let's talk indie

does he have a future indie? If all that is not mainstream is indie, is it really a musical style with a defined aesthetic? Can a group or artist stop being indie? In recent years we have witnessed the apogee of this apolitical musical trend that has used the new distribution systems to reach a wider audience and has placed names like Franz Ferdinand, Wilco or Pixies, living with those of any world star of the pop or the rock. And all in a context in which there are innumerable media outlets and fanzines that have emerged under the umbrella of this genre.

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Spotify, an ally of Phe Festival

Spotify it is official partner from Phe Festival. The service in streaming In this way, it becomes a great ally for our presentation concert on August 6 on the esplanade of the dock of Cross port, and it does so by supporting what we are most passionate about, music.

The streaming is on the rise. After a few years of plummeting sales, the recorded music market has increased its revenues considerably due to online music listening has grown exponentially. A logical climb considering how audiences have changed thanks to the rise of smartphones and new home audio systems.

On the other hand, the live music, especially that of macro-concerts and festivals, is the one that better billing data registered in recent years ⎼in 2015, this figure was 12.1% more than the previous year, according to the VII Yearbook of Live Music of the Association of Music Promoters (APM)⎼. That is why we cannot think of a better association than that of Spotify and Phe Festival.

If you want to know the work of the bands that will be giving the best of their live shows in Tenerife, you have at your disposal a extensive catalog on the popular music service streaming so you can listen to them, dance to them or learn them by heart from all your devices: mobile, computer, tablet, laptop, car, speakers, television, PlayStation, etc. find us, press play and enjoy!

Spotify and Phe Festival: what unites us is music, the possibilities of sharing it are endless.

5 reasons not to miss Phe Festival

Less than 20 days left. Phe Festival is here, and with the concert of 6th August on the esplanade of the wharf Cross port, a sample of the festival that we dream of having in Tenerife in the future. We know that devotees of good music will not miss the opportunity to join the experience, but if there is still someone undecided, we have chosen 5 reasons not to miss.


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1. It is celebrated in Puerto de la Cuz

Ok, we'll throw the topic: any excuse is good to visit Cross port, one of the most charming destinations in Tenerife with a mild climate all year round, multicolored skies and an intense smell of the sea. And it is because its history is linked to the history of tourism and today it is evolving by leaps and bounds to become a benchmark for cultural tourism. It is true that Phe Festival It is not the only festival that is celebrated next to the beach, within the wide range of summer offers in our country. But it is the only one that takes place in a destination where you can take baths in the sun or in the water of the Atlantic in beautiful black sand beaches (Martiánez and Playa Jardín) with the masterful figure of the Mount Teide at the bottom. Without leaving the promenade you will find the pool complex Lago Martianez, a work of art designed by Cesar Manrique where you can refresh yourself with all the comforts. Because art and culture can be breathed in every corner, from the beauty of the mansions and buildings that are part of its historic complex, to the different cultural projects that support the Cultural Strategy of Puerto de la Cruz (ECPC2020), in which its greatest attraction stands out, a city focused on culture that transmits its enthusiasm to those who visit it. Go, an ideal vacation plan.


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2. Great direct

Music is variety, and that is Phe Festival. Indie, rock, dance, electronic, artists to discover, the best national groups, proposals made in Canary Islands… Cycle, Of faith,The Red Room, Belako, Red Beard, Kostrok a firm commitment to groups that are a reference in the independent national sphere and electronics with international claim that do not usually go through Tenerife. Can we ask for more? Yes, Mr Paradise as continuity dj.


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3. Innovation and Culture also in summer

One of the most interesting proposals of the festival program are the meetings Ph I+C, which this year will analyze through encounters, exhibitions and networking the value of culture as an accelerator of the sustainable development of cities. Among many other things, they will have ambassadors from two first-rate cultural projects, one recently launched, such as the Atlantic Museum of Lanzarote and the Benicassim International Festival, a veteran in these fights. If there is something that will be talked about, and a lot, it is the interactive installation of mapping from Simone Martin about sculptures of Julius Grandson. will be the friday august 5 in the Cultural Space Castle, one day before the concert.


