Festival news

31-03-2017
OTHERS

The spanish government aproves today the Budget's project, which reduces from 21% to 10% the tax in concerts, theatral shows and corridas. The duty, aplied since 2012, didn't afect books and art.

Cinema is out of the agreement between the government and Ciudadanos about General Budgets of the State. 

(Source: El País)

23-03-2017
MULTIDISCIPLINARY

The Oficina de Suport a la Iniciativa Cultural opens a call for grants which have the objective of giving support to creation center's activities and performing arts productions, music and visual arts with a professional character and in public and private equipments which are located in Catalunya.

Period: 21/03/2017 - 03/04/2017

(Source: Xarxanet) 

20-03-2017
CIRCUS, PUPPETS, MAGIC, ETC.

Mercat de les Flors, Sala Hiroshima and Beckett are programming theatre and dance plays, actions, talks and workshops which question the traditional stereotypes. 

The 'trans' speech brusts into the barcelona's theatre billboard. In the middle of the debate about the need of making more visible the different ways of asuming the sexual identity (a debate wich won prominence because of incidents such as the homophobic agressions in Berga or the transphobic campaign from Hazte Oír), some scenic spaces of the city are hosting during march and april a bunch of shows, plays, conferences and workshops to come closer the transgender world.

(Source: El Periódico) 

16-03-2017
CIRCUS, PUPPETS, MAGIC, ETC.

Mateos Feijóo's programming, which set aside the text theatre plays, divides the theatre profession. 

More than 250 professionals of the cultural sector, most of them related to performing arts, signed a letter supporting the new strategy of the theatral naves of the cultural complex Matadero (Madrid), depending of the city council of the capital, which caused a big division in the theatre trade for setting aside the text plays in favour of other disciplines such as performance, music, dance or visual arts.

(Source: El País) 

06-03-2017
MULTIDISCIPLINARY

The Conde Duque Cultural Center is programming performing arts, literature, exhibitions and music during one month in the festival Ellas Crean

Thirteen years bringing the creative woman to the first line of the culture in Madrid. March starts with the festival Ellas Crean and will be battling out until 7th april. "On one side we want to improve circles, name sites, recover the memory of women", explains the director of the center, Concha Hernández, "and on the other side we want the festival to be a meeting point of oportunities for the youngests in dialogue with the most established ones".

(Source: La Vanguardia) 

02-03-2017
CLASSICAL MUSIC

The Culture Department of Generalitat de Catalunya and the Fira Mediterrània de Manersa with the collaboration of Espai Marfà - Girona city council and de Casa de la Música del Gironès Foundation are calling up the 2nd edition of the "Teresa Rebull" award to the best popular and traditional culture music project.

The economic dotation is 5.000 euros and a creation stage. Deadline for presenting projects: 31 march 2017

(Source: Fira Mediterrània de Manresa

24-02-2017
AUDIOVISUAL

Winners of an Oscar, nominated films or awarded with a Goya will be leading the festival. Between 2nd and 5th march seven films and more that 200 shortmovies will be screened.

The Llotja, the CaixaForum Lleida and the Magical Media will be wearing the red carpet to celebrate Animac, the International Exhibition of Animated Films of Catalunya organized by Lleida city council.

(Source: El Segre) 

23-02-2017
AUDIOVISUAL

The feminin majority in the audiovisual degrees contrasts with the project directions.

If we have a look to the billboard or to the film credits and tv series the projects which are leaded by woman are difficult to find. The breach between the formation and the professional practice is so huge that the Institut Català d'Empreses Culturals (ICEC) has already assumed that will introduce the fee system to the funds concession in the audiovisual field for projects which are leaded by women. A positive discrimination which was suggested by the Asociación de Mujeres Cineastas y Audiovisuales (CIMA) who is dealing with this issue with the sector.

(Source: La Vanguardia) 

14-02-2017
AUDIOVISUAL

The two spanish movies stoled prominence to the Golden Bear candidates in Berlinale. 

On one hand, the type of risky and extremist film that brings the spectatur to disconcert; on the other hand, a childhood portrait full of sun and kids playing with the water but also of sickness, death and uncertainties. Two spanish films 'Pieles' and 'Estiu 1993' whose wonderful reception in Berlinale stole prominence to the Golden Bear candidates last saturday in Berlinale. 

(Source: El Periódico) 

 

 

14-02-2017
POPULAR MUSIC

During the last International Fair of the Comunitat Valenciana, Fitur 2017, the position of Generalitat Valenciana about music festivals was clear. A boost that was expressed through the presentation of the brand Mediterranew Musix, and the interess for this events to become a Cultural Interest in the Law of Tourism, Leisure and Hospitality of the autonomic region.

(Source: ValenciaPlaza)

14-02-2017
POPULAR MUSIC

More than 20 years needed to be passed so that the state institutions changed their positions about the economic meaning of music festivals. Local, provincial and autonomic structures have been opening a path, but the interess generated about the experience of life music ended with a new decision: the position of the administriation is to keep the tourism as the economic engine.  

(Source: Grupo Plaza)

07-02-2017
MULTIDISCIPLINARY

The Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport opens two new calls:

The period to apply for the subsidies is from 03/02/2017 to 23/02/2017.

These are grants in public concurrence system destinated to promote in all the spanish territory the difusion of the cultural patrimony of lyric, music, dance, theatre and circus with the aim of providing cultural communication of the patrimony between Communities. 

(Source: Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport website) 

03-02-2017
OTHERS

The 132 milions of euros destinated to ICUB represent the 5% of the city hall budget in 2017.

"This puts us on the same level as other european capitals. Which is not common because Culture areas are the ones who suffer the most de money distribution", explained Collboni making reference to the budget predictions of Generalitat for 2017 destinated to the department which is directed by Santi Vila and which doesn't have even the 1% of the accounts of the Govern. "The median of the growth of the municipal departments is 4'7%. Culture doubles it for the first time" exposed the second deputy mayor.

Collboni wants to count again with the economic support of the State for the cultural cocapitality.

(Source: El Periódico)  

02-02-2017
CLASSICAL MUSIC

Beyond the big capital, Barcelona, catalan music is beating with strength in diferent cities of Catalunya. This means a clear decentralization of the music offers which are taking place in this new century.

Towns such as Vic, Sant Feliu de Llobregat, La Bisbal de l'Empordà, Reus, Sant Cugat or Terrassa are growing as the new music captials. 

(Source: La Vanguardia) 

23-01-2017
AUDIOVISUAL

11-01-2017
MULTIDISCIPLINARY

11-01-2017
MULTIDISCIPLINARY

20-12-2016
CLASSICAL MUSIC

The grant's call for investments in live music establishments has been closed. A mesure which is included in the Plan for the music in Barcelona and which is dedicated to do renovations as well as investing in technical equipments or installing noise level limiters or registers.

The grants will be used to renovate or improve 18 establishments which do amplified live music so that they can be adapted to the new regulation.

(Source: Diari ARA) 

16-12-2016
POPULAR MUSIC

The north-amercian band Lambchop will open on 23rd january the 28th edition of uitar BCN festival, organized by the promoter The Project in diferent spaces of Barcelona until 6th july. The central space will be sala Barts, which will host the concerts of Lambchop, Ute Lemper, Miguel Campello, Damien Jurado, Adriana Varela, Muchachito, Coque Malla, Els Amis de les Arts, Amadou & Mariam, the moroccan singer Hindi Zahra and others.

(Source: Diari ARA)

23-11-2016
CIRCUS, PUPPETS, MAGIC, ETC.

This weekend, from 25th to 27th november, Sala Becket will host the first Movistar Simbiòtic Festival, a multidisciplinar appointment pioneer in Spain which expects propeling the creation of stage arts productions adapted to people with sensorial diversity. 

The origin of the festival is the final project of four students of Cultural Management postgradute of Univeristy of Barcelona which has won the Movistar Artsy 2016, a platform of cultural sponsorhip to promote the entrepreneurship. 

(Source: Diari ARA) 

 

 

21-11-2016
AUDIOVISUAL

Mikel Olaricegui and Vicente Mozo, directors of the DocumentaMadrid festival, dedicated to documentary cinema, presented last tuesday night their resignation through a statement. In the announcement they explained that they dont' feel "able to garantee the same quality level" which the festival has always had, after the sustition of the team which they have been working with the last four years for Madrid Destino's staff, the municipal culural management company. 

(Source: El País)  

14-11-2016
AUDIOVISUAL

FestiMapp has 68 film festivals registered in the Comunidad Valenciana, an amount which is a 15% higher than in 2014, and encourages the creation of a coordinator which gathers them. 

"The tendency is to grow" explained Eduardo Guillot during the presentation of the FestiMapp report, the cinema festivals map of the Comunidad Valenciana.

(Source: El Mundo) 

13-11-2016
CLASSICAL MUSIC

'Cortapega', the microfestival of electronic music organized by Desconcierto Cultural, will celebrate a new edition the 25th november with the british Sunny Graves, the asturian BassBoss and the galicians Pálida and Pantis. 

With this third edition in less than one year, the festival consolidates itself "as one of the biggests bets of the electronic music in Galicia", as the organizers explain. 

(Source: lainformacion.com) 

11-11-2016
OTHERS

The Provincial Government of Castellón is going to open its line of sponsorship of big festivals from de province to promoters from all over Europe, through the brand, Castellón, Land of festivals, with the aim of consolidate this strategic touristic sector. 

(Source: El Periódico Mediterráneo) 

08-11-2016

The calendar dependence on public grants concentrates the most part of cinephil appointments in autumn. It's the keens of films Trinitat's knot. In november the proliferation of film festivals in Catalunya reaches a critical level which provocates a blockage in the calendar. This weekend nine exhibitions or festivals will coincide in the catalan territory: The Exhibition of Arabic Cinema, the Casa Àsia Film Fest, the Memorimage, the Choreoscope Film and Dance festival, the Mountain Film Festival of Torelló, the Most Festival, the Terror Festival of Molins de Rei, the CineBaix and My First Festival. 

(Source: Diari ARA)

31-10-2016
AUDIOVISUAL

145 movies which talk about the relation between humanity and the Earth are the expression of the environmental concern explained by the world of cinema. They will be screened during FICMA, which is clebrated in Barcelona from 3rd to 11th november. 

(Source: xarxanet.org)

28-10-2016
AUDIOVISUAL

The festival extends, like never before, the look to the society through the music documentary. Titles about Oasis, Blur, Keith Richards and Frank Zappa coexist with a retrospective about punk. In-Edit takes place in Barcelona from 27th october to 3rd november. 

(Source: El Periódico)

28-10-2016
CLASSICAL MUSIC

On 13th november will be delivered in Castellón Auditorium for the firs time the Ovidi Awards. The call will become a musical meeting point of Comunitat Valenciana. The fair Trovam!-Pro Weekend will take place from 10th to 13th november in Castellón where more than 60 music groups will play in several stages of the city. 

(Source: El Periódico) 

18-10-2016
AUDIOVISUAL

The Madrid Film Festival, organized by the Platform of New Filmmakers, celebrates 25 years in the capital. It does so with 200 films and national and international short films labeled independent film. Nine venues hosting the proposals until Tuesday 25. Each space organizes at least a daily projection, in addition to meetings with new directors. Admission is free, except in the cinema Doré, where it costs 2.5 euros. (Source: El País)

18-10-2016
AUDIOVISUAL

A year in what is already sacred annual ritual, Angel Sala, director of the Sitges festival, meets with the chroniclers of the newspaper to evaluate a newly clinched edition. In conversation predominant feeling of satisfaction, both as the high level of competition for the renewed success of public, around 76,000 spectators 2015, which was record high. A challenge on the horizon: pique the interest of young generations. (Source: el Periódico)

17-10-2016
OTHERS

The city of Huelva is working on the design of Plan C (Strategic Plan of Culture of the City of Huelva) in collaboration with the Association of Cultural Managers of Andalucía (GECA), an entity that has "a brilliant career in advising the administrations in this area, as it has provided technical assistance to powerful projects in our region. " This was announced by the first deputy mayor of Culture, Tourism and Promotion of Huelva Abroad, Elena Tobar, who stressed "the great importance for our government team Plan C, an ambitious initiative that GECA has seen great potential cultural level in our city from the outset, so that this entity will bring his experience to carry Huelva cultural excellence, linked to tourism takeoff and socio-economic revitalization ". (Source: huelvainformacion.com)

17-10-2016
AUDIOVISUAL

The Ministry allocates 60,000 euros, the same amount injected directly into Mostra Valencia to aid audiovisual holding meetings in the Region (Source: lasprovincias.es)

17-10-2016
JAZZ-BLUES

JAZZMADRID'16 International Festival this year has doubled its offer with a total of 100 concerts and more than six hours of uninterrupted music, as well as lectures, films and programming rooms Live Music Association 'Night in Alive'. This has been presented on Monday the director of the festival, Concha Hernández, the artistic director of JAZZMADRID'16, Luis Martin and the manager of the Association 'Night Live' Javier Olmedo. (Source: lainformacion.com)

10-10-2016
MULTIDISCIPLINARY

The Provincial Council of A Coruña invest almost 681,000€ to a different artistic gender festivals and in two ways: one of them is addressed to municipalities and the other one to nonprofit entities of the province. (Source: Laopinioncoruña)

19-09-2016
POPULAR MUSIC

Reggae, funk, rap, blues or Afrobeats are some of the rhythms drinking African heritage and will be claimed in the event, which comes with "vocation of continuity" and with the ambition to fill a gap in Valencia, since no there is a quote from these features, he explained to Europa Press the festival's artistic director, Carlo Barrella. But besides music, the event, which launches the Valencian collective l'Horta Crew, intended as a proposal "360 degree" as it incuirá a critical and reflective, besides the playful side. (Source: LaInformación)

19-09-2016
VISUAL ARTS

The 64th edition of San Sebastian Festival started with the celebration of the inaugural gala, in which delivery of the FIPRESCI Prize to the film Toni Erdmann, the German director Maren Ade was made, and the film La fille de Brest was projected, Emmanuelle Bercot. One issue that has had a clear protagonist: Ethan Hawke. And it is that Hawke has received the Donostia Prize for his impressive career as an actor. A brilliant career which highlights his roles in the movie Club Dead trilogy poets and before dawn. (Source: lainformación)

16-09-2016
POPULAR MUSIC

The first Tabarca Mediterranean Music Festival, to be held the first and second days of October, will be held on the promenade ante refusal to Costas to be held on the beach. Como ya este diario Avanza, the Dirección Provincial de Costas opposes itself to the conclusion of the event and sandy, confirmed yesterday as the Councillor of Culture, Daniel Simon, finalmente not conceded permiso.

As an alternative, the Ayuntamiento has decidido realizarlo the promenade "between the sun clock and the museum" fear tratarse of land in the city that does not require the permiso de Costas. (Source: diarioinformacion.com)

16-09-2016
LITERATURE

The Literature of trips a year later landed in Puerto de la Cruz in nueva edición del Festival Internacional de Literatura de Viajes y Aventuras (Periplo), to be held from 10 to 16 October.

Once more, this muestra divulging with the presence of national authors, locales y fuera de llegados of our borders, as are the cases of Sebastián Alvaro, Pepe Naranjo Ken Bugul, respectively, and the organizational informaron fuentes. In this way, Puerto de la Cruz is preparing for ya convertirse during a week in the epicenter of the Literature of trips through them and souvenirs vivencias cargan that the authors protagonists in its luggage.  (Source: eldia.es)

 

15-09-2016
CLASSICAL MUSIC

 

The festival reaches Valencia JazzEñe to "internationalize" the Spanish jazz

 

The JazzEñe Festival 2016 to be held in Valencia from September 28 to October 1, aims to "internationalization" of Spanish jazz and will involve a dozen concerts by national artists, as well as a show with sculptures and drawings around jazz.

 

Some of the "most representative" of jazz that is done in Spain today, groups the statement said SGAE Foundation, will be uploaded to the tables of the Valencian Rialto Theatre as part of this event organized by the institution with the collaboration of Spanish Cultural action, the Generalitat Valenciana and Radio 3. (Source: Las Provincias)

14-09-2016
OTHERS

Collective creation and networking are the strengths of the professional activity of the Mediterranean Fair, to be held in Manresa (Barcelona) from 6 to 9 October, as reported today the organizers.

The Llotja the Museum of the technical host for the fifth consecutive year the business area of Fira Mediterrània, where 200 meetings between operators, five musical performances and various sectoral meetings will take place.

 

During the days 6 and 7 October some professional conferences that will have the title "means the value of the participatory process of collective creation" will be held.

(Source: La Vanguardia)

07-09-2016

Under the name " Costa del Jazz" reaches Sant Antoni de Calonge (Girona ) a new edition of the international jazz festival , organized by Kolosova Arte y Mas Falet Steps. On 9 and 10 September this traveling festival will celebrate its fifteenth edition after passing through places like Finland, Poland or Russia.

In this edition Mas Collet Falet and will be the venues that will host concerts by artists of international renown in the world of Jazz, as Eric Marienthal , Andrzej Jagodzinski , Brian Bromberg , or Aleksey Quartet Kolosova & Ken Peplowsky. (Source: La Vanguardia)

07-09-2016
POPULAR MUSIC

According to a statement on Sunday, the five years of the festival was celebrated in style gathering on the same stage to Sopa de Cabra , Albert Pla, Els Catarres , Macaco , Lluís Gavaldà and Mishima, among others, who have played iconic songs Catalan music.

