Cruilla: A Crossing of Talented Artists

“Cruilla”, meaning crossroads in Catalan, defines itself as a festival for a diverse blend of artists coming from many backgrounds and styles of music.  Its headliners include Kendrick Lamar, alongside reggae legend Damian Marley and long-time rock favorites Franz Ferdinand.  Coming into its 7th year, it has been able to contract artists of the likes above, as well as others such as Lauryn Hill, Jamie Cullum, Of Monsters And Men, Capital Cities, and more.  It commences next Friday, the 10th and finishes Sunday the 12th.  Cruilla will be 3 days of wonderful music set to 5 stages.  Its both national and international bands draw a diverse crowd of ages and nationalities.  This year, there will be added activities, such as social projects, games, shops, and plenty of food stands.

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Festival Services and Activities:

-There will be several “food” trucks offering a wide variety of cuisine from hamburgers to mexican to oriental food.

-Wifi is FREE throughout the grounds of the festival thanks to Catalan start-up Mobdala.  There are also places to charge your phone (with solar energy) with the help of local company Som Energia.

-Beefeater “In-Edit” will be playing musical documentaries, video clips, fragments of concerts and national productions on the grounds of Cruilla.  Just look out for the famous Beefeater logo!

-On Friday, there will be Castellers, or human towers, a tradition close to the heart for Catalans.

-In an area of the festival grounds will be a graffiti area in which some of the best works from the artists in Spain will be showcased.

-Kid friendly!  There is a game area with games created from recycled material, following through with Cruilla’s mission of sustainability.

Prices:

-3-day ticket price: 97€, Friday or Saturday only: 60€, Sunday only: 30€.

-If you are thinking about heading to the festival with your loved ones, there is a discount for families — a ticket package for 2 adults and 2 children under the age of 18 for 210 euros! A single day would be 150.

Event Location: 

-The event is at the great venue of Parc del Forum, which also hosts prestigious festivals like Sonar and Primavera Sound.  To arrive, take the metro’s yellow line to Forum.

Photo Credits: ScannerFM, Alterna2.

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