VALENCIA’s annual ‘Concerts de Vivers’ got underway last weekend with a sellout crowd treated to performances from La Fúmiga, Miki Núñez and Colomet.

And the 23-day event will end with a performance under the stars from The Waterboys on Sunday, July 23rd.

As part of the wider ‘Gran Feria de Valencia’ celebrations, the music festival is committed to showcasing as many genres as possible with acts from the worlds of pop, rock, jazz, folk, reggae, and urban music all featured this year in the Jardines del Real, in the heart of the city.

This evening, (Wednesday 5th), the multi-talented Lola Índigo will perform tracks from her album ‘El dragon,’ with the Latin rhythms of Madrid’s ‘Tini,’ taking to the stage a day later.

Lola Indigo

Miguel Poveda’s ‘Diverso’ show, featuring a heady mix of flamenco, tango and Mexican sounds heralds the beginning of the weekend on Friday (7th) while the bands of bands M Clan, Los Enemigos and Ana Curra all feature on Saturday’s ‘Poetas del Rock’ evening.

Wednesday 12th July sees Madrid-based sextet Los Secretos showcase highlights from their extensive career, followed by Sofia Ellar a day later.

‘Urban-pop’ outfits Cupido and trashi share the stage on Friday before multi-instrumentalist and vocalist Jacob Collier – once described as an “absolute genius” by Quicy Jones – lands in Valencia on the 15th, when he will be accompanied by the promising, young Valencian artist, Elena Játiva.

Jacob Collier

The weekend’s programme closes on Sunday 16th with Rodrigo Cuevas and his avant-garde Asturian folklore, and the Puerto Rican Gabriel Ríos and his fusion of jazz and pop.

Guitarricadelafuente opens the final week of concerts on the 17th and releases new album, ‘La cantera,’ on the same day.

Laura Pergolizzi – better known as LP – makes her Valencian debut on Tuesday 18th, followed La Mancha’s Rozalén 24 hours later.

Reggae’s ‘Festa Rototom Sunsplash’ takes to the stage on Thursday 20th, this year featuring Italian Alborosie & The Shengen Clan, Auxili, and The Borumbaia Percussion School.

Heading into the final weekend, Madrid’s La La Love You headline on Friday 21st, ably supported by Nena Daconte, Mai Meneses’ project, who will be presenting her new album, ‘Casi Perfecto.’

Vocalist Mónica Naranjo also takes part in the Gran Feria de Valencia, the Catalan singer continuing her ‘Mimétika Tour,’ further cementing her position as one of Spain’s greatest singers.

Finally, The Waterboys – with support from Mr Sanchez – bring an end to this year’s Concerts de Vivers on Sunday 23rd with a set full of their classics, along with newer material from latest album, ‘All Souls Hills.’

The Waterboys, Valencia, April 2012

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