29th August to 1st September Music Festival Acústica
The Acústica, which won the 2012 best festival award of the ARC (Professional Association of Agents, Promoters and Managers of Catalonia), has become a leading festival on the Catalan scene for professionals, artists and festival goers. To commemorate the 10th anniversary of the festival, the 'Salvador Dalí Sings' show was created, in which the artists Estrella Morente, Martirio, Ana Torroja, Amaral, Dolo Beltrán, Gerard Quintana, Pau Riba, Love of Lesbian, Kiko Veneno, Albert Pla, Enric Casasses and Sol Picó sang the poems of Dalí to music arranged by Pascal Comelade, the orchestra conductor. The function was hosted by Alice Cooper and Amanda Lear.
The Figueres Acústica Festival began in 2001 as an emerging festival with small-scale concerts for audiences of around 3000.For the eighteenth edition of the Acústica, around 108.000 spectators are expected, a spectacular increase that would not have been possible without the support of the media, public authorities and, above all, festival goers.Over the course of eighteen years, the Acústica has made a name for itself by creating its own original and distinctive productions. Some of them have been showcased at the festival itself, while others that have been produced in collaboration with other organisations have toured Catalonia. Examples include 'Crazy for you: Tribute to Sau' and 'Land and Culture', featuring Joanjo Bosk, Ivette Nadal and Meritxell Gené (2009), or 'The new Catalan pop' (2007), among others.
One of the most significant innovations this year is the Walk Street, located at the Caamaño Street. An additional space with food trucks, hairdressers, etc.). Like in past editions, the Record Fair will also take place.