FAQ

Where is the festival?

SUNANDBASS takes place at San Teodoro (OT) Sardinia.

When will the dates for the next SUNANDBASS edition be announced?

We always announce dates around the new year. SUNANDBASS 2018 will take place from the 8th – 15t September.

When do tickets go on sale?

Tickets go on sale around May. Please subscribe to our mailing list here and we will keep you updated.

For this year our Full Week Passes have already sold out.

What can I do if didn’t manage to buy a Pass or Ticket online?

There will be an online ticket batch re-sale on 31th July at 10 pm CEST (first come, first serve). Please sign up for the waiting list pool here.

A limited amount of Single Night Tickets will be sold at the door of the respective night on site. This is based on capacity and weather conditions. 

Please bear in mind that even without a ticket you can still join our freely accessible day events like La Cinta Beach Party which is made possible by all our loyal week pass holders.

What about Opening Times?

SUNANDBASS runs for 8 nights and days. To give all the chance to rest between events, there will be a break between the night and day parties. Day events usually start around 3 pm. Night events open at 23.30 pm and run ‘till 5 am.

What is the minimum age to attend SUNANDBASS?

Only persons 18 or older may attend the club nights of SUNANDBASS. Minors will not be granted access to the event even in the presence of an adult chaperon or with written consent from the legal guardian(s).

Does SUNANDBASS offer package deals including flight and accommodation?

We don’t offer flight packages for now. However, we are teaming up with a selected group of local agencies to serve up a special accommodation deal. This Apartment Package will include a Full Week Pass plus accommodation in San Teodoro of your choice if you book with one of our partners.

What are your terms and conditions?

You can find our terms and conditions here.


TICKETS

What kinds of tickets are there?

There are three kinds of tickets this year:

The FULL WEEK PASS (sold out)  for €229, which you must buy online in advance. This pass grants access to all events hosted by SUNANDBASS for the duration of the festival.

A limited amount of SINGLE NIGHT TICKETS  (sold out online) will be available online. These will guarantee entry on your chosen club night only. Upon availability these tickets will be available at the club for €35 but this depends on what the capacity at that specific night looks like.

The limited APARTMENT PACKAGE (sold out)  allows you to to purchase a Full Week Pass, even before the official ticket sale starts, if you book an accommodation with one of our local affiliated partners.

I’m experiencing difficulties buying tickets. What can I do?

For any problems regarding the online purchase and payments of tickets please contact THETICKETFAIRY support: support@theticketfairy.comYou can also register at THETICKETFAIRY and preselect  your favorite payment option to make this a faster and proven sales process.

For any questions regarding the festival and organisational support please contact: info@sunandbass.net

Do you offer a VIP ticket?

No, we believe everyone is equal. It’s part of the SUNANDBASS spirit that we all dance on the same dancefloor. No matter if you are a DJ, Drum’n’Bass fan or just a random guest that stumbled into our little festival.

How can I pay for my SUNANDBASS ticket?

Tickets are sold online via our partner THETICKETFAIRY. They only accept credit card payments. On location we currently accept cash as well as debit and credit card payments via sumup.

Will you offer a payment plan?

We don’t offer a payment plan.

Where and how can I pick up my wristband?

Your festival wristband(s) can be collected at official SUNANDBASS check in desk at Hotel Al Faro on Saturday 8th from 3 pm till 7 pm. Please bring along the printed ticket and an ID for identification. We will then hand out your festival wristband for the week. If you are arriving late Saturday, Sunday and every following weekday please pick up your festival wristband directly at the club. Waiting times may occur, so we suggest you pick up your festival wristband during regular check in hours to enjoy SUNANDBASS.


TRAVEL

How can I travel to Sardinia?

The island of Sardinia can be reached from most major cities within Europe by aircraft. If you’re traveling by car taking one of the many ferries commuting between the mainland Europe and Sardinia is your best choice.

What is the nearest airport to San Teodoro?

Olbia Costa Smeralda (OLB) airport is the nearest (30km) to San Teodoro so we recommend flying there if possible. Alghero is the second nearest airport but it is about 200 km away. The ride to San Teodoro can be quite a time-consuming trek so perhaps consider renting a car. The airport in Cagliari is the farthest but lately it offers a good connection and it is only about 20-30€ to make a road trip across the island.

How can I get to San Teodoro from the airport in Olbia?

Local Bus

The cheapest is going by bus directly from Olbia Airport. There are two companies going to San Teodoro: ARST which will drop you on the bus stop at the city center and Deplano, which will drop you a little outside of S.T. You can check the bus schedules also on the website of Olbia Airport and via Google MapsThe busses depart from the parking lot on the right when you leave the airport. You can buy tickets directly from the driver for about 4 €.

