The Sunday evening of the Vilagarcía festivities seems to be jinxed. First the Mon Laferte concert was cancelled. Less than a month after San Roque, the Council managed to sign Natalia Lacunza to replace the Chilean singer, but the former contestant of Operación Triunfo 2018 just 24 hours before his appointment with the Vilagarcianos communicated to the Department of Culture the suspension of his concert in the park of A Xunqueira alleging “reasons of a personal nature”. “The limited time available, just one day, prevented finding a viable alternative to cover that space on the agenda”, they justify from Ravella.
The department headed by Sonia Outón “is very sorry for the situation and apologizes to the residents of Vilagarcia and the visitors who had planned to attend the concert” despite “having no responsibility in this unforeseen situation”. Thus, it encourages citizens to enjoy the other musical performances planned for the remaining eight days of festivities.
MClan, Elíades Ochoa, Joel Padín, Los del Pirata Cojo, A Xaiba, Señora DJ, the Coro Liceo and the Arousa Chamber Band or Uxía Lambona ea Banda Molona will perform, in addition to the verbenas, the Festaclown and the Cine na Rúa. They have already passed through A Xunqueira La La Love You, Hens, Xackal, Los Motores and Barón Rojo.
the day of today It will be “more relaxed” – they qualify from the City Council – with some parades by the groups of bagpipes To Our Lady of Xunqueira (11:00 a.m.) and The Xirifeiros (20.30). Tomorrow San Roquiño O Pequeno will concentrate the activity to give way to the Festa da Auga the next day.
80% rain for the Auga
Meteogalicia predicts that it rains both the night before the Festa da Auga and the morning of the massive eventwith an 80% probability of precipitation and temperatures highs of 22 degrees.
special cleaning device
After the Auga, the City Council enables a special cleaning device which this year will consist of 85 troops in two shifts: 40 in the morning, which will start working at 7:00 a.m. on the seafront, and 45 in the afternoon, which will start at 5:00 p.m. in the streets of the Humid Zone and the city center. Reinforcing containers (especially glass) will be installed on the beach and TIR zone.
The morning brigade will be made up of Xardíns, Environment, Works and Lighting workersin addition to two conductors of Cespa who will drive a collection truck and a washdown truck. Garbage collection will be done manually and, like last year, selectively to recycle as much as possible.
The tasks will begin on the beaches to leave them in good condition for bathers and will move towards the TIR zone, Miguel Hernández park, O Centenario and O Cavadelo.
The outer bars, withdrawn at 4:00 p.m.
The afternoon shift will start once the Festa da Auga is over. Thus the Councilor for Works and Services, Lino Mouriño, appeals to the catering establishments so that they have the exterior bars fully collected and removed at 4:00 p.m.
The City Council will only carry out flushing after the Festa da Auga; the other days dry cleaning is carried out with sweepers
The operators will begin at 4:30 p.m. to clean the streets with three trucks, three sweepers and a washing machine. Ravella will only resort to washing down for cleaning tasks after the Festa da Auga. The other days, as has been happening for weeks, the cleaning will be dry with sweepers.
The city must remain pristine for the passage of Procession of San Roque at 8:30 p.m..
The procession of San Roquiño O Pequeno returns on the eve of the big day of the Vilagarcía festivities
For today the programming of the San Roque festivities will be scarce when Natalia Lacunza’s concert falls off the poster. But tomorrow the activity will return and will do it with the traditional procession of San Roquiño O Pequeno which is celebrated in the neighborhood of San Roque every August 15, on the eve of the big day of the festivities. The group of bagpipes The Terribles of Arousa It will start at ten in the morning with a street parade. At 11:30 a.m. mass will be sung by the coral Santa Eulalia and at the end, around 12:30, the procession will leave accompanied by the Vilagarcia Music Band and the bagpipers. As usual, at the end of the parade wine and empanada will be distributed. Once outside the San Roque neighbourhood, those in charge of animating the streets will be the group of bagpipes Mocedades of A Torre (12:30 p.m.) and Os Trasnos de Guillan (20.30).
Tomorrow’s Monday concerts in the A Xunqueira park will have a children’s session, with Uxía Lambona and Banda Molona from 8:30 p.m. The group, with Pali on bass, Ñoc on drums, Diego on bagpipes and flute, Serghaño on guitar, Roscón on accordion and Uxía singing, will bring traditional Galician music closer to the little ones in a fun way. The band has three CDs on the market.
At 22.30 there will be a festival in San Roque in charge of “The Three Latins” and at 11:00 p.m. the activity returns to the A Xunqueira park with Joel Padinthe new promise of Galician folk music.
Cambados puts on sale the last tickets for Manu Chao
The Council of Cambados will put up for sale next Friday August 19 the last 500 entries for him Manu Chao concert on the 26th. The price will be the same as the sale price. online, 10 euros. Those interested should go to Pazo de Torrado (Rúa do Príncipe, 10) at seven in the afternoon. Each person may purchase a maximum of four seats..
Manu Chao’s performance will be in acoustic format in Plaza de Fefiñáns. On stage he will be accompanied by Lucky Luciano (on guitar) and Miguel Rumbao (on percussion). The capacity is set at 2,500 attendees. The Cambadés City Council had spent years trying to get this concert.
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The Sunday concerts of the San Roque festivities, jinxed
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