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Semana Grande in Gijon

abba Semana Grande in GijonSemana Grande or Great Week is one the most important fiestas of the year.  This year it starts on the 6th to the 16th August. During these days the city will be full of people and activities, concerts and much more.

The open concerts take place in three different places:  at Begoña promenade, at the Main square and at Poniente Beach.

The program for this year offers a wide range of variety for everyone:

6th August the Semana Grande will be open with a folk music concert- 21:00 hrs at the Main Square. At 23:00 you can enjoy ABBA music at Poniente Beach through the ABBA revival.

7th August at 20:00 on the Main Square: house and dance with the Belgium band Technotronic. At 23:00 in Poniente Peret will make us remember old times with his Catalan rumba.

8th August at 20:00 on the Main Square: Canadian indie folk singer Melissa Laveaux . At 23:00, Boney M revival in Poniente.

9th August at 20:00 on the Main Square: The Jives Aces, English jive & swing band. At 23:00 in Poniente Jackson Tribute.

10th August at 20:00 on the Main Square: flamenco with “Camaron, time legend: 30 years after”. At 23:00 Camela in Poniente.

11th August at 20:00 on the Main Square enjoy traditional Swedish music through Lisa Ekdahl. At 23:00 in Poniente the Wailers, Bob Marley’s old band.

12th August at 20:00 Rupa & the April Fishes, an American band from St. Francisco Bay. At 23:00 Carlos Nuñez will delight us with his babpipe music.

13th August at 20:00 Orchestra Assia on Begoña promenade. At the same time on the Main Square Bret Drennen concert. At 23:00 in Poniente enjoy Ilegales music

This festivity ends with the Great Night of the Fireworks: (August 14th). The eve to the Begonia celebration, fireworks illuminate the sky of the city with an amazing show that attracts hundreds of people.

This day at 00:30 (after the Fireworks) in Poniente: Javi and Los Parametricos concert. You also can enjoy two orchestras- one on the Arbeyal Beach and the other on Begoña Promenade.

You can also enjoy more music on the 15th August: Gigia Sax Band at 13:00 on Begoña. At 20:00 on the same place, the instrumental group, Bandina el Koku la Manzana will play asturian music.

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