Cruz de Tenerife in the Canary Islands is playing host to the first ever Rock Coast Festival between the 2th-26th May. Taking place in an enormous amusement park that has been built especially for the event, the festival will have one day, the Friday, totally dedicated to electronic music, with the other two days focussing on rock.
Top artists have already confirmed that they will performing, and these include Fatboy Slim, Ben Harper, Evanescence, The Smashing Pumpkins, Iggy and the Stooges and Marilyn Manson. Others will be confirmed in the weeks leading up to the festival.
The presence of the festival in the Canaries elevates this popular tourist destination to the position of other internationally renowned musical hotspots, and thus makes is an important stop off point for prominent artists who are on tour. Whether you are a fan of electro music, rock or pop, this even will give a boost to tourism in the islands, and particularly Tenerife.
The Rock Coast Festival is a long-awaited occasion for the Canary Islands: it is a daring business venture that will put the Islands at the heart of international music for three days with a wide range of activities.
Apart from a line-up featuring prestigious national and international musicians, the Rock Coast Festival will also welcome a variety of exhibitions, video art and new artistic trends, creating a new kind of visual arts mode of expression, all the while celebrating the leisurely aspect of the festival and its culture.
With both daytime and evening events scheduled, festival goers will benefit from 15 hours of activities each day with different areas to explore: shopping, recreation and sports, snack bars, children’s entertainment,game console zones, body paint stands and more. Outside the main stage area there will also be a relaxation area with chill-out rooms, separate tents for young musicians as well as NGO stands, hoping to help raise awareness for various causes during the event.
The line-up so far:
Thursday 24 May: Iggy & The Stooges, Evanescence, Marilyn Manson, The Smashing Pumpkins
Friday 25 May: Fatboy Slim, Orbital, three DJs from the Ministry of Sound
Saturday 26 May: Ben Harper
Further line-up announcements:
In addition to the artists who have already confirmed their attendance, nearly 40 national and local bands from the Islands will be present alongside rock group Marea, electronic band The Rolling Hackers and fusion bandMuchachito Bombo Infierno. The final line-up will be announced shortly with the organisers keen to keep to the quality schedule that has already been established so far.
Ticket availability and pricing:
Tickets can be purchased on www.ticketmaster.es or www.rockcoastfestival.com. In Spain, you can also purchase them from El Corte Inglés establishments or via their website www.elcorteingles.es.
Tickets for 24 and 26 May: 60€
Tickets for 25 May: 50€
3-day pass: 120€
1-day pass for stands: 100€
3-day pass for stands: 200€
VIP area 1-day ticket: 200€ (a limited number of tickets are available)
VIP area 3-day ticket: 400€ (a limited number of tickets are available)
Please note that for festival goers wishing to attend the Rock Coast Festival for more than one day, purchasing any of the passes rather two or three single tickets will be better value for money. Further information:For further information regarding the Rock Coast Festival, please visit www.rockcoastfestival.com, the Facebookprofile, Rock Coast Festival 2012