Veranos de la Villa 2016

Veranos de la Villa 2016 presents a wide range of content for the entire city and absolutely everyone in it, including folk, classical, jazz, electronic and flamenco music as well as sport, circus, dance, local festivities and gatherings by, for and with people of all ages. It’s a programme to suit all tastes, which is – above all – affordable and within reach of every citizen of Madrid and its visitors. We can fly kites, dance in a square, rediscover Cervantes, enjoy a rugby match, visit the circus surrounded by pines, listen to Baroque or flamenco music in an olive grove, and more.  

The central panel of Bosch’s famous triptych The Garden of Earthly Delights –which we are lucky to be able to view in Madrid this summer at the Prado Museum, alongside some other marvellous works by the same artist– depicts a dream world populated by numerous men and women of different races who seem to live happily, either on their own, in pairs or in groups, surrounded by animals, trees, plants and fruit, lakes and rivers. On another of the pictorial work’s panels we see that this happiness also has a dark side, while the opposite panel shows us the possibility of a better world.  

To a certain extent, Madrid is also a world in itself: diverse, complex and heterogeneous in its ways of life, its ways of feeling and its forms of cultural expression, complete with its ‘hells’ and its ‘paradises’, its past, its present and the future yet to come. 

This large city –which is currently looking to the future and living a time of transformation–deserves a Veranos de la Villa Festival that reflects this evolution. For this reason we offer the people of Madrid a broad range of festive and artistic activities, which for the first time will take place throughout the city. We invite you to get to know the city better, to visit the places where our day-to-day lives may never have taken us, to return to others we may never have been back to, and, quite simply, to discover some little-known spots. 

A large and varied array of activities will take place at various sites, enabling us to get to know each other better and more profoundly, meet guests and visitors from all over the world, share happiness, enjoy the artistic diversity of all of Madrid’s neighbourhoods –next door to home or near that of a friend–, take a stroll in the moonlight and walk hand-in-hand with our children, grandparents, neighbours and pets. 

Because, as The Garden of Earthly Delights shows us, through art and culture this city can become kinder, friendlier and more liveable. This is the atmosphere that underpins the cultural narrative of a city full of joy and creativity, which it expresses in the Veranos de la Villa 2016 Festival to ensure that people enjoy themselves to the max, sharing the experience with each other.

Celia Mayer

Delegate, Department of Culture and Sport

Santiago Eraso

General Manager of Content and Cultural Spaces at Madrid Destino

Veranos in... Vicálvaro district

Evening circus show II: YiFan, Guillem Albà & La Marabunta, Taller de trapecio volante

Finished - Friday 19th of August, 2016 - Parque Forestal Valdebernardo (Auditorio Oeste, Colina)
Price: Free
OUTDOOR CIRCUS
Algunos eventos de la edición 2016
Imagen de Orchestra and dance in the Courtyard (“Patio”) at Conde Duque

Orchestra and dance in the Courtyard (“Patio”) at Conde Duque

Monday 11th of July, 2016
Conde Duque
MUSIC AND DANCE
Finished
Imagen de Goran Bregovic. Champagne for Gypsies

Goran Bregovic. Champagne for Gypsies

Thursday 28th of July, 2016
Teatro Circo Price
Goran Bregovic continues along on his own personal Balkan odyssey, reclaiming gypsy music with his Weddings and Funerals Orchestra. Since making his debut in style with t...
Finished
Imagen de Kiosquorama

Kiosquorama

Wednesday 6th of July, 2016
Kiosco de Música de los Jardines del Buen Retiro de Madrid
Kiosquorama is a travelling festival featuring current musicians which visits different European cities, dusting off the notion of the bandstand in parks and gardens as p...
Finished
Imagen de Evening circus show II:  YiFan, Guillem Albà & La Marabunta, Taller de trapecio volante

Evening circus show II: YiFan, Guillem Albà & La Marabunta, Taller de trapecio volante

Friday 19th of August, 2016
Parque Forestal Valdebernardo (Auditorio Oeste, Colina)
OUTDOOR CIRCUS
Finished
Imagen de Folkband: de la Jota a la Sandinga

Folkband: de la Jota a la Sandinga

Wednesday 13th of July, 2016
Conde Duque
Veranos de la Villa invites the Municipal Symphonic Band of Madrid, directed by Rafael Sanz-Espert, to work with master musicians who have salvaged and popularised the Ib...
Finished
Imagen de Rocío Márquez

Rocío Márquez

Saturday 9th of July, 2016
Plaza Centro Cultural El Pozo
FLAMENCO
Finished
Imagen de Juan Perro. New sound and new songs for Juan Perro’s band

Juan Perro. New sound and new songs for Juan Perro’s band

Friday 22nd of July, 2016
Teatro Circo Price
Santiago Auserón combines the distinctive voices of a band of musicians made up of creative artists united by mutual understanding. It’s one step further in ...
Finished
Imagen de Open-air ballroom dancing featuring an orchestra

Open-air ballroom dancing featuring an orchestra

Wednesday 24th of August, 2016
Explanada de la calle Bailén frente al Palacio Real
PARTICIPATORY DANCE
Finished
Imagen de Tim Hecker

Tim Hecker

Saturday 13th of August, 2016
Pabellón Satélite (Recinto Ferial Casa de Campo)
ELECTRONIC MUSIC
Finished
Imagen de Damien Jurado

Damien Jurado

Thursday 21st of July, 2016
Parque Quinta de los Molinos
American musician Damien Jurado, who has ties to the Seattle music scene, is one of the key urban singer-songwriters of the American northwest and of indie folk rock musi...
Finished
Imagen de Essai de Cirque

Essai de Cirque

Tuesday 5th of July, 2016
Auditorio en los Jardines Bajos del Puente de Segovia
Acrobatic troupe from Tangiers                                        ...
Finished
Imagen de Carminho. Canto

Carminho. Canto

Wednesday 6th of July, 2016
Teatro Circo Price
In her third album, CANTO, Carminho is accompanied by Nana Vasconcelos, Jaques Morelenbaum, Javier Limón and Carlinhos Brown. Marisa Monte gave her one of her unre...
Finished
Imagen de Piaf! The Show. Performed by Anne Carrere

Piaf! The Show. Performed by Anne Carrere

Friday 15th of July, 2016
Teatro Circo Price
PIAF! THE SHOW tells the incredible story of EDITH PIAF through her greatest hits and the amazing voice of singer Anne Carrere. It’s a veritable journey through the...
Finished
Imagen de Omara Portuondo & Diego El Cigala. 85th Birthday Celebration

Omara Portuondo & Diego El Cigala. 85th Birthday Celebration

Friday 8th of July, 2016
Teatro Circo Price
OMARA PORTUONDO & DIEGO EL CIGALA embark on a tour to celebrate the legendary Cuban singer’s 85th birthday. With a career spanning 70 years – much easier ...
Finished
Imagen de No se canta con la boca llena

No se canta con la boca llena

Saturday 30th of July, 2016
Poblado Dirigido de Fuencarral
MUSICAL/GASTRONOMIC TOUR  
Finished