This article belongs to a multi-part series about music festivals outside Barcelona. There are a lot of beautiful places to see and plenty of great live music to enjoy, so make sure to check out the other entries.
Just because you like to stay in the underground, that doesn’t mean you don’t like the warm sun in your face. This July 8-10, the Fora Forat beach in Vinarós will host the 2016 edition of ElectroSplash, a festival dedicated to advanced music and other alternative forms of expression.
This unique event, designed for the 25 to 45 crowd, seeks to bring a fresh approach to a festival scene dominated by mainstream brands and acts. The organizers see it as “a small festival with a big soul” that puts its emphasis on talented artists and their connection with the audience.
The line-up for ElectroSplash 2016 features a plethora of quality digital musicians from all over the world. These are just some of the names on the poster:
Boris Carloff (Czech Republic) – Renowned for his mesmerizing live gigs where high-energy music is juxtaposed with art videos, award-winning producer Boris Carloff presents a sophisticated blend of electronic sounds and smooth vocals. One of the biggest names in Vinarós this summer and definitely worth checking out.
David Kano (Spain) – Composer, DJ, producer and head of the renowned “Hit Boutique” studio, Kano is a musical agitator and one of the most active artists in the Madrid music scene. You can expect a brilliantly excessive mix of rock and electronics that is sure to make your body dance until it hurts.
Helena Hauff (Germany) – A DJ and producer from Hamburg, her sound is impossible to pin down to a specific genre, as she mixes dirty acid, electro, wave and chicago in original and unorthodox ways. She’s coming to ElectroSplash to promote her debut record “Actio Reactio”, which has been described by critics as “obsessive and intense”. Don’t miss her!
Presenting a perfect balance between the sea and the mountains, Vinarós is a fishermen’s town in the province of Castellón, down the coast from Barcelona. It’s a famous tourist attraction for its closeness to the Mediterranean Sea and it’s beautiful natural landscapes, so be a bit of a tourist as well and enjoy all the town has to offer. There’s also plenty to see in the neighbouring locations, so if you’re interested in taking a look around make sure to learn more about the area on its tourism website.
How to get there – While a train will get you there a bit faster, you can also get from Barcelona to Vinarós by taking your own car or a bus. Check all your options, print the necessary directions and have a good trip!
Acommodation – ElectroSplash has its own official travel agency, so you’ve got plenty of options at your disposal whether you love to camp or prefer the comforts of a hotel.
Tickets – You can get a 3-day pass for 49€ or tickets for individual days for between 25 and 30€. Get yours at the festival’s official website.
Alright, you’re all set! If you’re into underground digital culture, we’ll sure you’ll enjoy one of the pioneer festivals of the genre in Spain. Make sure to come back here later to tell us all about it in the comment box!