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Fiesta Mayor – Festa Major 2018

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Start Date: August 17, 2018
End Date: August 24, 2018
Time: 2:00 pm to 2:00 am

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Location: Sitges, Barcelona, Spain

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Main events plus others before & after the Festival

Thursday 26th July

PRESENTATION OF THE PROGRAMME FOR THE SITGES FESTA MAJOR & SANTA TECLA 2018

19h Casino Prado Suburense

Wednesday 1st August

LA FESTA MAJOR EN DANSA (Festa Major in Dance)

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18h Racó de la Calma

Also on August 8th and 15th

Family workshop to make puppets inspired by the Fiesta Mayor’s popular dances, such as “Bastoners”, gypsies and devils. The workshop will be complemented with an optional visit to the Maricel Museum to contemplate the oil painting of Felip Masó, “La processó de Sant Bartomeu” (The San Bartolomé procession), 1884, as well as other paintings of the Luminist’s room.

Price: € 4.

Organized by: Museus de Sitges

Sunday 5th August

REPRESENTACIÓN DEL “BALL DE NOSTRA SENYORA DEL VINYET” (Dance of Our Lady of the Vinyet)

12h Next to the Sanctuary of the Vinyet

Organized by the theatre group La Palmera

Saturday 11th August

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IX TORNEIG DE FUTBOL SALA DE COLLES DE FESTA MAJOR (Hard Court Soccer Tournament) by “colles de Festa Major”.)

16h Escola Esteve Barrachina

Organized by: La Saca – Sitgetana de Cultura i Animació.

Friday 17th August

Inauguración de BARRAQUES (Music Concerts)

La Fragata

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With the concerts by :

19.30h El niño de la hipoteca

21.10h Marinah (Ojos de Brujo)

23.05h Huntza

01.00h Ebri Knight

03.05h Pupil·les

The “Barraques” group is formed by Agrupació de Balls Populars de Sitges, Ateneu Popular, Colla Jove de Castells de Sitges, La SACA (Sitgetana de Cultura i Animació, el Casino Prado Suburense and la Societat Recreativa El Retiro .

Organized by: Barraques in collaboration with Comissió de Festa Major

Saturday 18th August

EXHIBITION OF THE FLAG OF SANT BARTOMEU

Open during the hours of parish church celebrations

BARRAQUES (music concerts)

La Fragata

With the concerts BY:

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19.30h Marcel Lázara i Júlia Arrey

21.00h Porto Bello

22.40h Roba Estesa

00.35h Xavi Sarrià

01.45h Dalton Bang

Entertainment between performances by Dj Send0.

Organized by: Barraques in collaboration with Comissió de Festa Major

PRESENTATION OF THE BOOK “Les subhastes dels balls de la Festa Major de Sitges” (The auctions of the dances of the Fiesta Mayor in Sitges)

19h Espai Cultural Pere Stämpfli

The work of Blanca Planella i Rocha has been awarded with the Carbonell i Gener Award for high school students and is part of the “Col·lecció Quaderns, 66”. The presentation is given by Jordi Milà i Franco, member of the Board of the G.E.S.

Organized by: Grup d’Estudis Sitgetans

SOPAR-BALL DE CASATS (Dinner-Ball of Married Couples)

22.00h Societat Recreativa El Retiro

With musical performance by Andreu’s Quartet & Disco Marin.

The Pubilla and Hereu del Retiro 2018 / 2019 will be announced that evening.

There will be a gift for all ladies and gift draws during the evening.

Menu price: € 45 (Retiro members € 35).

Information and reservations until August 15th in the Retiro’s secretariat, Cable Jardines or by email elretirositges@gmail.com.

Act organized by the Societat Recreativa El Retiro.

Sunday 19th August

EXHIBITION OF THE FLAG OF SANT BARTOMEU

Open during the hours of parish church celebrations

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LECTURA DEL PREGÓN SATÍRICO (Reading of Satirical Opening Speech)

19.00h Opposite the Palau del Rei Moro (Street d’en Bosch, 10-12)

By Mercè Garcia Campillo. At the end, announcement of the “Pubilla” and “Hereu” of Agrupació de Balls Populars de Sitges 2018 and member’s awards. The party will conclude with a glass of cava and refreshments.

Organized by: Agrupació de Balls Populars de Sitges

BARRAQUES (Music concerts)

20.00h La Fragata

Concert by Núria Graham

Organized by: Barraques in collaboration with Comissió de Festa Major

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PREGÓN DE FIESTA MAYOR (Fiesta Mayor Street Cry)

21.30h On the “Plaça de l’Ajuntament ”

Opening speech by Talino Plana, with simultaneous interpretation in Catalan sign language. The Pregó (Festa Major Street Cry) will be broadcasted live at the Fragata. In the case of rain or bad weather, the proclamation will take place elsewhere to that be announced through the social networks.

Once the speech is concluded, on the Baluard Square celebration of the beginning of the Fiesta Mayor with a glass of Cava, courtesy of Perbacco and a glass of beer courtesy of La Sitgetana Craftbeer

BARRAQUES (Music concerts)

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La Fragata

With concerts by :

22.45h Mishima

00.35h Buhos

02.10h Dj Send0

Organized by: Barraques in collaboration with Comissió de Festa Major

Monday 20th August

cine-a-la-fresca-sitges-festa-major-programaCINEMA A LA FRESCA (Outdoor cinema)

22.00h Hort de Can Falç

“Aida” opera by Giuseppe Verdi live from the Sydney Bay.

