The Puig foundation commits to the future of the Castell de Peralada festival: the Easter edition is premièred and a new auditorium is in the pipeline.

2023 and 2024 see the return of ambitious projects to enhance the festival experience

The Castell de Peralada festival is immersed in a fascinating period of firsts and projects for the future, aiming to position it as one of the leading festival and tourist venues in the country.

The Puig foundation is committed to promoting culture and creative talent and to preserving and restoring Peralada castle as a site, making this stageof international projection closely aligned with its purpose of supporting the institution.

As a landmark of 2023, mention must be made of the eagerly-awaited first Easter Festival, a project postponed because of the pandemic and finally set in motion last April in the mediaeval church venue of El Carme.

The Easter Festival programme is made up of artists who make regular appearances at the castle, as well as rising stars to encourage the discovery of musical talent.

This spring format is intended to carry on over time, to de-seasonalise the event outside the summer period, under the slogan “Experience Peralada all year round.”

Alongside this, the Peralada castle site is also building a new multi-purpose auditorium, planned to open in summer 2024.

This new building houses an auditorium, a multi-purpose rehearsal room to host artists in residence, a future performing arts learning centre and a planned museum. The project also includes new acoustic studies to enhance the sound in the venue and adapt the acoustics to the new design, an essential aspect for staging open-air opera and vocal performances.

The president of the Castell de Peralada foundation, Isabel Suqué, has stated that this project “is a step that had to be taken at this time in order to position the Festival and Peralada Resort as leading international destinations in the coming decades. As creators of unforgettable experiences, it was time to commit to the new building within the castle park, in line with criteria of care for the environment, modernity and social change to position ourselves at the epicentre of European culture.”