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4. Cheaper, impossible

One of the efforts of Phe Festival is to offer entertainment and knowledge for a more than affordable price. An 8-hour concert with 6 groups for only €20? As it is. And the best of all is that for students of the University of La Laguna the ticket has a discount of 20%. And above the educational-informative day on Friday, August 5 is free. 


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5. Things of good eating

If what you like is good food, you will have at your disposal in the venue where the concert will be held a selection of gastronets (say food trucks) Y food stalls with the most varied menus so you can enjoy live music like a maharajah. As if this were not enough, in Puerto de la Cruz you have a interesting culinary offer, where you can taste everything from the best Canarian fish with wrinkled potatoes and home-style mojo picón to signature cuisine.

WAS, Siloé and The Taxman First confirmations of Phe 2017!

sidonie, WAS, Siloam and The Taxman are the first confirmed names of the second edition of Phe Festival, which will develop in first week of august a set of artistic and social proposals to enjoy a perfect vacation plan in Cross port. An outdoor trends fair, days of reflection and shared knowledge, concerts, activities and tours of the city complete the program of this event that reinforces its commitment to the cultural offer of the north of Tenerife.

After the notoriety achieved in the presentation edition last summer, the festival returns with a 2017 edition as one of the great proposals promoted by the Department of Culture of the Puerto de la Cruz City Council, with the support of Tenerife Tourism, a firm commitment to quality that also complements and enhances cultural tourism.

Phe is part of the planning project of the Cultural Strategy of Puerto de la Cruz 2020, which also includes projects of the stature of festivals such as journey, Mueca, port street art or Canary Jazz Festival and in which the public institution, City Council, seeks to generate alliances and complicity to promote the feeling of co-responsibility for a common project together with various entities, creators, citizen groups and private companies.


PHE-FESTIVAL-247The esplanade of the wharf Cross port remains the main venue for the second installment of the festival, aimed at young people regardless of their age, eager to enjoy themselves, committed and active. there will take place Phe Music 11 and 12 of August, two days of concerts where the best known international, national and local sounds and artists will come together with others that it will be a pleasure to discover.

The Catalans sidonie with new album The worst group in the world (SonyMusic, 2016),  the electronic and dance sounds of the Basque group WAS (formerly We Are Standard), Siloam, one of the great revelations of the pop rock in Spanish, and the people of Tenerife The Taxman, winners of the last edition of the contest LALACore in the general category, are some of the names that will take to the stage of Ph 2017, whose final poster is not yet closed.

On the esplanade of the dock will also be held that week Phe Market, an outdoor and daytime trend fair, focused on fashion, design or technology, which will have a restaurant area, a stage, performances and innovative proposals.

Phe I+C_03The days of reflection and knowledge Ph I+C will take you to the Cultural Space Castle from 7 to 9 august conferences and meetings networking to analyze and discuss culture and tourism in a 'summer university' key but relaxed, in 'shorts and cholas'. Also on those dates, diversifying the parallel cultural activities, will take place Phe Films, a sample of independent audiovisual creations with digital DNA.

The music of the festival will spread throughout the city, as in the last edition, with the program Phe Arounds, reserved for parties, DJ sessions and performances in leading venues as well as specific promotions in shops and restaurants in Puerto de la Cruz.

Music, trends, cinema, gastronomy... we are expanding the program and poster!

Phe Festival will celebrate a new edition in Cross port the second week of August with a proposal that brings together music, cinema, trends, gastronomy and innovation in the same space to enjoy a perfect vacation plan. A unique experience to share, which will be crowned with two days of concerts, on Friday the 11th and Saturday the 12th, where the sounds of well-known international, national and local artists will come together with others that it will be a pleasure to discover.

Miss Caffeine, yall, Bizarre Love Triangle, Em DJ, Belop, Papaya, The Vinegars and The Good Company they join WAS, Siloam and The Taxman, previously confirmed,  for a poster still open to new additions. The fertilizer for the two days of direct they are already on sale on the official website www.phefestival.comas well as on platforms Ticketea.com and Tickety.es, at the price of 30 euros. Once the latest confirmations are announced in April, single tickets will go on sale for each day.

Although initially it was considered to keep the celebration during the first week of August, as in the first edition, the organization made the decision to change the date, motivated by adjustments to the availability of artists and a better use of leisure and tourism resources in the city. In this way, it has been possible to complete a poster at the height of what the organizers and, surely also, the public of Phe Festival, wish.

