Venues across Spain are coming together for the Last Concert (El Último Concierto) in order to highlight the severity of the situation we are living in today facing the possible permanent closure of cultural facilities due to the lack of action from the government.
From March 2020 until the end of this year, there has been a cancellation of 25,000 concerts with the accumulated loss of around 120 million euros. The venues have been asking for a reduction of monthly expenses for their space as well as an allocation fo financial aid which would serve as a compensation for the losses they have faced over the past few months.
On November 18, over 90 venues are going to come together to livestream performances from multiple artists for free starting at 8 pm (CEST). The campaign #ElÚltimoConcierto created a huge buzz over the internet as iconic Spanish venues posted photos on their social media platforms with the hashtag along with a question suggesting what this crisis means for them - closure of their spaces. The concert will be streamed through the campaign’s website (www.elultimoconcierto.com) and the lineup from different venues such as Barcelona’s Razzmataz and Sala Apolo include Dorian, Amaia, and Manu Chao.