The Galician capital will have a new festival this year, the HOLANOLA FEST, which will celebrate its first edition from 20 to 25 September at the initiative of the Riquela Club.
With the aim of creating a place for cultural exchange between Galician, flamenco and New Orleans artists, the festival will bring together seventeen proposals from the United States, Galicia and the rest of Spain. The idea is that the audience, but also the musicians, will have a meeting place, crossed by different cultural contributions, building for a few days a community based on the exchange of knowledge around music.
Hailing from that city on the Mississippi River will be Kiki Cavazos' band with Pat Reedy Sundown Songs, the composer, musician and producer Duff Thompson with his mix of pop, folk and garage rock, the singer-songwriter Gina Leslie, the composer and creative force behind Max and the Martians, Max Bien Khan, and the Nashville musician Noel McKay. The trio Caldo, Benjamín Vázquez and Sabela King with their new project Mallou, Xiao, Cantigas e Agarimos, Carolina Vázquez, Tacón Gitano and Resaca Brothers will add a Galician accent to this first edition, which will also feature Paco de Lucía's former cantaor, Rubio de Pruna, and the flamenco guitarist Keko Baldomero.
In addition to the Riquela Club, this inaugural edition will be held in other venues in Santiago de Compostela, such as the Flamingo, the Modus Vivendi and the Fuco Lois. There will also be a vermouth session in Feixóo square by the Compostela group Cantigas e Agarimos, and conversations in duo format, open to the public, led by music journalists Fernando Navarro and Jacovo Rivero.
On Thursday 1 September, season tickets will go on sale at a price of €30 and day tickets at €12, plus costs. They can be purchased at the physical point of sale of A Reixa Tenda, in rúa do Hórreo 46. The remaining tickets once the festival starts will be available at the Riquela Club box office at a price of €15 plus expenses.