Category: Spain festivals

Essential Guide to Sonar Festival

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Barcelona’s Sonar International Festival of Music and Art is one of the biggest events of the summer for electronic music and digital arts fans alike. Here are just a few reasons why Sonar should be at the top of your list of things to do this season, along with a couple of helpful tips on how to get there and what you need to bring. Continue Reading

Masdanza Canaries International Contemporary Dance Festival

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Masdanza, the Canaries International Contemporary Dance Festival, has been held on the island of Gran Canaria since 1996. An event consolidated over the years, it gained international status for its sixth edition and is now open to creators of all nationalities. Over the course of several days, audiences can see a variety of dance performances as part of the contemporary choreography competition. Dates from Oct 20, 2012 to Oct 27, 2012.
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Ibiza Creativity Festival

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Artists from a variety of disciplines (painting, music, sculpture, theatre…) come together for over a week in Ibizatown. Dates from Oct 17, 2012 to Oct 19, 2012.
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Marbella International Film Festival

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The Marbella International Film Festival brings together artists and their films from all corners of the globe to display their talents to the commercial world. The festival is the flagship project of New World Trust, the non-profit organisation created to provide support for talented artists across the globe. October 3rd – 7th 2012.
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Fuencaliente Caballos Fuscos y Fufos festival

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On the last Sunday of August in even years, at the entrance of the festival dance in Fuencaliente, horses can be heard neighing and the band strikes up the Horses’ Polka. This is the start of the caballos fuscos parade. It consists of horses, made out of cane covered by coloured papers, ridden by smart men wearing dark suits, a tie and a hat. They dance to the strains of this polka, surrounded by the smoke from torches, sparklers and fireworks.
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Tijarafe Fiestas del Diablo

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On the night of September 8th, everybody is entertained while dancing in the verbena in Tijarafe and waiting impatiently in the La Candelaria square, next to the church, for the El Diablo (the Devil) to burst in. El Diablo arrives stealthily. Then he bursts in, blazing with fire and colour, music and much fun.

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Seville International Theatre and Scenic Arts Festival

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Theatre, dance, clowns and circus acts, amongst others, come to different venues in Seville. The aim of the festival is to turn Seville into a real celebration of the arts for a few days. Many shows are organised, combining different arts such as music, drama, dance and humour.
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Valencia July Fair

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The first July Fair was held on 21st July 1871, with a colourful cavalcade, pavilions, a botanical exhibition and the sale of all kinds of local products.
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San Sebastián International Film Festival

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For another year the capital of Guipuzcoa province will host the San Sebastián International Film festival, an event that has been held every year since its began in 1953. Dates from Sep 21, 2012 to Sep 29, 2012.

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San Antonio fiestas

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On the Saturday closest to 13th June, San Antonio del Monte blesses the cattle of Garafía in a fair where both Palmeran and foreign cattle breeds compete, as do Pastor Garafiano, the local shepherds’ dog also a wide range of the different local cheeses. Goats, sheep, horses are also included in this fair. This celebration dates from 1925 and thousands of visitors and palmeros meet to enjoy themselves.
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