Spain's legendary Doctor Music Festival is being resurrected after a 20-year absence.
The news was announced in a presentation at the Groucho Club in London last night, attended by a number of high-profile music managers and agents. Last held in 2000, the festival hosted the likes of David Bowie, Bob Dylan, Blur, Lou Reed and Rage Against The Machine.
The reincarnated event will take place from July 12-14, 2019 at the same location as its first three years up to 1998 - Escalarre, in the Vall d’Àneu, in the Catalan Pyrenees.
Neo Sala, CEO and founder of concert music promoter Doctor Music, told Music Week the festival would be 50,000-capacity, with bookings to begin a year in advance.
“The Doctor Music Festival is an ecological Shangri-la, an unspoilt valley providing limitless space to roam and surrounded by mountains, where we will welcome tens of thousands of lovers of peace, music and nature,” said Sala. “The combination of the stars right above our heads, the greatest music legends and the most outstanding young talent, will create a heavenly experience."
All the food that will be consumed at the festival will be sourced from organic agricultural and livestock farming and will be free of agrochemicals, transgenics and any kind of toxins.
World renowned chef Albert Adrià will transfer his team from his Barcelona restaurant Tickets in order to completely integrate it into the festival. “Myself and all my team at Tickets are really excited to close the restaurant in Barcelona for a full weekend and move it to a wonderful mountain valley,” said Adrià. “I’m looking forward to the challenge of preparing all the food using the resources available from the region of Pallars. It will undoubtedly create a unique experience.”
The opportunity to pre-reserve a table for Albert Adria's Tickets Experience at Doctor Music Festival is now open via the applications page on the festival´s website www.doctormusicfestival.com.
The first 6,000 tickets for the ReincarnationEdition of the festival will be available from the beginning of May 2017. The early bird price for the first batch will be €175. A €50 discount will be offered for everyone who can prove, before Apri 30 (provided there are still tickets left), that they attended one of the Doctor Music festivals at Escalarre in either 1996, 1997 or 1998, or at the 2000 edition in Asturias.