How to Get There
Buses and trains from Catania Fontanarossa Airport to Syracuse will run every hour. Bus tickets are 6€ and train tickets are 7€.
ZTL (Limited Traffic Zones) will be active until 2AM each day. This means the majority of the island is car-free and you will not be able to park within.
Parking is available within walking distance in Syracuse (Parcheggio Elorina and Parcheggio Von Platen).
Taxis also operate within the Syracuse area.
Opening Hours & Locations
Ortigia Sound System Festival will take place from July 26th to July 30th in Ortigia, Siracusa.
Hub opens at 10AM and closes at 9PM. On Friday, July 28 the hub will close at 11PM. Address: Ex Convento San Francesco d'Assisi. Via Tommaso Gargallo, 4/61.
Lido OSS opens at 10AM and closes at 8PM. Address: Riviera Dionisio Il Grande, 194.
Radio Stage opens at 11AM and closes at 4PM. Address: Piazza Cesare Battisti 4.
Boat Party. Address: La Barca Ortigia, Foro V. Emanuele II.
Main Stage (Maniace) opens at 8.30PM and closes at 3AM. Address: Piazza Federico di Svevia.
Kubo Stage (Aftershow) opens at 3AM and closes at 9AM. Address: Bamboo Park Siracusa.
All tickets are sold solely through the DICE app at this link. Upon your arrival, all tickets must be converted into wristbands at the general Hub (Ex Convento San Francesco d'Assisi).
ARRIVAL. Upon your arrival, your online DICE ticket must be converted into a wristband at the Hub (Ex Convento San Francesco d'Assisi).
WHY. Your wristband will become your pass to access all venues, the services, and your only method of payment.
REUSABLE CUPS. We kindly remind you that your reusable cup will have an initial deposit of 2€, which will be refunded to your wristband once you will give it back at the end of the night/festival. Each guest can only return a reusable cup each.
TOP-UP STATIONS. You can top-up your wristband with the Ortigia Sound System app (now available on iOS and Android). There will be several top-up stations within the festival, where you can top-up with both cash and card. We highly recommend creating an account through the app and pre-top-up in order to avoid possible queues.
TOP-UP AMOUNT. You can top-up your wristband by multiples of 10€. The first top-up has a minimum amount of 20€.
CREDIT. You can monitor the app to find out how much credit you have left. You can also request at the bar or at the info point.
REFUND. At the end of the Festival, you will be able to claim your remaining credit through Ortigia Sound System app from July 31 to August 13. Refunds can only be made on credit between 5€ to 50€.
Shuttle Buses between Parcheggio Molo Sant’Antonio and Kubo Stage (Aftershow) will be available at the cost of 7€ per trip. Tickets are available on the Ortigia Sound System app. Having a wristband is mandatory to hop on shuttle buses. You can convert your e-ticket into a wristband at Ex Convento (Hub) from Wednesday, July 26 or at the Main Stage from 12AM to 3AM on Friday & Saturday.
(Shuttle Buses run every 30 min)
PARCHEGGIO MOLO SANT’ANTONIO > KUBO STAGE (AFTERSHOW)
FROM 2:30AM TO 4:30AM
KUBO STAGE (AFTERSHOW) > PARCHEGGIO MOLO SANT’ANTONIO
FROM 6:30AM TO 9AM
Official Ortigia Sound System drivers will have a sticker with an identification number (1-18) on their vehicles.
Hi-res downloadable timetable PFD here.
Dancing is a universal expression of movement. For this reason, we’d like to promote a few best practices so that everyone can enjoy the dance-floor to its fullest.
These rules include recommendations to avoid abuse, harassment, or inappropriate behavior. These rules do NOT include recommendations to avoid being a target. Victims are never at fault, it does not matter who he/she is, how he/she is, what he/she is wearing, where he/she is going or why.
Harassment, aggression and sexual discrimination - physical and verbal - are intolerable and we must strive to ensure that every dance-floor is a shared space where every person can feel free and safe.
Avoid offensive or degrading comments, discrimination and insults on the grounds of gender, identity or sexual orientation, as well as physical contact without consent and attempts at violence. Do not underestimate any of these actions, even when they seem like a joke.
No means no! Only yes is yes. Conversations and interactions only take place with mutual consent. Make sure that the person in front of you makes it clear that they want to talk or interact with you.
If you notice harassing attitudes even from a person you know, act, but always in safety. Ask for support from other people and venue staff, distract the harasser so that the victim can leave, always intervene in a non-violent manner and ask the victim if they need help without ever judging them.
If you feel uncomfortable, a victim of harassment or a threat, ask for help and report it to the bar or festival staff. You do not have to justify not being in the company, you have every right to be where you are and how you are.
Dear OSS Community,
We are aware some of you are concerned about the wildfires slowly spreading around Sicily. The team would like to reassure you that the Festival is still happening and that our dear island hasn't been affected by the fires. As of today, temperatures are drastically dropping, leaving the dreaded scorching weather behind.
To plan your travel ahead we highly suggest contacting your travel agencies & providers to check your flight status. There will be replacement shuttles provided by the airports in order to support the rescheduled flights to Trapani, Comiso & Palermo. In addition to that, the Catania - Siracusa motorway has currently been reopened.
We understand the inconvenience and hardship caused by this situation. We're standing as close to you as ever and we hope to see you at Ortigia Sound System Festival. Together, again.