Arona looks forward to ARN festival with musical highlights
The Mayor of Arona, José Julián Mena, accompanied by tourism councillor, David Pérez presented the third edition of the ARN Culture & Business Pride festival.
The event will be held between June 18th and 23rd in the municipality and will feature the presentation of the Alan Turing LGTBIQ Awards on June 21st and a concert supporting equal human rights on June 21st and 22nd.
The actress and model Rossy de Palma and the actor Brays Efe will act as presenters of an awards ceremony in which those receiving prizes will include Caitlyn Jenner, Chilean actress Daniela Vega, photographer Coco Capitán , journalist Javier Cid, the founder of Axel Hotels, Juan Juliá, Miss Universe Spain 2018, Ángela Ponce, model and deaf actor Nyle Dimarco, youtuber Yellow Mellow, Belgian director and screenwriter Lukas Dhont, the American organisation NGLCC and the Intergroup on LGTBIQ Rights.
Sr. Mena underlined “the commitment of the municipality of Arona with universal values such as equality, the fact that all people have the same opportunities, regardless of their affections. In short, the right of all people to love, which is the idea, the soul of this festival that we started two years ago and that has not only been consolidated, but has grown in a very important way.”
The musical segment of the festival will take place on the evenings of June 21st and 22nd, open-air in Playa de las Américas, in the Arenas Blancas car park (former Metropolis). Last year, the concert brought together more than 12,000 people, who enjoyed a festival that unites vindication with leisure and entertainment.
This year will feature the most ambitious poster in its history: a roster of artists headed by the veteran Neneh Cherry, an artist with more than 25 years of career. The line-up mixes different styles and areas such as the New York band led by Andy Butler and new talents like David Rees.