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Arena Negra breaks its record with over 38.000 spectators for its second edition on the beach of Gran Tarajal
December 2022

Arena Negra breaks its record with over 38.000 spectators for its second edition on the beach of Gran Tarajal

The Arena Negra Festival broke its record for its second edition, which took place, on November 11th and 12th, on the beach of Gran Tarajal, in the municipality of Tuineje. Indeed, 38.000 people came to enjoy the two-day festival and its more than 17 hours of live music with the best artists to have ever performed in Fuerteventura’s festivals, with Malú, Rigoberta Bandini, Loquillo, Maldita Nerea, Pastora Soler, Mala Rodríguez, Ptazeta, María José Llergo, Eva B, Fernandisco and DJ Kali. On Friday, more than 14.000 people gathered on the beach, and 24.000 on Saturday, for the largest concert in the history of Fuerteventura. The unique setting on the beach of Gran Tarajal and the artists of this edition turned this festival into a unique touristic and cultural advertisement in Europe, in the middle of November, with enviable temperatures and a free concert. The feedback from hotels, other rental accommodations and the car hire companies indicated that there was a huge increase in reservations for the days around the festival’s dates. Eleven artists came exclusively for the Arena Negra Festival, offering a wide range of musical styles to suit any public, and 75% of the artists on the bill were women.

Record numbers for the first day

On Friday, The Arena Negra Festival was already looking like a great event with over 8 hours of live music from Loquillo, Maldita Nerea, Pastora Soler, Ptazeta, Eva B and Fernandisco. After 4 years of absence, everyone was keen to enjoy the festival again, which showed in the turnout on Friday. On both days, from the early morning, the concert area was already busy with onlookers, and then a crowd of more than 14.000 people arrived for the first concert that started at 6 pm with the Galician artist Eva B, who displayed her great personality on stage for the pleasure of thousands of spectators on the beach and avenue of Gran Tarajal. A crowd of young people filled the space from the beginning of the concert, as, at 7:30 pm, one of the great urban music revelations, Ptazeta, was on stage. Thousands of young people enjoyed the urban rhythm of the Canarian artist, singing along with her every song. The artist was proud of performing in Fuerteventura and thanked all her fans for their dedication.