The best of national indie music arrives in Puerto de la Cruz with the Phe Festival

The best of national indie music arrives in Puerto de la Cruz with the Phe Festival

A concert indie with the participation of some of the most important national bands on the current scene. This is how it looks this year Phe Festival, with an eye on the 2017 edition to hold a large-scale event, a new music festival that will make available to the public a program of fresh, unique and original artistic and social actions, designed to be enjoyed in Puerto de la Cruz , and which includes a training and informative meeting, dedicated to cultural management and its implications for tourism entitled Power Changers 2.

Phe Festival is part of the planning project conceived in 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. The Phe-Festival Thus, it becomes another of the great bets promoted by the culture area of the Porto City Council, from an integrating and participatory principle and a defined commitment to quality that also affects the promotion of Cultural Tourism. Sandra Rodríguez, Councilor for Finance and Culture of the northern consistory, maintains that "with this new commitment, our city achieves a continuous line of commitment to culture, generating both artistic, economic and social wealth." Phe has the support of Puerto de la Cruz Urban Rehabilitation Consortium, Council of Tenerife in its areas of Culture and Tourism and the Canary Islands Government.

In this 2016 edition, as a preview of what will be the first big event of next year, the festival will count for its appointment on August 6, with the groups Cycle, the red room, Of faith, Belako, Red Beard and Kostrok, a firm commitment to groups that are a reference in the independent national sphere and electronics with international claim. Among its programmatic lines is also granting an important role to Canarian musical production.

Phe, designed for the enjoyment of a wide spectrum of the public, is a festival that wants to grow in the north of Tenerife from the consideration of the city of Cross port as an international benchmark for tourism and a pioneer in Spain of a socioeconomic model that is constantly being updated. The stage will be located in a closed area on the esplanade of the port, next to the sea, with the philosophy of promoting human, artistic and musical diversity and that attendees find in it a leisure alternative to spend a good weekend.

Cycle, one of the best bands of recent times, returns to the Tenerife stages as one of the main claims of Phe Festival. They do so after celebrating their tenth anniversary with 'Dance all Over', their fourth album, rock danceable with electronic punch, basses and synths from David Kano, the provocative voice of La China and the exciting voice of Luke Donovan, a mixture of rage, tenderness and sadism. Together with them, the Valencian band the red room headlines this presentation concert for Phe, on the presentation tour of his tenth studio album 'Sagrado Corazón', with which they have sneaked into the top of the bills of independent music festivals.

Also with a new LP, 'Hamen', they arrive from the Basque Country Belako, group of rock, post punk and electronic music considered by critics to be one of the most promising on the national independent scene. And from rock more vital to electronics more indie from Kostrok, the Valencian DJ duo made up of Adrián Lurbe and José Martí who triumphed on the dance floor last summer with Right Now.

The latest addition to the PHE lineup is Of faith, or what amounts to the same thing, Oscar D'Aniello, now on his own after finishing his stage with the Flores Azules, who has just presented his new album 'La Fuerza Irresistible'. A repertoire of vital songs with a style that mixes pop, hip hop, soul, funky, disco, and that bring a positive and carefree character to this concert Phe Festival who wants to be a festive referent in the concert calendar of the Archipelago.

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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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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.

Phe Arounds, musical aperitifs in Puerto de la Cruz

The first edition of Phe Festival and there is even more desire to be able to enjoy the concert on August 6 on the esplanade of the Puerto de la Cruz pier. That's why we have good news We increase our programming! A selection from the island's music scene becomes the protagonist of the festivities Phe Arounds that on Friday the 5th at night, after the meetings Ph I+C, and on the morning of Saturday 6 they will set the indie experience in the premises white bar, Limbo Pub, Ace of Kopas and Ebony Brown.

We want to revolutionize touristic city throughout that weekend and that the celebration of Phe Festival be a source of joy, as well as a cultural, social and economic incentive for the people of Porto, following the work that has been done with Mueca, journey and other projects of cultural environment.

As an appetizer of the spark that they will bring us Cycle, Belako, Of faith, The Red Room, Red Beard and Kostrok, Cross port will welcome Phe Festival with concerts and DJ sessions to celebrate in style the great musical moment that lives those days.

The programming of Phe Arounds will start around midnight on Friday, August 5, with free admission, and will take place in Ace of Kopas with the best electronic music of Noise Selectors. The Weird dj set + MCR Selector will lead to white bar a selection of post punk and new wave and brit pop, while the tastiest Afro-Latin songs, to the rhythm of the most modern cumbia, will sound with fresh fruit in it Limbo Pub.

After the first contact, the Saturday, August 6 at 1:00 p.m., Daniel Ferreiro and Jorge Chaik They will be in Ebony Brown with an acoustic concert that will travel through harmonies and sound nooks and crannies cared for in the smallest detail. Get ready to share the #phefestival experience with us!