12 artists have performed together ' La Rambla ' Quimi Portet , which has been the highlight of the festival this year. (Source: La Información)

 

28-07-2016
OTHERS

Either as public or on stage, I think I've been to almost all the summer festivals that have been made in this country. As public I sneaked into the FIB, in the Sonar, in the vineyard and in the Festimad; several occasions, as well. At that time he was a teenager with few resources and desire to consume culture (or partying). To do this I used all possible tricks, from changing bracelets or employ artists passes to massive avalanches running to Usain Bolt as he left behind seguratas overweight (then I was a sylph fast as lightning). I've even been known to use the most surreal and fun method consisting of entering through the exit door walk backward while some out, in order to generate an optical effect that despistara to maromos the truncheon ... (Source: www.playgroundmag.net/)

28-07-2016
OTHERS

One more year, the Spanish Association of Classical Music Festivals FestClásica opens the call for nominations for the Spanish circuits formations FestClásica to chamber music, early music and educational proposals concert. With this initiative, which gives the opportunity to submit proposals selected in several festivals Association members, it was strongly supports the projection of the Spanish groups, while festivals collaboration between members is encouraged. The overall budget is € 4,000 for the Chamber Music Circuit, Circuit 4,000 € for Early Music and 4,000 € for Pedagogic concert circuit. To access this call, the groups must submit their project through mandatory completion of a form, which you can access the web www.festclasica.com (Source: www.docenotas.com

27-07-2016
OTHERS

The Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sports of the Canary Government held the 33rd International Music Festival of the Canary Islands from January 7 to February 5 in the eight islands of the archipelago, in an edition in which new challenges are faced and, on all, stands out for its far-reaching, both in number of concerts and spaces that arrives as scheduled styles and musical periods. The thirty-third edition of what is considered the most important musical event of the Canary Islands because of its dimension, and presented today in Santa Cruz de Tenerife by the Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sports, Mariate Lorenzo, and the coordinator of the Festival, Nino Diaz , it is marked by a change of program model characterized by a greater variety and a wide repertoire, chamber and symphonic, which covers all genres and eras (from the sixteenth century to the present). (Source: www.gomeranoticias.com)

27-07-2016
OTHERS

Six least two months. These are staggering figures that keep Spain at the head of the European Union with the highest percentage of festivals canceled. From the Monegros Desert Festival -now Groove Parade-, through the Marenostrum (Alboraya), the Territories Festival (in Seville), the Kolme Rock (Colmenarejo) or Trafalgar (Barbate), no location is safe. Nor guarantees the success of public celebration. Happy were Sundays and VilaBeach before. The bubble has burst, but why festivals are canceled? (Source: www.elespanol.com)

27-07-2016
OTHERS

A month after the decision of the UK to leave the European Union, still dancing the same question: what will happen now with this whole Brexit? The tension continues between the British and throughout Europe. Changes in the negotiations will affect all areas of the country including the music industry. Even the English music bands do not understand what happened, and now we are getting used to his speeches during his concerts apology for the decision to leave us and hordes of Britons with flags of Europe at festivals. (Source: www.codigonuevo.com)

18-07-2016
POPULAR MUSIC

FIB 2016 has ended this 2016 with the assistance of almost 170,000 spectators, more than half of them foreigners, and after leaving 50 million economic impact. Thus, it was announced at a press conference the organization, which has announced that this year has exceeded the most optimistic forecasts of assistance, as reported by sources of the provincial institution. Of the participants, 54% were foreigners, mainly from the UK, and has achieved 100% occupancy in hotels and campsites Benicàssim and all its area of influence generating an economic impact of almost 50 million euros. (Source: La Vanguardia)

18-07-2016

The Government of Castilla-La Mancha has organized a workshop to promote good practices in drug dependencies between companies and professionals who organize major events and music festivals. The workshop, which has been called "Responsible Service," has been organized by the NGO Control Club, in collaboration with the Ministry of Health and the Government Delegation for the National Plan on Drugs, said today in a press release the Community Board. (Source: Lanza Digital)

18-07-2016
POPULAR MUSIC

Hundreds of times we have heard warnings about drugs like: you know what you eat ?, do you know the risks ?, what is actually sold on the street? Despite the warnings, young people today acquire illegal substances without knowing what they are buying, figures soar during the summer because of the multitudinous festivals that bring together thousands of people. Faced with this problem they have emerged worldwide initiatives based on two keys: information and respect. (Source: Heraldo)

18-07-2016
POPULAR MUSIC

A new type of festival, more inclusive and eclectic. On June 27 the Department of Culture of Castellon de la Plana presented to the press the Arrankapins , to be held from 22 to 24 July Festival . Those responsible for The Caiman Productions and Metrònom , organized the festival in coordination with the council , explained that seek to differentiate themselves and be an alternative , both musical supply and type of leisure, the macrofestivals that abound in the province during the season summer as the FIB , the Rototom or Arenal  (Source: ValenciaExtra.com)

18-07-2016
POPULAR MUSIC

Rototom Sunsplash will offer this Saturday, July 23 a huge concert in Valencia headed by Julian Marley , son of the greatest exponent of Jamaican music and one of the leading voices of the current reggae, in order to "warm up" the engines of its twenty-third edition , to be held in Benicàssim from 13 to 20 August . The next day, the party will move to Arrankapins reggae Festival of Pinar del Grao de Castellón. (Source: Las Provincias)

17-07-2016
MULTIDISCIPLINARY

In this post, Marisol Lopez advises and synthetic explaines us about the best applications to join your favourite festival. From Shazam to Eyem or Wonowo. Do not miss reading the post! (Source: Digital Culture) Link en castellano

12-07-2016
POPULAR MUSIC

Costa Ballena, Chipiona , serve for the second consecutive year to host the Alrumbo Festival, which will bring together some 150,000 people attracted by a sign that this year shine the famous English band Prodigy in the international section and band from Madrid Vetusta Morla as a national reference , among others. The event, scheduled from 14 to 16 July , is the most awaited every year by lovers of this music that usually go en masse to the event. An example , last year , received some 150,000 people over the three days . This year is expected to could go , around 45,000 people a day , and that will start with the opening of doors camping areas elpróximo Wednesday from 18:30. The organization estimates that the total would be about 150,000 visitors. (Source: La Voz de Cadiz)

27-06-2016
POPULAR MUSIC

Of total visitors, to which must be added 350,000 visits channels streaming of the festival, 53% are international, while 47% come from different parts of the state to enjoy this "common house" of the creativity. The directors of the festival, Enric Palau, Ricard Robles and Sergio Caballero, emphasized that the festival reaffirms its commitment to "cultural laboratory", and announced the incorporation of Hong Kong and Istanbul as future venues of the festival in March and April 2017. (Source: elmundo.es)

27-06-2016
OTHERS

The relationship of the new City of Gandia with one of its star festivals, SanSan, which drew about 40,000 people to the town of Safor in its first two editions, will end up in court. One of the event organizers indie, Santiago Alvarez, will present in the coming days to the prosecutor a complaint against the mayor, Diana Morant, the coordinator of the public company Iniciatives Publiques de Gandia (IPG), Antoni Josep Deusa, responsible for facilities and Sports activities and Lydia Morant, Councillor for Sports, which are accused of negligent breach of trust, fraud and omisión.En the text, which has had access to this newspaper, the organizer of the festival recounts the "pressures" and "deception" that she endured by municipal heads to launch the festival in its third edition.

(Source: elmundo.es)

27-06-2016
POPULAR MUSIC

20 years ago, the Doctor Music Festival disappeared. The festival became a classic of musical events with only three previous editions in 1996, 1997 and 1998 editions, they had big stars like Suede, David Bowie, Lou Reed or Blur, among many others. Almost two decades after the last edition, we learned that the promoter Doctor Music and prepares a "special edition" for 2019. The news came this week when the founder and CEO of Doctor Music said in an interview to TV3 that the promoter and he has started to prepare a new commemorative edition of the three previous editions that took place in Escalarre. (Source: ritmos21.com)

27-06-2016
OTHERS

The first edition ended after a hesitant answer questions from the public. Finally, the road to a possible consolidation among the many festivals in the Valencia region, has been truncated to the MBC Fest, which currently have no continuity. The contest "indie" whose tag matches it with festivals of Les Arts, Valencia Beach, Arenal, Low and FIB (all in Valencia Community) held its first edition in April 2015 in Port of Sagunt and even there will your travel. Already this year had postponed its release, traslandándola spring to September, but finally it has canceled the celebration and has begun to repay the amount of fertilizers to users who had bought them. More than two hundred spectators had acquired the first installments, at a price of 20 euros. These have already been notified by the platform ticket Notikumi that the festival will not take place, pointing out the steps to return the amount paid (Source: levante-emv.com)

27-06-2016
OTHERS

Matarraña creates "Festivals of Matarranya" a proposal for the summer in which many cultural manifestations are grouped. This initiative is consolidating as much a tourist attraction in the area is aimed at the revitalization of the territory. (Source: AragónDigital.es)

27-06-2016

 

More and more music festivals abound during the summer in Castilla y Leon. And there are several reasons: to bring the different scenarios of the region to artists of great quality but especially to attract visitors from all over Spain who, besides enjoying live music help to revitalize the economy of the areas where it is celebrated . This year, the veterans certámeness, some references in the Spanish geography, new initiatives that start this July are added. (Source: larazon.es)

06-06-2016
POPULAR MUSIC

According to a company report Ticketea, Madrid is the third Spanish region with more music festivals. The latest data handled by the platform online ticket sales are 2014 and 970 this year there were festivals throughout Spain, 110 were held in Madrid. Far from the 186 in Catalonia, but almost on par with the 118 in Andalusia. (Source: El País)

06-06-2016
OTHERS

"It's a luxury for a city to have this team of professionals in charge of its great cultural events," noted Ernesto Gasco, Councillor for Economic Promotion, Commerce, Catering and Tourism to pose for the portrait group gathered Thursday at City Hall the directors of the major festivals of San Sebastian. Donostia wants to strengthen its international tourism image as a city of culture and festivals and has therefore expanded its range of "tourist trips" related events. (Source: El Diario Vasco)

01-06-2016
OTHERS

The social return is a fundamental concept in cultural policies. However, we don't know yet what it is and what objective parameters are used to value. Or put another way, you need to be more visible passing theoretical academic environment to practice. Next week the Sónar will present the advancement of a study launched last year the goal is precisely to "study the social return and use of the festival". "We were realizing that the economic impact studies provide little information on the cultural, social and innovation return. This is search parameters to identify this return. We have indicators, but it is early to define the frame of reference," explains one of Sónar directors, Ricard Robles. (Source:Ara.cat)

24-05-2016
OTHERS

The Castellón County Council strengthens its commitment to link the provincial tourism brand to major festivals. This year their competitive recruitment republished sponsorship of large festivals, which allocates 400,000 euros to the promotion of such major events that affect million of economic impact for the territory. The provincial vice president of Tourism, Andres Martinez, said yesterday at the presentation of FIB 2016 "among more than a hundred tourist promotional activities that includes the marketing plan of the council, tourism festivals is a very important part." "We believe these ideals to link our brand values of these events to position the province as a territory benchmark in its development platforms," he said. (Source: ElPeriódicoMediterraneo)

24-05-2016
OTHERS

The county council allocated 60,000 euros for the Plan Ephemeris Cultural Festival and addressed to municipalities and associations, to accede to this grant competitive basis. Each beneficiary can only submit an application before June 15, obtaining a maximum of 6,000 euros, and the subsidized activity must be executed this year. (Source: El Periódico Extremadura)

24-05-2016
OTHERS

The National Meeting of Classical Theatre Festival, which met in Peñíscola five of the major events of this discipline in Spain, such as Olmedo or Almagro, claimed the role of these theatrical events as an economic engine and consolidation of cultural tourism. The forum for reflection emerged from these three days of debate, closed today, has also served as a starting point to establish a joint strategy in the medium term to allow these festivals extend their channels of communication and cooperation. Possible co-production and collaboration projects will also be designed on international touring companies and consolidating public, as reported by EFE sources within the organization. (Source: La Vanguardia)

24-05-2016
POPULAR MUSIC

The organization Medusa Sunbeach Festival will hold a day job and hiring this coming Saturday, May 28, between 10:00 and 15:00 hours at the Hotel Holliday Cullera. Throughout the morning, members of the festival team will be collecting CVs and conducting interviews with potential candidates with the aim of covering about two hundred jobs during the day-long event, the second week of August. (Source: levante-emv)

23-05-2016
OTHERS

The Castellón County Council provides a very positive impact of its commitment to the tourism festivals in the economy of the municipalities 15 that supports music festivals in summer. Thus, the institution will soon issue the basis for the grant of 60,000 euros in grants to these cultural festivals in the province through a formal line of support, which in the line of sponsorship of major festivals adds aimed at strengthening the presence the tourism brand of the province in these major events with an investment of 400,000 euros. (Source: CastellonInformacion)

17-05-2016
OTHERS

The music industry has found in outdoor concerts and live a way out of the crisis but overexposure can take their toll. It would not be the first time has Tali Carter, co-director of Monkey Week (Sevilla). "Like the housing bubble, we also live our particular bubble in the early two thousand." There was a boom of festivals, they cache artists swelled and finally "came zasca". "With the crisis came the first guantazos and disappeared many events. Today we live a second bubble, there is no public for both festival" concludes Carter. "If we continue like this we load the music scene and not be positive or for artists or for developers," says Rafael Benitez, CEO of AlRumbo (None Cadiz). (Source: ElDiario.es)

17-05-2016
OTHERS

We love festivals, music, people and party. But, we will agree, it is very heavy having to be aware of your belongings all day; let alone bag, wallet, documents and money. To save worries, castellonense PayNoPain company has created a bracelet that will revolutionize the world of festivals. easyGOband is the new version of the wristband. (Source: Universia)

13-05-2016
MULTIDISCIPLINARY

The International Puppet Festival of Segovia celebrates its thirtieth anniversary this year. A unique event that brings together the best puppeteers in the world and that this edition will bring together 359 features, 283 of which are represented in Segovia capital, whose squares, streets, historic courtyards, churches and theaters (30 spaces) They will bring together 31 companies from 16 countries. (Source:ABC)

12-05-2016
POPULAR MUSIC

To carry Festival poster Castle Ainsa, Arantxa explained that was inspired by the female figure of the goddess Athena, who is depicted wearing a dragon frack playing two flutes. "I was interested in transmitting the joy of the event through a simple, direct, color image loaded, and at the same time not lose the character of years," he highlighted. (Source:20minutos) 

12-05-2016
OTHERS

Sete citas que non deberás perder. Is the motto of the Festivais Rias Baixas, a brand under which others are grouped many appointments with music but also with the food, the scenery, culture or heritage, among other attractions rounded to the musical performances scheduled between late of the months June and August. (Source: El Faro de Vigo)

10-05-2016
OTHERS

However, they demand the urgent adoption of a new legal framework that shields the celebration of Catalan festivals as posed by the Government, through the modification of the future Law of shows. Those responsible for the Vijazz festivals, Arts Estiu, the (a) phònica, the Clownia, the MMVV, the Anòlia, the Strenes, the Embassa't, Porta Ferrada, the Acústica, the Sons del Món and Ítaca value how to drive the new situation. (Source: La Vanguardia)

06-05-2016
OTHERS

The Governing Council of Castilla-La Mancha has approved the call for grants to support the realization of festivals, exhibitions, weeks and festivals of theater, music, dance and film. As explained by the spokesman of the Board, Nacho Hernando, the goal is that these cultural activities organized by non-professional associations, non-profit and municipalities in the region, receive the necessary impetus to take out as many of them, has added, they fail finally to be held for economic reasons. (Source: Eldiario.es)

04-05-2016
OTHERS

The Ministry of Culture has published in the Official Bulletin of Cantabria (BOC) regulatory basis on which the orders of aid cultural promotion is governed throughout the term. For this year, the department of Ramón Ruiz has produced a total of five orders, which bring together the twelve that were published last year, with a budget of 900,000 euros increases to over one million (Source:20minutos)

03-05-2016
OTHERS

 

The municipality of Valencia is overstepped by the new festivals, and some new others consolidated, outside all public initiative. Last week the Councillor for Culture, Glòria Tello, had to summon the Platform for Cultural Initiatives Valencia (Picuv), which includes nine contests born in the neighborhoods, to give explanations for the help of 20,000 euros granted to the festival organized by the entrepreneurs theater (Avetid), without appearing to scrutiny by a committee, as reported Valencia Plaza.

03-05-2016
OTHERS

The first call is intended for programming by local councils, professional performing and musical arts in municipal scenic areas. The second promotes the development of events, festivals and performing arts events and music by companies and professionals. (Source: eldiario.es)

02-05-2016
CIRCUS, PUPPETS, MAGIC, ETC.

