Villena is Music (VEM)The open-air music festival is launching its fifth edition today in the town of Alto Vinalopó and will bring together. 62 groups and translators 1500 musicians who will take part 10 scenarios scattered in the squares and streets of the city During the 17th and 18th of June. offer, which returning after years of pandemicwas the most participatory music event in the province, presented on public roads 27 hours of all kinds of concertssuitable for all tastes and all ages.
The new edition starts traditionally this Friday Statement from the Municipal Music Band, celebrating its 100th anniversary this year. An action planned at 19:30 at Plaza del Teatro Chapi to get the party started. this is the first day it will also be a tribute to the dj figure, with evidence of their role as musical artistic creators in their subgenre and their impact on culture over the past 30 years. For this, VEM includes a meeting called ‘Club VEM DJ’ with 10 DJs from different styles and schools in its programming, and a macro meeting that will take place at 11:45 in Plaza de Toros de. Villena on Friday. will have participation. DJ Josele Calabuig, Mónika Rendon DJ DJ Josele, Llopis DJ, Djayme, DJ Álvaro Sevilla, Mutant Sisters Carlos Alpa DJ, Tiri DJ and Dj Camáñezeach presenting their own style, format and model of listening and feeling music in different aspects.
“VEM is the home of anyone who creates, performs, broadcasts, promotes or simply enjoys music. And in recent years, especially after the 90’s, there has been an important figure: DJs. VEM wants to prove the social and cultural value of these music-loving men and women with their ability to reinterpret music and produce new formats”, commented the coordinator of this event, Pepe Ayelo Culture House coordinator and manager.
Among the events, all freewill develop Big parade of bands scheduled for Saturday afternoon Between Plaza del Rollo and the front of the Chapi Theatre, as part of the tribute to the Municipal Band.
VEM will be closed on Saturday, June 18th at 20:30 with the participation of parents. live karaoke band The Classled by Juanjo Reig and sponsored by Thousand Pesetas Jazz Club, an invitation to active participation in this session, which is open to the public and other invited musicians.
The fifth edition of VEM includes: First edition of VEM Photography AwardIn cooperation with the Villena Cuéntame collective, in addition to other subscription awards, cash prizes of 700 euros and for future concerts at the Leyenda del Rock and Rabo Lagartija festivals.
This VEM session it also has the character of solidarity and philanthropy, where is all the proceeds from the sale goods will be For the Sanmente Foundation, dealing with people with mental health problems. The head of this being rosary thomasHe thanked the VEM organization for this opportunity and encouraged the locals and the rest of the province to enjoy the music at any show held.