The last edition of the Flamenco Festival in London has become the largest event of its kind organised outside the borders of Spain. In its 16th edition, the London Flamenco Festival was visited by more than 19,000 spectators between 2 and 14 July 2019. In total there were 18 shows with a total of 26 performances in 4 different locations.
The appointment with flamenco art had Sadler’s Wells as its main venue and has received very good reviews from the media such as The Independent and The Guardian. Among the flamenco shows that could be enjoyed in London were the performances of regular artists in Tablao Flamenco Cordobes such as Olga Pericet (National Dance Prize 2018) or Jesús Carmona, who performed alongside the musician Sabio Janiak, the actor and choreographer Ferrán Carvajal and the dance dancers Yasmin Mahmoud and Chisato Ohno.
Sara Baras, one of the biggest names in flamenco, premiered her show “Sombras” in London selling out several nights while Manuel Liñán also sold out with his Gala Flamenca. On the other hand, Miguel Poveda returned to London after five years without visiting the city and the pianist Dorantes presented the show “Flamenco meets jazz” together with Tim Ries, saxophonist of Rolling Stones, among other great performances held in the programme of the Flamenco Festival.
With more than 15 editions behind it, the festival has already surpassed 250,000 spectators and 250 performances making it a major event in the British capital.