Our mountain is like no other festival in the world.
'Where the land touches the sky and the sun cuddles nature'
The monastery bell chimes to the 10th chapter of Meadows In The Mountains Festival and what an epic 10 years it has been.
Another time we will tell the story of how lucky we are to still be here, bringing together all of you beautiful people to remember to resonate with the basics.
Friends, family, love, music, and nature.
Our family welcomes you back to the beautiful landscapes of Bulgaria to once again recreate the magic mystery and true sense of community that the festival represents. MITM is made by the people that attend; not the exquisite line up that is presented to you.
Welcome festival goers, hedonists and those born with a penchant for social experimental adventure. Please step gently aboard this flying contraption minding your heads and heels as we embark upon a voyage across the seven seas to the very heart of the Rhodopian Mountains, Bulgaria; an untouched and unravished bastion of nature in this harsh world of open busy buildings, urban sprawl and concrete jungles.
Set in the exceptionally beautiful surroundings of the Rhodope Mountains lies the quaint Bulgarian village of Polkovnik Serafimovo. 850m above sea-level and a stones throw away from the Greek border, this enchanting village is where Meadows in the Mountains likes to call home. Historically the country has been invaded and conquered by the Roman Empire, Gengis Khan, Alexander the Great
As a result the local area has a rich cultural heritage including ancient Thracian sites such as Perperikon and Tatul; medieval castles, churches, monasteries and scenic villages with traditional Bulgarian architecture from 18th and 19th century.
It is through this very tradition that the Sasse family and friends have the most great and humble pleasure in inviting you all to cast aside your daily woes, shrug off the binding chains of the 9-5 and indulge in a debauched weekend of mind-expanding experience, community and free spirit to skip through the fields and forests with untamed abandon and to lay with the fireflies and nighttime skies in the long grass.
Legend has it that this mountain range was homeland of the mythological singer Orpheus. Orpheus was a legendary musician, poet, and prophet in ancient Greek religion and myth. His accolades are centered on his ability to charm all living things and even stones with his music; Like Orpheus, Meadows in the Mountains invites you to be charmed by our music along with the beautiful scenery and people of Bulgaria.
In an eggshell MITM is not about an A List lineup – it's the genuine atmosphere which is created by the loving Meadows clan who revel in the sense of escapism.
Fundamental to our ethos is the wildlife and fauna that covers the festival site.
We love the planet and we love Bulgaria!
Finally, we wanted to explain our ongoing plan to leave a positive trace on our Mountain.
We are working closely with the Bulgarian government to help the local community by bringing much needed business to the area.
The structures we build are permanent and plans are in motion to start a community in the village which will sustain itself by growing its own food sources and harnessing eco technologies.
Holistic and spiritual studies and workshops will bring trade all year around and be the at the centre of village life. So watch this space......