Admission price: € 10. Tickets on sale at www.cineclubsitges.com and at the Cinema Prado box office.

Organized by: Cineclub Sitges

MÚSICA EN LA CALLE (Music on the streets)

From 19.00h, in different establishments

Pique Nique, Hotel Sitges 1883, Cafè Bar Roy, Janio’s Bar, La Cava del Retiro, La Guineu and Jardins del Retiro

The music groups and artists, Justo, Raül Bonilla, Oshun, Ramzéh, Sergi Ramírez, Sergi Estella and Xarim Aresté, will act as a final party in the Retiro gardens, at 22.00h.

Tuesday 21st August

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TRANSFER OF THE IMAGE OF SANT BARTOMEU

20.30h From Parroquia de Sant Bartomeu y Santa Tecla

The Municipal Commission of the Festa Major de Sant Bartomeu and Santa Tecla, representing the municipal authorities, will recieve the icon of Sant Bartomeu from parish vicar Josep Pausas and to the sound of the Agrupació Musical Suburband of El Retiro, will parade it this year to Casino Prado Suburense (c/ Francesc Gumà, 6-14), place designated by the Pendonist, Tony Tudela Pérez.

The route will follow the streets of Baluard, plaça de l’Ajuntament, Major, Cap de la Vila, Jesús, Francesc Gumà.

To follow, inauguration of the exhibition of the image of Sant Bartomeu open until 21:00h.

CONCERT OF “HAVANERES”

19.30h Paseo de la Ribera

By Havaneres Xarxa. The typical “rom cremat” (burned rum) will be offered.

EL BALL (The Dance – Fiesta Mayor concerts)

MARIA ARNAL I MARCEL BAGÉS

22.30h Baluard

Recognized with all the possible prizes within the panorama of Catalan independent music, the Badalona vocalist and the guitarist of Flix continue the chain of popular music transmission with their own songs.

Price: € 9 Limited capacity.

Tickets for sale at the Commission stand and at the Tourist Office.

LA PALMERA TORTA SELECTORS (Dj’s selected by the La Palmera Torta organization)

00.00h Baluard de Santa Caterina

Wednesday 22nd August

EXHIBITION OF THE IMAGE OF SANT BARTOMEU

10.30h to 13.00h and from 17.00h to 21.00h at Casino Prado Suburense

FESTA MAJOR VERMOUTH

13.00h Ateneu Popular de Sitges

(c/ del Sol, 2)

Ateneu invites all Sitgetans and Sitgetanas to share this moment and celebrate the arrival of the Fiesta with live music by the group Sidral Brass Band.

Organized by: Ateneu Popular de Sitges

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VESTIMOS A LOS GEGANTS MOROS (Let us dress the “Gegants Moros”)

18.30h Opposite the Palau del Rei Moro

We will dress La-hia and Fa-luch with the company of the children.

Organized by: Agrupació de Balls Populars de Sitges

“CASTELLS” POPULAR REHEARSAL OF FIESTA MAJOR (open rehearsal of human towers)

After the rehearsal, presentation of the Pubilla and Hereu of the Colla Jove de Castellers 2018. Snack and glass of cava

Organized by: Colla Jove de Castellers de Sitges

DELIVERY OF THE FLAG

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21.30h Parish of Sant Bartomeu and Santa Tecla

with poems and singing of Sant Bartomeu “Goigs” (praises) by the “Amics de l’Orgue” chorus . This year, the author of the Poem of the Flag titled “Bon Viatge!” (Nice trip!) is the writing group “ Talleres de Texto” and the illustration that accompanies it is made by Iris Salamé.

PARADING OF THE TRANSFER OF THE IMAGE OF SANT BARTOMEU

After the act in the Parish Church

Followed by the musical group “Agrupació Musical Suburband del Retiro” parading to the home of the President of the “Commissió”, Maica Díez-Alcón, on Santa Bárbara, 26.

Route: Baluard, plaça de l’Ajuntament, Major, Parellades, plaça del Pou Vedre, Santa Bàrbara.

SINDRIADA POPULAR (watermelon for all)

When the flag is arrived arrives at Parc de Can Bóta

The event will be livened up by the music of the group Retrio.

Organized by: Comissió de Festa Major with the collaboration of frutería Albert i Anna.

Thursday 23rd August

La Vigília (The Eve)

EXHIBITION OF THE IMAGE OF SANT BARTOMEU

From 11.00h to till the start of the Civic Procession, Casino Prado Suburense

ENTRADA DE GRALLERS ( Arrival of the “Grallers” )

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12.00h Sant Francesc, Cap de la Vila, Major and plaça de l’Ajuntament

The different groups offer their inaugural concert in tribute to the founders of the Festa Major. Participation of “grallers” of Escola de Grallers de Sitges, Marcets, La Sitja, Colla Maricel, Santa Madrona i Montònec (because of their 40th anniversary), and the groups of “sacaires”, Joan Olarte, Víctor Berbegal and Miquel Acunya.

21 MUSKETS ARE FIRED AND THE PARISH CHURCH BELLS ARE RUNG

14.00h Playa de la Fragata

By Colla Jove de Castellers de Sitges in commemoration of their 25th anniversary.

