The 44,093 people who visited the Mendizabala park near Vitoria-Gasteiz over the August 31 to September 2 weekend is a shade up on last year, but the 19,546 Saturday crowd was easily the highest single-day attendance Azkena has seen.
It was well up from the previous Saturday record, which was set last year when 15,587 people showed up to see a bill that included
Last Tour press manager Ibai Villapún said the event is very special for the company because it’s the blueprint that helped it launch its other two festivals at Santander and Bilbao. All three are booked by Carlos Asmarats of Barcelona-based
“Azkena Rock gave us some prestige and that’s helped the institutions trust us to produce good festivals,” Villapún explained.
Among the acts booked for the party were
– John Gammon