Vilanova International World Music Festival is a multicultural festival of music, workshops and conferences, that is taking place every year on a weekend of July, in Vilanova i la Geltrú, in Catalonia , Spain, since 1981. It is the oldest world music festival in Catalonia and also in Spain. The festival lasts for three days and the programme covers from 11 o’clock in the morning till night. There are more than thirty activities thought up for children and adults. Most of performances in this event are free.
The festival is also characterized by the good atmosphere, the integration of all kind of audiences, locals from Vilanova i la Geltrú and also tourists.
The festival is organized by Vilanova i la Geltrú Council, with Catalan national government support.
"La Caixa" Foundation cooperates with its program "Diversons" in relation to migrations .
Main artists 2009:
AL TALL (Valencian Country).
ASSURD (Campania, Salento / Italy).
BLOQUE 53 (Venezuela / Argentina / Catalonia).
CARLES DÉNIA A CINC (Valencian Country).
DIEGO EL CIGALA (Spain).
DARLLY MAIA & TRÍO FORRÓBÓDÓ (Brasil)
ELISEO PARRA (Spain).
EUCLYDES MATTOS TRIO (Brasil).
GROLLERS DE SA FACTORIA (Mallorca).
GRUP D’ABANDERATS, DOLÇAINERS I TAMBORERS DE LA FESTA DEL RENAIXEMENT DE TORTOSA (Catalonia).
GRUPS DE LA MOSTRA DE SACAIRES / FIRASAC (Catalan countries).
JAIPUR KAWA BRASS BAND (Rajasthan / India).
JAN MARIA CARLOTTI (Occitania).
JORDINA BIOSCA (Catalonia).
LÍDIA PUJOL (Catalonia).
MIQUEL GIL (Valencian Country).
TASHI LHUNPO MONKS (Tibet).
OMARA PORTUONDO (Cuba)
ORQUESTRA DE CAMBRA TRADICIONAL CATALANA (Catalan countries).
ROGER MAS (Catalonia).
TOMEU PENYA (Mallorca)