29th Sep 2023 @ 5:50 am

A new arts and culture festival titled Canari was launched this week and will bring The Divine Comedy and several other bands to Lanzarote and La Graciosa in November.

The festival will take place on the 16th, 17th and 18th November, and will bring “experiences linked with music, the landscape, food and heritage” to various venues on Lanzarote and La Graciosa. Precise times and venues have not yet been announced, but events will take place at La Geria, the Salinas de Janubio, Arrecife, San Bartolomé and La Graciosa. 

The headline act for the festival will be The Divine Comedy, the band formed by Northern Irish musician Neil Hannon, who had a top ten UK hit in 1999 with National Express and composed music for the classic sitcom Father Ted.

Spanish artist Maika Makovski, garage rockers The Parrots and the popular indie group Zürych, who hail from Lanzarote, will be among the other acts to appear.

The festival’s promoters are also responsible for the Sonidos Liquidos festival in early summer, and the Canari festival will also offer a range of dining and wine-tasting experiences.

Tickets will go on sale at €30 from 29th September at www.festivalcanari.com 

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