28th - 30th April 2023
from 28th to 30th April 2023, Loeches - Madrid (Spain)
Folkarria eco Festi-bal wants to recover and extend the traditional dances as well as the European folk music, making them a tool for the integration of different cultures, combining them with actions of ecological and responsible awareness, in addition to a series of participative activities for adults and children.
The 11th edition of "Folkarria eco Festi-bal" will be hold throughout a weekend, presenting a musical offer of national and international bands. In addition there will be music and dance workshops of different parts of the world and shows of traditional Spanish folk for all public.
The festival also organizes an eco-social market, a craft market, a space for debates, exhibitions and other activities, as well as art and movement games for children and performances of traditional folk.video
Concerts, workshops, activities...
CAAMAÑO & AMEIXEIRAS (Spain)
Aire! is their first album, produced by the renowned musician from Burgos Diego Galaz, where they count with collaborations as outstanding as Sílvia Pérez Cruz, Fetén Fetén, Abraham Cupeiro, Xavi Lozano, Carola Ortiz, Pablo Martín, Apel-les Carod or El Pana.
"Both are excellent composers and offer fresh and original music, which is off the beaten track. 'Nautilus' is a disc in which each piece contains unexpected solutions - it surprises, amuses and moves you. It’s a real breath of fresh air within the panorama of world music. “Don’t miss it !” (Riccardo Tesi)
DUO PACHER/ROBLIN (Francia)
Repertoires from the Poitou and Berry regions are explored with verve and enthusiasm by this fresh and beautiful duo combining the rich and beautiful musical experiences of Christian Pacher on violin, accordion and vocals, and Benoît on hurdy-gurdy and vocals.
AIRBOXES XL (Belgium)
Airboxes is atmospheric dance music brought to you by Bert Leemans and Guus Herremans on chromatic and diatonic accordion. Bert (chromatic) and Guus (diatonic) are a perfect match, the different sounds of their instruments blend together in everything they play and take you on a journey to a magical world.
AINHOA LIMON (España)
Folk musical show in which the story of the Hilo de la Memoria (Thread of Memory) is told. Through chorus songs, pasillo, clapping and accompanied by traditional instruments such as spoons, frying pan and thimble, carajillo, scallops, aniseed bottles, the panaderas... With the aim that the children are once again educated by playing together. With the help of the treasure of our folklore. Aimed at family audiences.
COLLADO PROJECT (Spain)
With friendship as the main ingredient, a good pinch of love for music, two cups of local folklore and a great desire to play, play, invent and keep traditional music alive, this project was born from the imagination and good work of Javi Collado. All he had to do was ask "are you in?" ... and immediately there were 8 of them.
DUO LALOY/LETRON (France)
Someone probably wrote somewhere that Didier Laloy, a 13 year-old student of Bruno Le Tron, would play alongside him someday. When Laloy and Le Tron play in tandem, the result is a perfect and balanced partnership that includes dance music enriched with all their talent. There will be some balfolk classics, but some suprises as well!
Folk music from everywhere...
Access to 2 concerts/bal folk on the Friday, Saturday oe Sunday night.
* 100€ without discount
Access to all workshops, concerts and performances of all the weekend.Tickets
Saturday or Sunday
Access to all workshops, concerts and performances on Saturday or Sunday.
Ticket sales for "Folkarria eco-Festi-Bal" will be open from 01 March 2023 at a reduced price of 80€ * (first 100 tickets only). After, the price will be 100€ (consult the web other special rates).
If you want to realize the pre-registration to ensure your participation in the courses and concerts, in addition to the discount corresponding to the general charge for the full weekend, it will be convenient to buy your ticket in advance.
The festival offers an option for free accommodation in the gym of Loeches
which includes toilets and showers.
When purchasing online tickets, please also request a place in the gym along with your tickets. Participants must bring their own mats, sleeping bags and towels.
The ticket sales at the festival will be available at the reception of the festival.
The reception of the festival will remain open during the following hours:
|Friday (April 28)||05:00 pm - 12:00 pm|
|Saturday (April 29)||
11:00 am - 02:30 pm
05:00 pm - 12:00 pm
|Sunday (April 30)||
11:00 am - 02:30 pm
05:00 pm - 12:00 pm
Outside these hours you can buy your ticket at the entrance door of the workshop or concert.
The festival will take place in the Sport Certer José Rodriguez in Loeches (Madrid). This town is 30 minutes by car from the center of Madrid.
During all a weekend, from 28th to 30th April 2023, Loeches will invite to enjoy this great event designed to recover and disseminate traditional dances and the european folk music, a major challenge for the integration in diferent cultures based also in the active participation of the public...
The festival offers an option for free accommodation in the gym of Loeches, which includes toilets and showers. When purchasing online tickets, please also request a place in the gym along with your tickets. Participants must bring their own mats, sleeping bags and towels.
In the Bar of the Festival during all the weekend there will be ecological food and drink. There will be vegetarian and meat sandwiches, pies, croissants, snacks...as well as coffee, sodas, teas, wines, beers, etc. All of organic production.
In the Restaurants of Loeches you can find several menus and taste different and rich delicacies.
How to get to Loeches from the airport
200 Airport - América Avenue Bus interchange (to/from) - EMT Madrid
261 América Avenue Bus interchange - Loeches - CRMT Madrid
261 Loeches - América Avenue Bus interchange - CRMT Madrid
Car sharing group - Facebook
Folkarria is a self-managed festival and is held thanks to the collaboration of many people as organisers,
collaborators and volunteers.
If you want to get to know the festival from the inside and contribute your good work, we offer places for volunteers.
Open this form to get information and send your candidature.