Rocking economy: Cartagena’s Rock Imperium festival

Amplifying Cartagena's Economy Image: Cartagena City Hall

ROCK Imperium, set to rock Cartagena from June 19 until June 22, is gearing up for a massive turnout of 50,000 and a significant €16 million boost to the local economy.

International Appeal: Attendees from 45 Countries

Spanning four days, it’s not just about music but also about driving business for countless local businesses. With attendees from 45 countries, every hotel room booked, and 800 jobs created, the festival kicked off with British metal legends Judas Priest.

Infrastructure Expansion: 50,000 Square Metres of Festival Grounds

Director Juan Antonio Muñoz emphasises attendee comfort with expanded grounds to 50,000 square metres and new amenities such as a children’s play area. Enhanced mobility options include extended taxi services, a €1 shuttle from La Rambla Mall, and free rides on local buses. The festival’s budget is estimated at €3 million, with a €145,000 contribution from the city to ensure its success.

Rock Imperium as a Catalyst for Tourism and Business Growth

Over 300 personnel including local police, Civil Protection, and firefighters ensure a secure environment. Rock Imperium is not just a great music event but also boosts local businesses and tourism, cementing its role as a cornerstone event for Cartagena’s economic growth.

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Written by

Catherine McGeer

I am an Irish writer who has been living in Spain for the past twenty years. My writing centers around the Costa Cálida. As a mother I also write about family life on the coast of Spain and every now and then I try to break down the world of Spanish politics!