SARDANAS

14.00h Cap de la Vila

Two emblematic Sitges sardanas are danced: “La processó de Sant Bartomeu” (The Procession of Sant Bartomeu) by the maestro Antoni Català and “La Festa Major”, by Enric Morera, played by La Cobla Sitgetana

PARADE OF TRADITIONAL POPULAR DANCES

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14.00h Plaza del Ayuntamiento

Starting at Plaza Ayuntamiento: Gegants, Cabeçuts, Drac, Àliga, Diables, Bastons, Cercolets, Panderetes, Pastorets, Cintes, Gitanes and Moixiganga, accompanied by the musical group Suburband Retiro.

At the Cap de la Vila, the Moixiganga will perform the complete dance.

EXHIBITION AND PERFORMANCE OF “BALLS PARLATS” (the “balls parlats” are the recitation of verses of some of the popular dances)

14.30h Hort de Can Falç

Arriving at Hort Can Falç, In honor of the authorities and the citizens, all the groups will perform the full dances and there will be “Balls Parlats” (speeches/recitation of verses): Ball de diables, Ball de Cercolets, Ball de Gitanes and Ball de Pastorets).

Simultaneously some groups will visit the Sant Joan Baptista Hospital

CASTELLES EXHIBITION (Human Towers)

18.00h Cap de la Vila

By Colla Jove de Castellers de Sitges.

CIVIC PROCESSION

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19.00h From the home of the president of Comisión de Fiesta Mayor, Maica Díez-Alcón

(Santa Bárbara, 26)

The group of traditional dancers and musicians and the authorities, will recover the shrine of Sant Bartomeu from the place designated by the “pendonista” of the Festa Major 2018, Mr. Tony Tudela Pérez, and and they will accompany it to the parish church.

Route: Santa Bárbara, plaza del Pozo Vedre, Parellades, Cap de la Vila, Sant Francesc, Sant Gaudenci, Francesc Gumà, Jesús, Santiago Rusiñol, Barcelona, Davallada, carrer d’en Bosch, plaça del Ayuntamiento and Baluard.

In front of the doors of the parish church, the popular dances receive the image of Sant Bartomeu which, accompanied by the authorities, the “Pendonista” and “Cordonistes” will be placed in the presbytery to preside over the liturgies of the festival.

FIREWORKS

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23.00h From la Punta (Parish), La Fragata and the breakwaters

By Pirotècnia Igual S.A. and artistic design by Isidre Pañella i Virella. Honorary Citizen of Sitges.

CASTELL DE FOC EN CALMA (Fireworks in calm)

23.00h Passeig de la Ribera

(in front of Pic-Nic Restaurant, on the sea side)

During the pyrotechnic show, a seating area will be set up, where attendees will enjoy a tasting of a glass of cava Maria Casanovas Brut de Brut.

Price: 5 euros. Tickets for sale at the Commission stand and at the Sitges Tourist Office.

Disabled people free.

Collaboration: Perbacco and cava Maria Casanovas.

THE DESCENT OF THE STAIRS BY THE POPULAR DANCES

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Once the fireworks are over, the popular dances descend the “La Punta” stairs

Parade to El Greco Monument and back to Carrer Nou.

SARDANAS Eve

From midnight at Cap de la Vila

With Cobla Sitgetana.

EL BALL (The Dance – Fiesta Mayor concerts)

From midnight, on La Fragata beach

With Orquesta Taxman, guaranteeing a night of rhythm and “sabor”, and the internationally recognized, Sitges DJ, Nuria Scarp.

Friday 24th August

Diada de Sant Bartomeu Apóstol, Patron Saint of Sitges

JOYFUL AND FESTIVE “MATINAL”

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6h Desdel Baluard Miquel Utrillo i Morlius

6h From Baluard Miquel Utrillo i Morlius

The “matinal” begins early in the morning, and the folkloric dances and musicians with the “charanga” Buskant el To, follow an itinerary through the streets of town while flowers are handed out to lady spectators by “la Comissió de Festa Major”. People can join in the “ball de faixes” (one must be dressed in white and wear “espardenyes de betes” (espadrilles with ribbons) and a “faixa” (waistband in the fashion of the castellers).

Route: Baluard, Fonollar, Baluard Vidal i Quadras, Port de n’Alegre, Rafel Llopart, Sant Damià, Sant Sebastià, Jesús, Sant Bartomeu, Sant Gaudenci, Sant Josep, Espalter, plaça del Pou Vedre, Parellades, Cap de la Vila, Major and Ajuntament.

SOLEMN MASS IN HONOUR OF SANT BARTOUMEU

10.30h Parish Church of Sant Bartomeu and Santa Tecla

Presided over by Father Josep Pausas, rector. This year, the group Colla Jove de Castellers de Sitges, will make the offering to Sant Bartomeu commemorating its 25th anniversary. At the end of the celebration, song of the “Goigs” (praises) of the Saint in charge of the Choir of the Amics del Orgue and veneration of the relic.

EXIT FROM MASS

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After the celebration of mass, from the Baluard to the Plaza del Ayuntamiento

Musical parade of the Band, which will accompany the authorities to the Town Hall. Then, all the dances and their respective musicians will perform, together with the Cobla Maricel and the Suburband del Retiro Music Group, they will come together in one of the most magical moments of the festivities.

After the performance of the popular dances, the band will perform “Els Segadors”, the national hymn of Catalonia.

