“Nowhere else shall we see such a clear creative process like the one we can see in Lanzarote. The island promotes artistic behaviour and a physical approach to pure creation.”

Brian Eno

THE FESTIVAL

The Lanzarote Visual Music Festival, created in 1989 at the proposal of artist Ildefonso Aguilar and organized by the Cabildo of Lanzarote, is an extraordinary artistic event based on the integration of avant-garde musical proposals with different artistic languages in complete harmony with the special characteristics and singularities of the natural scenic spaces of the island of Lanzarote, such as the Jameos del Agua and Cueva de los Verdes Auditoriums.
visual music festival of lanzarote
NILS PETTER MOLVÆR GROUP / Auditorium of Jameos del Agua
Photo credit: Bruto Estudio
visual music festival of lanzarote
ENSEMBLE FAILURE / Jameos del Agua Auditorium
Photo credit: Bruto Estudio

The perfect integration of the new music and the insular volcanic landscape awakened, from the beginning of the festival, the interest of contemporary musicians such as Brian Eno or Michael Brook, among others, making this event become, throughout its thirteen consecutive editions held between 1989 and 2002, one of the most attractive and extraordinary encounters of avant-garde music in the world.

In 2017, after fifteen long years of pause, the Area of Culture of the Cabildo of Lanzarote rescued this innovative musical proposal so demanded by residents and visitors, marking among its objectives, on the one hand, to recover the prestige and cultural impact that for Lanzarote means an initiative like this and, on the other hand

The perfect integration of the new music and the insular volcanic landscape awakened, from the beginning of the festival, the interest of contemporary musicians such as Brian Eno or Michael Brook, among others, making this event become, throughout its thirteen consecutive editions held between 1989 and 2002, one of the most attractive and extraordinary encounters of avant-garde music in the world.

In 2017, after fifteen long years of pause, the Area of Culture of the Cabildo of Lanzarote rescued this innovative musical proposal so demanded by residents and visitors, setting among its objectives, on the one hand, to recover the prestige and cultural impact that an initiative like this means for Lanzarote and, on the other, to turn it into a unique artistic alternative that consolidates the island as a cultural destination of the highest level and with sufficient entity to attract those who intend to discover a unique musical experience in the context of a unique nature and landscape such as Lanzarote.

visual music festival of lanzarote
ENSEMBLE FAILURE / Jameos del Agua Auditorium
Photo credit: Bruto Estudio

and to turn it into a unique artistic option that will help consolidate the island as high standard cultural destination, able to attract those who intend to discover a one-of-a-kind musical experience surrounded by Lanzarote’s stunning landscape.

visual music festival of lanzarote

JULIÁN ELVIRA / Cueva de los Verdes Auditorium
Photo credit: Bruto Estudio

STAGE AREAS

Lanzarote is a subtle and outstanding volcanic territory, with extraordinary spaces perfect for cultural manifestations of nature. The combination of the volcanoes and the quiet work of local farmers on a hostile land, helped shape a landscape where there have always been delicate sounds that can be heard by attentive and excited viewers. Therefore, the composition and performance of new music can find in Lanzarote the perfect set, which results in a revealing symbiosis.

Throughout the different editions of the Festival, there have been plenty of natural areas and unique buildings used to hold the concerts of the Festival, but it has been two volcanic bubbles, turned into auditoriums, the ones that have become its main headquarters. The Auditoriums of Jameos del Agua and Cueva de los Verdes, set up as volcanic caves with a perfect symbiosis between art and nature, the senses of viewers are exposed to the most suggestive and innovative sounds.

Throughout the different editions of the Festival, there have been plenty of natural areas and unique buildings used to hold the concerts of the Festival, but it has been two volcanic bubbles, turned into auditoriums, the ones that have become its main headquarters. The Auditoriums of Jameos del Agua and Cueva de los Verdes, set up as volcanic caves with a perfect symbiosis between art and nature, the senses of viewers are exposed to the most suggestive and innovative sounds.

In addition to these two main venues, new scenic spaces have been incorporated for the development of concerts, such as the Cuervo Volcano, the old quarry of volcanic ash extractions of Tahíche Mountain or the Convents of San Francisco and Santo Domingo in Teguise, as well as the Church of San Ginés, the beach of El Reducto or the Cultural Innovation Center “El Almacén” in Arrecife.