3rd International Circus Festival City of Figueres
After the success of its first two editions with more than 14.000 and 23.000 spectators respectively, the last weekend of February 2014 Figueres will be again the scene of the only International Circus Festival in our country. With a similar image as those of WuQiao, Budapest, Monte Carlo or París, Figueres offers a window to the world for the promotion and diffusion of the circus arts.
The International Circus Festival City of Figueres was born with the pretention to present in each edition the 22 best attractions ever seen in European circuses. More than 60 artists of a 14 countries will compete in front of an international jury composed by 15 important directors and experts from circuses around the world. The two semi-finals (Blue and Red Shows, totally different) and the final (Gold Show) will be performed in the new Great Tent, with a capacity of 2.150 spectators, situated in the centre of the Figueres Fairgrounds.
In total there will be 12 performances for more than 25.000 spectators. Since its creation, this new meeting point has become the European gateway for those artists who want to introduce themselves on the market of the Old Continent.
The Circus in the Spanish State entered a deep crisis at the end of the 70’s: at the same time that the quality shows disappeared, circus became a synonym for banal children’s amusement only. The International Circus Festival in Figueres is one of the only actual references in our country in terms of maximum quality, and therefore, a show that appeals to all audiences without discrimination of age, race or social status. Figueres is consolidated as one of the European circus capitals inside the world map of great events of the always-fascinating world of the ring.
In conclusion, a unique occasion to enjoy high-quality circus!