CASTELLS EXHIBITION (Human Towers)

13.00h Plaza del Ayuntamiento

Performed by Colla Jove de Castellers de Sitges.

CONCERT- VERMOUTH OF FESTA MAJOR

13.00h After the exit of mass

Casino Prado Suburense, Cobla Maricel will perform “Concert per cobla & gralles”.

Sociedad Recreativa El Retiro with the performance of Agrupación Musical Suburband del Retiro.

SANT BARTOMEU’S PROCESSION

19.30h From Baluard

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Circuit around town with the authorities, the Saint and the folkloric dances and musicians, accompanied by all the Sitgetanas and Sitgetans who wish it. The rector of the parish, Mn. Josep Pausas y Mas will preside over the processional act joined by the Illustrious Town Hall dignataries.

The popular dances, grallers and the Suburband del Retiro will precede the tabernacle. The tabernacle, with the image of the Saint, will be taken by the “Costaleros” of Sant Bartomeu and Santa Tecla. The Flag of Sant Bartomeu shall be carried by the pendonista Tony Tudela Pérez, who has named as Cordonistes Vinyet Tudela Aledo, Gerard Ferrer Cuellar, Isaac Bielsa Tutusaus and Josep M. Marrades Puig.

Route: Baluard, Fonollar, Sant Joan, Davallada, Barcelona, Santiago Rusiñol, Jesús, Sant Bartomeu, Sant Gaudenci, Sant Francesc, Cap de la Vila, Parellades, Bonaire, passeig de la Ribera, Nou, Major, plaza de Ayuntamiento and Baluard.

As the procession advances along the Paseo de la Ribera, the religous procession will be saluted by firing mortars and the ringing of bells, La Cobla Sitgetana will interpret the sardanas “Els Gegants de Sitges” composed by Tomàs Gil i Membrado and “La Processó de Sant Bartomeu”, composed by Antoni Català i Vidal.

SANT BARTOMEU RETURNS TO THE PARISH CHURCH

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When the Saint is being returned to the parish church, in the plaza del Baluard in front of the church all the fires and crackers are lit, the dances are carried out to their respective music and a small firework display takes place. It is, in all probability, one of the most emotional and awe inspiring moments of the fiesta.

Then, inside the temple, closing prayer.

LAST DANCE OF THE “BÈSTIES DE FOC” AND GEGANTS (Beasts of fire and giants)

With the Saint restored to the parish church, the gegants, drac and àliga (papier-mâché giants, dragons and eagle) dance their farewell at Plaça de l’Ajuntament.

EL BALL (The Dance – Fiesta Mayor concerts)

23h La Fragata Beach

With Falciots Ninja, Ramon Mirabet and dj’s Kimberly i Clark.

Saturday 25th August

Vot de Vila a Sant Lli (Vow of the town to Saint Lli)

VERMUT DE SANT LLI

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12.30h El Vall, in front of Bar La Guineu

The event will feature a performance of group “Les Guineus del Dixie”. A new vermouth “India”, will be served.

Organized in collaboration with Bar Restaurant La Guineu .

MASS IN HONOR OF THE DEAD OF SITGES

19.30h Parish Church of Sant Bartomeu and Santa Tecla

We are invited to remember those who, with us, lived the Sitges Fiesta with joy.

SANT BARTOMEU CONCERT

21.30h Parish of Sant Bartomeu and Santa Tecla

By Marià Franco (tenor) and Francesc Pi (organ)

Voluntary entrance fee.

Organized by: Amics de l’Orgue de Sitges

DINNER LUNCH CABARET

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22h Casino Prado Suburense

With the introduction of “Pubilles” of Casino Prado and Carrusel and the “Hereu” of Carrusel.

More information at www.casinoprado.cat

EL BALL (The Dance – Fiesta Mayor concerts)

23h La Fragata Beach

With Momo (Queen Tribute), Coldday (Coldplay Tribute) and Dj Coco.

Sunday 26th August

OPEN DOORS AT THE MUSEUMS

From 10.00h to 20.00h Museo Maricel and Museo Cau Ferrat

From 11.00h to 14.00h and from 17.00h to 20.00h Fundación Stämpfli

In honour of the festivity of Sant Bartomeu

“CASTELLS” EXHIBITION OF FIESTA MAYOR

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18.30h Plaza del Ayuntamiento

With the groups of Minyons de Terrassa, els Xicots de Vilafranca and Colla Jove de Castellers de Sitges.

Organized by: Colla Jove de Castellers de Sitges

DANCE FOR ELDERLY PEOPLE

19.30 h Hort de Can Falç

By Josep Delgado.

A cargo de Josep Delgado.

SARDANA CLOSING EVE

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22.15h Sant Sebastià Beach

With Cobla Maricel. We will say goodbye to the Fiesta Mayor with cake and sweet wine.

EL BALL (The Dance – Fiesta Mayor concerts)

22.00h La Fragata Beach

Sabor de Gràcia with the show “Sabor a Peret”, and la Welcome Band Orquestra.

Friday 31st August

“LA PEÇA DEL MES” ( The piece of the month of Museus de Sitges)

20.00h Saló d’Or del Palau Maricel (Golden Hall of Maricel Palace)

The piece of the mont is “El Ball de Gitanes de Sitges” (Ball parlat). By JM. Esteban.

