The Highs And Lows Of The Medusa Festival In Cullera Spain
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The Highs And Lows Of The Medusa Festival In Cullera Spain

August 16, 2022 Share

One of the largest Spanish music festivals ended with a twist. The Medusa Festival took place from August 10-15, 2022, for an extended week-long extravaganza on the beach of Valencia. 

From August 10-15, 2022, a massive EDM Medusa festival took place in Cullera, Spain – right on the beach of the Valencian town. The rollercoaster event shed some good highs like live performances from global DJs David Guetta, Steve Aoki, and Afrojack fist-pumping from dusk till dawn, down to the lows of the event coming to an abrupt halt. 

But besides the stars of EDM, house, techno, trance and more, the annual Spanish festival is also famous for its unique carnival theme heavily on display. With spectacular staging constructed on the golden sands of Cullera, one of 11 famous beaches, it’s no wonder thousands of party-goers fly in from around the world for a chance to come together to celebrate life, art, and music. 

The Medusa Festival
Brian Cross performs on stage at the Medusa Festival on August 10, 2019, in Cullera, Spain. PABLO GALLARDO/REDFERNS.

Imagination and positive vibes are the currency of this place. Many unique elements bring this world to life with the performers’ stages and sound. From the colourful glow-in-the-dark environments and LED-infused castles, too, the superstructure goddess herself – is smack bang in the centre.

Part of the experience is the interactive art installations scattered throughout EDM, the various carnival performers that walk around the crowds, and various exhilarating and relaxing carnival rides. Exploding fire guns that blast out eclectic electronic music include house, techno, drum and bass, and dubstep.

The Medusa Festival
Image of the main stage. Photo by DJ Mag.

However, even though the event had been extended to Sunday, things took a slight turn for the worst when high winds caused parts of a stage to collapse at the Medusa Festival. At 4 am in a sweltering 40 Celsius (104.9 degrees Fahrenheit), Spain’s meteorological agency reported winds exceeding 50mph in the country’s eastern coastal region. It was so powerful that several visitors were injured. 

Naturally, the Spanish authorities had to bring the final few nights to an end and tell 50 000 people to go and locate their tents that had blown over into the next town.

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