Location: Finca La Donaira, a 250-hectare farm and smart design retreat in the mountains of Andalucia, the perfect place for exploring and celebrating the relationship between man and nature. Everything here is designed to restore and sustain the natural balance – as much in smart design buildings, the environment and the soil, as in our visiting guests, who are treated to healthy food, clean air and a simple, naturally good lifestyle in general.
Accommodation: All inclusive onsite 5-Day packages, and other choice of several local hotels and casas rurales.
Creative hub: Finca La Donaira attracts people from all over the world who are interested in finding better ways of doing things, from creating naturally luxurious human habitats to managing the land. By example, we hope to promote a design revolution that transforms the current culture of destructive consumerism into one of regenerative stewardship.
Pause: Life at Finca La Donaira is one long pause. The time spent with visitors from all walks of life, from architects, beekeepers, musicians, artisan craftsmen, Olympians, writers, sophisticated urbanites and foragers, brings fresh thinking, lively conversations and a cross-pollination of ideas.
When we discovered the Partitura Movement, an international collective of musicians with a mission to perform to new audiences in non-traditional venues, we realised we all shared an interest in breaking down boundaries. And we loved their music too.
With outdoor staging and - in acoustically - balanced indoor salons, Finca La Donaira is already established as a unique concert venue, attracting high-calibre international artists from around the world. We asked Partitura if they would like to join us in putting on a special event, and they agreed. Since then, many exciting musicians have come onboard.
Collective team: Pause is organised by a small professional team in collaboration with Finca La Donaira, each of us with a specific area of expertise, but sharing a passion for nature and culture.
LOCATION - CONTACT
Finca La Donaira is above the village of El Gastor on the border of Malaga and Cadiz provinces. The RECEPTION AREA for the festival is La Posada, Calle Fuente, 49, 11687 El Gastor, Cádiz. Parking places are available in the village square. Courtesy shuttles will be running to and from Finca La Donaira throughout the duration of the festival.
The nearest airports are Seville (110 km / 1h20 drive), Jerez (90 km / 1h10 drive) and Málaga (120 km / 1h50 drive). Ronda is the nearest large town (35 km / 40 min drive) and has a train station. If you are not driving, we can arrange transport on request.
For all general festival enquiries please fill out the form and one of the pause team will get back to you as soon as possible.