The esplanade of the pier of Puerto de la Cruz remains the main venue for the festival, which wants to go beyond the musical offer, to offer a new concept of entertainment experience, with the current values of a more creative and participatory society. It is aimed at young people regardless of their age, who want to enjoy life, are committed and active.

Phe Market It will be one of the novelties this year of the festival. A trend fair outdoors, by the sea and daytime, focused on fashion, design or technology, which will have a restaurant area, stage, performances and innovative proposals so that they can be enjoyed by all audiences.

A few days of reflection and shared knowledge (Ph I+C), a cinema meeting (Phe Films) concerts, activities and city tours (Phe Arounds) complete the program of this event that reinforces the cultural offer of the north of Tenerife from its commitment to the environment.

After the notoriety achieved in the 2016 presentation edition, the festival returns in 2017 as one of the great proposals promoted from the area of Culture of the City Council of Puerto de la Cruz with the support of Turismo de Tenerife, a firm commitment to quality and the promotion of cultural tourism.

Phe Festival is framed in Cultural Strategy of Puerto de la Cruz 2020, which also includes projects of the stature of festivals such as journey, Mueca, Agatha Christie Festival, port street art, Bach Festival of Early and Baroque Music or Canary Jazz Festival and in which the public institution, City Council, seeks to generate alliances and complicity to promote the feeling of co-responsibility for a common project together with various entities, creators, citizen groups and private companies.

Trends take over Phe Market

Can you imagine a festival that, in addition to two days of direct shows, offered a fair of trends, art, culture, fashion and new technologies for the whole family to enjoy? That is what we want to offer you this summer in Cross port with Phe Market the days August 10, 11 and 12 a perfect vacation plan!

yes, in Phe Festival also we bet on daytime leisure so that the memory of your experience with us is the most complete. And it is that if we have something clear it is that the public that supports us and the environment that welcomes us They are the ones who will make it possible for our project to continue and grow year after year.

For this reason we are clear that the heart of Phe Festival is our Market: a outdoor trends fair, next to the sea, with a gastronomic terrace, exhibitors, a good atmosphere, a walkway, music, a rest area and a children's area. all this with the personal touch of our brand identity with which we want to make you feel at home and enjoy great moments. How we like to pamper you!

Fashion products made in Spain, beauty, independent brands, accessories, jewelry and beads are what you will find in Phe Market. But also decoration, art, photography, design, new technologies, gadgets, own merchandising, sponsors and artists as well as stands where you can practice DIY, in a lively atmosphere full of life and fun.

How could it be otherwise, in this phenomenal fair we bet on the new creators of emerging projects. How? The young promises not only will they have a specific installation on the premises to exhibit their ideas and work, but they will also be able to show their entrepreneurial initiative or creation in a three-minute presentation at the market catwalk.

To regain strength, you will have in Phe Market a varied gastronomic offer prepared at the moment and to take away, from the most traditional to the trendiest proposals, with local products and vegetarian menus, as well as juices, soft drinks, beers, wines, cocktails... yum, yum! In addition, you will have at your disposal picnic areas and islands of rest where to disconnect, relax and enjoy the feast.

If there is something clear to us, it is in our pact with the sustainability. For this reason, the entire organizational structure of the festival is articulated in the promotion of good practices of social and environmental commitment, materialized in  with the complicity of all attendees. Help us reduce our carbon footprint!

Imagine it: the Atlantic breeze, a special space, full of light and creativity, in a city devoted to culture, friends, a good atmosphere and you living an unforgettable moment.

So mark it in red On the list of things to do this summer: #Phe2017.

The call to register for Phe Market is now open. All requests received will be carefully studied to assess the quality of the projects and their suitability for the festival. Click here if you want to be part of our trends fair.

León Benavente, Javiera Mena and Bejo & DJ Pimp close the Phe 2017 poster

Five new artists join the poster of Ph 2017 and with them we celebrate a perfect vacation plan in Tenerife! The best live performances by well-known international, national and local artists, names of the current music scene and others that it will be a pleasure to discover make up the festival's commitment for its second edition, whose central dates would be August 11 and 12 on the esplanade of the wharf Cross port.