It is a special year for the European Fair of Performing Arts for Children, known for Feten. It not only held last February its twenty-fifth edition filled in all his shows, but yesterday the organizers (the Municipal Cultural Foundation Gijon) received in Madrid's Teatro Circo Price the "Max" award for the contribution of the contest Asturian to Spanish performing arts. The director of the appointment, Marián Osácar, claimed bet on a type of creation not always appreciated as it deserves: "Hopefully it will serve to give visibility to child and family theater". (Source: LNE.es)

02-05-2016
POPULAR MUSIC

The music festival Viña Rock Villarrobledo (Albacete), has closed its twenty-first edition attended by 200,000 spectators to concerts that have been held for three days. This was stated Sunday the organization in a press release, which he described as "successful" the Viña Rock 2016, "the largest and most important state festival" which this year have performed 141 bands in ten scenarios . As explained by the organization of the festival, Viña Rock 2016 has left an economic impact of more than 15 million euros and has generated more than 1,400 jobs. (Source:20minutos)

02-05-2016
POPULAR MUSIC

The Nowa Reggae festival finally held in the Parc de Ribes Roges in Vilanova. The organizers have confirmed this new place to play beach after the City Council vetoed the use of enclosure Moli de Mar. The government took this decision following the judgment of the TSJC which gave reason to neighbors who reported annually a festival that prevented authorizing them to rest. Still, the organizers were satisfied with the new location because "the festival keeps the waterfront, which is part of its essence." Within the enclosure of Ribes Roges, the Nowa Reggae be held in an area of 11,000 square meters, which include sports courts and much of the gardens, and allow them to expand the capacity to almost 2,000 people. (Source: La Vanguardia)

29-04-2016
OTHERS

After analyzing from ticketea the data officially reported by the festivals themselves, organizers, town councils or local media the final figure of the total number of attendees at 50 festivals largest music of Spain in 2015 exceeded 3 million viewers, confirming these events as a cultural and economic phenomenon. (Source: Dod Magazine) Check out it in this link:http://blog.ticketea.com/2016/04/mas-de-3-millones-de-espectadores-en-los-festivales-de-musica-de-2015/

26-04-2016
JAZZ-BLUES

DJs on the street begin to warn residents and visitors of Borriana of the approaching weekend Maig di Gras, a festival of black music for all audiences with which it aims to bring music, culture and customs of New Orleans to Burriana. (Source:Diario Mediterraneo)

22-04-2016
OTHERS

Sonar, Peralada, Cap Roig, Primavera Sound and Acústica and contribute more than half of what generates the sector. Catalunya celebrates 360 annual festivals, with 1.5 million viewers. If Catalonia stands as one of the regions with more music festivals in the country, two stand out above the rest without any doubt. Primavera Sound and Sonar are the most important events, not only by the audience they attract, but the economic impact they generate and their important budget of 80,000 euros on average. (Source:eleconomista)

18-04-2016
AUDIOVISUAL

The short film called 'Apolo 81', directed by Oscar Bernàcer, won Saturday night with the first prize in the IV Festival Encorto Plasencia. In the final gala held at the theater Alkázar was also awarded best short extremeño 'On', Juan Vazquez, while 'Alike', Daniel Martinez and Rafa Cano, won in the category of animation. (Source: Hoy.es)

 

18-04-2016

The coordinator of youth organizations and Cultural R has called for next Saturday 16 April concentration in the Town Square in response to the court decision to cancel the license for the celebration of the festival NowaReggae (Source:Mon.cat)

15-04-2016
OTHERS

The Minister of Culture, Santi Vila , will meet next week with the city of Vilanova, representatives of associations of festivals and music promoters to analyze together the best " strategy " to ensure " maximum protection " of these outdoor events.(Source: ARA.cat)

13-04-2016
THEATRE / DRAMA

The International Puppet Festival Segovia "Titirimundi" is in its thirteenth edition "an open balcony" to playwriting in Russia , one of the most famous worldwide including cultivate the arts of puppetry , as explained by the director festival , Julio Michel. (Source: ElDiario.es)

11-04-2016
OTHERS

What apparently is an isolated resolution against a reggae festival can become a new headache for music festivals Catalunya if measures are not taken urgently. On March 14 , the Superior Court of Catalonia ruled against the city of Vilanova for granting the license allowed to celebrate the festival of Nowa Reggae Jamaican music in its edition of 2011. The fine is 12,020 euros, but legal precedent and has already warned many consistories de Catalunya , which may have to cancel their festivals if a neighbor is home to the resolution (Source: El Periódico)

06-04-2016
OTHERS

The Boletín Oficial del Estado of April 5 collects the extract of the resolution of 30 March 2016 , the Directorate General of the Institute of Cinematography and Audiovisual Arts , for which aids are called for organizing festivals and competitions film in Spain during 2016. (Source: Audiovisual451)

05-04-2016
MULTIDISCIPLINARY

The favorable situation of live music has generated a growth of festivals and also betting brands linked to music , which for 52 % of the audience perceives it as something positive . This is one of the data from a study by Repucom , which will soon be presented publicly , focusing first on the Spanish market, on a sample 500 people aged between 16 and 69 years who have ever attended a music festival (Source:IndustriaMusical)

 

04-04-2016
DANCE

One of the measures of the Strategic Plan of the Valencian Culture is to recover the International Festival Dansa Valencia. CulturArts intended that the contest reborn in 2017. (Source: Las Provincias)

04-04-2016
DANCE

The eighth edition of Sismògraf Festival of Olot ended Sunday after four days of frenetic for everyone dancing and , according to data provided by the organization, it has had the participation of 15,000 people, 25% more than last year. It also had an outstanding representation of international programmers. (Source: El País)

01-04-2016
OTHERS

t is a proposal that wants to join the ephemeral architecture with other disciplines such as music , dance , theater, etc. We'll see how it takes form from now. (Source: Artsy Movistar)

31-03-2016
MULTIDISCIPLINARY

Alcalá will have its own music festival have given the name of Intra.Riberas. It will take place in the environment of the river Guadaíra . The first edition of this initiative will be on April 30, and in parallel I Intra.Ribera Band Contest will be held. (Source: ABC)

30-03-2016
POPULAR MUSIC

The Superior Court of Catalonia ( TSJC ) has estimated the appeal by a group of neighbors of Vilanova i la Geltrú (Garraf) and has canceled the license granted by the council of this town for the celebration delFestival Nowa Reggae 2011, considering which violated noise regulations. The court has also ruled that the municipality must compensate with 3,000 euros for moral damages to each of the 12 neighbors who joined the claim. (Source: El Periódico)

29-03-2016
MULTIDISCIPLINARY

It will be held between 17 June and 8 July and will start with a recital of the Peruvian tenor Juan Diego Florez in the Palace of Charles V by the OCG and under the direction of Sebastiano Rolli. (Source: GranadaHoy)

26-03-2016
CIRCUS, PUPPETS, MAGIC, ETC.

Figueres society was quoted yesterday at the Garden Theatre to attend the opening show of the traditional cultural event with humor. The municipal theater of the city again transformed into cabaret to celebrate the Inaugural Comedy Festival Gala. (Source:GironaNotícies.com)

18-03-2016
DANCE

Malda enDansa Festival opens call for proposals of short dance pieces for the third edition of this festival to be held from 17 to 22 May 2016 in the theater of the Malda Barcelona. This theater occupies some rooms in an old restored eighteenth century palace in Barcelona that belonged to the family of Baron of Maldà. (Source: XTRart.es)

17-03-2016
JAZZ-BLUES

The first edition of the festival JazzVejer will take place in the Cadiz town during the days 27 and 28 of May, with the aim of value the touristic potential of the province based on its cultural, patrimonial and gastronomic richness", as said yesterday Salvador Puerto, the Culture Deputy in the presentation of the meeting in Palacio Provincial. (Source: Diario de Cádiz)

07-03-2016
AUDIOVISUAL

The Festival Europeu Curtmetratges (FEC) from Reus drives for the first time a prize for the best Catalan production. Aspire eight short films that have been included in the CAT Panorama section, which until now was not competitive, and the two that have been selected in the official section. (Source: La Vanguardia)

06-03-2016
AUDIOVISUAL

Municipal Group PSOE in the city of Gijon today called to fire the director of the International Film Festival (FICX), Nacho Carballo, for his "mismanagement" in front of the film festival. (Source: El Comercio)

05-03-2016
POPULAR MUSIC

Three festivals are competing this year for taking care of metalhead public. Euskadi returns to stay out of the circuit, which since 2009 longed Kobetasonik has run out. (Source: El Diario)

04-03-2016
AUDIOVISUAL

The merit-based competition to elect the director of the International Film Festival of Valladolid, whose requirements will be approved in a week, has opened the range of expertise required to lead other festivals and management of cultural centers of national and international. (Source: ABC)

03-03-2016
CLASSICAL MUSIC

Internationally regarded as one of the best chamber music festivals in Spain, organizers launch a S.O.S for public administrations involved. (Source: El Diario)

03-03-2016
POPULAR MUSIC

It is considered by its organizers as one of the craziest festivals of the season, but beyond the correctness and / or accuracy of the adjective, what no doubt is that the Springfest has become after only an issue in a must for the fan of electronic music, the dJ and generally playful appointment. (Source: La Vanguardia)

03-03-2016
POPULAR MUSIC

After the great experience the first European volunteer project in Nowa Reggae, promoters jointly organized again with SCI Catalonia the second edition of Nowa Reggae Festival Workcamp.

01-03-2016
OTHERS

The regional decree obliges events with more than 2,000 people have electronic measurement tools will be mandatory from September. (Source: ValenciaPlaza)

01-03-2016
AUDIOVISUAL

The Cabildo of Gran Canaria organizes a workshop on distribution of audiovisual works in international festivals in the context of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria Festival. The insular director of Economic Development, Raúl García Brink said during the presentation of the 16th edition of the event, which starts on Friday. (Source: Noticanarias)

01-03-2016
POPULAR MUSIC

Direct and indirect economy of live music over a city can be critical, as we have seen some studies show that every $ 1 invested in live music generates $ 3 community. (Source: Industria Musical)

01-03-2016
OTHERS

The Yearbook VII Live Music, published by the Association of Music Promoters (APM), arrives accompanied by positive news for the sector in Spain, who chained a second rise in 2015, when converting 173.5 million raised in 2014 194.5. This represents an increase of 12.1%, which, added to 9.76% more turnover achieved in the previous year, has finally managed to trace figures similar to 2011 levels, before they occur the VAT increase at the highest stage, 21%. (Source: Asociación Promotores Musicales)

28-02-2016
POPULAR MUSIC

In the last edition of the Independent Solidary Music Festival Granapop, it passed groups like Neuman, Rufus T. Firefly, Mr. White and Leon Benavente among others. (Source: Todoindie)

23-02-2016
POPULAR MUSIC

Spanish festivals kept the strength shown in previous years, especially in the three areas that have emerged as major epicenters of such appointments: Catalonia, the Basque Country and Valencia. (Source: Indústria Musical)

18-02-2016
CLASSICAL MUSIC

Durint the Easter week, it is celebrated the Religious Music Week in Cuenca, which has every year the major orchestras and performers of international importance. This is a varied program of concerts in which premieres rare works, historical recoveries and, of course, the great compositions of sacred music of all time.

12-02-2016
CIRCUS, PUPPETS, MAGIC, ETC.

The Circo Price Theatre hosts the VI International Festival of Magic in Madrid in which illusionists and magicians from different countries and disciplines will gather at a set of shows directed by the magician Jorge Blass.

11-02-2016
POPULAR MUSIC

The next 12 and 13 February the Sala Taboó in Madrid gather in the neighborhood of Malasaña some of the most promising names of Spanish underground music scene.

10-02-2016
POPULAR MUSIC

The Barts Hall will host on February 26 the first edition of Interstellar Barcelona music festival with 'garage', psychedelia and rock through Capsule, Tokyo Sex Destruction, Critters, Shinkiro, Opatov, Celestial Bums and Pacosan.

09-02-2016
POPULAR MUSIC

Bad news for fans of festivals. SFX Entertainment company in charge of organizing the Rock in Rio, Misteryland, Beatport and Tomorrowland, has been declared bankrupt in the United States. The multinational said it will withdraw from the stock exchange and return to being a private company to try to settle their debts with creditors. (Source: Indiehoy)

09-02-2016
POPULAR MUSIC

After his first editions, this year will confirm whether events are taken into account for those people who want summer arrives by the diversity of festivals that exist in Europe. (Source: Vavel)

08-02-2016
POPULAR MUSIC

Talavera de la Reina (Toledo) will host the next 28th of May the first edition of the festival, with Cristian Varela, Umek or Dosem among the first confirmed names. (Source: MondoSonoro)

08-02-2016
MULTIDISCIPLINARY

The Community of Madrid "Otoño a Primavera" Festival, returns to the stage this month in the second half of its 33rd edition, which will run until June, with seven new openings in four theater hall of the region (Teatros del Canal, Cuarta Pared, Teatro Pradillo y Teatro del Barrio). (Source: docenotas)

08-02-2016
MULTIDISCIPLINARY

"Valencia Escena Sostenible" festival will be held on 21 and 22 May. The initiative aims to promote, through concerts, theater, workshops and food consumption and responsible culture. (Source: Levante)

05-02-2016
CLASSICAL MUSIC

The two canary Islands opera festivals, held in the capital of the archipelago, will begin this year the exchange of productions, a new form of collaboration with "zero cost" and which could add others. This was announced on February 5th at the press conference of the 49th season of the Opera Festival of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, which will take place between February 23th and May 28th. This will be one of the novelties of this 2016 season, in which he festival will include "Nabucco" by Verdi, produced by the Auditorio de Tenerife, and in 2017 will yield to Tenerife Opera it’s production of "Norma" by Bellini. (Source: La Opinion de Tenerife)

05-02-2016
POPULAR MUSIC

Cutting-edge electronic music will be held in the Lapsus Festival on April 2nd at the Centre of Contemporary Culture of Barcelona (CCCB) with the first confirmations, as JLIN, Donnacha Consetllo, M.E.S.H., HKE, among others. Enabling new spaces and extended opening hours (over 12 hours in length) will be the main news.

04-02-2016
POPULAR MUSIC

Electromar Festival, one of the most important electronic music festivals in Spain, has begun to look a new location after the cold relations with the administration of Torrevieja, to host the ninth edition of the festival, with a consolidated proposal of electronic music and artistic quality programming. The promoters of the event study move from town after finding "an apparent lack of interest " by the Department of Culture who runs Alejandro Blanco. (Source: La Verdad)

02-02-2016

In less than two weeks, two major music festivals are being announced in Madrid with great line up's, the Mad Cool with such big names as Neil Young, Two Door Cinema Club and The Prodigy and Madrid Dance Island with David Guetta. This festivals joins to the already known festival such Dcode, Mulafest and MadMusic. (Source: Industria Musical).

05-01-2016
AUDIOVISUAL

The Galician Agency for Cultural Industries (AGADIC) open called for subsidies intended to the events in Galicia for the promotion and dissemination of film production, with a budget of 105,000 euros which represents an augmentation of 16% over 2015. The deadline for submission of applications for the grant began on December 29th of 2015 and end on January 28th of 2016. (Source: Cine & Tele)

21-12-2015
THEATRE / DRAMA

Within the framework of the processes launched to draft the 2016-2026 Plan for Cultures, promoted by Barcelona Council for Culture, and within the present context of cultural and social transformation, it is considered appropriate to open up a space for professional and social discussion of new horizons that the Grec Festival should begin to embrace. The debate will count with different professionals of the cultural sector and it will be celebrated Tuesday, December 22nd, from 6 pm to 8 pm, at Fabra I Coats – Fàbrica de Creació, and it will be availed on live streaming on the website. (Source: Fabra I Coats – Fàbrica de Creació)

20-12-2015
POPULAR MUSIC

Whenever there is a recurring question that most people ask: Why every summer appears in the Spanish festivals that many repeating groups? Groups that may be headlining a festival to forty thousand people are 20 or 30 and every year, and 12 or 15 of them do not rotate. Therefore, there are 15 for all the festival fight. The rules of the game, especially the hiring of foreign groups, begins in the monopoly of the London agency, a total of 10 companies controlled and represent about 90% of the bands that plays at festivals. Another important factor is the inertia of many programmers and search for the same type of public cause cartels are generated each year more predictable. (Source: El Confidencial)

17-12-2015
POPULAR MUSIC

Primavera Pro is consolidating its occupancy of its new headquarters right in the middle of the cultural and nerve centre of Barcelona for 2016, that will take place from June 1st to 5th next year, as usual in parallel to the festival. At its last edition, which brought together 2700 professionals from the music industry, the meeting very successfully moved its headquarters to the MACBA. Next year it will settle there definitively and will also incorporate the Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona (CCCB), in order to accommodate the effects of the continuing expansion over the last few years, which has made it an unmisseable international meeting for music industry professionals. (Source: Primavera Sound)

10-12-2015
THEATRE / DRAMA

The program CASA, disigned by five european cultural organizations: MiramirO (Belgium), SirkusInfo FInland (Finland) Cirqueon (Czech Republic), FiraTàrrega (Spain) and Subtopia (Sweden) organize the call "Explore the Circus and Street Arts in another country”. A 7 day trip in one of the partner countries of the project, along with 9 other professionals of different nationalities, exploring the local cultural reality. Making a tour to visit festivals, residence centers, production, training ... The expedition of the call aims to open new horizons in terms of work opportunities and inspire participants with innovative approaches. CASA will responsible for the travel, transportation, accommodation, allowances and tickets to performances of the selected participants. The deadline for application will be February 1st of 2016. (Source: FiraTàrrega)

12-11-2015
AUDIOVISUAL

The 48th edition of the Sitges - International Fantastic Film Festival of Catalonia has increased substantially the ticket sales and the number of spectators compared to last year figures. In this edition have been sold 20.8% more than last year, in addition the income of the sale tickets has increase in revenues by 23.1%, which demonstrates the consolidation and growth of an event that has a faithful public, gaining fans and notoriety throughout the country and the world. (Sitges – Festival Internacional de Cinema Fantàstic de Catalunya)

10-11-2015
AUDIOVISUAL

The world festival of animated film in Croatia, Zagreb Animafest held from June 6th to 11st. Opens the call for the presentation of all the films (40 min maximum duration) with animation techniques made after January 1st of 2015, including those that combine live action and documentary but more than 50% of production to be animated, the festival reserves the right to judge what part qualifies as animated. The films will compete for various awards both economic and educational. The closing date for submission is February 1st of 2016. (Source: Xrtart)

04-11-2015
OTHERS

The arrival of the festival is redefining the musical season in th recent years, it’s creating a general trend in Spain, and especially in Catalonia, where the festivals are realeiting the concert halls to an secondary role in music direct. The majority of the festivals proliferate on summer providing the public a great event and unique experience for individuals, these three elements are concepts that explain much of the success of the model of festivals over concert halls. (Source: El País)

02-11-2015
VISUAL ARTS

El Confidential analyses in this article the past, present and future of the more than 200 film festivals held in Spain during the year. Dividing this kind of events in 3 categories features for its attractiveness and cinematographic importance, with a common denominator to make the Spanish film industry better known outside the borders and that the outside is better known in Spain. (El Confidential)

20-10-2015
OTHERS

The Consell Nacional de la Cultura I de les Arts (CoNCA) and the General Directorate of Popular Culture, Assocacionsime and Cultural Action (DGCPAAC) have launched several studies in order to measure the impact of cultural events especially regarding activities related to popular culture. It is therefore proposed holding this conference that have a dual purpose: to spread knowledge and improve the methodologies used in the preparation of these studies, and generate reflection and debate from different scientific disciplines about the usefulness and the implications of measuring the impact of cultural event. The conference will be held November 11th at Centre de Cultura Contemporàni de Barcelona (CCCB). (Source: CoNCA)

15-10-2015
OTHERS

On October 28th and 29th will be held in Barcelona, in the space Fabra i Coats - Creation Factory, the third edition of the professional meetings CultSurfing which aims to contact events, artists, cultural agents, sponsors and media communication in a practical way. During the conference will present live the 20 projects selected for this third edition, combined with spaces for interaction and connection between the assistants, such as tables or sectoral talks practices to expand and improve the eco project funding. Free inscription open until October 18th. (Source: CultSurfing)

13-10-2015
OTHERS

The Basque Government Council approved a proposal from the Minister of Education, Linguistic Policy and Culture, the order, with 350,000 euros, regulates the provision of subsidies in the year 2015 for the organization of festivals, courses, competitions, contests , and unique cultural activities in various cultural areas which have a high degree of specialization and are of particular interest to the cultural landscape of the Basque Autonomous Community. The deadline for applications is one month from the day following the publication of the Order in the Official Gazette of the Basque Country (BOPV).

