamping options, including Tipi’s, QB cabins and pre-erected tents. The campsite is equipped with toilets and showers with hot & cold water, and a relaxation area in the centre of the campsite perfect for taking a break with friends or family. Food stalls are also available at the campsite.
Please note that pictures are meant to depict camping products only, and may not represent the festival campsite.
Best Western Hotel Alycon
The 3-star Best Western Hôtel Alcyon is located in the centre of Porto-Vecchio, and features 40 contemporary guest rooms that are equipped with a variety of amenities. The hotel also boasts a bar that offers stunning panoramic views over the city, the Citadelle, and the mountains; here, guests are welcome to enjoy a wide range of drinks, as well as an extensive breakfast buffet that is served each morning. Other hotel amenities include: a 24-hour front desk, luggage storage, and laundry service. Private parking in a garage is available upon request, at the cost of €8/day. The Hôtel Alcyon is just a 10-minute drive from the beach, and is close to a varied selection of restaurants and bars. Figari Sud-Corse Airport is 25 kilometres from the hotel, and the Porto-Vecchio ferry terminal is a 25-minute walk away. The Porto Vecchio-Bastia bus terminal is 0.5 kilometres from Hôtel Alcyon.
Situated approximately 300m from the beach and marina, the Hôtel Orsoni is in the heart of Sari-Solenzara. The family-friendly hotel boasts comfortable and affordable accommodation that are simply decorated and equipped with basic amenities. Hôtel Orsoni also features the Casa-Corsa restaurant/bar on its ground floor, that serves traditional French and Corsican specialties, as well as a daily breakfast that can be enjoyed on the terrace.
Residence Lisa Maria
Situated in the hamlet of Favone, between Porto-Vecchio and Solenzara, the gated 3-star Résidence Lisa Maria is composed of 84 mini-villas that overlook the sea and mountains. Each of the villas on the property feature modern amenities, as well as a private balcony or terrace. Communal amenities available at the Résidence include: reception, an outdoor swimming pool, ping-pong, a playground, laundry facilities, BBQ facilities, and a daily breakfast/bakery service. The Résidence Lisa Maria is also equipped with free on-site private parking. Favone Beach is only 200m away, and has scuba diving facilities. Other activities available in the surrounding area include hiking, biking, and horse-riding. Sari-Solenzara is a 10-minute drive from Résidence Lisa Maria, and Porto-Vecchio is 17.4 miles away. The Figari-Sud Corse Airport can be reached in 1 hour by car, and the famous Canella Beach is a 25-minute drive away.
What We Love
- We recommend checking out VIP Bar for excellent cocktails and Le Tiki restaurant for lunch, both of which are are located in the centre of the beach.
What To Know
- The campsite will open on Thursday 23rd July and there will also be a special opening concert that evening, as well as a closing party on Monday 27th.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I get to the festival?
BY PLANE: If you’re flying into Figari Sud Corse Airport, then the festival will be running a shuttle service which will connect you with the site.
Otherwise, the promoters recommend you reach Corsica by ferry, taking your car if possible. There are several ports on the island: Porto-Vecchio, Bastia, Calvi or Ile Rousse, all of which are served from further afield: Marseille, Toulon, Nice, Genoa, Livorno or Savona. The festival will be operating shuttle buses from Porto-Vecchio.
Will there be parking available?
Yes, the festival will be laying on a car park for those wishing to drive.