The patron saint of Palma has a host of events in his name over a couple of weeks leading up to the saint’s day itself, January 20th.
What to expect
The night before the main event, on 18th January, there will be a concert in Plaza Joan Carles I, where Catherine Fernández, Daisy C, Paco Martin, Xuso Jones, Elsa Barahona and many others will perform.
The main festival kicks off on 19th January at 18:00 pm, with the Drac na Coca, the large fire-breathing crocodile, and the giants’ parade to Plaza Major to light the enormous bonfire.
Once the bonfire is lit, the city’s main squares are filled with people enjoying free concerts throughout the city. The Town Hall has announced the following concerts:
- Furius Monkey House, Funambulista and Inot by Without String in Plaza España
- Indie, metal, hardcore and punk in Plaza del Rei Joan Carles I
- Andalusian, flamenco and rumba in Plaza de la Reina
- Electronic in Sa Feixina
- Folk by Al Mayurqua in Plaza Major
- Funk & Jazz in Plaza de Cort
- Swing & Carumba in Plaza del Olivar
On January 20th in Plaza España, COPE Mallorca will run an interesting festival with performances from Dhi, Turnedo and Sinsinati.
Even more concerts will follow on January 25th in Plaza España, run by Europa FM, with performances from Isla Iglú, Bombai, DJ Wally López, DJ Uri Sabat and DJ Stevan Chaves & Biel Castell can be enjoyed.
On January 26th, Sant Sebastià will come to an end with a performance of Castellers de Mallorca and of course the traditional Correfoc, which takes place with the hooded devils charging through the streets with their torches which is as exhilarating as it is terrifying but definitely worth a watch!
Click here to see the full program.