Many people in Sitges had today (Wednesday) at 9am marked in their diaries. From this time onwards, free tickets could be reserved to attend the events of this year’s Festa Major de Sant Bartomeu.
However, demand has been so high that tickets for the events in which the grallas (small wind instruments played by pipers during processions) will take part have been sold out. The folk dances have also sold out, leaving many people without the chance to experience this year’s Festa Major live.
This has caused complaints and a lot of unease among those who found that the system had put them on a waiting list, only to then check that there were no tickets available for the concerts of the grallas – which will take place at 12 noon on 23 August. The folk dance performances during the afternoons of 23-24 August have also sold out. They take place at 17h and 19.30h in four areas of the town that the Festa Major Commission had planned together with the Sitges Town Council: Plaça de Catalunya, Hort de Can Falç, Escola Esteve Barrachina and the Plaça dels Castellers
Of the most traditional events organised by the Festa Major Commission, there are currently only 40 tickets left for the the Pregón (Proclamation), which this year will be given by Eva Martín. This takes place on Thursday 19 August at 19h in the Plaça de l’Ajuntament.
The Festa Major Commission and the Sitges Town Council have called for everyone who has obtained tickets and finally does not use them to return them to the same distribution platform, so that other people can take advantage of them.
As for the concerts being held, tickets have been sold out for the Amics de les Arts and La Tribut FM on 20 August, and for the tribute to Jànio Marti on 22 August. Tickets are still available for Sau 30, Los Manolos, 80 Principales and Hotel Cochambre.
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