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Girona backs festival atmosphere at Sant Narcís celebrations

North Catalan city plans concerts and huts for October local festival in Parc del Migdia and La Copa

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10 August 2021 01:35 PM

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ACN | Barcelona

The local government is hoping to put on concerts and allow huts and attractions to open up in the La Copa park. 

At the moment, only eight huts are planned due to the current health situation, but if pandemic metrics see improvement, then the number of premises could be expanded depending on the regulations of health authorities. 

The city’s department of culture has also detailed that they want to bring back the live musical performances in the central Parc del Migdia. 

Quim Ayats, deputy mayor of Girona, has said that organizing the Sant Narcís Fairs in the midst of a pandemic is "very complex." However, Ayats is confident that "there will be attractions, concerts, huts, and cultural activities."

To comply with health regulations, festival areas will be surrounded by fences and there will be security guards to control that no one jumps inside the enclosure in order to regulate capacity limits. 

In bars and huts, people will have to keep safety distances of 1.5 metres. If any entity wants to place tables and chairs, it may have a maximum of 36 seats and only during lunch hours. 

Meanwhile, the city council is working to install chairs in the area of La Copa where and the Parc del Migdia where concerts will be held. During the performances, attendees must be seated, won’t be allowed to eat or drink, and must wear a mask, according to the current measures in place. 

The initial capacity in the La Copa area will be 3,000 people, and 1,000 in Parc del Migdia. The number of attendees could grow if health authorities increase the maximum limits of audience members at cultural events. 

The Sant Narcís Festival is scheduled to take place in the city of Girona between October 28 and November 7 this year.

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  • A photo from the 2019 Sant Narcís festival in Girona (by Aleix Freixas)

  • A photo from the 2019 Sant Narcís festival in Girona (by Aleix Freixas)

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