SUNANDBASS airport shuttle provided by San Teodoro Beach Bus

Our travel partner San Teodoro Beach Bus offers an airport shuttle for SUNANDBASS guests. If you book in advanced and mention that you are a SUNANDBASS guest you’ll receive a 50% reduced ticket on your way back, so it’s 15€ round trip instead of 20€. Comfortably you’ll be dropped at the A.R.S.T. bus stop in the center of San Teodoro. Click here for more info and to book your spot now.

Airport transfer

If you arrive late at night amore convenient option would be to book an airport transfer service before you arrive. It’s quite affordable when you arrive with a larger group. Contact details on airport shuttle services can be found here.

Taxi

You can also get a taxi directly at the airport but prices vary and it can be a costly option, starting from 50€.

Car rental

There are also several car rentals at Olbia Airport if you want to rent a car for your stay.


ACCOMMODATION

What kind of accommodation is the best choice for me?

There are basically three types of accommodation available in San Teodoro. Depending on your budget and weather you are traveling on your own we would recommend: Apartment/Villa, Hotel or Camping. Please check our accommodation page for further infos.

What should I pay attention to when booking accommodation?

Make sure to compare different offers from different agencies to get the best price and quality available. Most importantly check the exact location of your apartment/hotel to make sure it is located within walking distance of all the SUNANDBASS venues. Ask your agency for the detailed address and cross check the location on our map or just drop us an email in case you’re not sure. The Italian culture of supplements for final cleaning and gas/water can be unexpected. Please make sure you are aware of hidden costs and ask about it in advance.

We try to put everything into organising SUNANDBASS so we have a wonderful time together. We really don’t want it to be spoilt by having to walk too far or even having to take the cab/car to join.

What does the SUNANDBASS Apartment Package contain and how does it work?

The Apartment Package provides accommodation of your choice booked via one of our local affiliated partners and allows every person lodging there to purchase a Full Week Pass, even before the official ticket sale starts. Once you’ve booked your accommodation with one of our partners your will receive an exclusive link to the regular ticketing purchase from the apartment agency.

Please be aware that only the contract for the ticket purchase is concluded exclusively between SUNANDBASS and you. The accommodation contract is concluded exclusively between the apartment agency and you. For more information about this option check here.


LINE UP

When will the line up of SUNANDBASS be announced?

The full line up will be announced closer to the event around mid to end August. We know that some of you would like to have the list of confirmed artists much earlier, however we take enough time to make it as special as it always is. We can guarantee you a diverse mix of international headliners, local heroes, underground superstars and promising newcomers. We’ve gathered more than 100 artists to create the perfect SUNANDBASS soundtrack for you.

Although the line up is the biggest part of any festival we are proud to say that it has never been the deciding factor to join us. We are thankful for your ongoing trust and belief that it will be worthwhile getting a full week ticket.

How is the line up being put together?

In 2014 we have introduced the concept of curators to SUNANDBASS. Each floor (usually 2 per night) has a very knowledgeable and musically well respected curator assigned who puts forward a suggestion of artists he/she wants to be part of the line up. The output is an eclectic and free display of Drum and Bass from established and upcoming DJs and MCs. Stay tuned for this year’s curators and line up to be announced in August.

When do you release the running order?

We understand you would like to know when your favorite DJ is playing. However, we wish for our guests to experience some new music rather than chasing after one particular DJ. Therefore, the running order will be released the day before each event.

Is it possible to apply for a dj slot?

Our booking is a closed process. Therefore we do not take outside requests to play at the festival. Please restrain therefore from sending over mixes or applications to play at SUNANDBASS. Thanks for understanding.

Will there be any afterhours?

Being true to the SUN in SUNANDBASS our program in daytime is quite packed, therefore we do not throw any after parties. We want to give our guests the chance to cool down and chill out in the mornings. Since most accommodations are based in the town of Sun Teodoro, next to families on their holidays, we would like you to skip the idea of after-hour-parties in your own house.


DURING THE FESTIVAL

What is the weather like in Sardinia in September?

In the daytime it can get quite hot, around 25-30° C. At night however the wind can get a bit chilly so make sure to bring some warm clothes as well.

How much money will I need for the whole week?

Well that naturally depends on how much you spend on drinks, restaurants etc. It is easily possible to do SUNANDBASS on a tight budget if you share accommodation and cook on your own, as eating in restaurants in Italy is most delicious, a lot of fun, but also costly. Beverages in the clubs are quite reasonable. Plan and calculate your trip thoroughly and you will know what to expect.

What kind of currency is accepted at the festival?

Italian currency is Euro €.

How do I get around in San Teodoro?

