The City Council of Sant Feliu de Guíxols guarantees that there will be the 58th edition of the Porta Ferrada Festival “whatever.” The councilor responsible for the contest, Josep Saballs, says that for the time being the program is kept “all intact”. He does admit, however, that the consistory and organization work “intensely and discreetly” to deal with the coronavirus’s effects. On the one hand, because international artists can cancel tours after Covid-19. And on the other hand, because it will be necessary to see how to deal with the possible limitations of capacity “at the level of costs, prams and tickets”. Simple Minds, Ben Harper, Jamie Cullum, Kool and The Gang or Paul Weller are just some of the headliners this year.
In a statement to Radio Sant Feliu, the councilor yesterday admitted that the priority now is for the health emergency in the presence of coronavirus. But he also added that in the meanwhile, we must look towards the “medium term” because everyone hopes that with the arrival of summer we will “leave this nightmare” and people will enjoy the beach and the two most important cultural events of the year in the municipality: the Porta Ferrada Festival and the temporary exhibition of the Thyssen Space.
Josep Saballs explained that, for the time being, the 58th edition of the contest is still “intact”. Also, with tickets on sale. And nothing has changed since the end of February, when the official festival poster was officially unveiled.
Finally, Josep Saballs says he is “convinced” that this summer there will be “music” in Sant Feliu de Guíxols and in Porta Ferrada. “I would not go the wrong way, I would not say a number; I am convinced that we will have some outstanding performances, “he added, noting that there would be cancellations. The councilor, however, did remember that the city has spaces that can “recast” capacity and “accommodate” different types of shows. “But I do want to move that we will have 58 editions and that we are on the way to the 60’s”, concluded the councilor.