The Portalblau Festival was born in summer 2008 in the village of L’Escala. Throughout all its editions, it has offered a wide range of high-quality cultural proposals and has counted with the participation of artists from all over the world.Festival
Will there be bar services?
- There will be a bar service at the Mar d’en Manassa and Fòrum Romà concerts. In the other spaces there will be no bar service.
- Drinks and food are not allowed on the premises.
Where to park?
- At the concerts scheduled at the Roman Forum of Empúries you can park inside the venue until the squares are filled.
- In the activities scheduled in L'Escala, you will have to look for the public or private car park closest to the spaces where the performances take place.
The way we move is crucial to people’s quality of life. For this reason, moving sustainably contributes to improving air quality and combating pollution. For this reason, from the Portalblau Festival we ask you, whenever possible, to travel on foot or on non-polluting transport systems. In this way you will be helping to have cleaner and healthier air.
Where to stay?
L'Escala is a tourist destination that offers a great diversity of proposals to make for the whole family and for all tastes and needs. Through the visitlescala.com website or by visiting the L’Escala Tourist Office, you can find very useful information, both on accommodation and on the commercial lines available to you.
Take advantage of the Portalblau Festival to spend a few days in L'Escala. Vacances Costa Brava has houses and apartments, and the Hotel Rallye L'Escala is perfect for relaxing, they are lovers of nature, culture and gastronomy.
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Values and social commitment
Culture is one of the clearly defining elements of the human race. Music and art, in all their expressions, are necessary, essential and very effective elements in the transmission of human values. Agents involved in the organization of festivals have an opportunity to carry out this task. A task that manifests the importance of culture as an element of social cohesion.
The Portalblau Festival is culturally, socially, and environmentally committed festival. Since 2020 it has been actively working to integrate the 2030 Agenda and to approve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), creating space for connections and commitment.
3_To ensure healthy living and promote wellbeing for all at all ages.
4_Quality education. Portalblau is launching a training course for young people aged 16 to 20 who want to learn about how to organize a festival. The students will then have the opportunity to do an internship at the festival this summer.
5_ Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls. Gender equality is not only a fundamental human right, but the necessary foundation for a peaceful, prosperous, and sustainable world. To achieve real and effective equality, it is necessary to create possible situations that serve as references for our immediate environment. The Festival actively works to promote equality and diversity.
7_Affordable and non-polluting energy. The Festival will contract renewable energy as a source of energy in some of its services.
8_Decent work and economic growth. Promote sustained, inclusive, and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment, and decent work for all. The Festival will create a job bank to hire young people from l'Escala.
12_Responsible production and consumption. Measures will be promoted to minimise the environmental impact of the Festival in order to reduce the ecological footprint. Substantially reducing the generation of waste.
13_Climate action. Adopt urgent measures to combat climate change and the effects of this. Measures will be promoted to minimise the environmental impact of the Festival in order to reduce the ecological footprint. Creating spaces for raising awareness and promoting mechanisms to increase the capacity for effective planning and management in relation to climate change.