09-10-2015
AUDIOVISUAL

From October 9th to 18th will be held the 48th edition of the festival of fantastic cinema and terror of Sitges, a festival which last year attracted 180,000 visitors and hopes to repeat the success this year. A public where the addict and directors enjoy the genre and makes juries suffer his outrageous programming: to judge 38 films in eight days. An event that combines great productions with small-format movies and Classic reruns, forming a selection of 169 films, with all kinds of winks and come bets outline festival because it fits all. (Source: El País)

09-10-2015
OTHERS

Acción Cultural Española publishes the annual Yearbook AC/E digital culture, in order to analyze the evolution of digital trends in the world of culture and every year puts the focus on a specific discipline in this sector. Yearbook AC/E 2016 focuses on the identification and systematization, for ease of consultation, use of new technologies in the organization and promotion of festivals and professionals in the field of culture events. Yearbook AC/E is intended to describe the tecnolígicas formulas that organizers of these events are incorporating in order to enrich the experience of its participants, the call for enrollment will be open until November 30th. (Source: Acción Cultural Española)

01-10-2015
OTHERS

The Festival of Architecture of Barcelona "48H Open House BCN" which celebrates its sixth edition on October 24th and 25th has opened registration for volunteers for everyone, that people with knowledge or not, professional or student, architect or historian, everything that is called for active attitude. Volunteering involves teamwork and curious to discover to the visitors the quality architecture found in different districts of Barcelona. (Source: 48H Barcelona Open House)

23-09-2015
DANCE

Masdanza, Festival Internacional de Danza Contemporánea de Canarias, celebra este año su vigésima edición, como las anteriores ediciones el festival es un escaparate para los jóvenes talentos de la danza contemporánea ya que cuenta con un programa de Residencia Artística. Asimismo el festival mantiene acuerdos de colaboración con varios festivales internacionales, permitiendo a coreógrafos, tanto españoles como internacionales mostrar en otros países los trabajos que han presentado durante el Festival. Finalmente el certamen forma parte de la Red de Festivales ACIELOABIERTO, que agrupa a diez festivales para compartir información, impulsar proyectos y favorecer la circulación de los artistas y sus obras con tal de minimizar gastos y esfuerzos, y aumenta el apoyo a la danza contemporánea en España. (Fuente: Danza Teatro)

17-09-2015
OTHERS

The Factoría Cultural / Vivero de Industrias Creativas and Verkami have open a call, open until September 28th of 2015, for a crowdfunding platform for creative projects. The main objectives of the call are to promote emerging and innovative initiatives pertaining to cultural and creative areas through economic support they can offer thanks to crowfunding. Of all the projects will be presented a selection of 15 proposals that will be offered coverage share in the campaign 100%, 75% or 50%. Only one project can get the total aid, 6 other projects eligible for the bonus three quarters and the other 8 projects will be offered half the share in the campaign. (Source: Factoría Cultural)

16-09-2015
OTHERS

The first platform for online sponsorship of cultural initiatives Movistar Artsy opens the call 2015, from September 1st to December 31st, to rebuild opportunities and help entrepreneurs to realize their cultural idea. Those interested can be hanging on the web its cultural offering of any artistic discipline. The main requirements for participation are that the proposal be held in Catalonia and should be the first edition. Those winners’ festivals will be supported by Movistar Artsy to launch his project; an endowment, infrastructure, technology and dissemination of media with the advice of industry experts. This edition is consolidated with a prize of 112,000 euros, 75% more than in the previous edition. (Source: Departament de Cultura de la Generalitat de Catalunya)

15-09-2015
OTHERS

With the festival Russafa Escència opens the alternative festivals season opens in Valencia, the first of nine urban events that have revitalized the city outside the institutions and are an indispensable part of the cultural events of the season. These festivals have been grouped together under a common umbrella, which bears the name PICUV and are a result of institutional vacuum of the regional and municipal government in the last years. Throughout the year various artistic disciplines as performing arts, music and theater flooded neighborhoods of Valencia and will attract thousands of people. With no back budgets of public money. (Source: Culturplaza)

14-09-2015
OTHERS

Open registration period for the first edition of Emprende Música, until Setember 21st , a project organized by Legal Music, developer responsible for events like Mad Mat Festival, SOS 4.8 and Factoria Cultural. In this edition Emprende Música offers 4 scholarships covering residence in Matadero Madrid along with training services and advice from the best professionals in the music industry for a period of six months, with the intention to become economically sustainable the four top project entries. (Source: Indúsitra Musical)

14-09-2015
THEATRE / DRAMA

Open companies’ registration, until October 16th to participate in the 27th edition of the Mostra d’Igualada - Youth Theatre Fair that will take place from April 7th to 10th of 2016. The competition is open companies presenting professional performances of any kind aimed at a family audience, children and youth, whether they were created to be represented indoors and outdoors. (Source: La Mostra d’Igualada)

09-09-2015
POPULAR MUSIC

The Departmaent de Cultura of the Generalitat of Catalonia has published that the 13 most important summer music festivals of Catalonia have grown by 6.44% in the number of viewers over the previous year, reaching a total of 631 358 according to data provided by this events. (Source: Generalitat de Catalunya)

08-09-2015
POPULAR MUSIC

Benicàssim entrepreneurs with the City Hall proposed to delay the celebration of the festival at the end of Augusts, and thus enhance the vacation month to attract only family and domestic tourism to the Castellon town. Rototom study the proposal but finally decided that for its next edition will maintain its usual dates, from August 13th to 20th, ignoring the requests. Its 250,000 public of different ages and the great strength of this festival have made maintained these dates. Although the negotiations for 2017 are on track to which the festival will be held in July and everyone will be satisfied with the new proposal. (Source: Culturplaza)

06-09-2015
AUDIOVISUAL

About 30 Galician cinema festivals will join a platform to promote a sector that is in a bright moment in Galicia and has a different way to vent their productions. With the idea of promoting the community through its supply and add and not subtract to overcome obstacles with ease. In short, they will decide the legal form in which these festivals are grouped to find a compatible solution to all independent events and those that depend on the administration. (Source: El Ideal Gallego)

03-09-2015
POPULAR MUSIC

A judgment has given the reason to the Burriana’s neighbours about the pollution noise that produced the Arenal Sound Festival during the days it helds. The judgment requires reformulating the conditions of the festival, so the council of the City of Burriana and the festival organizers will have to find a solution to the problem for the next edition. (Source: El Mundo)

01-09-2015
THEATRE / DRAMA

The 24th edition of the Temporada Alta festival of theatre, dance, circus and music features a line-up made up of 110 shows, 36 world premieres and 25 productions and co-productions. These can be viewed in 10 different populations, most of them in Girona and Salt that will be held from October 2nd to December 8th. (Source: Artezblai)

28-08-2015
POPULAR MUSIC

After the summer the big summer festivals give way to more intimate gatherings, in which especially independent music and the transverse electronic side, with a warmer and a proximate environment to viewers and artists environment. Examples of these festivals are the FIGA, the FRA or some of there will celebrate its first edition as Fuzzville or She's The Fest. (Source: Valencia Plaza)

27-07-2015
THEATRE / DRAMA

The Temporada Alta joins Seed&Click organizing the second edition of Arts Lab Temporada Alta, in order to detect new talents in the performing arts industry and complementary industries. Where seeks business projects related to theatre, dance or circus in various fields. The finalists will present their projects to the jurors in a Grand Final which will take place on November 27th of 2015 at the Teatro Municipal de Girona.

27-07-2015
THEATRE / DRAMA

The Foundation International Festival of Classic Theatre of Almagro (Ciudad Real) has opened the call for the second edition of "work in progress" ‘Ensayando un Clásico', consisting of a maximum of five projects that people will want what the ability to learn, research and training with a group of experts and professionals from the world stage. This second edition will revolve around the life and work of Miguel de Cervantes. (Source: Festival de Almagro)

23-07-2015
OTHERS

Profestival.net, the interactive website created by the Cultural Management Program at the University of Barcelona to spread the Catalan and Spanish festivals, presents some data on the timing of the sector. Generally, said that in Spain the 43% are music festivals, the 26% of performing arts, the 20% of audiovisual, and 11% of other artistic disciplines, in another way the 24% of the festivals that actually exist have now been created since 2009. (Source: Fundació Bosch i Gimpera)

15-07-2015
OTHERS

Music Annual Directory 2015, published jointly by Grup Enderrock and the Professional Association of Representatives, Promoters and Managers of Catalonia (ARC), was presented July 15th on the press conference at the headquarters of the SGAE in Barcelona. The published data describing the sector survive the crisis but only musical creation enjoys significant growth. Respect to the festivals; the data indicates that the major festivals have stopped the growth skyrocketed in the recent years, the festival small and specialized proliferate across the country.

12-07-2015

A study has investigated the physical effort of the attendees to music festivals, calculating the calories burned during the three days. With surprising results showing that attendance at a festival it is physically demanding.

08-07-2015
OTHERS

From stage branding to social media, three art festivals; The Big Noise Festival (London), Exit (Serbia) and the London Short Story Festival (London) offer through some of their pros an advice on how to stage the perfect summer spectacular. (Source: The Guardian)

02-07-2015
POPULAR MUSIC

The 18th edition of Paupaterres the Summer Musical Festival of the Terres de Ponent, provide July 17th and 18th in Tarrega a total of 13 concerts for all tastes and different styles. This new edition will feature PaupaKids, a space dedicated to children and families especially during the Saturday afternoon increasingly consolidated and a personality in the same festival. This year, more activities and presents an attractive partnership with Club Super 3. (Source: Nació Digital)

01-07-2015
POPULAR MUSIC

The second edition of the Festival Congress, entitled "The Festival as a brand" will be held from October 28th to 30th in the BIME Pro. This new edition will revolve around the relationship between festivals and brands, specifically with the aim of promote the concept that the first brand that has to find a festival is their own. Looking to open the prospects festivals managers to think and behave like brands, not only run like companies. (Source: BIME Pro)

30-06-2015
THEATRE / DRAMA

From July 1st to August 23th is the International Festival of Classical Theatre of Mèrida, which will open with the premiere of "Medea" starring Ana Belén. This basic guide offers six essential to fully enjoy the Festival and the night activities of Merida. (Source: El Peristilo del Teatro Romano)

29-06-2015
POPULAR MUSIC

The festivals market offers an endless offer that makes it difficult for new festivals to differentiate themselves from the competition. But there are festivals that have found a new way to exploit, the environment; is the case of the Swedish festival Into The Valley of electronic music, which celebrated its first edition in late July, which probably stand out more for its environment that for its line-up and price. The location of the festival will be placed in a hole in the woods, where the stage will facing an amphitheater rushes and a small pond with waterfall included just behind. Definitely an idyllic and different environment to which we are normally accustomed. (Source: Asociación de Promotores Musicales)

25-06-2015
POPULAR MUSIC

From June 24th to 28th the Glastonbury festival is celebrated, as every year presents an unblemished line-up, but perhaps its distribution does not like all the fans. The Guardian has reorganized the festival line-up according to the statistics from the most listened artists in the streaming platform since the beginning of 2015, would be a complete turnaround schedules of Glastonbury. (Source: Asociación de Promotores Musicales)

25-06-2015
POPULAR MUSIC

Vilaweb interview to Anna Cerdà, director of popArb one of the most important festivals of the Catalan pop scene in recent years and after these last eleven editions held its last one. The VAT increase, the lack of a corporate structure and the saturation in the offer made festival organizers decided to close it. (Source: Vilaweb)

25-06-2015
NEW TECHNOLOGIES

Today, there is a mobile application for everything, and thus most music festivals are included. This article presents 10 essential and specific applications to assist and survive a music festival. (Source: Europa Press)

25-06-2015
OTHERS

Ticketbis has prepared a brief test, based on more than 200 festivals around the world, to find the most adapted festival to the musical tastes and personality of each one. From the atmosphere, clothing, favorite characters, everything affects everyone. (Source: 40 Principales)

17-06-2015
AUDIOVISUAL

The director of the Festival of San Sebastián, José Luis Rebordinos, has said that the film festival this year expects to reach the quantity of about 7.5 million euro budget of the previous edition. The organization is quieter than in previous years, as companies’ sponsoring the event seems to maintain certain stability. Although the agreements have not been closed one hundred percent seems that for the 2015 edition of the will order soon. (Source: El Día)

15-06-2015
AUDIOVISUAL

The International Documentary Film Festival of Guía of Isora, MiradasDoc, looks to be held between October 31st and November 7th of this year. It opened, until next July 4th, the call for films that aspire to participate in the official competition section of what will be its tenth edition. On the other hand the organization MiradasDoc Market, the international market for documentaries MiradasDoc, has also opened up on July 31st, the deadline for registering projects seeking funding through the pitching, where producers who have a project documentary can find support for co-financing its initiative. (Source: El Día)

15-06-2015
POPULAR MUSIC

With no music festivals, the summer would not be the same. Especially in Spain, a pointer in the organization of these major events, both for its growing number and the quality of many of them. Where according to a study by the University of Barcelona 80% of modern music festivals are concentrated between the months of July (42%) and August (38%). With an audience share of over two million and a half people in Spain. (Source: El País)

14-06-2015
POPULAR MUSIC

Many musical events will take place during the summer in Castilla - La Mancha betting on new and old bands and trying to compete with the macro festivals. The start gave the festival Viñarock (Albacete) has already been established at national level, these big festivals join with smaller and recent festivals that combine a variety of musical events and are positioning themselves over the years, as the Giant Guadalajara festival, the Los Sentidos de la Roda Albacete) or the Estival of Cuenca. (Source: eldiario.es)

12-06-2015
NEW TECHNOLOGIES

Sònar will apply the bracelets single payment as full cashless method throughout the festival. The ticket of the festival will be exchanged for a bracelet that will integrated the SonarCashless payment system, which will be valid for the Sònar by Day and Sònar by Night, which can be loaded with effective cash or card and serve to pay all the products of the festival. Further down the festival will be able to recover the money from the bracelet without charges. (Source: Sònar)

12-06-2015
POPULAR MUSIC

The PopArb edition that will be held in Arbúcies on June 26th and 27th will be the last one. In a statement issued by the organization of the festival has taken this decision after assessing the difficulties ahead in the coming years a proposal that do not receives the support and funding needed to make it sustainable. Thus, the festival will close a cycle of eleven years that started in 2005. (Source: Diari Ara)

12-06-2015
POPULAR MUSIC

Under the slogan "Ponent territory of festivals' organizers Ponent Roots (Lleida) and Paupaterres (Tarrega) have joined forces to co-operate strategically the promotion and programming of their festivals. Establishing synergies between these two musical events, which take during the year in the province of Lleida musicians and bands beyond the usual circuits, demonstrate the goodwill that exists between these events and the demands of the Ponent as a territory of live music festivals. (Source: Lleida al minut)

10-06-2015
NEW TECHNOLOGIES

The Cruïlla festival, held in Barcelona from July 10th to 12th, will be the first 3.0 festival in the world, with the implementation of full cashless, a payment system through a smart bracelet avoid handling cash and tails (video). The aim of this initiative, which is carried out in collaboration with PayPal (developer of the pioneering idea), is to create system more agile, safe and comfortable to finish with the queues and improve the viewer experience. (Source: La Vanguardia)

10-06-2015
MULTIDISCIPLINARY

The companies of the Valencian artistic scene linked to the Avetid patronal, presented on June 10th the festival project of theater, dance and circus intended to be a reality in the city in the first half of June 2016. In this presentation the first lines of the project were presented, with a privately demarche of it, a director manager and a patronal that will decide the line-up. This was based on a strong international demand, several productions of other communities and a majority of new valencian productions with a central axis around theatre, dance and circus to be held both in public and private halls in the city. (Source: Levante)

31-05-2015
MULTIDISCIPLINARY

Rock promoter and manager Harvey Goldsmith worked with some of the most important artists of the music scene as Queen, The Who and Led Zeppelin, commented on the literary festival, Hay Festival in Wales that the European festival circuit seems to reach its limit. This effect is because of the lack of headliners at festivals and has been the lack of production of new generations who can occupy their space. So according to Goldsmith, music festivals have served their function, producing a growth of multidisciplinary festivals that combine different artistic aspects besides music. (Source: Blastingnews)

26-05-2015
OTHERS

During the event "Catalunya, país de festivals" where managers of the major music festivals have gathered, has made an assessment by the Government and an exchange of views on the current state of the events. Among the data to be presented include the fact that the 360 festivals organized throughout the year in Catalonia generate about 1.5 million viewers, plus the set of combined budgets of festivals is about 60 million Euros this, representing a contribution of 300 million Euros in the Catalan economy. (Source: La Vanguardia)

26-05-2015
OTHERS

The Tropical Camp festival with Wapapura has launched a crowdounding campaign to make the first music festival of Spain powered 100% by solar energy. Creating a different way to the usual festival where the music plays during the day and when the sun goes down, the participants takes a rest respecting the natural rhythms of the body and the environment. Its celebration will take place on July 10th, 11th and 12th of 2015 in the Sierra de Gredos (Madrid). (Source: Compromiso RSE)

25-05-2015
OTHERS

Festivals Association For Europe For Europe (EFFE) delivers its labels for the 2015-2016 season to 27 Spanish festivals of different artistic disciplines, which houses the Festival de Cine Fantástico Europeo de Murcia, Deltebre Dansa, el Festival Internacional de Música y Danza de Granada. The full list of winners festivals on the following link. (Source: EFFE)

19-05-2015
OTHERS

Benicàssim informative commission gives its approval to the new plan for regulating all land for the celebration of festivals. A key to ensure its celebration year after year and still had not produced step. So the new plan would double in m2 the enclosures festivals and other recreational activities over the previous, as well as the town hall meet one of the priorities to consolidate Benicàssim as the City of Festivals. (Source: El Periódico Mediterráneo)

19-05-2015
NEW TECHNOLOGIES

The third edition of the Sonar+D congress, that will be held from June 18th to 20th of 2015, offered in its programming over a hundred conference speakers, some of them great personalities of the creativity and technology world. In addition more than 500 meetings of "networking" will be organized and the second editions of the "Start-up Competition by Ricoh" which for first year will incorporate the international participation for the contest. (Source: La Vanguardia)