Organized by: Museus de Sitges


DATES SUBJECT TO CHANGE

Past/Future Festa Major
(fiesta major,festa mayor)

Yearly week+ festival

TYPICAL AGENDA FESTA MAJOR DE SITGES

(we welcome English text, from the council : too time consuming to translate every year)

THE GIANT MOORS

in front of the Palace, DRESS THE GIANT MUSLIMS

Act organised by the Grouping of Popular Dances of Sitges.


GIANTS OF THE VILA, THE AMERICAN GIANTS, THE DRAGON And The eagle

To the seven of the afternoon, in front of the Slaughterhouse, GO To LOOK FOR THE GIANTS OF THE VILA, THE AMERICAN GIANTS, THE DRAGON And The eagle. To continuation will go in courtship until the City council, going through the street Eleven September, Port of n’Cheerful, Descent and street d’in Bosch.


CONCERTS

The Frigate

Sitges Church, CONCERTS with the trainings Segonamà, will follow (Tribute to Opening ), Buhos and DJ OGT.

Act organised by the community of the Barracks and with the collaboration of the Commission of Greater Party.


 


More information to: @fmsitges

MONDAY

TRANSFER OF THE IMAGE OF SANTO BARTOMEU

18:00 h | Parish of Santo Bartomeu and Santa Tecla

To the séis of the afternoon, from the Parish of Santo Bartomeu and Santa Tecla, TRANSFER of the Image of SantoBartomeu . The municipal Commission of Greater Party of Santo Bartomeu and Santa Tecla, in representation of the municipal authorities, will collect of tame of Mn. Josep Pause s, rector of the parish, the image of the Saint Pattern. And accompanied by the sound of the Musical Grouping Suburband of Withdraw It, will move it until the place designated by the Pendonista of this year, the gentleman Ramon Soler and Fernández, to the number 36 of the street of Joan Maragall.

The transfer will carry out by the streets: Bastion, Fonollar, Port of Cheerful, Eleven September.

Next, it will inaugurate The Exhibition of the Image of Santo Bartomeu that will remain opened until the nueve of the get dark.


PREGÓN SATIRICAL

Palau of the King Dwell

From the seven of the afternoon, in front of the Palace of the King Dwell (street of in Bosch 10-12), reading of the PREGÓN SATIRICAL of Greater Party, to charge of David Lanau Arias (Ratxu). To continuation will present the Pubilla and the Heir of the Grouping of Popular Dances of Sitges 2017 and will carry out the recognition to the partner. The party will close with a small refrigerate and a glass of digs.

Act organised by the Grouping of Popular Dances of Sitges.


CONCERT Of HABANERAS

Walk of the Bank

To the eight of the get dark, to the Walk of the Bank, CONCERT Of HABANERAS with the Fishermen of’l Scale. It will serve the typical burned rum.


PREGÓN OF THE GREATER PARTY

City council of Sitges

To the ten of the night, to the square of the City council, PREGÓN OF THE GREATER PARTY to charge of the theatrical group sitgetà The Neighbours. This year the pregón will be broadcast in direct to the Frigate. In case of rain or bad time, the pregón will do in the parish church. The pregón will be interpreted in Catalan tongue of signs.

When finishing, and to celebrate the start of the Greater Party, will serve a glass of dig and handmade beer, gentileza of the vinoteca Perbacco and The Sitgetana Craftbeer.


More information to: @fmsitges

TUESDAY

EXHIBITION OF THE IMAGE OF SANTO BARTOMEU

Joan Maragall, 36.

EXHIBITION OF THE IMAGE OF SANTOBARTOMEU , pattern of the Villa of Sitges, to the number 36 of the street Joan Maragall from the ten and average of the morning and until the one of the midday and of the five of the afternoon until the eight of the get dark.


VERMUT OF GREATER PARTY

Attend Popular of Sitges

From the one of the midday, VERMUT OF GREATER PARTY to the venue of l’Attend Popular of Sitges, to the street of the Alone, number 2.
The Ateneo invites to all the sitgetans and sitgetanes to share this moment and to celebrate the arrival of the Party with live music to charge of the group Carles Belda & Joan Chaparral.

Act organised by the Ateneo Popular of Sitges.


DELIVERY OF THE FLAG

Parish of Santo Bartomeu and Santa Tecla

To the eight and average of the afternoon, to the Parish of Santo Bartomeu and Santa Tecla, act of DELIVERY OF THE FLAG with recital of poems and singing of the Gozos of Santo Bartomeu, to charge del Corazón of the Friends of the Organ. This year the Poem to the Flag is work of Marc Hill and Gumà.

To continuation, and accompanied of the Musical Grouping Suburband of Withdraw It, pasacalle fins to the domicile of the president of the Commission Cisco Arbonés and Heredia.
Route: Bastion, Square of the City council, Mayor, Any of the Vila, Jesús, Francesc Gumà, Big Orchard, bridge of low the road, avenue of the Flowers, Only, Way of Fita and Saving.

When arriving the Flag, to the square of Catalonia, NIGHT FESTAMAJORENCA with DINING POPULAR with a price of 5 euros. The watched will be made pleasant by the musical group The Duet.
Sale of ticket to the confectionery Calderón, perruqueria Ojeda, café The Plazoleta, pieces of furniture Yll and The Shop of The Bel.

Act organised by the Commission of Greater Party with the collaboration of the fruiteria Albert and Anna.


