Friday, 31 July 2015 13:28

Bioagaete: Gran Canaria's Epic Seaside Music Festival

Music by the ocean at Bioagaete Music by the ocean at Bioagaete

As if Agaete doesn't have enough fun at the La Rama fiesta, it also puts on Gran Canaria's coolest music eco-festival.

Founded by a local electrician called Rastatún, Bioagaete is still a grassroots festival. Started in 2012 by Rastatún, a local electrician, it has since grown into the island's biggest music festival and is still organised by local volunteers in flip flops from Agaete and Puerto de las Nieves.

Bioagaete still works on a completely non-commercial basis and all money raised from corporate sponsorship and t-shirt sales etc is donated to charity. All the acts perform for free and all the organisers donate their time. 

Another great thing about Bioagaete is that it happens right in Puerto de las Nieves town by the beach. The stages are in the town square and right by the sea on the old jetty and all the stalls and activities dotted through the town. The town's famous fish restaurants all open and the whole town (and everyone in Agaete next door) takes part.

But don't just let us tell you about Bioagaete; Here's what it looks and feels like:

Lex Says: Bioagaete 2016 is on the weekend of 18-21 August.


Bioagaete festival drummer at concert by the sea

 The Bioagaete stage by the sea at the old jetty in Puerto de Las Nieves


Bioagaete papaguevos2

 It's a cool mix of local traditions like these giant papaguevo figures


Bioagaete dancing

A bit of local music and dancing (but not too much)


Bioagaete turtle release

Environmental and eco-awareness activities like this rescued sea turtle release


Bioagaete market

Local handicrafts and hippy stuff at the market


Bioagaete sunset

But mostly...


Bioagaete singer

Mostly it's about the music and the fun


Bioagaete forgotten bit

Nobody remembers this bit: If you know what was going on, please let us know


Bioagaete concert

Anyway... great music by the seaside in one of Gran Canaria's coolest towns


Bioagaete beach

Where else can you go to the beach for a swim during a festival?


Bioagaete night

Bioagaete runs for four days and nights  in August


Bioagaete sunset church

And after it's finished, Puerto de las Nieves goes back to its normal, pretty self


Bioagaete preparation

Except here, where the local organising committee starts to plan next years Bioagaete (note the flip flops)


Bioagaete festival 2015 poster


Bioagaete 2015 video
Published in Alternative Tourism

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