XXVI Flamenco Festival
What is the Flamenco Festival?
The Flamenco Festival is a festival dedicated exclusively to flamenco that is held in Jerez de la Frontera (Andalusia) every year between the months of February and March. During the celebration of this festival, the soul and passion of flamenco ignites what is an everyday pastime in the city. The festival includes performances of flamenco singing, dancing and guitar playing, as well as courses and other educational activities in theatres and flamenco clubs. Billed as "flamenco and Spanish dance", the central theme of the Festival is dance. In addition to providing a showcase for this artistic genre, the festival also anticipates innovative creations and the creative fusion of artists exploring new aesthetic and expressive avenues for 21st century flamenco.
XXVI Edition of the Festival
The Festival de Jerez attracts some of the best known national and international flamenco "cantaores" and "bailaores". Both artists and flamenco apprentices from all over the world come to Jerez at this time of year to participate in specialised workshops given by the best flamenco teachers. For tourists, the main attraction has always been the extensive programme of shows. Previous editions have included artists such as Antonio Reyes, Belén López, Diego Carrasco, Manuel Valencia, Rafael Campallo and Ramón Trujillo. The Festival also encourages greater participation of flamenco beginners, with dance and flamenco skills courses.
After two years without being held due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Festival de Jerez returns this year with a wide-ranging programme - see here -. The 26th edition will take place between 17 February and 5 March 2022. An edition in which the event, focused on flamenco and Spanish dance, "will be able to show all its artistic potential and its great convening power before a national and international audience". Internationally renowned artists such as Farruquito, María Terremoto, José Cortés and the Spanish national ballet group will perform at the Villamarta Theatre.
Discover Jerez with Ole Solutions
Staying in one of our properties is not just about enjoying Jerez. Staying in a property with Ole Solutions is an experience that will make you remember the city forever, wanting to come back again. You will interact with the locals, who provide access to practical, first-hand information. You will have more space and access to appliances that you won't have in a hotel, as well as achieving authenticity in the experience with locals enjoying the Jerez culture. Ole Solutions has a great range of holiday rental properties in Jerez de la Frontera. Below is our recommendation for the XXVI Flamenco Festival:
- Andalusí Apartment. Ideal for couples who wish to stay in a unique space with a Jerez-Andalusian touch. In the heart of the city, the flat also has an inner courtyard where you can enjoy a sherry from Jerez on your arrival.
- Armas Xérès Apartment. Located just a stone's throw from the Plaza del Arenal and the city's main tourist attractions, the flat can accommodate up to four guests and has a wonderful interior courtyard.
- Flat La Paquera. The Plazuela de la Yedra is the heart of the flamenco route through the San Miguel district of Jerez. The flat is fully equipped to enjoy a great stay in the city.
- Casa Carmeleni. Located in a typical Jerez courtyard and decorated with Andalusian style tiles, Casa Carmeleni will make you feel the purity of the historical centre of the city.