Spain: Land Of Many Festivals

Presented by The Spanish Wave and DIY

Moderated by Rupert Vereker of DIY Magazine, featuring esteemed guests from the booming Spanish live sector including Cindy Castillo (Mad Cool Festival), Sebastian Vera (Mallorca Live Festival), Maria Arias (Ticketmaster Spain and Artist and Promoter Relations Lead at Ticketmaster Music), Israel Perez (Productions Baltimore: Warm Up Festival, Murcia; Low Festival, Benidorm), Ruben Gutierrez del Castillo (Function SGAE VP) and Tali Acosta (Sonidos Liquidos, Lanzarote).

Spain is the land of many festivals and many varied festivals at that. The festival season is a huge international draw for music lovers across the globe, from Mad Cool in Madrid to Warm Up Festival in Murcia or Sonidos Liquidos boutique festival in the beautiful island of Lanzarote to Mallorca Live. The panel will discuss how the Spanish festival scene benefits from enormous variety, thanks to regional differences to be enjoyed in the different landscapes, languages and cultures across the country. Climate change is an undeniably important challenge to the festival landscape, which means that a traditionally hot country is getting even hotter. Can the Spanish live industry share their expertise of dealing with climate change with European colleagues and help them climate proof their productions? Our panel can offer logistical, sound advice to make today’s outdoor events a success, no matter what the weather.

Rupert Vereker – DIY Magazine (Moderator)
Cindy Castillo – Mad Cool Festival
Tali Acosta – Sonidos Liquidos Festival
Israel Perez – Producciones Baltimore
Sebastian Vera – Mallorca Live Festival
Ruben Gutierres del Castillo – Fundacion SGAE