18-05-2015
AUDIOVISUAL

The Provincial Delegation of Almería presented the bidding of the contest for the corporate image of the XIV edition of the International Short Film Festival 'Almería en Corto'. Giving for the second year the opportunity to artists and graphic designers to participate in the design of the image of the festival, which will be held from December 1st to 6th of 2015. The endowment for the prize of the contest will be 1,500 euros. (Source: 20 minutos)

18-05-2015
OTHERS

In a statement Marcela Diez Martínez, director of the Cervantino Festival Programming, the cultural festivals of Mexico must focus on the multidisciplinary and become festivals worldwide. Be globalized festivals, should cover the greater public participation and bring them to the concept of a global world through culture. (Source: Criterio Hidalgo)

14-05-2015
POPULAR MUSIC

Valencia has some creative features, public spaces and an attractive public for the organization of a big music festival integrated in the city. Such as the Primavera Sound in Barcelona, the SOS 4.8 in Murcia or Territorios in Seville, festivals have had the institutional support, sponsors and optimal dates that have made them endure the passage of time and stay. But in Valencia this has not occurred, the administrative and bureaucratic handicaps have made that the big projects such as the Observatori, the Eclectic and Festival Urbano were unable to survive. The Festival of Arts (June 4th, 5th and 6th) organized by Imusic Festival SL, it’s a new attempt to prevent this situation from occurring, with a transverse festival combining music and art, and that seems to have confidence that other festivals hadn’t get. (Source: Culturplaza)

13-05-2015
THEATRE / DRAMA

The organizers of the Fira de Tarrega organized a meeting at the CERC to discuss about the Street Arts, along with other fairs and festivals in Catalonia related to the sector. The meeting tried to share impressions and experiences among programmers and technicians from municipalities in Catalonia. The Núvol participated in this meeting, which drew a Decalogue with a series of conclusions about the Street Arts. (Source: Núvol el digital de cultura)

11-05-2015
OTHERS

The festivals “BluesCazorla", "Un mar de canciones”," ImáginaFunk","Etnosur” and “Vértigo Estival", will convert th province of Jaén during the month of July in a scenario of 14,000 square meters where 317 artists will pass. The combinations of these festivals will active the promotional action "Jaén in July" of the council and the Junta de Andalucía, which will promote the province during the month of July. (Source: Europapress)

07-05-2015
POPULAR MUSIC

The electronic music festival Monegros Festival scheduled for the July 17th and 18th has been canceled after 20 consecutive editions; has informed the direction of the festival on its website. The reasons for this cancellation had proceeded according to the organization are due to the refusal regarding the use of the land by one part of the estate owning the grounds where the event has been celebrated. The refund of advance tickets purchased by the public shall be paid within no more than seven days. (Source: Monegros Festival)

03-05-2015
OTHERS

This early May has started the season of summer festivals, reflecting an improvement over recent years, coinciding with the growth of live music and the emergence of medium-sized festivals that had disappeared during the crisis when the bubble began to deflate. Many professionals agree that festivals start living a second golden age, split between large festivals, medium and small, a reorganization. (Source: El Confidencial)

30-04-2015
OTHERS

ProFestival, the first portal that collects the 1,200 festivals that take place in Spain, created by researchers involved in the Programme of Cultural Management of the University of Barcelona (UB), led by Lluís Bonet and Tino Carreño, has been selected as one of the 100 best ideas of the year 2014 in the thirty seventh edition of the awards that the magazine Actualidad Económica organize to encourage innovation. ProFestival, which provides information in Catalan, Spanish, English and French, includes a geolocation map of festivals all around Spain, a powerful search engine, relevant information about each festival, an agenda and other useful tools for the general public. You will find festivals devoted to modern and erudite music, theatre, dance, cinema and other art disciplines. Moreover, it has a professional area that provides different professionals involved in the management and production of festivals with directories, course offerings, news about festival management, studies and statistics, calls, etc. The website promotes the creation of a community of festival professionals, journalists and volunteers to strengthen synergies between them in order to turn the sector more competitive internationally. It is a website for direct collaboration between organizers, public and professional networks. The project is managed by the Bosch i Gimpera Foundation and it is supported by the Spanish Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport and the Barcelona Culture Institute (ICUB).

29-04-2015
POPULAR MUSIC

Henar Ortega, el País, proposed in this article the best options for those looking at a musical event more than overcrowding, boundless schedules and high prices. Some music festivals that meet these requirements are analyzed, that a certain public appreciates and prefers to large crowds, placing emphasis on festivals like Vida (Vilanova i la Geltrú), South Pop Sevilla, V of Valarés (Galicia), etc. (Source: El País)

29-04-2015
DANCE

The Instituto Nacional de las artes Escénicas y de la Música (INAEM) has launched the mobile application of danza.es website for the International Dance Day 2015, a public and free service for artists, professionals and amateurs dance in Spain where you can find all activities related to dance held in Spain during the year. (Source: INAEM)

26-04-2015
OTHERS

The web Gonzoo suggests a compilation of ten recommendations to attend to the festivals and being the perfect festivalero, Illustration from the book "Manual del perfecto festivalero" (Lunwerg). Here they recount some of the most important addition to the generalized advice, to not look like a foreigner, without knowing some of basic information to attend to these events. (Source: Gonzoo)

16-04-2015
OTHERS

Skyscanner has analyzed the cost of the 10 most important festivals at European level, considering different variables such as the flight to the destination, the entrance fee, transportation from the airport to the venue and accommodation for all nights among many others, to see which is the cheapest one. (Source: Skyscanner)

16-04-2015
NEW TECHNOLOGIES

New technology, connectivity and user comfort and commitment to sustainability are imposed on Spanish festivals. Given that festivals take place indoors, these are not impervious to the new technologies; they are always looking for their assistants to find comfort and connectivity. Some of the clearest examples of these innovations are the bracelets such as the Low festival which allow paying for drinks or the festival 'apps' as the 'Line-App' of the Primavera Sound. (Source: Asociación de Promotores Musicales)

15-04-2015
POPULAR MUSIC

The journalist Andrew Grant Jackson author of “1965 The Most Revolucionary Year in Music”, notes that in 1965" could not turn on the radio without hearing a new classic”. The book reviews the 12 music months of that year which he marked a turning point in the history of rock, soul and jazz that shook the musical horizon and the popular music opened a new creative experience that merged with a great social transformation. (Source: El País)

14-04-2015
NEW TECHNOLOGIES

The Science, Technology and Innovation Festival of Barcelona has started last April 15th with its new name, Novum, to turn Barcelona into the capital of science and technology applied as creatively form with activities, workshops and exhibitions between April 15th to 30th in the Disseny Hub Barcelona. With the aim to promote the creativity and innovation of science with the help of citizenship, creating an "area of contact and interaction" between different cultural, scientific, technological and business agents with ordinary citizens. (Source: La Vanguardia)

11-04-2015
THEATRE / DRAMA

The past April 11th the Grade magazine has awarded its prize, awarded by their readers, to the International Classical Theatre Festival of Merdia for its projection and contribution to the present and future of Extremadura. Jesus Cimarro, director of the festival, thanked the award received by the contest and noted that encourages the organization to continue with the same enthusiasm and effort to keep the theatre appointment and Extremadura as a cultural reference in Spain and in the world. (Source: El Día)

08-04-2015
CLASSICAL MUSIC

The International Chamber Music Festival Joaquín Turina held biennially in Seville between September 7th and 13th of 2015 is on the ropes. Benedicte Palko, director of the chamber appointment, fears that the lack of financial support miscarry this 5th edition, one of the most powerful. Those sponsors who had pledged an important part of the general budget of the festival have not yet signed the cooperation agreement, creating uncertainty just six months until the celebration of the festival. (Source: Diario de Sevilla)

19-03-2015
OTHERS

Grants of the Cultural Department of the Government of Catalonia for music festivals with the aim of supporting music festivals organized by councils or dependent bodies and those organized by private companies and organizations with funding mostly public. Intended for organizing cultural festivals with high interest specialized in a genre and other music festivals. Open call from March 19th to April 9th of 2015. (Source: Departament de Cultura de la Generalitat de Catalunya)

15-03-2015
OTHERS

The drastic cuts in subsidies to the local French governments produce that more than hundred festivals that are celebrated in France will not carried out this year. A crisis hits small festivals and as well the largest and alarm artists and cultural are of the country. The main reasons for this situation is the falling attendance, inflation caches, but especially those cuts grants to cities, councils and regional councils, the main providers of festivals, challenging the idea of a culture of public service. (Source: Le Parisine)

10-03-2015
THEATRE / DRAMA

The International Festival of Classical Theatre of Mèrida one of the most important in Europe, will be nominated for the Princess of Asturias Award for the Arts, for his contribution to the international stage of Hispanic-speaking. This was announced by the president of Extremadura, José Antonio Monago, which together with the regional government executive is one of the authorized institutions of the Royal House for the nominations, transforming this as the first candidate proposed in 30 years. The award according Monago, serve as recognition of the Theatre as one of the most important disciplines of art. (Source: Europa Press)

10-03-2015
THEATRE / DRAMA

The Valencian Association of Theatre and Circus (Avetid) organized on March 12th and 13th, an international meeting to discuss the management of culture under the title "New forms of management in the performing arts: the festivals". Where valencian professionals and managers of leading international festivals will share experiences and discuss new management models, capturing public, media and new technologies. (Source: Las Provincias)

02-03-2015
OTHERS

The festival in the field of advertising Publicatessen 2015, organized by the students of the outgoing promotion Advertising and Public Relations of the Campus María Zambrano, held in Segovia between March 9th to 12th. In this new edition will have the presence of those responsible for major cultural festivals and great masters of creative schools in Spain, among them are responsible for the organization and communication of Film Festival San Sebastian and MULAFEST. (Source: El Adelantado)

02-03-2015
OTHERS

The directly music sector in Spain closed the year 2014 in positive numbers for the first time in four years, with a net sales of 173.5 million. Representing an increase of 9.76% over 2013, are the data provided by the " VI Anuario de la Música en Vivo”, published by the Asociación de Promotores Musicales (APM). The festivals continue to bring good news to the sector, with the growth of classical festivals and the emergence of new proposals that seek to open gap in the market. (Source: Asociación de Promotores Musicales)

25-02-2015
OTHERS

Under the initiative of the Frotalámparas company and the name Connecting Artists, proposed a networking meetings for performing artists to showcase their projects and needs in front of a collective group of artist related to the scenic environment, to connect and collaborate together, favouring the creation and development of ideas and projects. These meetings will be held on March 3r of 2015 in Barcelona and the 17th of the same month in Seville. (Source: Frotalámparas)

24-02-2015
OTHERS

Barry Dickins, co-director of the prestigious artist booking agency International Talent Booking, will be awarded the Primavera Award 2015, a prize given by Primavera Sound in recognition of the professional career and the contribution of one of the key figures in the live music industry in the last fifty years. The prize will be awarded within the framework of PrimaveraPro 2015, the meeting for professionals in the industry that takes place in parallel to the festival, at the end of May. (Source: Primavera Sound)

23-02-2015
POPULAR MUSIC

Black Music Festival tightens ties with Catalan festivals with which it shares much of its philosophy, musical and conceptual. Is the case of the Cruïlla BCN and Í-Taca Culture Festival, the idea is to share synergies and public, while also establishing partnerships at the programming level. This is why there will be inside the festival a “Cruïlla Barcelona” night and one “Í-Taca Cultura” night " with the desire that each night will be a "small piece" of the other festivals. (Source: Black Music Festival)

21-02-2015
POPULAR MUSIC

Albert Salmerón, director of SOS 4.8, highlights the long process of teamwork involved in organizing a festival and the complications to make a final line-up. Underlining this process in two basic variables such as the availability of artists and the budget, but especially emphasizes the importance of artistic criterion to define the profile of the event and the audience you want to connect. A process and a fundamental tool to develop a coherent and recognizable brand. (Source: Asociación de Promotores Musicales)

19-02-2015
AUDIOVISUAL

The director of the classic cinema festival of Granada, the Retroback held from February 21st to March 1st, speaking in the "Granada Hoy" newspaper about the developments of this edition and the possibility of joining forces between administrations and festivals. (Source: granadahoy.com)

19-02-2015
OTHERS

The economic crisis has harshly beaten the entire cultural sector, from 2008 to 2014 the assistance of the Spanish cinemas, theatres, bookstores and record stores fell by 27.7% and over 4,000 companies in the sector closed in this six years. These are some of the data presented in the II Report on the State of Culture in Spain: the digital output by the Fundació Alternatives (FA). (Source: El País)

15-02-2015
POPULAR MUSIC

More than 14,000 people attended this week to the Scandinavian editions of the Sónar festival in Reykjavik and Stockholm, which has strengthened its international position by multiplying its presence throughout the year around the world. The festival aims to consolidate in Scandinavia, especially in betting schedules 50% of local artists, as the reference event in the European calendar of the winters festivals, and are the beginning of the 2015 season that will take the festival to Barcelona in June, Tokyo in autumn and culminated in Latin America in December in Chile, Bogota and Buenos Aires. (Source: La Vanguardia)

12-02-2015
MULTIDISCIPLINARY

The MBC and Deleste festivals have implemented a range pass allowing access to both events and programming for 60 euros. The offer is limited to 100 units and lets you enjoy the musical-arts festival in the Puerto de Segunto, held from April 3 to 5th, and the musical event of Espai Rambleta from October 23th to 24th. (Source: lasprovincias.es)

10-02-2015
OTHERS

The publication of the European Festival 2014 Report done by Insight Media Consulting has analysed the data from 89 European festivals to create a profile of these events. The data indicate that the number of visitors has grown by 3.3% compared to 2013, and all indications are that the sector will continue growing up in 2015. Stresses the price trend in 2014 showing a 1.2% increase, with an average cost of 146.11 euros, but justified by the promoters for the best of many details of the services offered to the public. (Source:Asociación de Promotores Musicales)

06-02-2015
POPULAR MUSIC

On Friday February 6th, the Festival Strenes of Girona presented his line-up of its third edition, that will be held from April 10th to 25th, which will feature more than 50 music concerts and parallel activities, and the presence of major music releases. This edition will counted for the first time with free shows that they moved to the street, the highlights groups for this edition are the retour of Companyia Elèctrica Dharma, Joan Miquel Oliver i Blaumut among others. (Source: EuropaPress)

03-02-2015
NEW TECHNOLOGIES

The presence and mass of great artists of electronic music in non-specialized festivals has led to a rethink, not in the sense of belonging, but in the same position and direction of specialized festivals. Referring not to the general electronic music festivals, but with the generally recognized by setting a new trend and be in the forefront of sound. This new situations have led to these festivals to auto-redefined and avoid being conservative, risking with new formulas whose results can sometimes be costly or otherwise give with the correct key. (Source: eldiario.es)

28-01-2015
LITERATURE

The next 7th of February will be held in Madrid the professional day of the Festival de literatura i arts infantil i juvenil (FLIC). Which will take place in the Conde Duque Cultural Centre with the title "Mediating in literature" aimed at teachers, librarians, book club drivers in order to turn the event into a reference space for reflection and discussion on literary mediation. To get discounts enter the formation section of our intranet (if you are not registered you can sign in http://profestival.net/register.php). (Source: Flic festival)

28-01-2015
LITERATURE

The next 14th February will be held in Barcelona the professional day of Festival de literatura i arts infantil i juvenil (FLIC). Which will take place at the Design Museum under the title "Art and Creation" aimed at designers, teachers, librarians, museum professionals, illustrators, writers and publishers. To get discounts enter the formation section of our intranet (if you are not registered you can sign in http://profestival.net/register.php). (Source: Flic festival)

28-01-2015
DANCE

The Ministerio de Educación, Cultura y Deporte has through the Instituto Nacional de las Artes Escénicas y de la Música (INAEM) has opened the call for aid and subsidies for dance, opera and music corresponding to 2015. The deadline ends on February 17th of 2015. (Source: Boletín Oficial del Estado)

28-01-2015
THEATRE / DRAMA

The Ministerio de Educación, Cultura y Deporte has through the Instituto Nacional de las Artes Escénicas y de la Música (INAEM) has opened the call for aid and subsidies for theatre and circus corresponding to 2015. The deadline ends on February 17th of 2015. (Source: Boletín Oficial del Estado)

26-01-2015
LITERATURE

For the first time in Spain, literature and gastronomy come together in a unique event without precedents, the First Archigula Festival will be held fro February 6th to 8th of 2015. Where for 3 days of festival will pass some of the best Spanish chef with some of the critics and food journalists to explain the close relationship between these two branches and finish reading while enjoying the dishes prepared during the event. (Source: Republica de las ideas)

21-01-2015
POPULAR MUSIC

Primavera Sound has reveals his full line-up for its next edition, to be held between May 27th and 30th of 2015, with a mysterious mobile application that hid a video game, through which were reveals all bands that will performing in the Barcelona event. The line-up of this edition features big names like The Black Keys, Interpol, Antony and Patti Smith and a good variety of musical styles. (Source: Primavera Sound)

20-01-2015
POPULAR MUSIC

The promoter Doctor Music surprise announce that the second edition of the Barcelona Metal Fest was postponed to 2016 when it should be held on June 13th of this year. According to the promoter one of the reasons for this delay is due to the proliferation of such festivals in Europe that has increased the cache of the artists preventing the promoter to compete with these festivals. The large partof the festival budget, 31%, is conditional on payment of VAT (the highest in Europe) and the share of author preventing, a festival that starts and is small, compete with the European market. (Source: Asociación de Promotores Musicales)

20-01-2015
CLASSICAL MUSIC

The Festival de Música de Canàrias hosts the project 'Follow the music' which aims to involve all youth values during the year are devoted to studying and rehearsing in the musical groups from Spain. In this way they want to pay homage and make visible the quiet work of this important basis of the various music schools and Conservatorio. (Source: La información)

15-01-2015
OTHERS

The Federación Estatal de Asociaciones de Gestores Culturales (FEAGC), promotes II State Conference of Culture a meeting of heads of associations of cultural managers, professionals organization, business and third sector of the various fields of culture, intended as the pulse of the cultural sector in a context of economic crisis. The Conference will take place on March 5th and 6th of 2015 in Pamplona. (Source: Federación Estatal de Asociaciones de Gestores Culturales)

