The Giant Festival, which moved to Madrid last year after six editions in Guadalajara, will finally be held normally for the first time in our region with a print poster that includes Lori Meyers, Dorian, Rigoberta Bandini, La Mechanical Goat (who reunite twelve years later to celebrate the 25th anniversary of their first album), Miss Caffeina, Cupid, Natalia Lacunza, The Red Room, La La Love You, Russian Ladilla, Alice Wonder, Cariño, Joe Crepúsculo, Shego, Liars, Niña Polaca and Colectivo Da Silva, among many others.
This same week, the Councilor for Culture and Celebrations, María Aranguren, and the coordinator of the Giant Festival, Alfonso López, presented the rest of the poster for the festival, which will celebrate its eighth edition in the Huerta del Obispo on August 25, 26 and 27. edition.
Among the names newly added to the lineup are Cariño, Embusteros, Fresquito y Mango, Jimena Amarillo, Manu Lafäm, Los Invaders, We Are Not Djs, Nat Simons, Alberto
«Alcalá's commitment to music is firm, proof of this is the Alcalá Suena Festival that we celebrate this weekend, from which a prize-winning group will come out that will perform at this Giant Festival, which returns to Alcalá this year and that we will finally be able to enjoy with total normality, although last year the effort was made to maintain it by preserving all the measures that were in force, precisely to support the music industry", said Aranguren during the presentation, in which it was announced that has sold a total of 4,000 subscriptions. "We hope that this year a large number of people visit us with this festival as a claim, and that they enjoy the culture of our city, this time in its musical aspect."
Last summer, the public was able to sit down and enjoy performances by groups such as Amaral, Viva Sweden, Xoel López or Carolina Durante, and in previous years, at its old headquarters in Alcarria, others such as Izal, Sidonie, León Benavente, Vetusta Morla passed through Gigante. , Dorian, Quique González, Sidecars, Iván Ferreiro, Rozalén or Love Of Lesbian.
The subscription that gives access to the venue every day of the festival to enjoy all the concerts, costs 40 euros, and the VIP subscription, which allows you to enjoy the performances from a privileged space and includes a welcome pack with a badge and a backpack of the Giant Festival, is already sold out. Children under 8 years of age have free access, but must always be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians, presenting the authorization form at the entrance to the venue (it will be necessary to present ID, family book, passport of both or legal document that certifies the parent-child relationship or responsibility for the minor). Those under 16 years of age also have to enter accompanied by an adult who is a father, mother or legal guardian.
To facilitate the return home after the concerts, the organization has provided two buses. One connects with Avenida de América (01:30, 03:30 and 05:30) with stops in Torrejón and Coslada (€3.5), and another that goes to Guadalajara, with the same schedule and price. In 2019, the Gigante festival announced that it was leaving the city of Guadalajara and was looking for a new location through a statement on social networks, in which its management assured that the reason was "institutional neglect" that had "generated enormous insecurity and uncertainty".