Monegros Desert Festival 2022

Saturday July 30, 2022

2 PM to 2 AM

at Finca Les Peñetes

Monegros Desert Festival 2022

"The only place in Europe where you will discover the true meaning of R.A.V.E." This bold claim belongs to the Monegros Desert Festival. The yearly festival in the remote Spanish desert city Fraga is one of the leading electronic music events in Europe. The festival has roots that lead back to 1994 when the Arneau family decided to give the Spanish people a taste of the epic covert raves they experienced on their travels through Europe. Nearly 30 years later, their kids Juan and Cruz Arnau have taken the torch and continue pushing boundaries, and are set to produce the biggest festival of their storied family history.

This event takes place, quite literally, in the middle of nowhere. With the nearest major city 124 miles away, it seems counterintuitive to hold a music festival as far away from civilization as possible. However, the upside of partying in the desert is that there are no noise restrictions, which means the party never stops.

Monegros Elrow

Monegros, which packs what could easily be a three-day lineup into 24 hours, is not for the faint-hearted. Regarding itself as a one-day Burning Man, this festival is similar to it in that it has an arid landscape, sand dancefloor, a special kind of wind reserved for the desert sky, and a spirit of radical self-expression that's permeated for over 25 years.

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The desolate Area 51 feel of the festival only adds to the mirage that is Monegros. Hidden in the depths of Spain, attendees are immersed in bass so heavy it creates thick clouds of dust that dance in the wind, punctuated by vibrant lasers.

Beyond the music, impossible architecture rises from the dusty landscape. Implausible visual and performing arts spark the senses. And the festival holds the unparalleled energy of a late-night warehouse.

The Monegros vision is to create a "unique radical, audiovisual, and extreme experience [that] will make anyone who steps in the desert have a memory for the rest of their lives."

The Spanish electronic music festival started as a purely house and techno show. However, as the festival has grown, the Arneau family opened their ten stages to include hip-hop, dubstep, hardcore, drum and bass, acid, tech-house, and more. Just like all people are welcome at Monegros, so is all of the music.

This year the headliner is one of hip-hop's most revolutionary acts, Wu-Tang-Clan. It's been a decade since the groundbreaking New York crew last hit the desert festival, and it's a rare opportunity to catch these innovators of East Coast hip-hop in full form.

Monegros Sea Creatures

Alongside the NYC group is a cast of Monegros regulars. Like German producer Paul Kalkbrenner whose live performances are transcendent experiences. Dance music pioneer Richie Hawtin has been a close friend of the Arneau family for decades. And French underground champion Vitalic.

There's a fabulous mix of live acts and DJ sets from in-demand acts like Georgia Anjuli, Charlotte De Witte, Adam Beyer, Michael Bibi, Hector Oaks, 999999999, Ben Sims, Amelie Lens, Pan-Pot, and Seth Troxler.

And the immense diversity of sounds is on full display with acts like Chase and Status, Sub Focus, Benny Page, Chris Liberator, Joseph Capriati, and more.

Monegros Grass Hopper

On July 30th, 2022, people worldwide will gather to watch these music masters take the decks in the Monegros desert.

The Arnau siblings who own the festival are the founders' grandchildren and have been coming to the desert every year since they were children. They also own the Barcelona-born experiential party brand, Elrow. So you know that they are well attuned to packing out parties and creating diverse, immersive, and breathtaking experiences.

When you consider that they have an entertainment industry pedigree that dates back to 1870, it's easy to understand why Monegros has become such a premier destination.

The hotly-anticipated event has already sold out four different tiers of ticket releases. The remaining 2000 tickets will go on sale as their "Christmas Edition" on December 15th at 12:00 pm.

Hydrate, brave the desert climate, and prepare yourself for Twenty-four hours of dusty fun, with 50,000 Monegrinos who are soon to discover the true meaning of R.A.V.E.

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