The revolutionary and transgressor Javier Mena, the quintessential group of the Spanish independent scene Leon Benavente with the presentation of his second feature 2, The phenomenon bejo breaking down the themes of what will be his first work with his usual collaborator dj pimp, in addition to DJ Full FX and We Are Trash, known names of Tenerife electronics, are the latest confirmations that close a line up which positions this second edition as a benchmark in the cultural offer of the north of Tenerife, a firm commitment to quality and the promotion of cultural tourism.

An exception poster for Ph 2017 in which the names of Miss Caffeine, yall, Bizarre Love Triangle, Em DJ, WAS, Belop, Siloam, Papaya, The Vinegars,The Good Company and The Taxman.

Well known and consolidated as one of the reference bands of the indie national, the last confirmed have been Leon Benavente. The group formed by Luis Rodríguez (guitar), Abraham Boba (vocals, keyboards), César Verdú (drums) and Eduardo Baos (bass, synthesizers) will bring us a repertoire with their own stamp that draws from rock music, with catchy melodies and certain dark eighties touches. Who hasn't already hummed Courage, brave?

The most pop transgression comes from the hand of Javier Mena. The Chilean artist will bring the apotheosis to Cross port with a sound that will delight those who have already fallen for his revolutionary songs and will call the attention of listeners eager for new musical proposals. the queen of electro pop in Spanish will show us that its natural habitat is the dance floor with the best of extravagance.

Those who promise moments not to forget in Ph 2017 They are Bejo & Dj Pimp. The Canarian artist will bring to the stage of Porto the characteristic innate island self-confidence that allows him to unfold between baroque rhymes and twisted alliterations, the formal basis of his hipi hapa vacilanduki. All this guaranteed by the hands of dj pimp, recognized with four DMC Spain titles and participation in the Red Bull Thre3Style2013 national final. Much flow!

Together with these artists we will be able to see on the stage of Ph 2017 as those in charge of continuity DJ Full FX, considered one of the best in the country and whose sessions will make the festival an authentic summer experience, We Are Trash, a formation made up of Jessy la Ley and el Chico, with their selections full of a great sense of celebration, rhythm and musical quality.

The fertilizer for Phe 2017 is priced at €30 until 11:59 p.m. on May 14. It can be purchased at our Online store and also on platforms Ticketea.com and Tickety.es. It will soon be available at physical points of sale along with tickets for days, in addition to other subscription packs and many surprises are yet to come so you can enjoy an unforgettable week in Puerto de la Cruz.

It is time to plan your vacation. why don't you come to Phe Festival? We provide the music, the sun, the cinema, the beach, trends, gastronomy, the venue... you make it magical.

Do you want to feel like a star? Find us at Mueca!

What Mueca It is one of the essential and unmissable events in the cultural calendar. It is not fictitious, it is real. His 15 years of life elevate him to the category of big stage. Its offer of street theater, dance, music, circus or plastic arts is a reflection of the varied and plural offer that tens of thousands of attendees enjoy each year. It is a festival with capital letters thanks to the variety of local, national and international shows that make up its program.

If the International Street Art Festival has such a wide offer, it is because Cross port It has everything and for everyone. AND Phe Festival will also be! We love Mueca and have the opportunity to live it from within and share it with your audience it is a fantastic experience.

We like to keep the good traditions and, as we did last year (remember our happy stand?), we join the Mueca program to make our particular festival presentation.

Do you know that your thing is to sing? Do you feel like a rock star in the shower? We trust like nobody else in your vocal technique, in that you play the guitar like Jimi Hendrix and we know that you can become our next headliner. Success is yours!

Look for us on the esplanade of the Casa de la Aduana, in the Fishing Pier, where you will learn first-hand all the information about Ph 2017 and where your opinion and participation will be fundamental. There you will find our fun photocall in which you will feel like a true artist between lights, applause and cheers!

We will be the Friday May 12 and Saturday May 13, accompanied by the Mueca playlist, with more than 150 songs, 10 hours of the best music as an appetizer of the greats live that we will enjoy on August 11 and 12 on the dock esplanade.

In addition, as we know that there is a great desire to Phe Festival, we will also install a point of sale for the subscription for the two days of live concerts at a launch price of 30 euros. What are you waiting for to go there?

If we know one thing for sure, it is that living and enjoying Mueca multiplies the Phe 2017 experience. See you in Mueca!

