The Manresa Fair is a show market that, with the Mediterranean tradition as a backbone, moves in two main areas: popular culture and world music and folk. The first is based on the transmission of heritage, the fusion of contemporary creation and traditional roots, and the participation of the social base of culture. The second, however, refers to the music linked to the Mediterranean root, from both traditional and contemporary optics.
The Fair has an interdisciplinary character and brings together the different artistic languages: visual arts, circus, dance, exhibitions, music, oral narration and theater. The scheduled shows are of different formats -small, medium or large-, room or street, and are aimed at both the adult and family audience.
At the same time, the professional market, in the Museum of Technology, is a privileged point of contact and sale of both the performing arts sector (circus, family, street arts...) and the music of the world. On the other hand, the FiraPasseig area , located on Paseo Pere III, hosts companies and entities that provide the party, show and root culture.
This year, the Fair wanted to highlight the themes of looks, youth and gender in the artistic programming of the event. Making speaker of emerging companies and new artistic formats.
In addition, the Fira Mediterrània offers a varied gastronomic offer in the World Cuisine Market, located outside the Tasca Cerveza Zorro and Plaza Santo Domingo.
The Fira Mediterrània has been held annually since 1998 and has become a framework for exchanges between professionals who sell and buy shows. With the objective of consolidating itself as the leading market in Spain in world music and folk music, it has already been ranked as the third best major festival dedicated to world music, according to the jury of the Transglobal World Music Chart Festival Awards. This event is, without a doubt, a key meeting for anyone who has an interest in the world of art and entertainment.