WOMAD Las Palmas returns 11 – 14 November 2021

Posted on 8 October 2021

We are very excited to announce that WOMAD Las Palmas will be taking place from the 11th to 14th November 2021. This will be the first WOMAD Festival in Europe for over 18 months and we look forward to celebrating with our many friends on the islands who have had such a difficult time. WOMAD will be bringing an exciting line-up of fabulous musicians, from the islands, across Spain and many parts of the world alongside our programme of workshops and films.

Whilst the festival is a free event this remains a difficult time for many people, none more so than the victims of the volcanic eruption taking place on the neighbouring island of La Palma, where many have lost everything. Please consider making a donation to support the island’s residents and help them rebuild their lives. Click here.

Oumou Sangaré, Amparanoia, Ana Tijoux, Noura Mint Seymali,Dubioza Kolektiv and many more among the artists announced for WOMAD Gran Canaria-Las Palmas de Gran Canaria 2021!

With more than 40 activities making up the extensive programs, including concerts, talks and workshops, complete a program whose main bastions are Oumou Sangaré (Mali), Ana Tijoux (Chile), Amparanoia (Spain), Noura Mint Seymali (Mauritania), Dubioza Kolektiv (Bosnia and Herzegovina), Canzionere Grecanico Salernitano (Italy), Cimafunk (Cuba), Lova Lova (Democratic Republic of the Congo) or Raúl Rodríguez ‘Flamenco Fusión Power Trío’ (Spain), thus up to a total of 26 musical projects.WOMAD Gran Canaria will host events across Santa Catalina Park, the Plaza de Canarias, the Miller room and the Elder Museum for this year’s concerts, workshops and other activities.

The festival celebrates the return of great events with a wide lineup of 26 concerts, three DJ sessions and workshops for adults and children, which once again unite countries and cultures after almost two years of forced international isolation. An offer that once again shows a wide, varied stylistic palette, in which you can find the best of traditional and root music, cultural miscegenation and also the avant-garde, the most contemporary of world music.

This edition of WOMAD Las Palmas de Gran Canaria will have three spaces delimited with fences, each one with its own capacity and its entry and exit control. To access each stage, it will be necessary to purchase a ticket, which can be obtained for free on the lpacultura.com website and which can be requested soon. For open spaces, the possibility of obtaining tickets per day will be offered, presenting the corresponding ticket at each capacity control, but with the obligation to always wear the mask. For the Miller hall, tickets will be requested per concert. The stages will be located in Santa Catalina (main stage), in the Plaza de Canarias and a third in the Miller Building. The established capacity is 4,500 people for the Santa Catalina stage (standing), 3,000 for the one in the Plaza de Canarias (standing) and 192 for the Miller room (seated). For concerts in open spaces it will be mandatory to wear a mask and it is always recommended to follow all the precautionary measures established by the health authorities to avoid possible infections. In Miller, concerts will have an assigned seat, with a safety distance and an obligation to wear a mask throughout the concert. With regard to workshops and other activities, free tickets will be made available soon.

Free tickets for the concerts can now be obtained via lpacultura.com;  workshop announcement and tickets will be available soon.