5 reasons to enjoy Phe Festival with your family

Today is the International Family Day and in Phe Festival We join the celebration by giving you 5 reasons to join the experience with the children. Don't let fatherhood or motherhood make you give up a perfect vacation plan for everyone (children included) in which to disconnect from the routine in an original and enriching way.

1. Specific children's area

As you know, this year we have incorporated a trend fair into the festival site  outdoors, by the sea and during the day, which, with the name Phe Market, wants to bring together audiences of all ages between August 10 and 12. will incorporate a children's area, an exclusive space where parents and children can create and play together by participating in workshops on recycling and sustainability, agriculture, reuse of elements, serigraphy or clothing customization, among others. If we are in everything!

2. A getaway to Puerto de la Cruz

Yes, it's true, holidays are the best time to enjoy with the family, but sometimes we run out of ideas. An excursion to the beach or a weekend getaway are always interesting options for leisure time. And it is to come to Phe Festival has an added value: spend a weekend in Cross port, one of the most charming destinations in Tenerife with a mild climate all year round, multicolored skies, an intense smell of the sea, beaches full of beauty... a benchmark of cultural tourism where history, art and culture are breathed in every corner. There will be no time to get bored!

3. Culture, an alternative

Not everything has to be the chiquipark or McDonald's. If you are one of those who are looking for an alternative plan to share with your children that has nothing to do with the traditional offer, you are in luck. Phe Festival is a new concept of entertainment experience, with the current values of a more creative and participative society, which becomes an ideal activity to share with the family, in which your children learn while enjoying a festive atmosphere that claims good vibes and social commitment.

4. Share the love of music

There is nothing like sharing the love of music with your children. Y Ph 2017 It could be your first festival in which you will discover what the live performances of national and international reference groups sound like on a large stage, outdoors, in a unique environment. Plus they have their specific bracelet to keep it as a memory! That they can't stand the music for a long time? The venue will also have small 'islands of rest', some equipped with tables and benches and others with seats made with recycled materials and furniture, so that the festival experience is not burdensome. 

5. Varied gastronomy

To enhance the festival experience, we will have a wide gastronomic offer distributed throughout the venue with menus and drinks for all ages and tastes, from the most traditional to the most gourmet, with an ecological and vegetarian presence. Even cakes and ice creams for those with a sweet tooth!

As you can see, come to Phe Festival means having one at hand wide variety of family leisure plans to make your vacation an experience to remember for a lifetime. And for an affordable price. All children under 12 years of age have free access to the festival. Only those between the ages of 13 and 17 will have to pay their ticket or subscription.

It's important to put attention on all minors must have an authorization signed by the legal guardian to be able to enter the premises (you can download it here), and only those under 16 must be accompanied by one of their parents, both or their authorized guardian.

Families! We are waiting for you in August with a unforgettable summer proposal.

#Phe2017 tickets for days on sale!

How much do you want to Phe Festival? There are less than 90 days left and we know you want August 11 as much as we do.

We remain committed to preparing everything necessary for you to enjoy the best music vacation plan of your life and that is why we wanted to make it easy for you. If this year we have opted to extend the program with two days of concerts, we do not want anyone to miss it, so we are opening the official ticket sales per day!

After the good reception of the tickets at the introductory price, starting today you have a new opportunity to buy your advance ticket at the price of 22 euros in the online store of our website (in the section TICKETS) And in the on the platforms Ticketea.com and Tickety.es. Start planning your summer now and get the cheapest ticket – the price will go up at the box office on concert days – without leaving home and without having to queue at the venue. We want to see you in Cross port giving it all next August!

Do you want to be prepared for the live shows that await you? Take out the agenda or mobile and write down. From today you will be able to know which artists will open each day and which ones will make you dance until dawn. The friday the 11th of August, we will vibrate with We Are Trash, The Good Company, Papaya, Belop, Miss Caffeine, Javier Mena, Bizarre Love Triangle and Em DJ.

The saturday 12, they will be Dj Full FX, Siloam, The Taxman, The Vinegars, Bejo & DJ Pimp, WAS, Leon Benavente and yall those that will turn Puerto de la Cruz into the center of indie music. You can now organize yourself!

Don't wait any longer to enjoy Phe Festival many surprises remain!

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