YOUNG NIGHT

Orchard of Can Hoz

From the nueve of the get dark, to the Orchard of Can Hoz, YOUNG NIGHT with the performance of the DJ’s Miku, NOgs and the Dj’s of the course of the Young Space, that will do us dance until midnight.

Act organised by the Service of Youth.


More information to: @fmsitges

WEDNESDAY 

EXHIBITION OF THE IMAGE OF SANTO BARTOMEU

Of 10:30 h to 12:30 h and of the 17:00 h until it happen the Civic Procession | Joan Maragall, 36.

EXHIBITION OF THE IMAGE OF SANTOBARTOMEU , pattern of the Villa of Sitges, to the number 36 of the street Joan Maragall from the ten and average of the morning until the twelve and average of the midday and from the five of the afternoon until it happen the Civic Procession.


ENTRANCE OF GRALLERS

Fits of the Villa

To the twelve of the midday, ENTRANCE OF GRALLERS by the street of Sant Francesc, Any of the Vila, Mayor and square of the City council. The diverse trainings will offer his pieces in homage to the founders of the Greater Party.


LIT OF THE 21 MORTERETS

Beach of The Frigate

To the two on the dot of the midday, from the beach of The Frigate, LIT OF THE 21 MORTERETS, to charge of the Gang of Gipsy of the Villa in commemoration of his 40è anniversary, and REPICADA OF BELLS.

To the same hour, in command of the Vila, the Copla Maricel will interpret the Sardanas «The Procession of Santo Bartomeu», of Antoni Català and Vidal, and «The Greater Party», of Enric Morera and Viura.

To the same hour and from the square of the City council, EXIT OF THE ENTREMESES And OF THE POPULAR DANCES: Giants, Cabeçuts, Dragon, Eagle, Devils, Claves, Cercolets, Tambourines, Pastorcillos, Strips, Gipsy and Moixiganga, accompanied of the Musical Grouping Suburband of Withdraw It. When arriving in command of the Vila, the Moixiganga will do his representation fulfilled.
To measure that arrive to the Orchard of Can Hoz -in honour to the Mayor, the authorities and all the village that assist- and in the Hospital of San Juan Baptista, the gangs will do a performance of lucimiento and will represent all the dances spoken (Dance of Devils, Dance of Cercolets, Dance of Pastorcillos and Dances of Gipsy).


PERFORMANCE CASTELLERA

Fits of the Villa

To the séis of the afternoon, in command of the Vila, PERFORMANCE CASTELLERA to charge of the Young Gang of Castellers of Sitges.


CIVIC PROCESSION

Street Save, 5

To the seven of the afternoon, to the Street Save number 5, domicile of the President of the Commission of Greater Party, Cisco Arbonés and Heredia, exit of the CIVIC PROCESSION.
The popular dances, entremeses and musicians, accompanied of the Musical Grouping Suburband of Withdraw It and of the authorities, will come and pick the tabernacle of Santo Bartomeu to the place designated by the Pendonista of the Greater Party 2017, the gentleman Ramon Soler and Fernández.

The courtship will do the following route: Saving, Cardinal Vidal and Barraquer, Virgin of the Light, travessera Àngel Guimerà, Àngel Guimerà, road of the Coasts, Aragon, Santo Honorado, Pompeu Fabra, Felip Massó, But and Source of Vila, Eleven September, Port of Cheerful, Fonollar and Bastion.

To the doors of the parish temple the dances will receive the image of Santo Bartomeu that, accompanied by the authorities, the Pendonista and the Cordonistes, will be placed to the presbytery to chair the liturgical acts of the party.


APOTEÓSICO And MONUMENTAL CASTLE OF FIRE

Walk of the Bank

To the eleven of the night, from the Tip, the Frigate and the espigones, APOTEÓSICO And MONUMENTAL CASTLE OF FIRE to charge of HEALTHY Equal Pyrotechnics and with artistic design of the pirotécnico Isidre Pañella and Virella, son predilecto of Sitges.

To live a CASTLE OF FIRE IN CALM, s’will enable with chairs the zone of the Walk of the Bank in front of the restaurants Hammer-Nic (touching to sea). During the capital show pirotécnico the assistants will enjoy of a degustación of a glass of dig Maria Casanovas Dirty of Dirty.

Price of the ticket: 5 euros. The people with mobility reduced will go in of free form.
Act organised with the collaboration of Perbacco and digs Maria Casanovas

When finishing the castle of fire, DESCENT OF THE POPULAR DANCES by the stairs of the Tip, and parade until the Monument of Greco and return by the New street.

To continuation, VERBENA SARDANISTA, in command of the Vila, with the Copla Sitgetana.

To the Walk of the Bank, VERBENA OF GREATER PARTY with the performance of the DJ’s Lizard and Kimberly and Clark, that will do us dance until the four and average of the morning.


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 TYPICAL SCHEDULE

(subject to change)

Sitges Festival 2014 Program

Declared Traditional Festival of National Interest by the Generalitat of Catalonia

TUESDAY

Presentation of the program of Festival of Santa Tecla Sitges 2014 and 2014.