15-01-2015
OTHERS

In a ceremony celebrated at Groningen's De Osterpoort in Holland surrendered the Festival Europe Awards 2014 for best European festivals, artists and promoters of this last year, voted by the public. Highlights include the category of Best Major festival where the winner was the Hungarian festival Szigest Festival, with the Best line-up was the british festival Glastonbury Festival. Among the winners is the Primavera Sound of award winning Artists’ Favourite Festival artists and the only Spanish nominee to win one of the prizes. (Source: Europe Festival Awards)

14-01-2015
POPULAR MUSIC

The full line-up of the fifteenth anniversary of Primavera Sound will be released through a mobile application called "Line-App" whose contents will be released on January 21st, its free pre-download now available for both Android as Apple IOS. On the other hand the same January 21st the festival with Heineken will present the application to the public and the line-up in a ceremony at the Sala Apolo. (Source: Primavera Sound)

14-01-2015
MULTIDISCIPLINARY

The Grec 2015 festival of Barcelona in collaboration with the Cooncert promoter gave to the public the opportunity to participate in the music programing of the festival. With the proposals of fans who will through the website Cooncert between January 14th and February 13th of 2015, the promoter and the festival itself will make a selection of those bands economically viable and if they accept the proposal, the final selection will be subject to the public vote between February 18th and March 18th. The final musical line-up of the festival will be published between March and April. (Source: Grec Festival de Barcelona)

08-01-2015
OTHERS

The Goethe-Institut granted 16 scholarships for young artists and cultural managers in the Barcelona area, with the aim of strengthening the interests of young artists and creators of culture in the field of dance, theatre, music and visual arts in the exchange culture with Germany. Awards consist of four intensive language courses to reach to the B1 level and a practice in a cultural center in Germany managed by the same institute for two or three months. The closing date for submission of applications is February 28th of 2015 (Source: Goethe-Institut Spanien)

07-01-2015
MULTIDISCIPLINARY

The Actual festival of music, cinema and arts held in Lograño (La Rioja) from January 2nd to 6th of 2015, reached a historical record of attendance dismissing an edition that has gathered 19,000 spectators. With this increase in capacity Actual gives a quantum leap and is postulated as a much more attractive festival for the artists. (Source: El País)

29-12-2014
MULTIDISCIPLINARY

La primera edición del festival multidisciplinar MBC Fest que se celebrará del 3 al 5 de abril de 2015 en Sagunto (Valencia), prevé un retorno económico en la ciudad de 2 millones de euros si se alcanza el total de 15.000 asistentes. Además del impacto económico en la zona, el festival proyecta generar un gran numero de puesto de trabajo entre los vecinos de la localidad abriendo una bolsa de trabajo para desempleados de la población. (Fuente: Europa Press)

23-12-2014
MULTIDISCIPLINARY

Open call for artistic proposals until March 2nd of 2015, for the 18th Fira Mediterrània of Manresa that will be held between October 15th and 18th of 2015. The artwork must be interdisciplinary based on two pragmatic axes; the popular culture defined as one with a broad base of social culture promoting equity, participation and social integration. The other axis is based on the music of the world focused primarily on the Mediterranean music. (Source: Fira Mediterrània de Manresa)

19-12-2014
POPULAR MUSIC

Born Cara-B a new independent music culture festival, which aims to be a reflection of the current state of independent and underground music Catalan and Spanish scene, which will be held on a single day and space, specifically on February 7th of 2015 on Fabra and Coast - Creation Factory Barcelona. The festival will feature live music, a competition with the best music videos of 2014 an exhibition of concert posters, among other activities. (Source: Festival Cara-B)

18-12-2014
POPULAR MUSIC

Faced with economic and social situation of crisis the market of music festivals in Spain, and specifically in the Comunitat of Valencia, has taken this 2014 as a mainstay of its revolution in economic antitheory and its height is increasing. The article makes balance of the Valencian festivals in this 2014 and how they have coped with the economic crisis that has affected mostly greatly to the cultural sector in it’s recent years. (Source: Valencia Plaza)

17-12-2014
POPULAR MUSIC

This third week of December is full of confirmations that begin to configure the line-up of some of the big music festivals that will be held this summer of 2015; the Vida festival which celebrates its second edition from July 2n to 5th confirmed her second headlining the soul singer Benjamin Clementine, which adds to the already previously confirmed Andrew Bird. The Cruïlla Barcelona, which will be held from July 10th to 12th, has given the name of her first headlining the reggae singer Damian Marley. Finally, the festival that made further confirmations, with a total of 14, is the BBK Live festival that will take place from July 9th to 11th in Bilbao, alongside the already confirmed Muse are added to the line-up groups like The Cat Empire, Ben Harper and Counting Crows among many others.

17-12-2014
AUDIOVISUAL

The director of the International Film Festival of Gijón(FICX), Nacho Carballo, highlighted this past November 17th that the festival, in its 52nd edition, has broken record of public with a total of 79,024 attendees, and the Internet visualizations, streaming, totalled a 31,182 views. That influx of public on the projections and the activities of the festival have made a collection of 120,000 euros. (Source: 20minutos)

16-12-2014
OTHERS

The first 1,000 tickets at special price for the Rototom Sunsplash 2015, to be held from August 15th to 22 in the town of Benicassim (Castellón) were sold in just 20 minutes. Most of the tickets are purchased by the public from Spain, France, Italy and Germany from now until February 8th the tickets will cost 140 euros. (Source: ABC)

15-12-2014
POPULAR MUSIC

A study by the consulting Dentsu Aegis figure at 95 million euros the economic impact of Primavera Sound in Catalonia in its latest edition, thanks especially for its high capacity to attract tourists. With a foreign audience that makes up 46% of attendees from more than 140 countries, while 26% of the total audience was from the same Barcelona, overall aid stands at 191,000 visitors representing an increase of 13 % over the 2013 edition (Source: La Vanguardia)

15-12-2014
OTHERS

The International Festival of Santander (FIS) in its 63rd edition, has reduced its debt by more than 430,000 euros. Achieving increase its audience with a total of 22,352 spectators, getting more revenue from ticket sales, according revealed the Board; which has positive valuation of this edition held from August 4th to 31 of 2014. (Source: lainformacion.com)

11-12-2014
OTHERS

After the massive sent letters of the entrepreneurs of the cultural sector claiming to the president of the government back to the reduced rate for the culture before 2012. The Union of Business Associations of the Spanish Cultural Industry is satisfied with the results and announces new measures to continue vindicating the descent of cultural VAT, as continue the round of meetings with political parties to seek to include in its election manifesto the immediate lowering of cultural VAT. (Source: Asociación de Promotores Musicales)

11-12-2014
THEATRE / DRAMA

After two months of the Temporada Alta the festival makes very good balance, which closed its 23rd edition with a historical occupancy of 94.2% in their shows. This success has joined the large presence of international programmers and that the festival has appeared in major international media, the popularity has raised the possibility of extending its range to other Catalan cities in the next edition. (Source: La Vanguardia)

10-12-2014
POPULAR MUSIC

Els Amics de les Arts have created Festivalot, a music festival aimed to the family to be released on June 6th and 7th of 2015 in Girona, where around 20 music concerts will were scheduled in 3 different areas of Girona city. (Source: La Vanguardia)

09-12-2014
CLASSICAL MUSIC

The jury elected by the poster competition to announce the 54th edition of the Semana de Música Religiosa in Cuenca has had to withdraw the prize awarded to realize that the selected work "was not an entirely original work" and does not fit the bases of the competition. Therefore the jury has decided to withdraw the award and grant it to the second most voted work presented by Begoña Cuesta Segurola, who once already received a special mention. (Source: Voces de Cuenca)

08-12-2014
OTHERS

Conversations in the radio program Hora 25 by Cadena Ser with Lluís Bonet Director of Cultural Management Program at the University of Barcelona. Talking about the festivals world, its future and the new funding to continue making culture and, therefore, building a society. (Source: Cadena Ser)

05-12-2014
CLASSICAL MUSIC

Presented the program and poster of the Semana de Música Religiosa de Cuenca 2015 for his 54th edition, to be held between March 28th and April 5th of 2015 coinciding with Easter. The Semana will feature a total of 17 music concerts plus 3 days of conferences and a subsequent course of Gregorian chant that will be held between April 11th and 14th. (Source: CLM24)

05-12-2014
OTHERS

Open the call of the Festival Academy (European Festivals Association) until January 12 for the application to participate to the Altelier for Young Festivals Managers that will take place for the second time in Asia from 31 August to 6 September 2015 in Gwangju, South Korea. Where ten renowned festival directors will guide 45 participants from the region and from all over the world through the 7-days training program, to learn from case studies and implement practical activities. (Source: European Festivals Association)

04-12-2014
OTHERS

The Generalitat has funded in 2014 a total of 2,715 cultural performances throughout Catalonia, almost 39% more than in 2013, with a total investment of 2.05 billion euros, according to data presented today by the conseller of Cultur Ferran Mascarell. The statistics show that has reached levels of programming like in 2010, and has slowed the decline of programming that began with the crisis and had its worst year in 2012 with a drastic reduction of the performance to half, the worst results over 20 years. (Source: La Vanguardia)

03-12-2014
OTHERS

The study presented by the consulting EY and GESAC (European Grouping of Societies of Authors and Composers) is titled "Creating growth: Measuring cultural and creative markets in the EU" presented in December 2014. Stresses that culture is one of the keys for the economic recovery in the European Union, for its weight in the European GDP and its growth against the economic crisis, especially thanks to her role as precursors of digital innovation and being one of the sectors where more people from the EU works with a total of 7.1 million people. (Source: El Confidencial)

02-12-2014
POPULAR MUSIC

The founder of Foehn Records label replaces Carlos Conesa the artistic direction of the Barcelona Acció Musical festival according to the information of the Institut de Cultura de Barcelona (ICUB). Marc Campillo will take the place with time to prepare the festival for the edition of 2015. (Source: Diari Ara)

01-12-2014
OTHERS

It has opened the call for particulars, businesses and nonprofit organizations to present to the new Lluís Carulla Prize. A prize intended to promote cultural projects within the scope of the Catalan language, arts and/or thought, with aim to contribute to the strengthening and modernization of Catalan culture and society. The deadline for submission of projects will end on March 25th of 2015 (Source: Fundació Carulla)

26-11-2014
POPULAR MUSIC

The rock music festival Aupa Lumbreiras created in1994 and has held for 20 years in various localities of Murcia and Alicante, says goodbye to his audience through a statement released in the social networks by his director Marcos Rubio. The reasons are mainly due to incidents that occurred in its latest edition this past summer. (Source: La información)

25-11-2014
NEW TECHNOLOGIES

According to a study by Two Much Research via Twitter has studied the user experience from the last editions of BBK Live, FIB, Low Festival, Sonar and Sonorama. The results show in roughly feedbacks of the public, those relevance peaks that have the festivals in the social networks and finally the satisfaction in cold with more objective valuations and criteria. (Source: : Asociación de Promotores Musicales)

24-11-2014
LITERATURE

Chronicle of Festival Eñe which brought in the Círculo de Bellas Artes of Madrid a various performing disciplines under the sign of poetry with a high influx of public. A project that began in 2009 with the idea that the Eñe magazine <> and has enshrined in its sixth edition as one of the most important literary festivals of the Spanish language. (Source: El Mundo)

22-11-2014
OTHERS

The city of Valencia has experiencing a baby boom of small size festival but extremely rooted in the neighborhoods where they are located. A phenomenon based on the disappearance of cultural events of the institutions, which opened a vacuum covered by the alternative initiatives arising from artists and neighbourhoods volunteers through projects like "co" (cooperate, do the favour) creating new proposals that begin to consolidate. (Source: Valencia Plaza)

21-11-2014
NEW TECHNOLOGIES

Born “Entry” a new application that takes advantage of smartphones, allowing to buy the ticket of the event and save it on the phone until the day of the concert, the most significant innovation of the app is that it allows the pass control of the event to mark in the same mobile screen the validation of the ticket without having to scan or break it like the traditional methods, and transmit instantly the information of the attendance. Saving queues and paper benefiting both spectators and promoters. (Source: Asociación de Promotores Musicales)

21-11-2014
AUDIOVISUAL

The Coordinator of Film Festivals in Catalonia, now Catalunya Film Festivals organized during December 2nd and 3th the VI Conference of Film Festivals in the SGAE Social Club (Barcelona) for the professionals of the audiovisual sector, with round tables and workshops where will discuss various aspects of the industry sector in the actually. (Source: Catalunya Film Festivals)

19-11-2014
OTHERS

The November 19th has introduced a new stable festival to be held in Barcelona, the Suite Festival. The main feature of this festival will be that its unique and exclusive scenic centre will be the Gran Teatre del Liceu where the music concerts will be held. This first edition will begin on December 31th with the starring of Woody Allen & The New Orleans Jazz Band, and continue throughout the first half of 2015 with performances by Van Morrison, Bob Geldof and Ara Malikian among others. (Source: La Vanguardia)

18-11-2014
POPULAR MUSIC

Born Music Beside Comedians (MBC Fest) the first big "indie" festival in the province of Valencia taking place in Sagunto on April 3th and 4th of 2015 coincide with Friday and Holy Saturday. In its first year the festival is intended to attract between 12,000 and 15,000 attendees proposing an ambitious project, where contemporary music is merged with the performing arts with circus, dance and humour shows. (Source: El Mundo)

18-11-2014
OTHERS

Open the application until January 20th of 2015 to submit proposals of Musical and Performing Arts shows to incorporate to the catalogue 2015 of the Red Aragonesa de Espacios Escénicos program, which will be offered to municipalities that are part of the Red. (Source: Red Aragonesa de Espacios Escénicos)

17-11-2014
OTHERS

Following the fine lodged by the Comisión Nacional de Competencia (CNC) on November 14th to the SGAE for abusing of its monopoly and imposing certain abusive conditions to music promoters. The Sociedad General de Autores y Editores (SGAE) announced that it will appeal the decision of the CNC considering that this is an "unconstitutional and without legal justification" decision. (Source: Industria Musical)

17-11-2014
OTHERS

The National Stage Arts and Music Institut (INAEM), of the Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports of the Government of Spain, through the Support Programme of festivals, exhibitions, fairs and lyrical congresses concede a grant of € 35,000 to the City Council of Soria aimed to festivals and events related to dance, music and lyric. (Source: El Norte de Castilla)

16-11-2014
AUDIOVISUAL

In an interview with Europa Press, Pedro Castilla director of the Festival de Cine Iberoamericano de Huelva discusses the objectives since he arriving at the direction on May of 2014 to make a competitive festival, also how the contest faces to the budget cuts and the relationships with the patronal. (Source: Europa Press)

14-11-2014
OTHERS

The Comisión Nacional de la Competencia (CNC) has resolved the disciplinary proceedings initiated following the complaint of the Asociación de Promotores Musicales (APM) introduced in 2005 against SGAE for abusing its monopoly and to impose certain unfair conditions to the music promoters. In particular, the excessive rate of 10% that the society charged to the company's box office of the concert in concept of royalties. (Source: Asociación de Promotores Musicales)

13-11-2014
AUDIOVISUAL

The Independent Film Festival of Barcelona L'Alternativa Barcelona, which will takes place from November 17th to 23, presented its complete program. Where 159 films from 45 countries will be presented, along with various activities related to the independent film and masterclass about the sector. (Source: Fotogramas)

12-11-2014
AUDIOVISUAL

From November 11th to 17th of 2014 the Belgian capital will held the first edition of the Festival de Festivales Españoles y Latinoamericanos HispanoSCOPE, a marathon of fifteen shorts and feature films produced in Spanish between 2013 and 2014, all of it awards in some of the highlights international film festivals of Colombia, Cuba, Mexico and Spain. The festival is sponsored by Spanish professionals from the culture world in order to promote Spanish and Latin and the film festivals in Europe. (Source: El Periódico)

12-11-2014
CLASSICAL MUSIC

The Semana de Música Religiosa de Cuenca announces a contest for the image of its next edition. The competition is aimed at all those artists, graphic designers, photographers, etc. wishing to submit a original and unpublished character art piece . The deadline for the contest is open until December 27th and will announce the winner December 1st of 2014. (Source: Semana de Música Religiosa de Cuenca)

11-11-2014
POPULAR MUSIC

The Europen and UK Festival Adwards 2014 have nominated some of the Spanish festivals in different categories; such as FIB Benicassim, Ibiza Rocks, Primavera Sound and Sonar are some of the nominees for the awards that demonstrate the proper level and the international impact of the large music festivals in Spain. (Source: Industria Musical)

10-11-2014
NEW TECHNOLOGIES

The briefing about media development "Give me 5 and more..." it will be celebrated on November 11th organized by the European Creative Desk MEDIA Andalucía, inside the Industry section of the Sevilla European Film Festival and the Plan of Action to Support Internationalization of the Andalusian Cultural Industries in 2014. The session will provide guidelines for building a successful strategy in MEDIA Development. (Source: Junta de Andalucía)

09-11-2014
AUDIOVISUAL

The European Union, through the European Creative program has decided to eliminate the International Film Festival of Gijón of his financial program, as it is deemed that the festival dose not comply with the new criteria <> necessary to qualify for the European funds, but welcomes the audience and the impact of the films festival. (Source: El Comercio)

08-11-2014
POPULAR MUSIC

The town of Alcalá de Guadaíra (Sevilla) will start the cultural project Big Bang Festival in the spring of 2015, within the "European Cretive" program that aims to develop the competitiveness of the cultural and visual sectors, and allow it to become the only city in Spain to host this international event focused on European music for children between 4-12 years old. (Source: Europa Press)

07-11-2014
POPULAR MUSIC

The independent music festival Primavera Sound has been awarded with the Premio Ondas 2014 for the best musical event. The awards are presented annually by PRISA through Barcelona Radio Cadena SER to reward the quality of professionals, companies and national and international works in radio, television and music. (Source: JNSP)

07-11-2014
POPULAR MUSIC

According to the findings a study of the city council of Figueres, made with local monitoring system, establish that the celebration of the Acústica festival has generated an economic impact of 1.3 million to the city. This fact demonstrates the high profitability of the festival because it generates seven times the investment made by the city council. (Source: Festival Acústica)

07-11-2014
OTHERS

It has opened the cure period for the aid to the promotion of professional of theatre, music, dance and performances aimed at children and young audience in Andalusia. The period for cure is 10 days from the publication of the Resolution. (Source: Junta de Andalucía)

