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Cuarentena Fest

Established in record time before the state of alarm in Spain and with an independent, young and also gender-equal lineup, the Cuarentena Fest became one of the first musical events of the era of the universal pandemic. Over twelve days, they scheduled the performances of fifty bands per day, with the intention of making the importance of an independent cultural fabric visible in a positive way and appealing for its resistance despite the cancellation of concerts. They managed to raise nearly € 4,000 through a pay-what-you-can box office, which was distributed equally among the artists.

Along with the approval of their audience (based on surveys conducted at the time), the organizers went one step further and launched replicas of the festival in Uruguay, Argentina, Chile, Colombia and Mexico. The Cuarenentena Fest stopped its concerts after more than a month of non-stop concerts and over 100 hours of streaming (of more than 130 artists), becoming a reference not only for their audience but also attracting the attention of media such as Billboard, Pitchfork and Remix, something unthinkable for a zero budget festival.