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The Hospital Clínic advises the Festival Castell de Peralada on COVID-19 safety protocols

The Hospital Clínic de Barcelona has advised the Festival Castell de Peralada, which starts this Friday, on the application of COVID-19 prevention measures in order to guarantee a “safe” festival. For months now, both institutions have been working on health protocols that will be complied with by all attendees, professionals and artists at the Festival.  Moreover, Full Audit has certified the protocols and has validated all the planned measures required to hold the Festival Castell de Peralada with the maximum guarantees of COVID-19 prevention and safety. The same company will carry out an on-site audit of the Festival facilities, to check and validate the compliance with the regulations and the material required to make them effective.

The Festival Castell de Peralada is celebrating its 35th anniversary, complying with all the safety measures

The Festival Castell de Peralada is celebrating its 35th anniversary, complying with all the safety measures and with a maximum capacity of around 70%. This Friday, the Béjart Ballet Lausanne will kick off this year’s festival, which will run until 1 August, offering 14 performances of the best dance and music by renowned artists such as Jonas Kaufmann, Javier Camarena, Lise Davidsen, Sondra Radvanovksy, Iratxe Ansa, Lucía Lacarra, Rufus Wainwright and William Christie.   

At this year’s Festival Castell de Peralada, the artists will perform on four stages. This year, the traditional Parc del Castell Auditorium, a very high tubular structure with a capacity for 1,700 attendees, will be turned into a large stall with a thousand seats, around 70% of which will be occupied. The seats will be sold by family unit or support bubble.  The other stages will also be adapted in line with the social distancing and capacity measures set out in the protocol.  So, the traditional Convent of El Carme Church, which is used for lyrical recitals or chamber music concerts, will have a maximum capacity of 168 people.

This year, the Festival will have two new performance spaces: the Mirador del Castell, (Castle Viewpoint) where the Ballet de Barcelona will perform on a large walkway and will hold 168 people; and the Jardins del Castell (Castle Gardens), which will be turned into a stage this year with the recital by Opera Followers and where the audience will be sit at tables for two, four or six people, with a maximum capacity of 87 people.