Ritual Gatherings

Location

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Ritual Gatherings Festival takes place at the mesmerizing Cape Akra, where sunrise and sunset grace two beautiful beaches and a 5th-century Byzantine fortress.

How to get there

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from Sofia city:

By car

Exit Sofia on the Trakia Highway and drive straight for 4 hrs, passing the city of Burgas to reach Chermorets.

By Plane

Fly into Burgas (BOJ) - the nearest airport, and then take a taxi or rental car to the city of Chernomorets. You will find Cape Akra on the Northern most part of the city outskirts.

By Bus

A direct bus from Sofia to Chernomorets is an easy option. You can check for bus service schedules here

Parking

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Parking options are available at the festival site, and we’ve made sure you can get as close as possible to the main area this year. All parking options are indicated on the map below. Please note the innermost parking area is limited and operates on a first-come first-serve basis. Stay tuned for a detailed festival map.

Payments

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Ritual Gatherings Festival is a 100% cashless event. On entry you will receive a tag wristband and you can add money to your balance by using cash or bank card on our Top-up Points. Together with our trusted partners from Payment we provide an easy, secure, and fully transparent way of handling all your transactions at the festival. Simply load the chip on your bracelet with your desired amount at our top up stations and shop quickly and easily all around the festival. Please see detailed information below:

You can top up your card/wristband balance with cash or bank card at any Top Up point on the festival site. You can check your balance at any Top Up point.

You can only pay with your cashless card/wristband at the festival, you will not be able to pay with cash or card. You can only use cash to top up your balance.

Issuing a wristband costs 3 BGN and will be withheld only from your first top-up.

Refund registration will be available online for any amount you haven’t spent, over 10 BGN, up to 5 days after the event (19 July). You need to register your wristband online HERE to do this. Please note that Revolut IBANs are not accepted through our system.

Accommodation

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A relaxed spot to regain your energy is crucial for a happy festival experience. Тhe options below represent the most preferred options of our community. We urge you to book early as accommodation on the Bulgarian seaside in July gets sold out quick.

The most comfortable way to enjoy the festival, absolutely hassle-free, is booking our Premium Ritual Experience package by Food Nomads. Amongts many other perks it includes two nights (July 12 and 13) in cozy rooms with sea view in one of the most picturesque boutique 4* hotels in Ancient Sozopol. Breakfast, free minibar, and a welcome drink are included in the price. Book here.

We’re happy to announce our first on-site camping area, where you can make your festival experience even more magical. Amenities include toilets, showers and a charging station. You will need to bring your own tent. To secure your spot head over to the tickets section. Please note that tickets are sold per person and access to the camping site is provided only to Camp Ticket holders.

*RVs/Campers – A separate area at the festival entrance is reserved for RVs/Campers with very limited spots. Note that you will still need to book a Camp Ticket should you want to use the amenities in the camping site.

The shortest trip from your bed to the dance floor and vice versa. You can find good options for hotels, guesthouses, and apartments here.

The picturesque city of Sozopol is only a short drive or a taxi away and presents a variety of good accommodation options. Whether you choose the old or the new town you will surely find satisfying accommodation options. Note that parking in the old town can be tricky in summer.

Tents, Caravan Spots or Bungalows, the close by Camping Gradina offers a range of accommodation options amidst its natural surroundings. A good option overall, Camping Gradina provides accommodation to suit various preferences and budgets.

Eat & Drinks

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When in need of nutrients or refreshments, you can find our food area in the center of the festival site, right beneath the 5th century Akra Fortress. Enjoy a savory bite or a cold drink in your hand while overlooking the captivating views of the surrounding landscape.

FAQ

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Ritual Gatherings Festival is a 100% cashless event. On entry you will receive a tag wristband and you can add money to your balance by using cash or bank card on our Top-up Points. Together with our trusted partners from Payvent we provide an easy, secure, and fully transparent way of handling all your transactions at the festival. Simply load the chip on your bracelet with your desired amount at our top up stations and shop quickly and easily all around the festival. Please see detailed information below:
Outside food and drinks are strictly forbidden. We offer a well curated selection of food vendors and beverage options inside the festival grounds.
Yes, this year we’re happy to say camping options are available for festival-goers who want to stay overnight and fully immerse themselves in the experience.
Yes, we strive to make the festival accessible to all attendees. Please contact us in advance to arrange any necessary accommodations.
Yes, children are welcome at the festival as long as they are accompanied by an adult. We still advise considering loud music levels and
Yes, parking facilities will be provided for festival attendees. We encourage carpooling or using public transportation where possible.
While some tickets may be available for purchase at the gate, we recommend purchasing tickets in advance to ensure entry and to take advantage of any early bird discounts.
With the exception of service animals, pets are generally not allowed at the festival for safety and reasons. Loud levels of sound might also not be their favorite.