The event recovers its essence and returns to its roots with a program characterized by leaving the line of commercial music

Rita Payés and Andrés Suárez, among the artists who will fill the Veruela Summer Festival with music

During the four Saturdays in August, the church of the Monasterio de Veruela will be flooded with music and atmosphere with the four concerts that make up this year’s poster

Redacción Wednesday, May 22, 2024 / 11:20

Rita Payés, Andrés Suárez, Marwan and Cristina Rosenvinge will fill the lands of Moncayo with their music in a new edition of the well-known Verano Veruela Festival organized by the Zaragoza Provincial Council. During the four Saturdays in August , the church of the Monastery of Veruela will be flooded with music and atmosphere with the four concerts that make up this year’s poster.

After thirty years, the event recovers its essence and returns to its roots with a program characterized by leaving the line of commercial music , seeking to publicize artists who are usually in the background in the musical panorama. Thus, the purpose of the festival is to find quality and give an opportunity to diversity and artistic originality.

The festival will start on August 3 with jazz and boss anova by Rita Payés. It will continue on August 10 with the author and social song by Marwan and on August 17 with the composer Andrés Suárez. The festival will close on August 24 with Christina Rosenvinge, undisputed muse for several generations of music fans. All concerts will take place in the church of the Veruela monastery at 7:30 p.m.

Making independent artists known and expanding culture throughout Aragon is not the only objective of this Festival, the deputy delegate of the Veruela monastery of the Zaragoza Provincial Council , Eduardo Arilla, has highlighted the “multiplier effect” that the festival has for the Moncayo area and Campo de Borja area. “ It attracts more than 2,000 people every year , bringing culture closer to rural areas through one of the most important events in the province,” said Arilla, who adds that the number of visitors and tourists to the areas increases.


Various artists from the national, international and Aragonese scene have performed on the stage of the church of the Monastery of Veruela . Some established ones who say goodbye to the stages at Moncayo, other emerging ones who have managed to make their music known and young people who are looking for an opportunity in the musical world.

This is how the deputy delegate of Culture of the Zaragoza Provincial Council , Charo Lázaro, wanted to remember it, who also stressed that “the festival emerged three decades ago and since then it has been adapting to the changes and the different styles of music, always offering a program special and different that has positioned it as one of the differentiating festivals of the province and Aragon.”

When Rosalía was not yet known worldwide for her great hits “Bizcochito”, “Despechá” or “Malamente” she went on stage at the Festival to present her “avant-garde flamenco” that shortly after launched her to fame. The artist is just one name in the long list of artists who have participated in the festival, such as Valeria Castro, José Mercé, Kiko Veneno, Jorge Drexler, Carmen París and Santiago Auserón.


Tickets to all the concerts are now on sale at a price of nine euros on the Ibercaja website. The capacity of the event will be 450 people and the doors will open 30 minutes before each concert.


Rita Payés is a composer, trombonist and Spanish jazz and bossa nova singer. She has performed throughout Spain, Europe and the United States until she headlines numerous festivals in 2024. She presents her third album, “De Camino al Camino”, a work that delves into the search for beauty in everyday things.

Marwan is a musician, writer and poet and is one of the main voices of author songs in Spain and Latin America. He returns to the stage with his new 20th anniversary album “Songs for an emergency”, in which he has re-recorded his best songs, sharing them with duets with national and international artists such as Rozalén, Mikel Izal, Jorge Drexler, Coti, Miguel Poveda, Nach, Kevin Johansen, Andrés Suárez, Pedro Guerra, Funambulist and others.

Andrés Suárez returns to the road with a new version of his “Voyage of Life and Return” tour. The latest work by the Galician artist, with which he continues to achieve success through his songs of immense talent and emotion. Devoid of his entire band, in an intimate format, one of the most important voices on the current Spanish scene, he will take a tour of his entire discography to enjoy his music on a unique occasion.

Cristina Rosenvinge presents “Los Versos Sáficos” live, the album where she recorded the songs she composed for the Safo theater project. Accompanied by Amaia Miranda on guitar, Magalí Datzira on bass, keyboards and backing vocals and Xerach Peñate on drums, Rosenvinge reinterprets the verses of the brilliant Greek poet from contemporary pop, with a range of sounds that range from traditional Mediterranean to electronic.

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