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The Cadaqués International Music Festival is the second oldest on the Costa Brava and this year it reaches its 50th edition. A real success of trajectory, constancy and manifestation of the will of a people and its commitment to culture and tradition, collecting year after year the testimony of those who made it born and those who have nurtured it, and that continues in constant evolution.

Since its foundation in 1970, only three editions have not been held for different reasons. The last time it has been in 2020, when we have been affected by a global pandemic, which at this time still has us conditioned. Despite this, in 2021, the City Council of Cadaqués made a commitment to keep alive the continuity of the festival, with an edition although very modest, with its characteristic features and with a vocation to project towards the 50th edition, in 2022 in which we deposit all hopes.

The commitment to quality music, both of young values and internationally recognized artists, marks yet another year, the programme of the Cadaqués International Music Festival.

The 50th edition of the Cadaqués International Music Festival will take place between July 15 and 24, proposing a total of 19 concerts or activities with continuity during the festival days. A variety of proposals in different spaces in Cadaqués, aimed mainly at people who live, spend their summers or visit Cadaqués.

The festival premieres a new director in the figure of Philippe Do (, internationally recognized tenor (Scala de Mil., Opéra de Paris, Covent Garden in London, Bolchoi de Moscú, Lincoln Center in New York…) now based in Cadaqués.

For this 50th edition, we want to look at the popular history and artistic tradition of Cadaqués, emphasizing its uniqueness, its magic and the joy of living that is breathed in it. Cadaqués is also a town that loves meetings and relationships between people. Infinity of historical, human, unusual, unexpected meetings and even some of the impossible… From a Salvador Dalí living with some hippy arrived from all over Europe, passing through endearing characters, to artists and craftsmen, humble, anonymous or foreign people… Cadaqués inspires us by its magnetism and the charm that make it unique.

The artists of this edition already know and love Cadaqués, but they have never performed. We want artists and the public to be in unusual places full of history, far from the formalisms of certain concert halls.

Each concert will be an unusual event as a result of an unlikely conjunction between a spacetime, a work and various people. A way to connect with the “surrealist” tradition that is part of the DNA of Cadaqués. Our premise for this edition: great musical quality, good coexistence, sharing experiences and good humor.

The Cadaqués music festival team 











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