From August 7th to 16th, artists of the stature of Miguel Poveda, Lebrijano, Antonio Canales, Rafaela Carrasco, Manolete or the Ballet Nacional de España are on the bill at this year’s festival dedicated to the figures of Asensio Sáez and Pencho Cros.
For the first time three administrations will support the festival: La Unión’s town hall, the Murcia Regional government and the Spanish Cultural Ministry. This year one day will be devoted to the town of La Unión, with a tribute to miners and the performance of the Banda de Música of the city of La Unión, the inauguration day and the performance of last year’s winners. Then follow four days of top-flight flamenco shows (one less than in previous years), and the international contest that closes the week and the festival.
As in other years, throughout the duration of the festival there will be parallel cultural activities, courses, book presentation, records, conferences… La Unión will become the capital of flamenco the first two weeks of August.
In addition, the Festival offers a wide range of conferences, book and record presentations, exhibits, proyections, recitals, etc., all free of charge and known as the Cultural Agenda.
Each day, outside the Cathedral del Cante and also free, afterhours flamenco continues until dawn.
Advance ticket sales: Starting June 16th