Write down the schedules of Phe Festival 2016

You already have available the schedules of the presentation concert of Phe Festival what will take place next 6th August on the dock esplanade Cross port. Watch them, download them or write them down on your agenda, on your mobile or in your hand what you are going to find for more than eight hours with the best live shows from Cycle, Of faith,The Red Room, Belako, Red Beard and Kostrok that will turn the tourist city into the focus of the indie music.

Okay, yes, it's not to go crazy. It's not dozens of concerts for three or four days of uninterrupted music, but it's good to know when will the doors open (at 6:00 p.m.)  and what bands will make you raise your hands at nightfall and with which one you will stay dancing until dawn and thus be able to organize yourself with the gigs, with the grandparents, with friends, with the babysitter...

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There is very little left for Phe Festival 2016 And it comes with surprises! To toast with you for our first experience in Puerto de la Cruz you take a free beer with admission. And if the warmth leaves you wanting more, until 8:00 p.m. we have the Happy hour and for every two beers you buy you only pay one (2×1).

Do not think about it! Get a ticket for Phe Festival either on-line or in the points of sale and enjoy a perfect plan for some ideal holidays in Tenerife. We want to reach the sold out!

The Phe Festival amenities, the latest in trends

Phe Festival This 2016 is presented as the launch or a sample of the event that we would like to have in Tenerife: an open proposal for everyone in which music, DIY, active reflection, creativity come together... with the aim of offering an ideal plan for a perfect end week of vacation in Cross port. So the next 6th August, in addition to offering a first-class poster with Cycle, Of faith,The Red Room, Belako, Red Beard and Kostrok, we have in the enclosure installed in the esplanade of the wharf with amenities, a series of fun activities and cool.

In addition to the gastronomic space, with a corridor where the food trucks and several trending culinary proposals, from six in the afternoon, as soon as the venue opens, you can enjoy the Show prepared by Eternal Barber Girls, one of the amenities provided by Phe Festival and among which you will also find Carlos Montesdeoca Hair and Makeup Studio and his team preparing total looks super festival-goers, while Aguere Music Store will bring us a selection of second-hand vinyl.

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We found María Hernández Javier, Gara Méndez García and Rossana Méndez Coello in Eternal Barber Girls, a team of professionals who have come together to join forces with the barbershop guild and make the trade a lifestyle. Each of them will make a live cut at Phe Festival showing the techniques, materials and designs that are usually made in a salon. And if any anime wants to try and there is time, the cut will be made on the fly. It will be like a brush!

WhatsApp Image 2016-07-27 at 15.54.36We are sure that Aguere Music Store will succeed in Phe Festival. Created from the union between the Aguere Cultural Space of La Laguna and the label and publisher The 80s take their toll, this space is for lovers of vinyl and record culture. They are committed to creating a physical space where a community can gather around music, but in a different way to how they have been doing it with their respective activities in the last decade. They will bring to the venue “enough second-hand vinyl records to satisfy your appetite”.

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Carlos Montesdeoca is a studio dedicated to beauty and more specifically to hairdressing and makeup for more than two decades. Trend and fashion is her job and her passion.

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These proposals will be accompanied by the store Phe Festival, where you can get our cool t-shirts as well as a varied sale of t-shirts and sweatshirts designed for the occasion and exclusively by CAMALEONI-K in limited edition. In addition, you will be able to see live the silkscreen work performing Don't Panic that will put the line-up of our festival on your shirt if you want. To the letter!

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Do you remember our happy stand of Mueca? In one of the corners of the concert venue, you will have your space Phe's photo call (customized photo booth) so you can have a fun time between groups and immortalize the moments shared with your friends, your partner...

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There you can also find charging stations Yup!Charge so you can recharge your mobile battery in the shortest time possible and don't miss out on recording your favorite group or sharing the best images of the night on your social profiles.

Many surprises await you this August 6 in Puerto de la Cuz. Do not miss it!

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.

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.

#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!

Welcome to Phe camping

Going to a summer festival is an experience full of possibilities, and it is an obligation of the organizers encourage the community that is created among the attendees.

Given the forecasts of tourist occupation in the city and with the intention of diversifying the accommodation options, this year's edition incorporates the possibility of camping.

It's official! Phe camping will be in the El Peñon Municipal Stadium Manolo Santaella Sports Center, very close to the festival site, and will open its doors from the 9 to 13 August. This space thus becomes a place of coexistence, enjoyment, rest... a place to make new friends and have fun. And besides, no more paying €50 for accommodation per person per night, here you only get 5€!

With unbeatable conditions, the proposal of Phe Festival It is an urban campsite equipped with all the necessary services and adequate regulations for a pleasant stay: showers, WC, 24-hour security, sports activities, canteen... And with the possibility of accessing the shops of Cross port for any purchase or need –or simply stroll through its authentic surroundings– in just a few minutes. What more could you want?

Get your batteries and Reserve now your place!

Check the regulations of Phe camping here

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