The Cala Mijas International Festival puts end to its first edition exceeding the expectations of attendees and bordering on a full house. In the three days that this event has lasted, a total of 107,000 people from more than 50 countries have enjoyed a poster that has brought together 90 national and international artists.
These are the data that the organization of the festival has made known, which has also highlighted the influx of people at the campsite and at the concerts of La Playathe daytime programming in Cala de Mijas where nearly 2,500 people have attended.
Cala Mijas has proven to be a international and intergenerational festival with a very wide age range, from families who came early in the afternoon with their children to a more mature audience and festival experts who did not want to miss this first edition of the Mijas festival.
As for his assistants, 27% corresponds to the international audience from 50 countries, with the United Kingdom, Germany and Italy being the countries with the highest number of attendees. At a national level, the provinces with the most followers of the festival have been Madrid, Valencia, Catalonia and Murcia, with the local and Andalusian presence being the most notable with people from all over Malaga, Seville, Cadiz, Cordoba or Jaen.
With iconic artists like Arctic Monkeys, Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds, Liam Gallagher, The Chemical Brothers, Kraftwerk, Nathy Peluso or Bomba Estéreo, this new festival has welcomed both the faithful of rock and electronic music, the staunch fans of pop, as well as those passionate about urban music.
The last day of Cala Mijas, held this past Saturday, has had the presence on stage Sunrise of artists like Liam Gallagher and his Brit-pop classics or the explosive and groundbreaking Nathy Peluso. The Catalans Love of Lesbian made the audience on the Victoria stage sing each letter after the James Blake show.
In addition, the Renault stage welcomed the eclecticism of Caribou, as well as the people of Malaga The Trinity or the South African Alice Phoebe Lou. And La Caleta hosted a selection of the best current electronic and urban music with Daphni or Simona and was closed by Madrid’s Pional.
Accessible and sustainable festival
From the Cala Mijas Festival they assure that the sustainability It has been a factor that has been taken into account in all processes, such as the adaptation of the space with a zero surplus balance or the use of sustainable toilets, which have their own purification system and optimization of drinking water. In addition, the recovery of existing flora and relocation of different varieties of trees affected by the works on the plot have been carried out and the use of concrete and asphalt has been avoided, reducing the carbon footprint of the adaptation process as much as possible.
Similarly, they highlighted the use of natural materials such as wood for the generation of stairs, walkways, and other elements of the festival, and the cashless system has also been implemented, with which the public has been able to make all festival payments through smart bracelets, thus guaranteeing a secure payment.
Another commitment of Cala Mijas has been the Km0 hiring, counting on local workers. Together with them, the festival has prepared a wide gastronomic and contemplative offer to all food needs, promoting the use of products from the area through agreements with local suppliers. In addition, the use of reusable and returnable cups has been promoted and the separation of waste has been guaranteed in all areas of the venue and in all its phases (assembly, celebration and disassembly).
On the other hand, the festival has guaranteed the accessibility Y care for people with reduced mobilityas well as the promotion of sustainable mobility through the organization’s bus device, with 20% of attendees accessing the venue in this way during the three days.
It should be noted that the Cala Mijas festival has carried out the donation to the project ‘Embrace the sea of Mijas’ of the NGO Equilibrio Marino, with the aim of recovering the special conservation area (ZEC) of Calahonda in Mijas. The space has also had a purple point thanks to the collaboration of the Mijas Town Hall and the organization of the festival, for the prevention and awareness against sexist attacks.