Windcraft Music Fest
Every August the tiny village of Katydata wakes up to the sound of winds! That’s when world music traditions and jazz, topped with some contemporary sounds, meet up at Windcraft Music Fest for a two-day music fiesta, in which the winds have the leading role; where tradition and modernity co-exist; where you can listen to good music and feel good cheer everywhere!
Windcraft Μusic Fest has been organised by the non-profit cultural association Windcraft Loud since 2014 in the village Katydata (Nicosia region, Cyprus) and aims in showcasing the musical work of local and international artists and in involving all visitors in the process of music creation through interaction. The festival focuses specifically on wind instruments and wind players, which are featured in different music styles and combinations.
In unique traditional settings of the Cypriot countryside, such as the yard of an old inn, an orchard, or picturesque village squares, local and international artists and bands present their original music projects, influenced by music traditions of the world. Workshops, walks and other parallel activities invite participants of all ages to take part in the process of music creation and explore the village and its culture through a community building process.
After a year of absence and a festival edition adapted to the restrictions imposed by the pandemic, the Windcraft Music Fest returns to the village of Katydata for the long-awaited summer musical happening. With an international line-up that will include acts from Brazil, Germany, Italy, Israel, Germany and Cyprus, the eighth edition of Windcraft Music Fest will take place on 5, 6 and 7 August 2022 inviting everyone back to the dancefloor. Next to the concerts, the festival will include an interactive parallel programme with 3-day seminars for winds and voice, workshops for seniors, adults and children, a family storytelling performance, exploration games, artistic installations and more.
Windcraft Music Fest has been awarded the EFFE Label 2022-2023. The EFFE Label is Europe’s quality stamp for remarkable arts festivals showing their engagement in the field of the arts, community involvement and international openness. More information about the label and the criteria can be found here.