NEW GENERATION FESTIVAL
What is it? This classical music festival in Florence has concertos early evening, and DJ raves late at night. Who’s the crowd? Cultured folk of all ages. What you will see: Straw hats and bottles of the finest Chianti. What you won’t see: Girls in flower crowns peeing into cups. High points: Late-night revelling to sets by DJ Harold van Lennep in the magical private gardens of the Palazzo Corsini. Disaster potential: Waking up in a hedge with a hot violinist, surrounded by discarded red-wine bottles.
Comfort factor: ‘Picnic furniture’ is provided. What the organisers might say: “We love Beyoncé as much as Bach.”
29 Aug-1 Sept; Newgenerationfestival.org