Spanish Festival: Manchester to Say “Hola” to Flamenco, Paella and Latin Fever

A Spanish Fiesta on Albert Square...

In September, Manchester says “hola” to the first ever Spanish Festival offering something for the whole family.

“Manchester is absolutely perfect for
celebrating international events…”

Friday 5th September sees the Iberian Peninsula come to Manchester City Centre as Albert Square is transformed into a Spanish Fiesta with the launch of Festejar.

Festejar means to celebrate in Spanish and the festival will definitely be a cause to celebrate for the entire family.

For 3 days, Albert Square is transformed into a bustling festival hub with live music, Spanish street food, language classes and much more.

Festival Organiser Patrick Marmion told MM: “Everyone’s invited to Festejar. It’s a celebration of Spanish culture, for Spaniards and Mancunians alike.”

The festival highlights Manchester as an international city, with its diverse population of multiple nationalities.

Patrick added: “Manchester is absolutely perfect for celebrating international events such as the Spanish Festival.

From Friday 5th September, bands from Spain including singer lza and YouTube favourite Pol 3.14 (both making their Manchester debut) will get the party started supported by Spanish groups based here in Manchester such as Alonso D.

Supported by the Instituto Cervantes, visitors to Festejar can sample Spanish cuisine, learn some Spanish or even take part in flamenco demos followed by an evening of live music as the festival brings the very best of Spanish culture to the city.

Those who prefer dining to dancing will also not be disappointed.

Patrick told MM: “A delicious selection of Spanish food will also be at the festival, from chorizo burgers, paella and tapas, to Churros voted the best in the country.

“The festival will also have a bar, serving sangria and Spanish beers, as well as wine demonstrations happening on the main stage.”

Festejar runs from Friday 5th September to Sunday 7th September, 2014.




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