06-11-2014
CLASSICAL MUSIC

The Blues Music Association Hondarribia, organizer of the festival, has won one of the annual awards from the Blues Foundation, a US non-profit organization and the most important in the world in this musical style, which recognizes persons or organizations that make significant contributions to the blues. The Keep the Blues Alive (KBA), name of the award, is scheduled for January 23 in the city of Memphis (Tennessee). (Source: Diario Vasco)

06-11-2014
AUDIOVISUAL

The University of Barcelona becomes for the third consecutive year, one of the officials officers of the International Environmental Film Festival of Barcelona (FiCMA), the oldest of its kind, which will celebrate its 21th edition this year. From November 10th to 12th the Biology and Geology faculties of the university will host various activities free of charge, as a screening and lecture to bring the reality of environmental to the citizenship. (Source: University of Barcelona)

05-11-2014
AUDIOVISUAL

The International Documentary Film Festival of Navarra Punta Vista has received a total of 1,238 film entries, 55% more than the previous edition. Among other developments in the 2015 edition, to be held from the Feberuary 10th to 15th, it will be annually in a economic efforts of the statutory Government and the Fundación Baluarte, on the other hand, the festival will feature a Jurado de Juventud formed for 50 youth aged 18 to 25 years old and voluntary. (Source: El País)

05-11-2014
OTHERS

The Ministry of Culture, Education and Sports have presented the statistics of the finance and public spending on culture in Spain and its evolution from 2008 to 2012 by sectors, divisions and levels of government. (Source: Ministerio de Cultura, Educación y Deporte)

31-10-2014
NEW TECHNOLOGIES

The valencian company Casfid designed a technology through the radiofrequency identification lets you know in real time the capacity of the venues and increase their safety. It also allows to obtain the information about who bought the ticket and who did it in order to troubleshoot problems that occur and to identify the person. (Source: Valencia Plaza)

29-10-2014
MULTIDISCIPLINARY

The biennial fair Performing Arts of Mercartes it will celebrate between the November 5th and 7th of 2014 at the fairgrounds of Valladolid, with the intention to stay a minimum of 4 edition in the city. The Fair will have a way to exhibitors market the first two days and the November 7th will be configured as a forum for discussion about the current situation of the performing arts and its future. (Source: Europa Press)

29-10-2014
AUDIOVISUAL

The Fotogramas magazine interview José Luis Cienfuegos director of Seville European Film Festival (SEFF) discusses his career during these three years as a director of the festival and its previous period as a director of the Gijon Film Festival. Also comments the fact of breaking barriers between the filmmakers and the audience creating synergies, sharing experiences, opinions, and be generous with the public. (Source: Fotogramas)

27-10-2014
OTHERS

EFFE is a European Commission pilot project for a European Platform for Festivals in the field of culture initiated by the European Festivals Association (EFA), the umbrella organisation for festivals across Europe and beyond. The first of EFFE’s initiatives is a quality label. This label is given to festivals with an artistic commitment, involvement in their local communities and a European and global outlook. National experts assess their country’s applications and see if they meet the three criteria. All festivals from the 28 EU Member States are eligible to apply for the label and invited to explain how they fulfil the aforementioned criteria. Applications will be open til 15th november. Furthermore, an international jury will also give awards to the most adventurous and exciting festivals. Labels and awards will be announced and a multimedia festival guide launched in autumn 2015 at a gala at one of Europe’s greatest festivals.

23-10-2014
OTHERS

The Centre Cultural Cajasol, old Theatre Alvarez Quintero, now depends from an economic study carry out for the Seville City Council to provide a cultural activity the site. These cultural activities include the ability to make the center a permanent site of the important festivals of the city such as the Biennal de Flamenco and the n Seville European Film Festival. (Source: ABC de Sevilla)

21-10-2014
OTHERS

On Thursday, October 23th at 19pm, in the Civic Centre Can Felipa, within the framework of the festival "Escena Poblenou" will be a meeting of the performing arts professionals, directed by Tino Carreño (Cultural Manager, Lecturer and Researcher of the Cultural Management Programme in the UB). Where he will present in first-hand the Profestival.net online platform to promote the dissemination of festivals and strengthen the professional community of the sector. (Source: Escena Poblenou)

21-10-2014
POPULAR MUSIC

The bythefest.com platform (BTF) together with the Associació de Promotors Musicals (APM) and Radio3, have created the first awards dedicated to music festivals in Spain. In this first edition the registration opens on November 3th to December 8th, for the festivals of different size and categories celebrated in 2014. The fans with a professional jury will vote for the winners in each category. (Source: Associació de Promotors Musicals)

14-10-2014
OTHERS

Tinos Carreño Morales thesis "La gestión de festivales en tiempos de crisis: análisis de las estrategias financieras y laborales e impacto de la recesión económica" is the basis in this article to highlight the effects of the crisis on the Comunitat Valenciana festivals where data highlight a delay in their cultural investment across Valencia’s region in front of the other regions. (Source: Valencia Plaza)

13-10-2014
VISUAL ARTS

Javier Angulo, director of the Semana Internacional de Cine de Valladolid (Seminci) des of 2008 has dedicated an interview with El Confidencial which refers to the challenges it has faced as a direction of the festival, highlighting the funding of the festival and culture in an environment of economic recession. (Source: El Confidencial)

13-10-2014
AUDIOVISUAL

The FICXixón (International Film Festival of Gijon) will receive in his opening gala of the 52nd edition of the festival, which will take place from November 21th to 29th of 2014, the Lumière medal, a awarded distinction by the Lumière Foundation since 2000 to the public and private entities or personas in recognition of his dedication to film distribution. (Source: Fotogramas)

11-10-2014
CLASSICAL MUSIC

The next October 16th to November 20th will be the first edition of Euskadi Suena festival of Madrid, an event with a vocation to be a showcase of the music and the Basque culture. The festival will offer various different activities including music concerts, an exhibition and a book presentation. (Source. Zona de Obra)

10-10-2014
NEW TECHNOLOGIES

On the occasion of its 20th anniversary the Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona (CCCB) has created the Cultural Innovation International Prize. A biennial award which any person, group or community can presented a unpublished creation, production and presentation project related to the central theme of the award, this 2014-2015 edition the central theme revolves around the "Public/s". The registration period is open from the October 1 of 2014 to the February 5th of 2015. (Source: CCCB)

06-10-2014
NEW TECHNOLOGIES

Sónar+D festival integrated within Sónar held on June 18th, 19th and 20th of 2015 in Barcelona. Which is dedicated to collecting and exhibiting examples of innovation technological and creativity in order to facilitate sharing knowledge and interaction between professionals, has released for this new edition two types of accreditation, one for the Day exclusively to participate in the entire professional area and the concerts at Sónar by Day and another for Day and Night which can also enjoy the night concerts of the festival. (Source: Sónar+D)

06-10-2014
POPULAR MUSIC

The 3rd edition of the Petits Camaleons music festival held on October 3th and 4th in Sant Cugat. Dedicated to the child’s of the house with first class artists mostly from the Catalan music scene but with a cast directed to the children spectators, had a attending with more than 4,000 spectators of all ages with over a thousand people overcome the assistance of the previous edition. (Source: La Vanguardia)

06-10-2014
MULTIDISCIPLINARY

Open the ratings of the 6th European Festival Awards until the October 27th, where you can vote more than 300 European festivals from smallest to largest with Spanish participation in nearly every category. (Source: Euroepan Festival Awards)

02-10-2014
MULTIDISCIPLINARY

The General Society of Authors and Editors (SGAE) has presented its annual yearbook performing, musical and visual arts that provides data and analysed information in quantitative terms and structural of various cultural sectors and the effects of the economic crisis on them. (Source: Interacció)

01-10-2014
MULTIDISCIPLINARY

From September 29th to October 2nd Huesca brings together theater and dance professionals, both national and international, programmers, producers, companies, artists, etc ... Fair is proposed to establish a framework for different professionals: being a framework for promoting and presenting studies and publications related to the distribution stage in Spain, participating in this way in the concept of professional recycling. Also the fair proposes spaces to promote the performing arts (stands, information points, etc.) and a methodology to enable the presentation of future projects, which, even on paper, will be discussed by producers and programmers. In this context within the Market Area, Tino Carreño will present PROFESTIVAL on Thursday ,October 2nd, at 1p.m. See you!

30-09-2014
MULTIDISCIPLINARY

Under the name of "International Crafting Strategies" will be held the 1st international edition of SAM (Strategic Arts Management Master Class) in order to streamline and make interactive the cases and emerging issues for the creative and cultural entrepreneurship. Institutions and important projects of the barcelona’s cultural and international field will participate during the October 23th and 24th at the Impact Hub Barcelona centre. In this context, around the theme of the Festivals Internationalization, the master class will feature the participation of PROFESTIVAL with Lluís Bonet (UB) on October 24th from 9am to 14pm. (Source: SAM Master Class)

24-09-2014
AUDIOVISUAL

The Film Festival of Madrid-PNR, held from the October 11th to 18th, will devote two parallel sections in his 23rd edition of the documentary genre. "In memory of ..." will honor the catalan documentary filmmaker recently deceased Joan Soler, his six works will be screened at the Film Academy and the Cultural Centre Blanquerna. The "Panorama Documental" section will include the national premiere of the short Nacho Calorro - No fight no life and the premiere in Madrid of the feature City of God - 10 years later. (Source: Festival de Cinde de Madrid-PNR)

20-09-2014
POPULAR MUSIC

The Mercat de Música Viva de Vic closes this 26th edition with an increase of 23% of the professional attendance who has passed from the 725 registered in the previous edition to the 867 in this one, a third of whom are programmers. Notably, the presence of international professionals has also increased by 22% over last year. (Source: Diari Ara)

18-09-2014
MULTIDISCIPLINARY

Opened the deadline for aids submission, from the September 16 th to October 15th of 2014, for the organization of festivals, cycles, contests and unique cultural activities of different cultural areas from the País Vasco. (Source: Kultura)

17-09-2014
AUDIOVISUAL

The 56th edition of the International Festival of Documentary and Short Film of Bilbao (Zinebi) held between the November 14th and 21th will have the presence of 3,368 films from 85 countries. Most of the films presented at the festival are Spanish a total of 754 (Source: El País)

17-09-2014
AUDIOVISUAL

Opened the deadline for aids submission, from September 12th to 29th of 2014, for the realization of film festivals and small format halls for performing cultural activities in the municipality of Madrid. (Source: Ayuntamiento de Madrid)

09-09-2014
CIRCUS, PUPPETS, MAGIC, ETC.

FiraTàrrega, from September 11th to 14th, is an international market for performing arts founded in 1981 and it is a great shop window of what is going on in performing arts. With special emphasis on street arts, visual and unconventional shows. Annually, the Fair certifies an average of 800 professionals registered to more than 300 national and international performing arts organizations. As a complement of its artistic offer it has been organized a workshop on the September 12th in the Llotja; the professional place where FiraTàrrega materializes as a place to meet, debate, exchange and transact between professionals. The workshop is entitled "Interactions between cultural project and its digital platforms. Application to the festivals" and is scheduled to last an hour and a half with the following professionals: Lluís Bonet, Marisol López, Oriol Martí, Tino Carreño, David Márquez and Joan Estadella. See you there!

08-09-2014
AUDIOVISUAL

The In-Edit festival of documental music films held in Barcelona between the October 23th and November 2th included in its 12th edition the In-Edit Fast Forward the new professional area that will run parallel to the celebration of the festival. The aim of this new initiative is to bet for the presentation of technology-based projects, affecting to the audiovisual world or the music that are under development, to present to the festival and also to the general public. (Source: Beefeater In-Edit Festival)

05-09-2014
POPULAR MUSIC

The festival Rivera Sound Festival to be held from 3 to 13 October with reasons for the Fiestas del Pilar de Zaragoza, will feature 160 performances in eight stages, located at the Parking Norte de la Expo. Tickets can be purchased the September 8th. (Source: La información)

04-09-2014
MULTIDISCIPLINARY

The Temporada Alta festival introduced on September 4th his programming to the public. From October 3th to December 8th the cities of Girona and Salt will host a total of 90 spectacles from theatre, music, dance, cinema and circus, including 26 release and 27 co-production of national and internationals scopes. (Source: La Vanguardia)

04-09-2014
WORLD-TRADITIONAL

La Bienal festival, which takes place from September 12th to October 5th in Seville, organized for the second consecutive year a cycle of eight intimate format shows in the convent of Santa Clara. With a capacity of 250 seats that facilitates closeness to the viewer, with a cycle that will also include two release. (Source: El País)

02-09-2014
POPULAR MUSIC

On September 2, the Barcelona Acció Musical festival presented at the Antiga Fabrica Damm it’s programming for 19th, 20th, 21th, and 23th of September it will be held by different scenarios around the city coinciding with La Merce 2014 in Barcelona, with national and international music concerts. In the programming, the night of 23th will be dedicated to the invited city this year for La Mercè, Stockholm, with different groups from the Swedish capital. (Source: La Vanguardia)

31-08-2014
POPULAR MUSIC

Xavier Pasqual, director of the festival, said that the 13th edition of the Acústica Figueres has once again exceeded his expectation. A total of 90.000 spectators, 10.000 more than the previous edition, attended this year to the 4 days festival tot the town of Figueres. (Source: 324.cat)

20-08-2014
POPULAR MUSIC

The first edition of Mona Fest, held on 21th of August in the town of Solaberaña, Granada, has been cancelled. According to the festival organization cancels it for the failure to arrive to the economic objectives necessary to carry out the festival, the return of ticket is guaranteed and will be held in the following days. (Source: monafest.com)

13-08-2014
MULTIDISCIPLINARY

A total of 158 cultural festivals have been born in the last three years in Spain, very similar figures to that of those who have disappeared, 20% of the 800 festivals that existed 3 years ago. As indicated the study La gestión de festivales en tiempos de crisis, by Tino Carreño professor and researcher at the Cultural Management Program at the University of Barcelona (UB). (Source: lavanguardia.com)

12-08-2014
MULTIDISCIPLINARY

In the actually the festivals are negotiated not only for the bands, they are also a promotional platform for the companies that finance them and for the cities that host them. "They act as connection points with consumers, in which companies can market their products and develop a strong marketing strategy," says ESADE Professor Josep Maria Galí. (Source: cincodias.com)

28-07-2014
OTHERS

Music Yearbook 2014, published jointly by the Grup Enderrock and the “Associació Professional de Representants, Promotors i Mànagers de Catalunya (ARC)” has already been published. The most significant data of the study highlights the central theme is the analysis of the catalan music industry on a new "state, plus the annual balance reflecting that the catalans hear less music and go more to concerts, the music festivals grow and attract more viewers. Finally, the catalan public administration suffering the worst reduction in the history in terms of investment in the music industry. (Source: enderrock.cat)

28-07-2014
NEW TECHNOLOGIES

In a world where actually the social networks proliferate, they begin to develop new uses and go beyond the simple communication. Nowadays there are many platforms that are giving the power to the public (via online voting) and has to encourage the proximity proposals confront the conventional industry. Some of these are coming to our homes, creating a new market law, either outside or created by people from here as in the case of Cooncert or Sofar Sound. (Source: ara.cat)

23-07-2014
POPULAR MUSIC

Under an unexpected dominoes effect, this July a series of festivals like the Jiwpop or the Trash An’ Ready Reggae Festival has been cancelled to a few days of his celebration, for the lack of early tickets sale. And all this, paradoxically, in a summer season that in terms of modern live music possesses a very generous offer along good part of the catalan geography, but really it is possible that the musical scene is overflows of offers in a economic conjuncture marked by the crisis. In front of this phenomenon, is it possible that there is an ecess of festivals) (Source: lavanguardia.com)

22-07-2014
MULTIDISCIPLINARY

Aiming to gather Spanish festivals and create a space for reflection, Bizkaia International Music Experience (BIME) y la “Asociación de Promotores Musicales” (APM), will organize the first “Congreso de Festivales de Música” (Music Festival Congress) in Bilbao, from the 29th to the 31st of October 2014. Through a series of dialogues, speakers and mentoring sessions that will include the participation of festivals managers and technical specialists. This first edition will be focused on financing. With the objective to provide professionals with tools and practical knowledge, that can help them, in their day to day and giving solutions to their challenges. (Source: bime.net)

21-07-2014
POPULAR MUSIC

2014 saw with illusion the lunch of the second edition of the Trash An’ Ready Reggae Festival, after the first year in which the good welcomed of the festivals seemed to lay the foundation of this new project in Barcelona. But missing less than a week for the festival programmed for the 26th July in the Poble Espanyol (Barcelona), the numbers say the opposite. The poor advance ticket sales and the low acceptance of the festival in the bosom of the Reggae public of the city it makes foresee a total appraisal excessively below the necessary numbers to make the project viable, meeting obliged to take the difficult and painful decision to cancel the festival. For all those who already had bought their tickets, the amount will be able to recover from 21th July through the same sales points where they were acquired, likewise the corresponding part to the tickets of the festival of all the days’ tickets up to the date. The return of the online tickets and days tickets will start automatically. Despite the cancellation, Doctor Music still opted for live music and planning new offers to be able to carry out in the future. (Source: Trash An’ Ready Reggae Festival Organizers)

21-07-2014
AUDIOVISUAL

From July 21th of 2014 it will be able to bought the pass for the upcoming 47th edition of the Sitges –International Fantastic Film Festival of Catalonia. This year, as innovation, sales will be done through the Festival’s own website. There are three types of passes that will be able to acquire until the October 2th: the Matinée Pass, good to access all morning screenings at the Auditori until 15:00; the Auditori Pass, allowing you to access all screenings at the Auditori throughout the entire Festival, and the VIP Seat Pass, giving you access to all screening at the Auditori throughout the entire Festival, with a reserved seat in the best section and with an official Festival and catalogue included. All the passes doesn’t include the opening and closing ceremonies of the October 12th marathons. Another one of the main changes is the sale of tickets for the Sunday 12th October marathons, both in the morning and the afternoon, and for the Auditori, El Retiro and Prado theaters. Also the media autlets that wants to cover Sitges 2014, can also apply for their press passes at the web site (Source: sitgesfilmfestival.com)

19-07-2014
NEW TECHNOLOGIES

On July 18th the inscriptions have opened of the 1rts Arts lab Edition organized by the Temporada Alta festival together with the crowfunding platform Seed&Click with the aim to support and promote the enterprising initiatives, in order to find new talents in the Performing Art industry and complementary industries and create a new ecosystem focused on the international area. There are two modalities in the contest: an Ideas Contest and an Investment Forum, to look for ideas of business and for business projects focused on the theatre, the dance or the circus. The finalist of the contest will present their projects facing jurors on November 28th of 2014. (Source: temporada-alta.net)

19-07-2014
POPULAR MUSIC

The 17th Fira Mediterrània of Manresa, Centre Artesa Tradicionàrius de Gràcia, the publishing Group Enderrock and the Departament de Cultura de la Generalitat de Catalunya have summon the 7th Sons de la Mediterrània Competitons aimed at groups or emerging soloists who present offers of folk and Mediterranian music, in catalan or sets of instruments. The final of the contest will celebrate in Manresa coinciding with the 17th editon of the Fira on October 9th. The winning music group will obtain an advertising campaign valued in 3.000 in the Enderrok magazine, in the Sons de la Mediterrània website and in the iCat.cat issuer, the recording of an EP with four songs in a professional study and a music tour of three actuations that will include, during 2015, the Tradicionàrius festival, the 18th Fira and the Circuit Folc. The offers will be able until July 30th of 2014. (Source: Concurs Sons)

17-07-2014
POPULAR MUSIC

"The next July 26th, the Poble Espanyol (Barcelona) will host the second edition of the festival Trash An’ Ready, in a unique surround. Groups act as Gentleman & The Evolution, Alborosie & The Shengen Clan, The Gladiators feat. Droop Lion, Sr. Wilson y La Senyoreta Descalça. In addition, Marcus Reggaeland, feature name of the reggae music scene, will be the master of ceremonies and guest DJ. After the festival, the celebration will continue with a free access After Party at Sala Upload therein Poble Espanyol until 6:00 in the morning. The two types of tickets available are: the tickets only for the Trash An’ Ready and a dual ticket to attend to the festival and the SOJA’s show on the October 14th in Razzmatazz.

