Bay of Biscay changes its name and location, but maintains the essence. Deia, News from Bizkaia

Bilbao– The old Mundaka Festival will celebrate its fifth edition changing its name, to Bay of Biscay, and its location, in Bermeo, on June 26, 27 and 28, but "keeping its essence, capacity and prices", highlights the organization. The poster of this peculiar event, which combines the musical and gastronomic and has the collaboration of DEIA, includes performances by Rufus Wainwright, Backyard Babies, Tarque, Caravan Palace or Fuel Fandango, and the presence of the chefs Andoni Luis Aduriz, Ander González or Xabier Gutiérrez.

In spite of its "mature" state, Mundaka Festival has been forced to convert to Bay of Biscay and move to nearby Bermeo to "maintain its essence". Obligations of Demarcation of Coasts forced to reduce the space and install a fence that would leave without a view of the sea to its assistants. "We continue to be the festival of the Basque coast, in Urdaibai, and we are going to improve the accessibility, the parkings and we will count for the first time with a camping area glamping, with stores for two or five people and with light, mattresses, sheets and pillows, "explained the festival's director, Amets Rodríguez.

Bay of Biscay will be from this year, according to the general director of Foreign Promotion and Tourism of the Diputación de Bizkaia, Asier Alea, "what was always", although now it finds its own name, a festival that "makes part of all the coast of the vizcaino herrial and that opens and expands its wings "from Bermeo. "And he does it from three areas and components: the young, the music and the gastronomy, which is our main card of presentation in the world," according to Alea, who highlighted the sea's key and its openness to the world as "key Basque roots ".

Party with Crystal Fighters The fifth Bay of Biscay Festival closed its poster several days ago and yesterday presented its distribution by days, maintaining the capacity, comfort, warmth and prices of previous years, while improving "with more space". As a main musical novelty, this year the festival will open with "an opening party", on Thursday, July 25, in which the protagonist will be the British group Crystal Fighters. It will have the company of Belako, Hinds, Niña Coyote and Chico Tornado, Maren, Bad Gyal DJ Set and DJ Marfox.

It will be the kickoff for the three days of the festival, which will open on Friday 26 with "a dance and electronic poster" dominated by the electro-swing of the Parisians Caravan Palace, the state group Fuel Fandango or the Chilean Mon Laferte. With them will be Ángel Stanich, Anita Parker, Dekot and Papaya DJ Set. The next day, the head of a poster "more rocker" will be the exquisite Rufus Wainwright. He will share the stage with Backyard Babies, Tarque, The Mani-Las, James Room, Lemy River and DJ ON & ON.

"We want to continue being the festival of the town and for the people and for this, in this edition will be the finale on Sunday 28 at Lamera Park, where we will make everyone enjoy open the best music" with a vermouth session entertained by Anita Parker and as a final culmination, free performances of the local Zero, The Bronson and Sex Museum. The director highlighted the high percentage of "women in the cartel, and of flag in addition, as well as Basque groups."

A lot of gastronomyThe Bay of Biscay's gastronomic program, as important as the musical, offers "more stars and first swords than ever", according to its director, Igor Cubillo. Lamera will host tastings, tastings, sale and product exhibition and the showcookings of great chefs, with tasting of txakoli included. On Saturday the 27th will count with Paulo Airaudo, from the Amelia restaurant in San Sebastian. The Argentine chef with a Michelin star and a sun Guía Repsol will explain the importance of the plating in the kitchen and the combination of colors that he uses to elaborate his recipes.

Afterwards Ander González, from Astelena 1997, from San Sebastian, will participate with a sun Repsol Guide and presenter of A snacks of ETB, which will speak in public and prepare a succulent rice. "We'll see what the rice will be. The important thing is that the cooks, who have become a sect, can socialize with the people outdoors. It's a great plan, "he explained yesterday. And on Sunday, Lamera will welcome Andoni Luis Aduriz, from Mugaritz, and Xabier Gutiérrez, from the I + D department of Arzak, who will surprise with the activity Cooking Rebuscando en la Garura, linked to sustainability. "They will show how to cook with orange peels, monkfish skins, sardine spines …", according to Cubillo.

'Food trucks'As a final touch, without forgetting that the festival is held in Bermeo, Tuna World Capital, will have Balfegó, a factory dedicated to the fishing and rearing of bluefin tuna, which will carry out its particular knife cutting of that tuna. Also, this year there will be food-trucks with the presence of the Gelati Gelati pizzas (Maruri), the Navarra veal artisan burgers from Janus Dream (Sopelana), the fusion cuisine of Dando la Brasa (Bilbao) and the sausages of Hermann Thate (Bilbao), who has prepared the Biscay Bay Wrust for the occasion.

The festival, concerned about the generation and regeneration of its public, it will once again offer the Biscaykids program, with gastro-musical activities for the little ones. Among others, he will once again have Mikel Fiestras, chef of the Gasteiz restaurant La Regadera, who has prepared a Rock-cina Kids, in which the children will learn playing. The subscription for showcookings Saturday is 30 euros and 40 for Saturday. The day tickets for the festival cost 40 euros and 60 the ticket for both days. The latter is on sale for 90 euros adding the Crystal Fighters party.

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