Situated in the Ossola Valley in northern Italy, near the Swiss border, Nextones is simultaneously a festival and a project for environmental redevelopment.
Tones on the Stones, the collective spearheading Nextones, converted the long abandoned Roncino quarry in the small village of Oira into a large stone theatre, surrounded by the valley’s rugged, mountainous landscape. This theatre is the centrepiece of Nextones and sees an industrial workspace transform into a site for cultural communion, whilst also converting a space of critical environmental damage into something more future-facing. Outside of the festival, the site is a place for continued research into technologies that bring outdoor events such as Nextones to life.
During the event, there are also site-specific activities that allow attendees to explore the surrounding landscape and ancient villages, which are still visibly tied to the area’s stone quarrying history.
Nextones is one of the finalists for Trippin 50, a cultural calendar featuring the best events around the world. Check out the Trippin 50 hub here.
Date and Location
Nextones is taking place at Tones Teatro Natura in 2024. Dates are yet to be announced.
The closest airport is Milan Malpensa Airport, where you can take a shuttle to the festival. If you are already local to the area, there are other public transport options you can find on their website.
You can camp in the festival’s campsite or use this interactive map to find accommodation nearby.