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Concerts of the Feria de Julio

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It’s always exciting to see who’s going to be performing during the summer concert series in the Viveros Gardens, part of the Feria de Julio. So, let’s see what we’ve got here:

July Concerts in the Viveros Gardens
8th Muchachito Bombo Inferno 18th Deep Purple
10th Revolver 19th The Wailers
13th David Bisbal 20th Serrat
15th Pereza 21st Paco de Lucía
16th Calle 13 + La Mala Rodríguez 24th The Cult
17th Estrella Morente

The Cult? Deep Purple? COME ON! The Spanish-speaking world is a little more modernly-represented with Pereza, Muchachito Bombo Inferno and Valencianos Revolver.

The highlight (for me at least) is Puerto Rican reggaeton group Calle 13 — one of the coolest bands anywhere in the Americas:

What do you think? Anything you’re especially excited about?

More Feria de Julio events: Batalla de FloresBeach FireworksPublic Ballroom Dancing

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June 25, 2010 at 2:58 pm Comments (0)

Gran Nit de Juliol

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feria de juliol

Got any plans for today? You’d better not! Valencia’s Feria de Juliol is reaching it’s climax with more events than you could possibly attend to.

Here’s a quick rundown of some of the more important events today:

  • Beach Rugby at Malvarrosa, next to the Las Arenas Hotel. Today from 10 am to 8 pm (we better get going) and tomorrow from 10 am to 4 pm. More info! Thank you Noakos for the times.
  • At 7pm in the Plaza de Toros, there’s a special form of bullfight: “Corrida del arte del rejoneo
  • All museums will be open and free from 10pm until 2am
  • Street performances and theater starting at 8pm throughout the city.
  • Concert at La Lonja at 11.15 pm
  • Beach Firework at midnight.
  • Concert at Torres Serranos at 0:30am

We’ll probably be hanging around Plaza de la Virgin and Reina around 8pm for Samba, African and Mexican dance and acts.

Feria de Julio continues until the 26th with many more events including our favorite La Batalla de Flores.

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Feria de Julio – 2009

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During the month of July, Valencia really pulls out all the stops in an effort to help its citizens forget about the suffocating heat. The events which make up the Feria de Julio are almost numberless, and on almost any given day, you’ll be able to find something interesting to do.

There’s no way to delineate everything that’s going on, so if you’re in the city make sure and stop by a tourist office and pick up one of the festival brochures.

We can, however, make a note of some of the highlights:

Concerts in the Viveros

Migues Bosé, Amaral, Anastacia and James Taylor are just some of the big names which will be performing in the Viveros Gardens. Tickets are around €18 and can be bought in the Corte Ingles.

Batalla de Flores

This is one of the stranger Valencian traditions, in which falleras on floats, armed with tennis rackets, are assaulted with heavy little flowers hurled by the crowd. Really. – July 26th at 20:00 on the Paseo Alameda


Every Saturday night, between the Playa de las Arenas and the Veles e Vents building. These are pretty impressive fireworks, and they get underway at midnight.

Ballroom Dancing

This was one of our favorite events from the past year — ballrrom dancing at the Plaza de la Virgen. It’s a real competition, and the skill on display is incredible. – July 11th at 22:00 in the Plaza de la Virgen

Again, these events barely scratch at the surface of everything that’s on offer. What are you most excited about? Leave a comment if you know of another event which deserves to be highlighted!

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Vetusta Morla in Greenspace

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Greenspace (location) is temporarily closing its doors for renovation, and has invited one of Spain’s best bands to headline the final concert on March 29th: Vetusta Morla.

Vetusta Morla [Source:]

The sextet from Madrid won top honors in Spain’s Premios de la Música, earlier this year, and are held in high regard by critics. I discovered them about a month ago, on the recommendation of a indie-loving friend. Really great music, and I’m betting it sounds good live. Here’s a video for Copenhague, off their latest album Un Día en el Mundo.

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Fallas Concerts 2009 – Taxi, Social Seguridad, Presuntos Implicados

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A few of the concerts for Fallas 2009 were announced a few days ago. As always, these shows will be taking place in the Jardin de Viveros (location), and are completely free.

Presuntos Implicados

All of the concerts thus announced feature Spanish bands. On Friday, March 13th, Taxi and Presuntos Implicados rock the mic. And on Saturday, March 14th, you can get down to the sound of Seguridad Social and whatever Valencian band wins a competition called Circuit Rock 09. Seguridad Social is a popular band who started in the 80s, and had a huge hit called “Quiero Tener Tu Presencia” … a song whose words I memorized before I could understand the language.

There are a limited number of invitations available, and the method of obtaining one not yet been announced. The concerts are being sponsored by Cadena 100, who advise fans to listen to their station to learn how to get the tix. Clever bastards. As soon as we learn how to get the tickets, we’ll advise — and if you find out before us, please write a comment and share with the community!

UPDATE (06/03/09) I’ve found out, you can pick up invitations in the Cadena 100 Offices (Pasaje Doctor Serra, 2), El Corte Inglés (last year, I got them in this one), and the IVAJ (C/ Hospital, 2). Still no news as to what day you can pick them up … anyone else know?

Also — I’m pretty sure there will be another concert announced for Sunday, the 15th. We’ll let you know as soon as we hear what it is.

Taxi – March 13th

Presuntos Implicados – March 13th

Seguridad Social – March 14th

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