All venues in San Teodoro are within walking distance. Just make sure your apartment/hotel is directly in San Teodoro. Please check our Google map or contact us in case you are unsure where your apartment is located exactly. There are possibilities to rent bikes, scooters and cars as well.

What about ATMs, supermarkets, pharmacies etc. in San Teodoro?

The town centre of San Teodoro offers nearly everything you need during your stay. Please check our map for detailed locations. Opening hours are mostly morning till noon and late afternoon till evening. Typical goods you need at a beach holiday are more expensive like sunscreen etc. They also have a cute night market with home-made souvenirs.

What about tap water and ice cubes in drinks?

We do not recommend to drink water from the tap as it contains chloride. But it is of course safe to shower and brush your teeth. Ice cubes in the clubs are generally made with bottled water.

Is it a good idea to attend SUNANDBASS on my own?

Connecting to like-minded people and forming meaningful relationships are the essential part of life. There are plenty of people coming on their own each year joining the holiday reunion of drumandbass-lovers. The SUNANDBASS crowd is open, helpful and friendly – the optimal setting to make new friends. Join our Facebook group to share accommodation and get tips from fellow visitors.

Can I bring my kids to the festival?

Yes, absolutely! SUNANDBASS has grown into a family friendly festival. Please bear in mind that our soundsystem on the beach is massive and therefore we highly suggest to bring special ear protection for your kids if you plan to take your kids to the beach during the day programm. We also would like to remind all parents that the front of the stage is not the best spot for your kids. There’s plenty of room on the beach. It’s saver for your kids if you stay closer to the dunes and you can still enjoy the music.

What about photos and drones?

It’s a holiday so you should capture as many memories as possible. If you take pictures please be considerate to others. If you take pictures of people please make sure they are ok with it, especially on the beach and on the dancefloor.

Professional photo or video equipment as well as drones are forbidden at any SUNANDBASS event. We have on-site photographers who will capture all special moments for you. We would like you to fully enjoy the moment therefore we will share quite a amount of pictures and videos on our social media platforms during the event.

Please be aware for the usage of a drone you must have a license and not fly in towns or over beaches during bathing season. You could be fined 40000€ by the local authorities if you violate Italian aviation rules for flying drones.

Can I bring my sound system to SUNANDBASS?

Please don’t. There’s plenty of music on site. No need to bring your own PA to San Teodoro. Also we are situated in the small and quiet town of San Teodoro that is welcoming us warmly every year. We would like to ask you to respect your neighbours so everyone can enjoy the time of SUNANDBASS equally.

Drugs

There’s a lot of ways to enjoy music. We believe drugs are not one of them, therefore hard drugs are prohibited at SUNANDBASS. Please stay safe.

First Aid, Emergencies

If you need medical help please call the local authorities. All numbers can be found at www.santeodoroturismo.it

Emergency numbers

Ambulance: 118
Fire Department: 115
Police: 112
Local Police Station San Teodoro, Via Bologna: 0784.865722
Coast Guard: 1530

Being Green

We all love to dance on the soft sand of La Cinta beach and we’re we all plan to keep it super nice. We think that partying together does not only mean having fun together but also taking care of the pittoresque piece of earth we choose to party on. Please help us to reduce the event’s impact on the site and the environment by taking part in the local recycling system. Especially on the beach do not throw your rubbish around and collect your cigarettes in pocket ashtrays! Thank you for leaving no traces!

I lost something at the festival what can I do?

Please drop us a mail to lost@sunandbass.net. If you’ve lost something at the club, please come to the front desk to see if it’s been handed in. Also please, if you’ve found something hand it in at the front desk at the club or the club’s staff. We will make sure the valuables find back to their owner.


PARTICIPATION

How can I volunteer at SUNANDBASS?

Since we are a fence-free festival we don’t need as many volunteers as other festivals. We don’t offer a ticket in exchange for a single shift. We mainly looking for fully committed and reliable staff for our production team (6 full days of work).  Ideally you’d be a fan of all music genres, with an appreciation of what it means to produce live events. You must speak seamless English (required) and Italian or German (ideal).

If you’re interested in gaining some experience with us get in touch by emailing your CV and a Cover letter to info@sunandbass.com.

Can I sell my handmade stuff, teach yoga or bring my food truck to SUNANDBASS?

Please consider, we want to stay true to our beliefs of a social and ethical economy and have a respectful relationship with locals. We are not a “classic” festival with a fenced space outside the town with stands and camping site. Instead SUNANDBASS is 100% immersed in the touristic village’s infrastructure. Therefore we wouldn’t promote services for already existing businesses at San Teodoro, like own night market, own parking lot, own food truck, own apartment agency, own yoga lessons and so on.

How can I participate further at SUNANDBASS?

You can just drop us an email at info@sunandbass.com to tell us about your ideas. Thank you! This will be most appreciated.