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 as well.
Music aficionados seem to love the beach, don’t they? All you need to do to confirm that assumption is look at how many electronic music beach festivals there are this summer in Spain alone. That’s why the organizers of Festivl’Era decided to do something different – on July 23, in Llagostera, Girona, this electronic and alternative music festival happens not on the beach, but instead on the countryside. Because they didn’t want to do the exact same thing so many other festival promoters are doing, they created the concept of what they call a “boutique festival”, a 12-hour event with its own identity – a festival with a soul, where the environment is more intimate and the scenery promotes togetherness.
Within the concept of Festival’Era, there is no divide between musicians and audience members. The organizers seek to break the walls that normally separate entertainer and spectator and instead promote closeness by treating them as one and the same. According to the festival’s official website, “as soon as an artist leaves the stage, he becomes a part of the audience”.
When it comes to the line-up, the festival will consist of a mix of up-and-comers and artists already established in the alternative scene, some with more electronic tendencies than others. It will feature SOHN, Julio Bashmore, Hola a Todo El Mundo, Ran Ran Ran and many more.
As a sort of prelude to Festival’Era, the Era Electrónica pool party, with a line-up that focuses more on dance music, will happen on July 2. This event, also with a duration of 12 hours, has a more exclusive character and will be limited to 600 people.
Tickets – Tickets cost 35€ for both events, 18€ for just the pool party and €25 for just the main festival. Remember that the pool party has limited attendance, so the earlier you get your tickets, the less chances you’ll miss out on it.
How to get there – Festival’Era has its own bus that goes from Barcelona to Llagostera and then back at the end of festival. Its capacity is limited so make sure you book your ticket early. You can also drive there, which would take you about an hour, or take a train or a regular bus (1h30 and 2h30 respectively). As you can see, there are several ways to get there and it’s not too long of a distance from Barcelona, so choose the method of transport that suits you best and have a nice trip!