popArb 2015

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popArb 2015
Joan Miquel Oliver

We're happy to say that popArb is back for 2015. Unfortunately, organisers announced just two weeks ago that this edition would be the last due to low ticket sales. So now you know – if you've had a trip to the Girona town of Arbúcies for some great live music on your bucket list, it's now or never.

The line-up for this, the 11th edition, includes former Antonia Font member Joan Miquel Oliver, The New Raemon returning after a break of three years and rising star Núria Graham. The DJs performing include Time Out Barcelona's Marta Salicrú, as her alter ego Salicrunette (Friday), and Barcelona veteran Diego Armando.

PopArb has been one of Catalan music's biggest festivals, welcoming groups from across different parts of the region regardless of what language they sing in – groups such as Mishima, Manel, Love of Lesbian and Antònia Font have all played there over the past 11 years. When it started back in 2005, it was a stand-out event but now it's facing a lot of competition, along with financing issues and the difficulty of fans to be able to afford rising prices caused in part by increased VAT on tickets for such events.

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