Quintanar de la Orden will become the capital of electronic music during the first weekend of July. This was announced at the press conference that took place at the 'Príncipe de Asturias' civic center and was attended by, in addition to the OAK team from the company Óh!pera, led by Víctor and Javier Fernández; the mayor of Quintanar, Juan Carlos Navalón and councilors from all the political parties of the municipal corporation; DJ Alejandro Fernández, sponsors; as well as numerous neighbors.
Víctor Fernández, together with OAK's creative content designer, Elvira Villaseñor, were in charge of presenting the project, which was born, as they claimed, with the intention of promoting the La Mancha environment by combining music and the environment.
After numerous studies, they have confirmed that Spain is the second country in the world that listens to the most electronic music, and yet Castilla-La Mancha does not have any electronic music festival of these characteristics. "We believe that our land has a lot to offer and what we want is to create ties so that people can enjoy activities in our own town and have the concern of staying there," said Víctor Fernández.
With regard to the chosen name 'OAK', holm oak or oak in English, they wanted to pay homage to the old name of the municipality 'Quintanar de la Encina' while reflecting the link with the natural environment and with the strength (duration) that is desired from the festival.
The festival is also born with a great projection for the future, with an annual calendar and an open program that will vary depending on the musical trends of each moment.
On the other hand, and focused on its more sustainable side, actions aimed at sustainability will be carried out. "We believe in creating an event of great magnitude without damaging the natural environment", For this reason, it is proposed, for example, the shared use of vehicles to attend scheduled activities, a responsible restoration, a reforestation plan and recycling workshops that will be carried out by Asprodiq, a group that is also an active part of the festival.
The mayor of Quintanar, Juan Carlos Navalón, has thanked Óh!pera for this great commitment that it is launching in Quintanar and that will attract a large number of people to the municipality, turning it into a great showcase for the outside world. "This is a project with international projection and future that will allow Quintanar to shine in the electronic music scene."