Music festivals are becoming an economic sector that moves amazing figures in Spain. In total, its economic impact is estimated at hundreds of millions of euros. Here are listed the most important 2018 spanish music festivals.
For example, the Mad Cool in Madrid in its last edition of 2017 got more than 20 million euros economic impact in the Community of Madrid and, in its next edition, will be held in a much larger venue, will go from a capacity of 35,000 to 80,000 people. Now if you add the rest of major Spanish music festivals such as Primavera Sound, Arenal Sound, Sónar, Download, F.I.B., Low Festival... It is not difficult to imagine where the figures of the economic impact of this sector are moving. According to the SGAE, the sector invoiced in 2015 some 194 million euros with almost 22 million attendees.
Therefore, the fact that the largest Spanish tourism fair, Fitur, from January 17 to 21, dedicated an area to festivals, rather than an innovation was a necessity.
Rock Fest, a major festival dedicated to hard rock and heavy metal at the outskirts of Barcelona, in Santa Coloma de Gramenet, has announced that it will participate as a festival and as a promoter, the organizers of the event are RocknRock.
This is the agenda of activities that have announced:
Fitur Festivals Stage - Hall 3
Friday, January 19, 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Economic and media impact in Santa Coloma de Gramenet. Rock fest barcelona and the changes in the cultural management of the city.
Participants: Petra Jiménez- Tinent of the Mayor of Culture of the City Council of Santa Coloma de Gramenet. Jose Velasco - Deputy Director of Culture and Sports of the City Council of Santa Coloma de Gramenet, Inés Quintana-Rockn Rock / Rock Fest Barcelona and Rafa Basa - Music journalist and director of Rafabasa.com.
Saturday, January 20, 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Rock fest Barcelona, international festival with music here and there.
Participants: Txus di Fellatio – Drummer of Mägo de Oz, Iñaki Antón "Uoho" - Guitarist of Extremoduro and Inconscientes, Alén Ayerdi – Drummer of Marea and Ciclonautas and Inés Quintana - RocknRock / Rock Fest Barcelona.
Finished the talk, acoustic mini concert of Mägo de Oz.
Sunday, January 21, 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Rock fest Barcelona solidarity: cooperation with Asdent, an association that investigates Dent's disease.
Participants: Eva González - President of Asdent, Vicente "Mariskal" Romero - Director of the musical magazine "La Heavy" and announcer of Rock Fm and Mariskal Rock and Inés Quintana - RocknRock / Rock Fest Barcelona.
After the talk, acoustic concert of Sherpa.
Thursday January 18 and Saturday January 20
From 1:30 p.m.
Eat like a rock star: Paella Rock Fest Barcelona
Do you want to eat the favorite dish of the Rock stars when they perform in our country?
Then stop by our stand on Thursday and Saturday from 13:30 and you can taste a dish of paella prepared by In Fusion Catering, the favorite chefs of the Rock Star in Spain.
Saturday and Sunday - All day long
Do you know how to play the guitar or do you want to try it? At the RocknRock / Rock Fest Barcelona stand, in Hall 3, you can feel like an authentic rock star. Call & Play, the largest provider of musical instruments, invites you to show us your guitarist skills.
Also participating in this section of Fitur is a giant such as Live Nation (Mad Cool, BBF Barcelona Beach Festival...), flamenco promoters, classical music, Sony Music Entertainment Spain or the Generalitat Valenciana (In Valencia are held F.I.B., Rototom Sunsplash, Low Festival, San San Festival...).