The Porto Latino festival in Saint-Florent, Haute Corse

The Porto Latino festival in Saint-Florent, Haute Corse
In the north of Corsica, barely 10 kilometers from our villas for rent in Farinole, the citadel of Saint-Florent hosts the Porto Latino festival every year in early August. This music festival attracts more than 15,000 spectators each year.It is, with the Patrimonio Guitar Nights Festival and the Erbalunga Festival, one of the most interesting festivals in Haute-Corse.

Saint Florent, an idyllic setting

The Porto Latin festival takes place in the beautiful citadel of Saint-Florent. If you are renting in one of our villas in Farinole, the town of Saint-Florent is only 10 km away. It is an ideal outing during your vacation.In addition to the festival, the city of Saint-Florent is hosting street shows and various events throughout the event. The city we nicknamed the Saint-Tropez of Corsica is an essential destination for going out when you live in the quiet village of Farinole.

History of the Porto Latino festival

The first edition of the Porto Latin festival dates back to 1999. The festival has always taken place in the citadel of Saint-Florent. In its early days, the musical programming was mainly Latin music, the organizers having been inspired by the success of the film “Buena Vista Social Club”.The festival welcomed the greatest artists such as Manu Chao in 2012.Today, building on its success, the festival has evolved and the programming is very eclectic. So you can listen to Latin music, of course, but also rock, jazz and electronic music.DJs play music from 7 p.m. in the cove of Saint-Florent against the backdrop of a magnificent sunset, the “Sunset Apéro”.Concerts usually start around 9:30 p.m.

2016 edition

The seventeenth edition of Porto Latino will take place from August 5 to 8, 2016 mainly in the citadel of Saint-Florent, but also on the beach and the cove of the seaside city.Here is the program for 2016:
  • Friday August 5, 2016: Kavinsky and Mydy Rabycad
  • Saturday August 6, 2016: El Gato Negro and Yuri Buenaventura
  • Sunday August 7, 2016: Emir Kusturica & The No Smoking Orchestra and Temenik Electric
  • Monday August 8, 2016: The Shoes and Feder


Porto Latino 2016 Citadel of Saint Florent
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