Flamenco extravaganza in Almeria

Miguel Poveda.

ONE of the most important flamenco festivals in Andalucia is to turn 49 years old celebrating with a large variety of performances open to all. 

The 49th edition of the Flamenco Festival ‘City of Almeria’ is scheduled to take place between August 24 and 26 as one of the must-attend events of the feria in honour of the patron saint Virgen del Mar. 

Renowned artists, known in every corner of Spain and even the world, did not want to miss the opportunity to perform at this festival. Miguel Poveda, Jose Menese, La Macanita, Antonio Reyes, Juan Gomez, Antonio ‘El Genial’, El Niño La Chata y Jose del Tomate make up the balanced line-up which combines the old, pure flamenco roots with modern styles brought by younger stars. 

“For our 50th anniversary, we are already working to create something very special, an unforgettable event,” said Culture councillor, Ana Martinez Labella during the presentation event. 

All performances will take place in the Plaza Vieja from 10.30pm. There will also be free performances by Almeria-born artists and a bonus with discounts for those who do not want to miss any of the performances, for a price of €40.

Tickets can be bought at the municipal box office in the Teatro Apolo as well as from www.almeriacultura.com and the day of the performance at the door.  

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