The concerts will take place every Friday at 10 pm between 7 May and 4 June 2021.
M-Clan, Zahara, Revólver, Tardor and Soleá Morente will perform in the second edition of the cycle ‘A la llum de la lluna’ in San Miguel de los Reyes.
The Generalitat maintains this initiative to support the music sector and revitalise the monastery after a successful first edition with all the concerts sold out.
The former monastery of ‘San Miguel de los Reyes’ in Valencia will once again host the concert series ‘A la lum de la lluna’ with a selection of Valencian and Spanish artists. After the success of the first edition of the festival held in September and October, which sold out, the Directorate General of Culture and Heritage of the Department of Education, Culture and Sport of the Generalitat Valenciana has decided to maintain this initiative to support the music sector in the current circumstances. In addition, the Valencian government continues with its desire to recover and revitalise the surroundings of this historic building, home to the Acadèmia Valenciana de la Llengua (AVL) and the Biblioteca Valenciana Nicolau Primitiu (Nicolau Primitiu Valencian Library).
The cycle ‘A la lum de la lluna’ will begin on 7 May and will continue over the following four Fridays. The first to play in the cloister of the old monastery will be the Murcian band M-Clan. Vocalist Carlos Tarque and guitarist Ricardo Ruipérez will perform a selection of the best songs they have recorded in their almost 20-year career in an acoustic format. A week later, the audience will be able to enjoy the Valencian band Tardor. The quintet continues to present their latest album, El mal pas, selected as one of the best pop-rock works of 2019 by critics and finalist in the Carles Santos Valencian Music Awards and the Ovidi Awards.
The singer from Jaén, Zahara, will arrive in the capital of the Turia on Friday 21 May. “Merichane”, “Canción de muerte y salvación” and “Taylor” are, for the moment, the previews of the artist’s next album. In them, she shows signs of having definitively embraced electronic rhythms. This will be the starting point of a three-act show combining intimacy, techno and dance. The fourth date of the festival will feature the local band Revólver and their Apolo tour. On this occasion, Carlos Goñi will perform in trio format in his reunion with the public after more than 30 years on the road.
Finally, the first Friday in June will be Soleá Morente’s turn. Since her solo debut in 2015, the daughter of the cantaor Enrique Morente and the dancer Aurora Carbonell has demonstrated her musical eclecticism: flamenco, pop, rock, funk, electronica, etc. She is currently releasing her third album, Lo que te falta, in which she returns to her flamenco roots with rumba as the protagonist.
Doors open and tickets on sale
Doors will open for all concerts at 20:30h and the performances will start at 22:00h. However, times may vary depending on the regulations in force at the time. Of course, all safety measures dictated by the authorities regarding the use of face masks, social distance and seating arrangements will be observed.
Tickets will go on sale on 26 April at a single price of €2.50 (amount corresponding to administration costs). Each person will be able to purchase 4 tickets through the website https://alallumdelalluna.com/.
The festival poster is the work of illustrator Paco Roca, who was already in charge of the art for the first edition. On this occasion, the Valencian artist pays tribute to the people behind the scenes, whose work is essential for the musical shows to become a reality.
The cycle ‘A la llum de la lluna’ is a production of the Directorate General of Culture and Heritage of the Generalitat Valenciana.
Report by 24/7 Valencia team
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