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The iconic Vida Festival, located in a farmhouse in Vilanova i la Geltrú, turns ten years old with a new musical event on July 4, 5 and 6.

The Vida Festival has become one of the meccas of live music, and this year it commemorates its tenth anniversary. Ten years of memorable concerts that have included Lana del Rey as the first headliner of the festival, Rosalía when she had not yet made the big leap to fame, Parcels with her first performance on the national scene or Father John Misty inaugurating the headline show of his career in 2015. A decade in which the essence of the festival has not changed: discovery of hidden musical gems, exceptional treatment of the attending public and a clear commitment to sustainability and responsible economics in a privileged environment. Therefore, what better way to celebrate it than in a new edition under the motto 10th revolution on July 4, 5 and 6.

A memorable line up

On this year’s poster we find M.I.A., author of the global hit Paper Planes and a clear reference in the fight for social inequalities in her mixes of electronic, hip hop and genres from different parts of the world.
We can also enjoy James Blake‘s live performance. The British composer will come to present his latest work, Playing Robots Into Heaven. He will be accompanied by Scottish singer-songwriter Paolo Nutini, the iconic 90s Britpop group Ride, Australian star Vance Joy, who will perform one of his only concerts this year at the festival; Temples with their English psychedelia, the celebration of the tenth anniversary of their first album and the tour of their new album. All of them will join a large international lineup.

Scottish singer-songwriter Paolo Nutini.

Within the national panorama, highlights include Sílvia Pérez Cruz, who returns to the festival after performing in its first edition; Alizzz, who will present his recently released Reckless Driving; the long-awaited return to the stage of Standstill; the pianist Clara Peya; the cult indie of Los Planetas in an “essential concert”; Derby Motoreta’s Burrito Kachimba or El Columpio Asesino on their farewell tour, among many others.

On the other hand, the Vida Club, a space dedicated to electronic music, will have a total of 38 proposals that will make us dance day and night. Guille Milkyway DJ set, Miqui Puig, Virgine, Lady Avocado and Sonia Heis, among many others, will perform there.

A broadcast channel for artists

It will be the second edition in which the VM4 broadcast channel exists, which this year the festival has used to announce all the news live. During the festival, several streaming programs will be carried out through the Twitch platform, which will feature interviews with artists and live broadcasts of everything that is happening.

Five unique scenarios

The main stages of the festival are Estrella Damm and La Masia, but it also has La Cabana Jägermusic, La Cova by Eastpak, La Daurada Mediterràniament (on the beach of Vilanova i la Geltrú) and El Vaixell Mediterràniament, one of the most special stages and iconic. It is a small fishing boat located among a pine forest that hosts the most intimate concerts.

One of the most special stages of the festival, El Vaixell Mediterràniament.

Sustainability as essence

Beyond all the new features presented, it is important to highlight one of the elements that differentiate this festival from other major musical events: its commitment to sustainability. Since 2015, it has worked with Ecoembes, the non-profit organization that takes care of the environment through recycling and ecological design of light domestic packaging in Spain. Likewise, the festival is committed to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG).

Some of the actions carried out by the festival are the fight against single-use plastics and 100% sustainable glasses, whose surpluses return to the chain generating new glasses for the next edition. The benefit of these is reverted to improvements for the protected space of the Masia d’en Cabanyes.

In addition, the Vida Festival promotes the use of bicycles by connecting various points in the city of Vilanova i la Geltrú with the festival site and through free and monitored parking for bicycles.
It also offers the VidaBus service, connecting Vilanova i la Geltrú with Sitges, and makes several special trains available.

Finally, it is important to mention that 95% of the festival’s audience is native, which reduces international travel and displacement.


Vida Festival will be an essential musical event on July 4, 5 and 6 at the Masia d’en Cabanyes, a natural space located just 40 minutes from Barcelona.

Helena Moreno

Cultural journalist from Barcelona. I have collaborated in journals such as El País and Exit Media. I am interested in art, design, gastronomy and discovering unique places; including hotels.