The show during the Strokes wants to position the Catalan capital as an international and innovative
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The ‘Esser of Mil·leni’ La Fura dels Baus, a structure of 15 meters, this year will be the star of the show to be held at the Maria Cristina Avenue and Fonts de Montjuïc to dismiss the year and give the welcome to 2015.
As reported Tuesday at a press conference the Deputy Mayor of Economy of the City of Barcelona, Sònia Recasens, the forecast is repeating similar to last year’s figures, when first held this flashy show, which aims to consolidate and internationally position the Catalan capital.
Last year 70,000 people attended the event, and for this edition numbers “slightly higher” expected considering it is no longer a novelty, according to Recasens, who has said that screens are placed in the Maria Cristina avenue to ensure that all the public can clearly see the show. The budget will be around 450,000 euros and Recasens noted that are still looking for sponsors, but stressed that the collaborating institutions “remain behind” as in the first edition.
In the assembly of La Fura dels Baus also participate musician Santi Arisa with his group of drummers and singer Ginesa Ortega, and will again starring castellers Sants. The artistic director of La Fura dels Baus, Carlus Padrissa, explained that the show will incorporate references to famous people Catalan, Ramon Llull as the 700th anniversary of his death, and has advanced to the “castellers” will make a ‘castell’ words in tribute .
He highlighted that it will seek the cooperation of the public to symbolize the heartbeat of ‘Esser of Mil·leni’ with the light of their mobile phones. Like last year, TV3 broadcast the event, and the president of the Catalan Corporation of Audiovisual Media, Brauli Duart, and the first deputy mayor of Barcelona, Joaquim Forn, have signed an agreement with the Catalan public television is also committed to making the broadcast of the show next year.
Recasens stressed that this is a family celebration, for both tourists and locals, and explained that the show will start at 23.30 and finish after midnight chimes, although from 21.00 a repertoire of music will be offered 60, 70 and 80 to encourage the wait.
President of Tourism of Barcelona, Joan Gaspart, explained that the agency has sent information about the event over 16,000 tour operators and travel agencies with whom they have regular contact to promote it among tourists, and predicted that many of the who attended last year, they repeated.
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