Wednesday, September 28

5,000 attendees of the Rabolagartija de Villena evicted by the wind and the Leiva concert at the SOM Castelló and the Pop Festival in Calp suspended


The SOM Castelló Festival has announced the cancellation of the Leiva concert scheduled for this Saturday night after the meeting with the competent authorities in matters of emergencies, and due to the evolution of the weather conditions throughout the day, as reported by the organization in a statement.

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The organization emphasizes that the priority of the organization and that of the artist is “to guarantee the safety of each and every one of the attendees”. The refund of the amount of the tickets will be made automatically in the account linked to the card where the purchase was made. The process will be carried out within a maximum period of 7 days from Tuesday, August 16.

The organization regrets the inconvenience caused but points out that, given the circumstances, “the safety of the public and of all the people involved in the show must be prioritized”.

Likewise, for meteorological reasons and in accordance with the regulations regarding shows, the Calp City Council has announced the suspension of the Calpe Pop Festival concerts this Saturday. Marta Sánchez’s concert on Sunday is awaiting the evolution of the weather.

Evicted the Rabolagartija

Five thousand attendees to the Rabolagartija Festival in Villena (Alicante) have been evicted this Saturday night due to an incident caused by the strong wind, as reported by the emergency services of the Valencian Community.

The firefighters of the Diputación de Alicante have evacuated the camping area “for prevention”, after the wind knocked down some supports of some awnings in the camping area of ​​the festival.

The sixth edition of the Rabolagartija festival started this Thursday in Villena (Alicante) and lasted until this Saturday.

This Saturday morning there was one death and dozens of injuries at the Medusa Festival in Cullera, Valencia, after a phenomenon known as a warm blowout caused strong hurricane winds.

Suspended the Nit de l’Alba in Elche

The Elche City Council has announced this Saturday the suspension of its traditional Nit de l’Albà due to the “adverse and uncertain” weather situation, as announced by the mayor, Carlos González, after holding a meeting with the different actors involved in the security of the municipality.

The mayor has pointed out to the media that, given the “adverse and uncertain” weather situation, the “most responsible” decision is to suspend the celebration – it takes place throughout tonight – to avoid risks to the integrity of people.

From now on, the City Council will study the possibilities of carrying it out on another date, on which it has asked for “a little patience” and for which they will carry out a “thoughtful and calm” reflection. In any case, wait for it to be within a “reasonable period of time”.

González has insisted that “the conditions are not met to celebrate a safe Nit de l’Albà” in all its expressions, including the ‘wheelbarrows’. In this sense, he has emphasized that the most responsible thing is to suspend the celebration “because the security conditions for it to be held are not met.”

Elche announced this Friday that it had everything ready to experience the most spectacular Nit de l’Albà in its premiere as a Festival of National Tourist Interest, a celebration in which 6,000 kilos of pyrotechnic products, a hundred palm trees more than in 2019 -up to 520- and with more launch points -a total of 22- so that “the color, sound and smell of gunpowder” reached “everywhere in the city”.

The Palmera de la Virgen for this year was made up of 1,300 rockets and was expected to reach 300 meters in height and a radius of 700 meters. The goal was for it to stay lit for 25 seconds, about two or three seconds longer than the last one.





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