TUESDAY 

  •  “Satirical Cry”  “Proclamation satirical” the Moorish King’s Palace. by Jorge Cubillos and presentation heiress and successor of the ABPS.
  • Inauguration of The Barracks (cabins) in La Fragata
  • Proclamation of the festival in sitges town hall square by the preacher of the 2014 Festival: Cisco Arbonés Heredia
    The proclamation will be read in Catalan Sign Language. In case of rain or bad weather, the proclamation made in the parish church.
  • Concert ‘Owls’ in the frigate (Sitges main Church),
  • Group DJ’s

WEDNESDAY

  • Opening of the Frigate (below Sitges main Church)
  • Giants in the area of Frigate (below Sitges main Church) (Paseo/Main Street)
  • Circus Show with “Voli Voli qui” to Frigate (below Sitges main Church)
  • Palacio del Rey Moro: talk on “Major Festivals’
  • Appointing ‘David Jou’ and ‘Andreu’ as favorite son’s of Sitges. City Hall
  • “Popular Supper”, Dinner at La Fragata, advance sale tickets to the participating entities.
  • Festival Tournament Municipal Golf Aiguadolç
  • Concert Papagayo, the Cabrians and Sybarites in La Fragata (below Sitges main Church)
    Orchestra

THURSDAY

  • Opening of the ‘exhibition of the image of St. Bartholomew’
  • Concert In the gardens of the Retiro.
    10€ early entry (in El Retiro, El Cable, Jânio s Bar, Ateneo Popular Books Malvasia, Fina and Skin Perbacco) and
    15 € at the door entrance.
  • Party with Dj ‘s and culminates night with DJ Kimberly & Clark to dance until dawn (below Sitges main Church)

FRIDAY

  • Ceremony ‘Bandera Exposició’ Image of St. Bartholomew Street Marist Brothers, 11,
  • Vermouth (the drink) Major Festival at ‘Ateneo Popular de Silos’
  • Moors Giant’s Palace of the Moorish King (Palau del Rei Moro , Carrer Bosch 08870 ‎Sitges)

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  • American Giants, The Dragon and the Eagle (Escorxador 
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  • Colla Jove Castellars Sitges  (Human Pyramids) at ‘The Palacio del Moro’, open to all Presentation by Pubilla colla Jovey. Water Melon for everyone.
  • Festival Golf  Tournament – Municipal Aigudolç
  • Delivery of the Flag
    San Bartolome, recital of poems and songs of the Joys of St. Bartholomew. Then, accompanied by the musical group ‘Sitgetan Suburb’ and ‘Retiro Parade’ for president of the Commission, ‘Aroa Llorens’
    ROUTE: Baluard, Plaça de l’Ajuntament, Carrer Major, Cap de la Vila, Sant Francesc, Passeig Vilafranca, Avda. de les Flors, Mestre Antoni Català i Plaça Bonaventura Julià.
  • Outdoor cinema Hort Can Falç, Outdoor cinema with the screening of the film Pulp Fiction. Organized by Sitges Film Club (€6 Entrance) (more)
    • After Party at nightclub Ricky ‘s (The price of the ticket is €6)

      • Ticket allows free access to after Party at nightclub Ricky ‘s

      Cinema from 17: 30 h to 10: 30 p.m.  During Thurs,Friday, Saturday, Sunday & Monday

    Hort Can Falc Sitges Central Park - Hort Can Falç - Orchard Gardens Can Sickle : Carreró de Can Falç, s/n 08870 Sitges "Sitges a la Fresca"

  • DJ & Destroy, Paseo de la Ribera
  • Watermelon for all Square House pendonista Julia Bonaventura 16,
  • Pipers concert ‘Tuterako Gateroak’,
    Tudela Square Bon aventura Julian

SATURDAY

  • Civic Procession Exhibition with the image of St. Bartholomew (Marist Brothers Street, 11,)
  • Input Grallers
    The various formations played their inaugural offering in honour of the founders of the Festival of Sitges . (San Francisco Street)
    Cap de la Vila, Major and Town Hall Square.
  • morteretes and ringing of bells,
    Playa La Fragata, by ‘Cobla Sitgetan’
  • Sardanas At Cap de la Vila Traditional Dance
    Procession of St. Bartholomew, and ‘Catalan Antoni Vidal’, and ‘The Festival of Viura and Enric Morera’.
  • Dances
    From leaving the Town Hall Square: Giants heads, Dragon, Eagle, Devils, Canes, Cercolets, Tambourines, Shepherds, Ribbons, Gypsy and Moixiganga, accompanied by the musical group ‘Suburband Retiro’. (Some groups perform at the nursing home ‘Las Magnolias’) Giants heads, Dragon, Eagle, Devils, Canes, Cercolets, Tambourines, Shepherds, Ribbons, Gypsy and Moixiganga
  • Performance Castellera, La Colla Jove Castellars Sitges perform at the Cap de la Vila. Human Pyramids
  • Civic procession called the “flag”
    Folk dances & musicians, tabernacle of St. Bartholomew ‘Mr. Isidro Baqués and Alari, pendonista’
    ROUTE: Plaça Bonaventura Julià, Mestre Antoni Català, Avda. de les Flors, Verge del Pilar, Camí dels Capellans, Camí de la Fita, Plaça Pérez Rosales, Olivella, Germans Maristes, Cardenal Vidal i Barraquer, plaça Hospital, Hospital, Doctor Joan Ramon Benaprès, Sant Lli, Àngel Guimerà, carretera de les Costes, Aragó, Sant Honorat, Isabel Julià, Rafel Llopart, Sant Damià, Sant Sebastià, Davallada, plaça Ajuntament i Baluard.Folk dances & musicians
  • MASSIVE FIREWORK ALONG SITGES PROMENADE Paseo de la Ribera , along the frigate, main church and jetties.
    Pyrotechnics SA and artistic design by ‘Isidre Pañella’.
    Event organized in collaboration with the Yacht Club and Port Sitges Sitges – Aiguadolç. (SitgesMarina.com)
    5€ for Chair on the Paseo de la Ribera between Kansas restaurants and Pic Nic with cava. People with disabilities come for free.
    ARRIVE EARLY FOR A COMFORTABLE SPOT
    travel along Paseo de la Ribera, Sitges Promanade is imossible in evening of the event
    TRY
    – midway up to see high fireworks from distance
    -one of the stone jetties, to see a reflection of fireworks and ones on the water
    – via a boat, one of many on the water during the event (SitgesBoats.com)
    MASSIVE FIREWORK ALONG SITGES PROMENADE
  • Verbena Sardanista (traditional dance) with cobla Sitgetan, Paseo de la Ribera.
  • ‘Down the stairs’ traditional dancing (from Monument to El Greco on Paseo de la Ribera, Sitges Promanade
  • Verbena Festival with Orchestra & DJ Virus Black Subur (Xavi Gázquez), Paseo de la Ribera
    sitges fiesta mayor concert

