The festival, founded by the union of the Universidad Complutense de Madrid together with the promoter Live Nation, have the idea of encouraging upcoming artists to play, while mixing with some experienced names. Last year The Vaccines and Foster the people performed at the festival, two promising bands that are on a good way up to the top now.
The art project is called Art Barter and the central idea is very exceptional. There are a lot of participating artists, some really well known and some not quite famous. The exhibition will consist of artwork from the artists, but the public will not know who made which piece. And to buy a piece, you'll have to come up with other propositions than an amount of money. Money is not acceptable as a payment, you swop the work with services, objects or items.
The artists will then overview the suggestions at the end of the event and decide individually if, or if not, to exchange the piece.
The work is made partly by upcoming new talents and partly from established artist. This is a way for a crowd to appreciate and judge art unreservedly, without having names and prices to affect your mind and opinions.
Passes for two days is 80 euro and are available here.
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