The Maspalomas Costa Canaria Soul Festival expects to gather more than 5,000 spectators per day

The Maspalomas Costa Canaria Soul Festival, taking place this weekend on San Agustín beach in Gran Canaria, is expected to attract over 5,000 spectators on each of its three days.


Two bands from the Canary Islands are joining the Maspalomas Costa Canaria Soul Festival this weekend

Two bands from the Canary Islands are joining the Maspalomas Costa Canaria Soul Festival this weekend

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Elena Espino, councilor for culture of the San Bartolomé de Tirajana city council, said it was “one of the most anticipated events of the summer” and will feature “artists from First line”. It is, he says, a “family reunion, to which a large local audience comes, but also foreigners who visit us on these dates and who do not want to miss these three days of the best music”. soul”.

By the person in charge of Cultura del municipio tirajanero, it is “much recommended to go to the beach during todo el día to attend the different activities that are organized in parallel and that are unrolled in the zona de restauración, annex to the main scenario that is located in the beach.” Espino was “very happy and excited after the two-year hiatus due to the pandemic” and also expressed his belief “that people will be coming back to the event in droves.” This festival, he said , is “very special, he has a well-understood party spirit, with great respect for the music and the place where it is celebrated”.

Furthermore, he made a point of thanking “all the work carried out by the organization of the festival, its professionalism in putting together such a powerful artistic program”, in addition to its work in the tasks of setting up the infrastructures necessary for the meeting, “the stage and the catering area are running at a good pace and we are almost ready to receive the public”. According to his estimates, “we expect to receive more than 5,000 people a day, that’s for sure”. The councilor encourages “everyone to come to San Agustín this weekend to experience this soul music festival”.

Dania Dévora, director of the Maspalomas Costa Canaria Soul Festival, emphasizes above all “the importance of returning, to what we understand as normality”, after two years of waiting. “The wait has been very long, and we are very happy because now we are working with the intention of erasing this parenthesis from the minds of our public, we do not want anyone to be surprised by the reunion with the festival and the beach, which people experience as if nothing had happened, as if these two years had been just a bad dream”.

In addition to the casting of artists from abroad, Dévora appreciated the participation of two groups from Gran Canaria “who have enormous quality”, made up of people “with experience and many scenes”, who have always worked in groups “very close to soul music” and that they are “at the moment at the level of any other proposal that could come from outside”. These two bands, Midnight Soul Band and M&M Connection feat. Cristina James, will open performances on the main stage Friday and Saturday, starting at 8:30 p.m. “It’s also a great opportunity for them to play in front of an audience always eager to discover new projects.”

Poster for the Maspalomas Costa Canaria Soul Festival

Friday 29

1 p.m.: Opening of the Soul Petanque catering area.

1:30 p.m.: Sergio Miró Dj Set session. Restoration area.

18.00: Sergio Miró Workshop Story of the soul. A matter of soul (and rhythm). Restoration area.

7:30 p.m.: Specialist Manel Ruiz. Main stage.

8:30 p.m.: M&M Connection feat. Christina James. Main scenario.

9:50 p.m.: Anthony Paule Soul Orchestra with Larry Batiste, Nona Brown and Omega Rae. Main scenario.

10:15 p.m.: Mitch Woods. Main stage.

10:35 p.m .: Léon Béal. Main stage.

11:40 p.m .: Ninth Brown. Main scenario.

00:00: Ernie Johnson. Main scenario.

2:00 a.m.: Closure of the Soul Petanque restaurant area.

saturday 30

1 p.m.: Opening of the Soul Petanque catering area.

1:30 p.m.: Sergio Miró Dj Set session. Restoration area.

5:30 p.m.: Mitch Woods Woggie Boogie piano workshop. Restoration area.

6:30 p.m.: Sergio Miró Dj Set session. Restoration area.

7:30 p.m.: Monterreina session. Main stage.

8:30 p.m.: Midnight Soul Band. Main scenario.

9:50 p.m.: Anthony Paule Soul Orchestra with Larry Batiste, Nona Brown and Omega Rae. Main scenario.

10:15 p.m.: Mitch Woods. Main stage.

10:35 p.m.: Chick Rodgers. Main scenario.

11:45 p.m .: Larry Springfield. Main scenario.

12:35 a.m.: Grand finale. Main stage.

2:00 a.m.: Closure of the Soul Petanque restaurant area.

Domingo 31

11 a.m.: Opening of the Soul Petanque restaurant area.

12:00 p.m.: Mitch Woods & Anthony Paule Workshop Boogie Woogie piano meets Jump Blues guitar. Restoration area.

1:30 p.m.: Sergio Miró Dj Set session. Restoration area.

2.30 p.m.: Roc Fleurs concert. Restoration area.

3:30 p.m.: Sergio Miró session Thu Sept.

8:00 p.m.: Closure of the Soul Petanque restaurant area.

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