A Coruña: a sea of festivals

A Coruña is well known as one of the best places for good food and long strolls along its city beaches. Less well known is the list of festivals spreading ever further through the province.

To begin with, music and ocean breeze are in the air in A Coruña at the Festival Noroeste (Northeast Festival), which is held every year during the first fortnight in August on the streets of A Coruña, while large concerts are held on Riazor beach.

This year, the line-up features major names like Patti Smith, Soleá Morente, Andhrea & The Black Cats and Nathy Peluso.

The major and most noteworthy thing about the Festival Noroeste is that all the concerts are free, thanks to an urban philosophy with quality music. This year, the festival will include 150 hours of live music from more then 80 bands on stages in different corners of the city. This makes A Coruña one of the top dates on the musical calendar in the north of the country.

Every September in Biomorto, Coruña, famous artist Luz Casal organises El Festival de la Luz, inviting dozens of singers and bands to sing in the land of her birth. A festival with music for all ages as well as myriad leisure activities for a fun day.

Pop-rock, indie and electronica come together in the middle of June for O Son do Camiño, another key festival which has only been going for a few years, but has already become a hit with young people. Monte do Gozo, one of the most famous stopping places along the Camino de Santiago, looks like a scene from a poster that’s second to none compared to anywhere else on the peninsula.

The first edition of Gulliver Fest, a travel culture festival, is to be held during the first weekend in August this year in a rural setting, 50 kilometres from the City of Glass. Gulliver Fest is aimed at both families and young people interested in music, travel and nature. A diverse selection of guests will talk about their professional projects and their experiences around planet Earth. As well as access to camping and the opportunity to enjoy a few days of relaxation, live music will be one of the main features with several local bands performing.

All year round, and especially during summer, there will be music and festivals for you to enjoy whenever you decide to come and explore the Galician province. Decide which one you’ll like best and make the most of your trip to A Coruña to enjoy a festival. ¡Vamos de parranda! Let’s party!

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