Updated 13 April: Organizers have said that Festival Mueca will after all take place in its traditional May slot rather than September as announced recently. Agreement was reached yesterday between the Plataforma Cómplices Mueca, Puerto de la Cruz Ayuntamiento, and the Tenerife Cabildo, and organizers apologise for the earlier announcement which, they say, was actually made without consultation with them. The festival is now confirmed to take place between 9 and 12 May, and has a dedicated website HERE with all details and information.

Original post 2 April: Puerto de la Cruz will be home to Mueca 2019, its annual international art festival, between 25 and 29 September, dates that will see the festival move from its traditional May slot. The “festival of happiness” fills the town’s streets with art, music, dance, even a fire and water spectacular in the Lago Martiánez. There is a dedicated website HERE, and organizers say that although some specific events are ticketed, Mueca is primarily a free open air art festival which sees Puerto de la Cruz – the streets, harbour, promenades, squares – full of performances and interactive shows … it’s a good time to be in the town! Organizers say that they decided on the shift from May to September because of the multiple elections that are being held around the original calendar placing.

Source Janet Anscombe

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