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This is a very special edition since Petrer shows itself to the world as the European capital of the guitar.

This is a very special edition since Petrer shows itself to the world as the European capital of the guitar.
Vicent Olmos

The city already has everything ready for harbor the celebration of GUITARLAND, the 24º José Tomás Villa de Petrer International Guitar Festival, and receive music lovers, but also all those people who are looking for different plans for summer days in their squares, parks and heritage spaces.

Also, this is a very special edition Since Petrer also shows itself to the world as the European capital of the guitar, in the footsteps of capitals like London or Zagreb, with the final of the European Guitar Festival Collaborative contest, “the Eurovision of guitar festivals”, receiving winning guitarists from the main European competitions, as well as the directors of the festivals that form the world’s first platform for guitar co-financed with the European Union’s Creative Europe program.

An extensive and varied program

In essence, two weeks of music in unique corners with a program of 22 concerts of very varied musical genres such as Classical, Flamenco, Brazilian Music, Ancient Music, Fusion, Fingerstyle and orchestral and chamber formations. Outstanding artists such as Tomatito, David Russell, Yamandu Costa, El Twanguero, Pepe Habichuela, Rafael Riqueni or Margarita Escarpa, among others, will be the protagonists of an exceptional program.

Scheduling concerts are complemented by numerous activities around the guitar. The 20th anniversary of the José Tomás Contest is celebrated, as well as the days in tribute to the Alicante teacher with round table, conferences and recitals during the days 16 and 17, coinciding with the IX FIGP, with more than 12 luthiers coming from different Spanish provinces, and from countries such as France or Italy.

Intensive work has been done in recent months so that the festival can be held with all security measures

More than 60 young people from different parts of Spain or countries such as Slovenia, Italy, Portugal, Mexico or Japan will participate in the Master Class and José Tomás Contest.

The highlights of the festival

  • Tomatito and the Murcia Region Symphony Orchestra conducted by Diego Naser
  • Aranjuez’s concert

  • Sunday, July 11 – 8.30 pm

  • Cervantes Theater

  • Diego García The “Twanguero”
  • Secondary Roads Vol. II

  • Wednesday, July 14 – 22.00

  • Petrer Box

  • David russell
  • Grammy Award Winner

  • Thursday, July 15 – 22.00

  • Cervantes Theater

  • Yamandu Coast
  • “Impresiones” Brazilian Music

  • Saturday July 17 – 8.30 pm

  • Cervantes Theater

  • Pepe Habichuela & Rafael Riqueni – Kiki Morente (cante) – Bandolero (percussion)
  • “The guitar sounds, flamenco in its purest form”

  • Saturday July 24 – 8.30 pm

  • Cervantes Theater

The flamenco guitarist Tomatito

The most concerts that make up the programming have character free, except those specified above. In all casesFor both free concerts and paid concerts, the tickets can be purchased through the Web page.

Compliance with sanitary measures

The organization of the festival and the Petrer Town Hall they have worked intensely in recent months so that the festival can be celebrated with all the security measures, according to indications from the health authorities in the current pandemic situation.


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