M.I.A., Vance Joy, and James Blake headliners of 2024 Vida music Festival

Show takes place in seaside town of Vilanova i la Geltrú between July 4 and 6

An archive image of the Vilanova i la Geltrú Vida Festival from 2023
An archive image of the Vilanova i la Geltrú Vida Festival from 2023 / Gemma Sánchez
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June 4, 2024 02:08 PM

June 16, 2024 11:39 AM

English artist M.I.A. and Australian musician Vance Joy, known for Riptide and Catalonia, are part of the headliners of the 2024 Vida music festival, accompanying others such as English singer-songwriter and record producer James Blake or British singer-songwriter Matt Maltese.

The event takes place at the Can Cabanyes rural house in the seaside town of Vilanova i la Geltrú, south of Barcelona, and will also see others like Paolo Nutini, and Catalan musicians Sílvia Pérez Cruz and Guillem Gisbert, Ferran Palau, Julieta, Clara Peya, Mama Dousha, or Socunbohemio.

The music festival celebrates its 10th anniversary with "the most complete lineup of its history," as organizers explained that they formed the lineup in a "singular, sustainable, decentralized and with a financial responsibility." Their motto this year is '10th revolution.'

M.I.A. will headline the closing event on Saturday, July 6, while Vance Joy will sing on Thursday, July 4, and James Blake on Friday, July 5.

Joy has already performed in Catalonia in the past. In fact, he wrote a song named 'Catalonia', which has a video recorded mostly on beaches in Costa Brava.

"I did not want the song's video to be cheesy or I did not want people from here to think: are you trying to tell our story?" Vance Joy told Catalan News back then. "I was lucky to work with some really talented filmmakers," he added.

Among the most different touches, organizers point out Sid Siriam, an Indian artist who mixes soul and sounds from their home country. As well as Madrid's duo Pipiolas, French Crystal Murray, or Catalan raper BOYE.

Schedules announced

One of the most important events ahead of the music festival is the announcement of the schedules of each artist.

Vida Festival organized a Twitch live session to announce when artists will perform, including Vance Joy from 10:45 pm to midnight, or even Julieta from 1:15 am to 2:15 am on Thursday night.

Australian singer-songwriter Vance Joy
Australian singer-songwriter Vance Joy / Celina Martins - Warner Music

Meanwhile, on the second night of the festival, Silvia Pérez Cruz will perform from 6:50 pm to 8 pm, Ride from 10:30 pm to 11:40 pm, James Blake from 12:40 am to 02:00 am, and Ferran Palau, for those looking for another Catalan artists, will sign from 8 pm to 9 pm.

The last night, led by M.I.A. will see Paolo Nutini performing from 9 pm to 10:10 pm, M.I.A. from 11:30 pm to 12:45 am, and Alizzz closing the night from 2 am to 3:15 am. Catalan artist Guillem Gisbert will sing from 10:10 pm to 11:10 pm.