Flamenco/a on Fire

Crossing borders and stronger than ever, flamenco travels North again from August 21 – 26, transforming the city of Pamplona into a storefront for its best current artistic talent. Flamenco on Fire will hold its fifth edition praising the flamenco roots connected to Navarra through and in honor of Maestro Sabicas.

Once again and during six days, Pamplona will become the headquarters for flamenco in the North, settling in its streets and stages a meeting point for great artists, experts and enthusiasts.

With a broad and tended variety of contents, the Festival will offer a free, excellent outdoors cultural proposal known as ‘Flamenco en los Balcones’ and ‘Jam Flamenca’ that will supplement the core offer of shows housed at the Main Auditorium of the Baluarte and the concerts of singing, dancing and flamenco tapping of the ‘Ciclo Nocturno’. There will also be some workshops and educational activities integrated in the fifth “Jornadas de Arte Flamenco de Pamplona’. And, like in previous years, the best hotels and restaurants will offer a delicious dining experience at the route ‘El Pincho de Sabicas’.

See you in Pamplona!


En memoria
del Maestro Sabicas
y dedicado a
la mujer flamenca.

To the flamenco woman

‘A la mujer flamenca’ is the cross-cutting cycle that will be released this year for the first time at Flamenco On Fire with the aim of enhancing the women’s entity within the flamenco world. Major shows at Baluarte, concerts at the stage of the Hotel Tres Reyes, concerts of women guitar players at several spots in the city, conferences and workshops will be scattered around this program in honor of women. On top of that, this new cycle will feature the image of this edition of the Festival together with the renowned artist Mikel Urmeneta.

Keeping its social aspect, the Festival will donate 500 charity tickets to organizations that work promoting social inclusion and women empowerment.


Complimentary activities outdoors

El Pincho de Sabicas

Dining experience route ‘El Pincho de Sabicas’

Flamenco On Fire presents a new way to understand flamenco through food with the dining experience route ‘El Pincho de Sabicas’, in cooperation with Asociación Hostelera de Navarra and Moritz.

The best chefs and hotel managers of 20 local establishments will develop their creations around the figure of Maestro Sabicas, with recipes and proposals inspired in his art and personality.

Fifth flamenco art days of pamplona

Clases magistrales, talleres, documentales, recitales, conferencias y mesas redondas, reunirán a flamencólogos, periodistas, artistas, historiadores y otras figuras destacadas de la cultura con motivo de las ‘V Jornadas de Arte Flamenco de Pamplona’. Concebidas para poner en valor la figura del Maestro Sabicas, este año en especial, reivindicarán la importancia y el valor del papel de la mujer en el flamenco mediante múltiples actividades, organizadas por Flamenco On Fire en colaboración con la Federación de Asociaciones Gitanas de Navarra Gaz Kaló y el apoyo de Fundación Caja Navarra.

  • Pictures exhibit
    David Zafra
    From August 21 | Baluarte

    David Zafra

    Gypsy apespects in Zaafra’s art

  • Gathering
    Vermut Flamenco
    Tueday 22 - 14:00 h | Casa Sabicas


    Vermut Flamenco

  • Conference
    Faustino Núñez
    Wednesday 22 - 17:30 h | Civican Caja Navarra

    Faustino Núñez

    Understand Flamenco

  • Documentary
    Joaquín Calderon
    Wednesday 22 - 18:00 h | Civivox Condestable

    Joaquín Calderon

    On Fire Flamenco Art

  • Flash mob
    Compañía de Sandra Gallardo
    Thursday, 23 - 11:30 h | Plaza de los Burgos

    Sandra Gallardo's company

    Flash Mob

  • Book presentation
    Portada libro Enrique Morente. La Voz Libre de Balbino Gutiérrez
    Thursday 23 - 17:00 h | Baluarte

    Balbino Gutiérrez

    Enrique Morente. The free voice

  • Conference
    Estela Zatania
    Friday 24 - 17:00 h | Baluarte

    Estela Zatania

    Low origin flamencas

  • Roundtable
    Lola Flores
    Saturday 25 - 17:00 h | Baluarte


    Women and flamencas

  • Conferences
    Joaquín Albaicín y Salomé Pavón
    Sunday 26 - 17:00 h | Baluarte

    Joaquín Albaicín and Salomé Pavón

    Women, charm and other things...

Diseñador Mikel Urmeneta

This year, Flamenco On Fire will be dressed up with a new image, inspired by the new cycle featured in this edition: ‘A la mujer flamenca’. This image has been created for the occasion by Mikel Urmeneta, an excellent artist and multidisciplinary designer with a successful career and wide experience. He is founder of the firm Kukuxumusu (where he no longer works) and current art director for the brand Katuki Saguyaki. He was appointed Universal Basque citizen in 2009, and listed within the 100 most creative persons of the World by Forbes magazine in 2017.

Pepe Habichuela

Touristic Packages around ‘Sabica’s Pamplona’

The receptive tour operator of the touristic group from Navarra Itsaslur, Overtrails Incoming, works this year for the first time with the Festival Flamenco On Fire in this fifth edition.

The partnership of these two entities has the goal of offering to the public some custom-made touristic packages to promote attendance to one of the most prestigious flamenco festivals nowadays and thus, to Pamplona.

The packages offered include several possibilities and combinations of activities and events so that the users that can enjoy flamenco experience in Pamplona dive into Maestro Sabicas’ history and, at the same time, familiarize with the wealth of the Navarra territory.

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