17-07-2014
OTHERS

July 18th there celebrates the professional sessions BNBPro on the creative center Arts Santa Mònica, organized by the Bona Nit Barcelona festival with the help’s of BCN Medi Ambient around the item “Towards a new model of sustainable festival”. The sessions meet in one hand some of the heads of sustainability from the most important festivals in the international scene (Glastonbury, We Love Green, A Grenner Festival, etc) and in the other hand important national leaders of the sector. (Source: bonanitbarcelona.es)

16-07-2014
OTHERS

The Patronage of Tourism of the Deputation together with several town halls of the province of Girona there have created the brand Costa Brava Girona Music Festival, a project that includes the music festivals with the aim to increase their offer in Spain and internationally. An initiative primarily aimed at visitors and tourists of the zone who seek to enjoy the cultural activities during his stay, the brand tries to structure, to stimulate and to commercialize the offers of festivals and musical events that are realized during all the year in 53 localities of Girona. Along the project has been submitted the online platform Girona Costa Brava Festivals a place to consult the places, programs and acts this summer and in the future plans to add festivals from other artistic disciplines such as film, dance and theatre. (Source: expreso.info)

15-07-2014
AUDIOVISUAL

Opened the term of presentation of the subsidies request, form July 15th to August 4th of 2014, destined to the organization of film festivals in Navarra (Source: Navarra.es)

15-07-2014
AUDIOVISUAL

Opened the term for the film inscription, from July 15th to September 14th of 2014, in the XI Edition of the Sevilla Festival de Cine Europeo (SEFF) celebrated next November from the 7th to the 15th of 2014 (Source: festivalcinesevilla.eu)

15-07-2014
MULTIDISCIPLINARY

On 4th July of 2014 in Viladecans inside the professionals sessions of the Al Carrer festival, was presented to the public the online platform Arts de Carrer with the main objective of bringing together in one roof the festivals, fairs and exhibitions that have the street as principal spaced of his exhibition in Catalonia. Fear to visualize and communicate of joint form the scenic offer and in a future to promote agreements of mobility of companies, forming alliances between different artistic directions and of the new spectacles productions, crating incorporation, flexibility and collaboration inside the sector. Currently the platform is attached within the la Fira Tàrrega, Fira Mediterrània from Manresa, Trapezi - Fira del Circ from Reus, Fira de Circ Al Carrer from Bisbal de l'Empordà, the Festival Sismògraf d'Olot, Lluèrnia - Circ a les Places d'Olot, el Festival Esbaiola't d'Esterri d'Àneu and the Festival Internacional de Teatre d'Animació Al Carrer from Vildecans although it is opened for those scenic events that they want to adhere with the only requirement that the programming is based on the streets arts. (Source: firatarrega.cat)

13-07-2014
OTHERS

Last Thursday,on July 9th, profestival.net was presented in a unique venue, the Mercat de les Flors of Barcelona. For the occasion 45 representatives met there from over 25 festivals in Catalonia. Under the pretext, a debate was realized about the state of the festival sector. The professionals received Profestival. enthusiastically and the developed lines of the debate about collaborating and the need to structure a sectorial concrete frame. (Source: Blog UB)

10-07-2014
DANCE

Call for bids for production, touring, training, research and publishing and festivals organization in dance. The deadline for applications is July 25. (Source: DOGV)

04-07-2014
WORLD-TRADITIONAL

Today starts the Folk del Mundo Festival in Jaén. Tomorrow will continue its program in this city but between 6th and July 8th moves to the municipalities of Arjonilla, Quesada, San Juan Navas, Siles and Orcera. It will participate, among others, groups from the Republic of Benin, the United States and Puerto Rico, plus groups from Jaén, 'Lola Torres' and Coros y Danzas 'San Roque' from Siles. (Source: La Información)

04-07-2014
AUDIOVISUAL

Coming the deadline for application for grants to the organization of film festivals Navarra opens. (Source: Navarra.es)

04-07-2014
OTHERS

Some music festivals, especially those that are directed to an older audience, offer quality cuisine. Thus the Cruïlla festival to be held in Barcelona from 11 to 13 July make a proposal where quality street food will be served during these three days. (Source: Cero Dos Be)

25-06-2014
MULTIDISCIPLINARY

5 festivals, 5 styles, one province, 31 days is the motto that is drawn on a bus tour in the province of Jaén promoting 5 of their art events: Un mar de canciones (3, 4 and 5 July in Torreperogil); Imagina funk (11 and 12 July in Torres); Etnosur (18,19 and 20 July in Alcalá la Real); Bluescazorla (24, 25 and 26 July); Vertigo estival (1 and 2 August) (Source: Andalucía Información)

24-06-2014
OTHERS

Summer is festival time as almost half of them are held in summer months. In recent days, some of them in Aragon program from traditional classical music to theater or dance: Summer Veruela in Veruela Monastery, the International Festival Castle Ainsa, the XVIII Festival Classic Border in Ribagorza the Festival of Pyrenean Music and Culture Jacetania PIR 2014 and Alcañiz Castle Festival 2014. (Source: Red Aragón)

22-06-2014
POPULAR MUSIC

The International Benicàssim Festival held from 17 to 20 July is 20 years old. To celebrate and also with the aim of becoming a festival of new reference, as it was a few years ago, the organization has scheduled two days before free activities. (Source: Levante - EMV)

20-06-2014
THEATRE / DRAMA

The first performing arts festivals in Spain, as currently understood, has its germ in the mutation of some prominent art events in periodic and permanent structures. So it was the case of Festival of Mérida. In 1933, he staged the play Medea by Seneca (version of Miguel de Unamuno) played by actress Margarida Xirguat the Teatro Romano de Mérida (Extremadura). In 1934, a second edition will be held but then this artistic event will be suspended for 19 years by the political tensions that lived in Spain. In 1953 the activity is resumed with the piece Phaedra in charge of a university theater company by introducing the Merida Festival. This year 2014, therefore, celebrates its 60th edition. (Source: RTVE)

13-06-2014
CLASSICAL MUSIC

The festivals' season has started and Spanish festivals birthdays in good health despite the economic crisis. Many cities have been aware of the need to renew their cultural programming, and festivals have been a key strategic line in this conversion. Cities such as San Sebastian, Granada, Barcelona, Santander, Santiago de Compostela and Madrid have added bell canto, chamber music, and classical authors to his festivals programs, expanding public and eliminating stigma on festivals, before considered as exclusive youth forums and in modern music. (Source: El cultural)

12-06-2014
CIRCUS, PUPPETS, MAGIC, ETC.

The VIII Circada anchor in Cartaya and Malaga with the intention that everyone enjoy the contemporary circus. This initiative is reflected through policies implemented cultural democracy Pay After Show, or what is the same, reverse box office, making them the viewers decide the value of the work once it concludes by providing the amount they see fit and always according to his means. In this way we hope to achieve a promotion of culture and contemporary circus. (Source: Diario de Huelva)

12-06-2014
AUDIOVISUAL

The Horror Film Festival of Molins de Rei joins the list of festivals members of "European Fantastic Film Festivals Federation". Thus, it becomes the second Catalan festival, and the Spanish quarter, part of the prestigious association comprised of 22 European festivals. The Terror Film Festival of Molins de Rei is one of oldest festivals in festivals landscape, with 32 editions and over 40 years of experience. From PROFESTIVAL we are pleased to congratulate the entire team of the festival. (Source: Aullidos)

11-06-2014
DANCE

The Andalusian city of Cadiz poses certain discourses on the body, death and existence through an international program made by the proposed Sashiko Fullita, Pere Faura, Janet Novas and the company Gerspacher Nobody who invites us to think about the real, the fake, the existence and "vanitas". Through its programming and stories about humans, the festival is reinforced as one of the events relating to international level. (Source: Diario de Cádiz)

10-06-2014
POPULAR MUSIC

The electronic music festival Electrobeach planned for the 1st and the 2nd August, will not take place because of disagreements with the municipality of Benidorm. This event generated for the city a direct impact of 3 million euros. The refund of the sold entries will take place between 16 and 26 June. (Source: Cero Dos Be)

10-06-2014
POPULAR MUSIC

(Periodico.com) In recent times various festivals have disappeared, others have been transformed and adapted to the new situation and, despite the adverse economic conditions, others are born. This article is a brief overview of some of these festivals, as they are, the LIFE, Jiwapop and Canet Rock. (Source: El Periódico)

10-06-2014
THEATRE / DRAMA

The 37th edition of the Festival of Classical Theatre Almagro complements its programme through four exhibitions on diverse subjects. The attractiveness Renaissance Corral de Comedias is dressed by displays "Mingote and Quixote", organized by the City Council and the Foundation Almagro International Festival of Classic Theatre Almagro. A second exhibition is "Shakespeare, dances and rejoicing" by Pablo Marquez, where the English playwright, which adds 'Dressing Shakespeare' organized by the National Theatre Museum where pays tribute. Finally, is worshiped by the muse 'Talia recovered: women and theater', where the presence of women in the Spanish theater from the seventeenth century to the present day account. (Source: La Vanguardia)

10-06-2014
MULTIDISCIPLINARY

The festivals Poborina Folks and Gaire held this year over fifty performances of music and theater in the Teruel towns of El Pobo and Pancrudo. The population of these municipalities increased by thirty percent in the summer quarter. The Aragonese government supports these initiatives, investing in the services sector based in the creative economy, given the economic and tourism impact of festivals in the country and their contribution to the fight against aging and depopulation characteristic of the region. Both festivals have a long experience: Poborina Folk presents its sixteenth edition through more than 30 live music and a host of related activities funded by public budgets. Similarly, Gaire develop its twenty seventh edition shows 18 companies, eleven from Aragon. (Source: 20 minutos)

06-06-2014
THEATRE / DRAMA

After the successes of the Festival of Classic Theatre Olmedo, its ninth edition opens through a program with eleven national and international companies. Participation is a strategic priority for the success of the festival and therefore they are scheduled several shows besides Interpretation Course Fernando Urdiales, the Days of Classic Theater and a proposal for family audiences. One of the innovations proposed by the organization is 'eve Classics' that will be borne by the students of the Professional School of Theatre de Castilla y León. (Source: El Norte de Castilla)

04-06-2014
POPULAR MUSIC

The International Music Festival of Cadaqués helding since 2 to 17 June, is the only event in which you will enjoy a performance of the British group Texas. In this edition, 22 concerts will be scheduled in where we can find different artists, such as, among others, Albert Guinovart and Miquel Bofill or Albert alone. (Source: www.lainformacion.com)

03-06-2014
POPULAR MUSIC

The LOW FESTIVAL , helped in Benidorm for the 25th, 26th and 27th July has begun to reveal the first names of the invited artists. Among others, will be present Massive Attack, Love of lesbian, Vetusta Morla, Kaiser Chiefs, The Hives or Sidonie. In total more than 80 artists during three days. The price is 63€ and the entries by day is 35 €. (Source: La Marina Plaza)

03-06-2014
POPULAR MUSIC

The Arenal Sound festival will be held in Burriana (Castellon) from July 29 to August 3 has confirmed new artists. In total more than 100 groups will be present during the six days of the event. Among others, Azealia Banks, Love of lesbian, House south brothers, the Niño Burbuja, Crystal figthers, Sidonie or Russian Red. (Source: Zona Musical)

03-06-2014
POPULAR MUSIC

A new festival is added to the varied offer of existing events in Galicia. The festival Solpor programs artists from the territory shall be held in Pontecesco next 19th July . Also it includes a great diversity of musical styles: from hip-hop to folk or rock. (Source: La Voz de Galicia)

03-06-2014
POPULAR MUSIC

The ElectroSplash Festival will be held on the beach Forat Forat de Vinaròs (Castello) on 12, 13 and 14 July. It has informed about new groups coming. Among other highlights Legowelt, Craig Richards, Ivan Smagghe, Pional, BFlecha Live, Bill Patrick, Crazy P Soundsystem Live, Daniel Kyo, record selectors, Elevator Pitch Live, El_Txef_A Live, Ejeca, Elesbaan, Ernie, Simon Garcia, Stuart Patterson, Tevo Howard and Tomoki Tamura. A novelty in this edition is the commissioning of a camping area. (Source: Levante - EMV)

03-06-2014
JAZZ-BLUES

Benicassim not only welcomes large modern music festivals like the Festival International de Benicassim (FIB) or the Rototom Sunsplash. This week, the Benicassim Blues Festival 2014 has been presented. The third edition of this festival will be held next weekend, on 6, 7 and 8 June, and 14 national and international bands are attended. (Source: La Plana al día)

02-06-2014
POPULAR MUSIC

The Primavera Sound Festival that is held the last few days increased its audience since 170,000 to 190,000 in spite of the days of rain and the current economic crisis. In addition it is important to note that 44% of those attending the event were foreigners, a fact that consolidates this as one of the festivals relating to international level. (Source: La Vanguardia)

28-05-2014
POPULAR MUSIC

Next July, on 11th, 12th and 13th, the Marenostrum Music Festival will be inaugurated in the capital of Turia. It is an event of electronic music located in the former Grao train station which will bring together more than 30 international dj's. (Source: Mira Valencia)

26-05-2014
POPULAR MUSIC

The Primavera Sound begins next weekend and hopes to increase the number of spectators between 10% and 15% concerning 2013 edition. Their budget has been increased concerning last year and it ascends to almost the ten million euros. It allows the participation of more than a thousand of musicians in almost 350 performances. (Source: La información)

23-05-2014
OTHERS

The International Prize Rock Boncompte of studies of cultural management that Ros Roca Group and FiraTàrrega announce and this year it celebrates its fourth edition it has relapsed on a study focused in the festivals. The investigation carried out by Tact Carreño (professor and investigator of the Program of Cultural Management of Universitat of Barcelona) analyzes the financial and labor strategies and the impact of the economic crisis in the configuration and the development of the artistic events. (Source: Fira Tàrrega)

21-05-2014
OTHERS

The spirituous drinks sponsor different festivals looking for to arrive from a more direct way to their objective public. This way, to give an example, different marks of beer sponsor, mainly, big festivals of modern music in which congregates a young public and habitual consumer of their product. (Source: Valencia Plaza)

16-05-2014
CLASSICAL MUSIC

The Early Music Festival of Malaga, born the year 2005, will not be held this year 2014. During its nine editions have performed from the Baroque Orchestra of Seville or the Accademia del Piacere, until Ara Malikian, La Caravaggia, La Colombina, Al Ayre Espanol, Ara Malikian, Eduardo Paniagua, the Camerata Iberia, In Modo Antiquo, the Hispano Flamenca, the Capilla Real of Madrid, Nao D'Amores, The Tempestad, Carmina Nova, Zarabanda or Graindelavoix. (Source: Música Antigua)

15-05-2014
MULTIDISCIPLINARY

The company "The Project" organize "De Cajón", Barcelona Flamenco Festival, the Voll-Damm International Jazz Festival in Barcelona, the Guitar Festival Bcn, ETC Tarragona Summer Festival and Grans of the gospel, will be responsible for managing from this edition and during the next four years, the Festival of the Porta Ferrada (up until now this task it was undertaken by Salt -Girona - Bitó Productions). (Source: Diari Ara)

12-05-2014
CLASSICAL MUSIC

Two Spanish cities, Granada and Cadiz, and one in Argentina, Alta Gracia, and very probably Paris will join to form a network of festivals dedicated to the figure of the composer Manuel de Falla. A collaborative network of festivals and music spaces which will favor the mobility of the different productions in the various territories involved. (Source: El confidencial)

11-05-2014
OTHERS

The four main festivals of Murcia Region (Cante de las Minas, La Mar de Músicas, Festival de jazz de San Javier y SOS) join a common label to develop a share strategy in international promotion through the culture. (Source: 20 minutos)

04-02-2014
POPULAR MUSIC

One of the most representative festival of the Ciudad Condal is Cruilla Barcelona. On this occasion, the organization has opted for the usual groups like the Puerto Rican Street 13, which presents its latest album Multiviral. Another ace of the festival is the French Zas, that despite the fact that his music is highly known in our country, will be in Barcelona, in the Cruilla where he will give his first concert in Spain. (Source: El Periódico)

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DANCE

The Association of Professional Dance Companies of Catalonia organizes a conference on audiences development and new ways of funding and exhibition that will take place Desember 15th at Sala Mompou (SGAE) of Barcelona. (Source: Consell Nacional de la Cultura i les Arts)

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