The tenth Deleste Festival is making an appearance in the Viveros Gardens of Valencia from 27 – 29 May. This year it plans on being bigger and better than ever; to celebrate its tenth anniversary.
The line-up this year includes Imelda May, the Sisters of Mercy, Balthazar, Rufus T. Firefly, Pillow Queens, Joana Serrat and Valeria Castro. Made up predominantly of bands, the line-up incorporates a variety of styles within the rock genre (rockability, gothic rock, alternative rock), also bringing with it an element of folk. Valeria Castro, the Canarian up-and-coming folk artist, will close the festival on Sunday evening in collaboration with the Palau de la Musica de Valencia and the Culture Department of the City Council of Valencia.
Deleste Festival brands itself as an experience that goes beyond music, committed to offering leisure as opposed to haste. In line with their sponsors, Alhambra Beers, the intention is to provide their audience with unique and unrepeatable moments. In doing this, they steer away from the usual overlapping schedules that are commonly found at festivals. This allows their audience to appreciate each and every musical act, savouring their individuality. Their website states that they aim to be ‘a musical experience to enjoy without haste and with the five senses too.’
Commemorating the tenth anniversary of Deleste, the Museu de Belles Arts de Valencia and Bombas Gens will host a series of events in parallel to the main music festival. The free activities will include debates on design, crafts, sustainability and music cities. The Bombas Gens art centre will open on the 27 May with a performance by Laia Estruch Mata, who was awarded the Emerging Art 2022 Cervezas Alhambra Prize. On the other hand, the Museu de Belles Art de Valencia will stage three discussion panels on art and design, assessing their capacity to reinvent aspects of everyday life.
With such a variety of events to enjoy, grab yourself a cerveza and embrace the serene yet exhilarating nature of Deleste Festival.
Report by Anusha Vasudeva
Article copyright 24/7 Valencia
For more information, visit https://delestefestival.com
Entrance fee: Tickets for the Deleste festival can be purchased on the esdeveniment website: https://delestefestival.com/tickets. The subscription per two days has a price of €49 (plus after distribution). Day tickets cost €35 (plus distribution fees).
Dates: 27 – 29 May
Address: Viveros Gardens,
Carrer de Cavanilles, 1, 46010 València, Valencia, Spain