The PortAmérica festival already has a first preview of the poster that will make up its next edition in 2023. After the announcement of the dates on which it will return to Azucreira de Portas and the sale of its traditional Believers Subscriptions, the festival launches a preview of great artists: bands and chefs for the 13th, 14th and 15th of July.
PortAmérica, which is used to uniting melodies and flavors from both sides of the Atlantic every year, returns for another year with an initial lineup that brings together the best from different corners of the world.
This year’s lineup is headed by great international stars of the urban genre, such as the national icon, Bad Gyal, winner of the MTV award for Best Spanish Artist of 2022, or the rapper Nanpa Básico, currently considered the highest representative of Colombian rap. It is also worth noting the presence of the Argentine trapper Ysy A, creator of “El Quinto Escalón”, the most important Spanish-speaking freestyle competition and the talent factory that gave rise to artists such as Duki, Trueno, Paulo Londra and Wos.
Within the international scene, some of the most influential Latin American singer-songwriters in the world stand out. This is the case of Gustavo Santaolalla, considered one of the most important Argentine musicians and producers in history and winner of two Oscars, 18 Grammys, 2 Baftas, 1 Golden Globe. Two of the great winners at the 2022 Latin Grammys will also be present: Jorge Drexler, Uruguayan composer awarded 7 statuettes and Silvana Estrada, Mexican singer-songwriter who won the New Artist of the Year award at just 25 years old.
The renewed Argentine rock of the Bandalos Chinos and the irreverent lyrics of the consolidated Mexican band Molotov will also have their place within the most international section of the festival, where the groups Conociendo Rusia, Orkesta Mendoza and Son Rompe Pera will also be present.
PortAmérica remains faithful to its indie-pop essence and brings together iconic bands such as La MODA and artists who represent the new wave of Spanish pop, such as Pole. and Funzo & Baby Loud, whose collaboration with Hens on the song ‘Batmóvil’ Remix slipped into the TOP 50 of Spotify Spain.
The singer Dani Fernández, recognized with the Ondas 2022 Award and the band Sexy Zebras, winners of the IMAS award for “Best Spanish Band in Mexico” will be other of the festival’s main stars. Without forgetting the presence of Second, who will offer a farewell concert after announcing their separation after 25 years of triumphing on the national indie rock scene.
The most emerging artists such as the Murcian singer-songwriter Muerdo, the Jerez band Flecha Wallona and the Canarian singer Marilia Monzón, as well as big names on the Galician music scene will complete the bill. This is the case of the incombustible Carlangas, the groundbreaking Grande Amore and two djs that will make the whole festival dance: Galician Army and La Duendeneta.
Among these first confirmations there is also a preview of the chefs from ShowRocking, the gastronomic area of the festival, where every year music and cuisine come together so that the public can taste their tasty skewers and be moved by their special surprise performances. As in past editions, Pepe Solla (Casa Solla, Poio) will be the curator of the chefs of this edition, of which we already know Begoña Rodrigo (La Salita, Valencia), Catalina Vélez (Domingo de Vereda, Cali, Colombia), Edgar Núñez (SUD777, Mexico City, Mexico), Maca de Castro (Maca de Castro, Alcúdia), Vicky Sevilla (Arrels, Sagunto), Diego Novas (El Olivo, Vigo), Tomás Bermúdez (La Docena, Guadalajara , Mexico), Fabián Delgado (palReal, Guadalajara, Mexico), Javi Olleros (Culler de Pau, O Grove), Andoni Luis Aduriz (Mugaritz, Erreteria), Lydia del Olmo and Xosé Magalhaes (Ceibe, Ourense) and Héctor López (Restaurant Spain, Lugo); and more to be confirmed…
These 13 new chef confirmations add up to a first progress with 11 Michelin Stars and 17 Repsol Suns.
In its last edition, ShowRocking had 38 multi-award-winning chefs who, as every year, made the public enjoy unique gourmet skewers created especially for the festival and, in addition, a new pastry section was incorporated that put the icing on the cake for the tenth anniversary of the festival . The ShowRocking is already today the largest ephemeral restaurant in the world, where more than 20,000 tapas are served every year.
Tickets for the next edition of PortAmérica are already on sale at portamerica.es and are currently in their second season ticket offer for a price of €65 plus management fees. The price will change as the sections run out. As a novelty, this year it will be possible to get tickets for the festival using the Youth Cultural Bonus.
In its 2022 edition, the PortAmérica festival brought together 28,000 attendees, which meant 100% hotel occupancy in the region, in addition to generating an estimated economic impact of 5 million euros, making it one of the most important cultural events in the region. summer time in Galicia.
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Bad Gyal, Jorge Drexler, Ysy A, Nanpa Básico, Molotov or Silvana Estrada, first confirmations for PortAmérica 2023