Doctor Music Festival to be relocated to Montmeló
The new location of Doctor Music Festival is now the Barcelona-Catalunya Circuit – Montmeló, on the 12th, 13th and 14th of July.
The opening day on Thursday 11th July has unfortunately been suspended, with Parquet Courts’ performance being moved to Friday 12th and the Smashing Pumpkins show moving to Sunday 14th as one of the headliners on that day.
They accepted this change with the respect and courtesy only worthy of one of the most emblematic bands on the international music scene. The band was willing to accommodate the date and time change for the sake of the festival, their fans, and the other bands.
The return of Doctor Music Festival was due to be held in the Escalarre Vall d’Àneu valley, where the festival’s previous editions had also been held. However, due to a very unfavourable and final report from the ACA (released last Thursday) we are forced to move the festival to a new location, as with just 4 months left to go, it would be impossible to reduce the size of the festival in order to meet the limitations now required of us.
In our opinion, there has been a very over-exaggerated and destructive interpretation of the regulations surroundings theoretical flood risks in the valley, which has never before flooded in summer (at least as far as current data shows). The stringency levels which have been applied in this case far surpass the norm and we have therefore been forced to abandon the originally planned location in order to ensure that all artistic commitments made are complied with, and make sure that the festival goes ahead as per originally designed for this new edition.
All of the festival’s previously confirmed acts will remain the same, with the exception of Chris Robinson Brotherhood. There will also be several new acts announced today, and many other artists yet to be added to the line-up at the Barcelona-Catalunya Circuit - an internationally renowned location boasting excellent facilities and spanning over more than 600,000m2!
Thanks to the privileged location of Montmeló, at just 32 kilometres from Barcelona, with multiple access routes by car, as well as its own train station, this venue offers a multitude of amenities for festivalgoers which would be difficult to find at any other large music festival of this scale.
This new festival edition envisions the most innovative and dramatic of set designs, in line with cutting-edge international design. There will be four very different spaces, each bursting with personality and a distinctive look.
The main stage spans 162 meters long and is the biggest stage ever to be held at a festival or concert in southern Europe. It has been designed by no other than Ray Winkler, the leading talent behind the famous London studio Stufish Entertainment Architects www.stufish.com. They are responsible for the stage setups of many international tours for the likes of The Rolling Stones, U2, Metallica, AC/DC, Madonna, Beyoncé & Jay Z, Muse, Pink Floyd… and many more. The lighting for such a special stage will be created by no other than the prestigious lighting designer Patrick Woodroffe, general director of Woodroffe Basset Design www.woodroffebassett.com, who designed the most recent tours for AC/DC, The Rolling Stones, Adele, Black Sabbath, Ozzy Osbourne, Elton John, Paul Simon and Phil Collins, among many other.
Special mention must also go to the Force Field area, which will play host to a special program of open-air electronic music, for which the full line-up will be announced very soon!
This novel concept has been created and designed by Damian Lazarus himself, the influential DJ and producer responsible for the success of festivals such as Get Lost in Miami or Day Zero in Tulum, together with the help from the prestigious Belgian studio Criaturas www.criaturas.com
It will be a one-of-a-kind exclusive experience, with a specially designed concept and look for the occasion. Luciano, Jamie Jones, Âme and Dj Tennis are just some of the 23 artists set to fill this innovative space with their force and energy.
FESTIVAL TICKETS AND NEW PRICES
The current design of Doctor Music Festival now encompasses three full festival days and due to the production facilities at the new venue, we are offering new festival ticket prices, which will no doubt be music to your ears!
1-DAY PASS: 62 € *
2-DAY PASS: 120 € *
3-DAY PASS: 170 € *
*Distribution costs not included.
These festival tickets are now available to purchase from www.doctormusicfestival.com
NEW LINE-UP CONFIRMATIONS
The below artists will be added to The Doctor Music Festival line-up today.
LUCIANO * EMPIRE OF THE SUN * JOHNNY MARR * KAMASI WASHINGTON * TEXAS * SOPHIE HUNGER * NAHKO AND MEDICINE FOR THE PEOPLE * OBESES * HOLLOW CRY * LA IAIA * STAY * PUTOCHINOMARICON * THEY * EL PETIT DE CAL ERIL * ALÉ D´EUGA * MARITRINI Y SUSSICARIOS.
What’s more, we are excited to announce an exclusive performance from SOPA DE CABRA, where they will perform their double album “Ben Endins”!
PREVIOUSLY PURCHASED FESTIVAL TICKETS AND REFUND POLICY
All previously purchased festival tickets remain valid for the new festival location.
However, we are committed to fulfilling our obligation to everyone who trusted in us from the beginning and for that reason, we have activated a refund policy for anyone who no longer wishes to attend the festival at the new location.
Ticket holders can get a refund for their tickets or exchange them for a different ticket on the doctormusicfestival.com website, in the section labelled tickets.
The following process will be applied for each situation:
- For 4-day festival ticket holders: you will be automatically refunded the difference between the price paid for your festival ticket and the current price of the 3-day pass (170 €).
- For 2-day festival ticket holders: you will be automatically refunded the difference between the price paid for your festival ticket (140 €) and the current price of the 2-day ticket (120 €).
- For ticket holders who DO NOT wish to attend the festival at the new location: you have a period of 30 days, from the 9th of April until the 8th May, to request a refund for the amount paid for your festival tickets, including any distribution costs.
- For anyone who purchased their tickets via a different platform and would like to request a refund or change their tickets, you will need to provide your IBAN and bank account number.
- For any other products you may have purchased aside from the main festival tickets, such as for camping, glamping, parking, etc., a refund will be automatically processed without needing to specifically request this.
- Festival ticket holders will have 30 days starting from the 9th April to request a refund.
See You Soon Escalarre!
The Festival of the cow is evolving, but has not forgotten its origins. We would like to thank the Pallars Sobirà region, including its mayors and all its residents, for their huge show of support, hospitality and enthusiasm, despite the difficulties faced. For that reason, we are delighted to confirm that we invite all residents of this region to join us at Doctor Music Festival. You will receive a free festival pass which you can obtain by showing proof of your local residency registration (empadronamiento). It has sadly not been possible this time, but we would like you to know that Doctor Music still has its heart firmly in the Vall d’Àneu and we hope to return once again in the future, whether it be for Doctor Music Festival or another similar project.