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VIDA celebrates 10 years of VIDA

VIDA 2024, the International Festival of Vilanova i la Geltrú, will be held at La Daurada Beach Club during the day and La Masia d'en Cabanyes

VIDA celebrates 10 years of VIDA

Australian singer Vance Joy will headline the ViDa Festival, which this year is moving up a day to Thursday July 4 to celebrate ten years of ViDa. The other star on the bill is James Blake, a British multi-instrumentalist who has collaborated with artists such as Rosalia, in his "Barefoot in the park" (barefoot in the park). Rosalia, from Sant Esteve Sesrovires, has once again jumped into the media for her purchase of a duplex penthouse with parking in a property in Sitges with spectacular views of the Mediterranean.


The third headliner of the ViDa Festival is the British singer MIA of Tamil descent, originally from Sri Lanka (known as the island of Ceylon), a pioneering activist who mixes activism and fashion setting cultural trends. Matangi, Maya, MIA is the daughter of the founder of the Sri Lankan Tamil armed resistance and went from being an immigrant, political refugee to becoming a pop star.

The gardens and woods surrounding the Masia d'en Cabanyes, a noble house on the outskirts of Vilanova i la Geltrú with the appearance of a neoclassical palace, concentrate the ears of the curious lovers of Indie Pop Rock, who during the three days during the festival they will invade the campsites, bungalows and apartments twenty-five km away. in the round Sitges, the neighboring tourist town with a wide range of hotels, is connected to the ViDa festival by means of shuttle buses that transport the hundreds of Hipsters and families of young parents with prams and baby carriages included. Because ViDa is a very peculiar festival, it defends sustainability and it is not a mega giant monster. It maintains the spirit with which it was born ten years ago, heir to the Faraday, the festival that between 2004 and 2013 lit up the nights of the gardens of the Molí de Mar, a nineteenth-century villa that currently houses the undocumented minors who arrive in our country and are guarded by the Generalitat de Catalunya through the General Directorate of Child Care and Adolescence (Dgaia).

A different space that hosts ViDa de Dia on Saturday is La Daurada, the most summery terrace in Vilanova i la Geltrú. A Beach Club with a restaurant, concert hall and the best-kept secret of Vilanova's seafront: Cala Tintorera where ViDa revelers can cool off and soak up the sun on the last day of the festival.
The list of artists is extensive and includes several spaces that have already created schools. Apart from the two main stages on the esplanade of the Masia d'en Cabanyes, there is a stage mounted on a boat, Mediterranean, which is completed by two others of medium format: La Cabana and La cova. Especially designed for children, there is El Niu with a craft market and handmade products right next door. The Wild Side (wild side) remains for the lucky ones with restricted access where you can alternate side by side with some star of independent music such as Silvia Pérez Cruz, Meritxell Neddermann, Clara Peya, Miky Puig, Alizzz, Llum, Pablopablo and up to exhaust the list of fifty invited artists. And also a selection of Disc Jockeys will make the younger ones dance and also those who are not so young at the ViDa Club.
During these ten years ViDa has also looked for plastic artists to decorate and themate various areas where the surprising installations appear, with light, with mirrors, with letters that serve to demonstrate the originality of independent artists. Obviously, these environments become the obligatory scenarios or Photo Calls where the obligatory selfies and group portraits are taken, entering or leaving the ViDa premises. The sponsors are very happy and so are we.

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