Andorra la Vella

ANDORRA LA VELLAFESTA MAJOR 2018

03 de August - 06 de August

Andorra la Vella's Festa Major kicks off in August with fun and festivities for everyone of all ages

During the first weekend in August, Andorra la Vella, the Andorran capital, celebrates its Festa Major with a whole host of fun activities for children and adults.
The streets and squares will be filled with entertainment and a variety of different musical styles. Dance and folklore, the circus, parades and many more surprises from the evening of Friday 3rd until the morning of Monday 6th August.

For the musical section, the kids will hang out with the lively, talented and multi-instrumental bands, Ovella Xao and Doctor Prats (Friday 3rd at Plaça Guillemó). For dance enthusiasts, the traditional musical ensemble La Principal de la Bisbal will liven up the Evening Dance (Sunday 5th, Pl. Guillemó). The year’s closing shows will be led by the finalists of musical talent show Operación Triunfo - Aitana, Ana Guerra, Cepeda, Míriam and Roi (Monday 6th, Parc Central marquee). There will be acts by local Electronica DJ - Richy Vuelcom, the Sidral Brass Band and Lucrecia (Pl. Guillemó).

2018 PROGRAMME

Friday 3rd August
3:00 pm–9:00 pm: The Labyrinth, an activity for children led by the Consell d’Infants (Children's Council) of Andorra la Vella 2017-2018. Parc Central
6:00 pm–8:00 pm: Children’s Gymkhana at Parc Central
6:45 pm: Ringing of the Bells
7:00 pm: Opening of the Festa Major. Reading of the opening speech by Carles Riba. Pl. Príncep Benlloch
7:00 pm–11:00 pm: Festa Major market. Arts and crafts, food and drink and entertainment. Historic centre
7:00 pm: 3x3 Beach Volleyball Open. Beach volleyball courts. Parc Central
8:00 pm: Aquàtica, the inaugural show by the Planete Vapeur company. Roaming around Avinguda Meritxell
11:00 pm: Dancing in the Square. Tercet Sarau Orchestra. Pl. del Poble
11:00 pm: Festa Major Concerts: Ovella Xao + Dr. Prats (fusion/rumba/ska). Pl. Guillemó 

Saturday 4th August
11:00 am–11:00 pm: Festa Major market. Arts and crafts, music, food and drink and entertainment. Historic centre
12:00 noon: Sardana dances. Cobla Ciutat de Solsona musical ensemble. Pl. del Poble
1:00 pm:  Dance of the Mediaeval Giants of Andorra la Vella and Sant Pol de Mar. Andorra la Vella’s folk dance group Esbart Dansaire. Plaça Guillermó
4:00 pm–9:00 pm: Game and sports fair for children. Parc Central
5:00 pm: Exhibition by the Castellers d'Andorra and the Castellers de la Vila de Gràcia. Pl. de la Rotonda
6:00 pm: Sardana dances. Cobla Ciutat de Solsona musical ensemble. Pl. del Poble
6:30 pm: Giants’ Parade with the participation of the Giants of Andorra la Vella, Sant Pol de Mar, Ametlla de Merola, Calella, Castellbell i el Vilar, Lloret de Mar, Pont de Vilomara, Sant Julià de Lòria. Pl. de la Rotonda and Pl. del Poble
10:30 pm: A S’Ombra, a show by contemporary circus act Atirofijo Circ. Pl. del Poble
12:00 midnight: Festa Major Concerts: ABBA Revival + Los Toreros Muertos (pop). Pl. Guillemó 

Sunday 5th August
11:00 am–11:00 pm: Festa Major market. Arts and crafts, food and drink and entertainment. Historic centre
1:00 pm: Andorra la Vella Contrapàs Dance. Big-Heads and Giants' Dance. Pl. del Poble
4:00 pm–9:00 pm: Game and sports fair for children. Parc Central
4:30 pm: Coffee, wine and cigar. Afternoon dance with the Cocktail Elegant Orchestra. Pl. del Poble
6:00 pm: Kamalikades. Aerial Acrobatics Show by Kamalik Clown. Plaça de la Rotonda
6:30 pm: La Ballarusca, workshop on traditional dances from the Pyrenees, with Esbart Dansaire d'Andorra la Vella dance group. Placeta Monjó
7:00 pm: Sardana dances. Cobla La Principal de la Bisbal musical ensemble. Pl. del Poble
10:30 pm: Visual Comedy. Circus show by the company Gromic. Pl. del Poble
11:00 pm: Grand Evening Dance with La Principal de la Bisbal and De Noche. Pl. Guillemó 

Monday 6th August
11:00 am–10:00 pm: Festa Major market. Arts and crafts, music, food and drink and entertainment. Historic centre
11:00 am: Sand castle competition. Beach volleyball area – Parc Central
12:00 noon: Sardana dances. Cobla La Principal de la Bisbal musical ensemble. Pl. del Poble
1:00 pm: Sidral Brass Band, winning fanfare at Andorra’s Walking Street Music competition (SAX FEST 2018). Pl. Príncep Benlloch
2:00 pm: Community Lunch featuring rice dishes and Habanera Music Concert by the group Olla Barrejada. Pl. del Poble
4:00 pm–8:15 pm: Game and sports fair for children. Parc Central
4:30 pm: Afternoon dance with the Andorra la Vella Senior Citizens' Association. Pl. del Poble
5:30 pm: Sidral Brass Band. Walking through Av. Meritxell
7:00 pm: Sardana dances. Cobla La Principal de la Bisbal musical ensemble. Pl. del Poble
7:00 pm: Sidral Brass Band. Pl. de la Rotonda
9:00 pm: Festa Major concert: Operación Triunfo Finalists in concert: Aitana, Ana Guerra, Cepeda, Míriam, Roi. Tickets on sale at: www.andorralavella.ad. Parc Central carpark marquee
11:00 pm: Fireworks display by Pirotècnica Igual.
11:30 pm: DJ Ricky Welcome and Sidral Brass Band. From 00:30 am, the festival will close with Lucrecia (Salsa). Plaça Guillermó 

Further information:
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