From Pedralbes to Poble Espanyol and from Barcelona to Madrid, the Alma festival has announced the celebration of an edition in Madrid of the musical series that started this summer in Barcelona with the help of Concert Studio, responsible for the organization of the Jardins de Pedralbes festival since its creation in 2013 until last year.
The geographical expansion of the contest consolidates a proposal that this summer brought together more than 48,000 people on 13 dates in the month of July with the presence of artists such as Fito Páez, Chris Isaak, Soft Cell or M-Clan. Looking ahead to next year, the festival “will maintain its identity as a boutique festival in both cities with an eclectic, high-level programming,” said Martín Pérez, director of the Barcelona musical event and Concert Studio.
On November 28, the first artists who will participate in the Madrid edition will be announced, organized in collaboration with the company La Carbonería, responsible for events such as the Bakstage Fest. This geographical expansion “represents a natural growth for the festival, which could also be held in other cities in the future,” says Martín Pérez. “The arrival in Madrid is only the first chapter of everything that is to come.”
Among the concerts that will be held next year at Poble Espanyol, names such as Take That, Vetusta Morla, Valeria Castro, Glen Hansard and James Blunt have already been confirmed. As a novelty, the organization has announced the expansion of the Village area and the change of access to the festival, which will take place at the top of Poble Espanyol, on Paseo Jean Forestier, instead of through the doors of Ávila as happened in the previous edition.
The Alma Jardins Pedralbes festival was born surrounded by controversy over the public competition of the Jardins de Pedralbes Festival, managed since 2013 by Concert Studio. After losing the competition to Clipper's, responsible among others for the Cap Roig festival, Concert Studio announced the creation of a new festival located in Poble Espanyol with the intention of maintaining the spirit of the event by only changing the location.