SUNDAY
(Dia de Bartolome Apòstol Sat, Pattern Sitges)

  • Cheerful and festive morning
    Folk dances & musicians parade through the streets of the town
    From the Bastion Miquel Utrillo and Morlius, hors d’oeuvres
    Following tradition, the Commission will award the ladies with fragrant flowers. Go dressed in white, with espadrilles betas and wear a girdle!
    ROUTE: Baluard, Fonollar, Baluard Vidal i Quadras, Port de n’Alegre, , Rafel Llopart, Sant Damià, Sant Sebastià, Jesús, Sant Bartomeu, Sant Gaudenci, Sant Josep, Espalter, Plaça Pou Vedre, Bassa Rodona, Joan Tarrida, Plaça Indústria, Marquès de Montroig, Parellades, Cap de la Vila, Major i Ajuntament.
  • Solemn Office in the Parish Church of St. Bartholomew and Santa Tecla
    In honor of St. Bartholomew the Apostle, patron of the town of Sitges. Rector Josep Mn
  • approx apotheosis out of office, finished fi ce
    Musical parade with the Band to accompany authorities to City Hall. Then act at the same time, all their dances and musicians, along with the Sitgetan song and the musical group Suburband Retiro, draw one of the most magical moments of our festival.
    After the performance of dances and interludes, the band will play Els Reapers, the national anthem of Catalonia.
  • approx. Castellera Exhibition by the Colla Jove Castellers Sitges. Plaza Hall (Human Pyramids)
  • Vermouth Concert within the Festival (the drink)
    In the gardens of El Retiro Recreational Society Sitges with the band Big Band, Music School El Retiro. In the gardens of the Casino Prado Suburense with hearing Cobla Maricel (tickets on site)
  • Procession in honour of St. Bartholomew
    Popular dances, and musical group grallers Suburband El Retiro.
    Chaired by Josep breaks Mn, followed by representatives of the City and the flag carried by the San Bartolomé Isidro pendonista Baqués and Alari and cordonistes Isidro Baqués and Silvia Molina and Molina Baqués.
    ROUTE: Baluard, Fonollar, Racó de la Calma, Sant Joan, Davallada, Barcelona, Santiago Rusiol, Jesús, Sant Bartomeu, Sant Gaudenci, Sant Francesc, Cap de la Vila, Parellades, Bonaire, Passeig de la Ribera, Nou, Major, plaça de l’Ajuntament i Baluard.
    The passage of the procession through the Paseo de la Ribera, the patron of the village, the cobla Sitgetan interpret the sardanas, Giants Procession of Sitges and San Bartolomé, teachers and Membrado and Tomás Gil Antoni Vidal and Catalan respectively
  • approx arrivalof parade at St. Bartholomew in the Parish Church
    More dances and musicians surround the tabernacle, making the ultimate tribute to our Patron, while fireworks explode and bells ring during the more emotional. Then, inside the temple, closing prayer.
  • Final dance of the fire beasts and giant
    City Council, to dismiss the traditional acts of our festival.
  • 00: 20h approx Fin de Fiesta
    In Rey Moro Palace organized by the ABPS
  • Grand Festival Ball on Paseo de la Ribera, with performances by orchestras, ‘The Band Puig’ and DJ ‘Dani Empa’.

MONDAY

  • San Lino Vermouth Bar La Guineu, enlivened with a Dixieland Jam Session, organized in collaboration with Bar Restaurante La Guineu
  • Mass in honor of the deceased San Bartolome Parish Sitges and Santa Tecla
  • Organ Concert at Parish of St. Bartholomew, by Marcel Martinez organized by the Catalan Association of Organ
  • Concert-San Lino Dancing with the orchestra Saturn Paseo de la Ribera

TUESDAY

  • Dancing for older Hort Can Falç with José Delgado.
  • Dinner Dance of Married In the Retiro Gardens
  • Sardana Traditional Dancing at Verbena Beach on San Sebastián bay, closes events, with cobla Maricel and colorful game with pyrotechnics

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