Thursday 3rd June 2021 – XÀBIA AL DÍA with Mike Smith
The popular music festival Montgórock Xàbia will be returning this year after the organizers and Xàbia Council agreed that the next edition will be held over the weekend of September 24th and 25th 2021. This decision follows those of many large festivals which have adapted their usual formats to be able to host them this year, either spreading them over several weekends, seeking larger spaces, and requesting proof of negative tests for COVID-19 from those wanting to attend.
In a statement on their Facebook page, the organizers said that “the decision has not been easy and we have had a lot of doubts. There is a lot of uncertainty about what the situation will be in September and what measures will be. There have also been many artists who have postponed their tours until 2022. But we finally decided to launch and get out of this lethargy to give us the opportunity to live music, culture, rock and roll, sunsets and endless things you can enjoy today”.
They explained that they are committed to working on an adapted festival with all the necessary measures to guarantee the health and safety of everyone attending. This means that, according to the current restrictions imposed by the Generalitat Valenciana – which are likely to be modified this weekend – the permitted capacity of outdoor spaces is 75% of its licensed limit up a maximum of 2,000 people. However, the area can be divided into four separate sectors of up to 1,000 people in each, with independent entrance and exit, toilets and hospitality service in each sector.
In addition, regional regulations in force today call for predetermined seats must be established and separated from each other, staggered entrances and exits, unique directions of movement, and a prohibition of smoking whilst the consumption of food and drink can only be done in the assigned hospitality areas.
The organizers have also announced that the line-ups will be announced later in the year as many of them have postponed their tours for this year. In addition, with regards to the price of tickets, the official website has announced that initial sale will be 49 euros “to be fair to those who retained their ticket for the cancelled 2020 edition”.