Since its birth in 2011, the FestiBal with B Bike has put the spotlight on all the benefits of this means of transport to the lives of the people and now is going to celebrate its tenth edition declaring your love through a program with over 50 activities for all ages. Talks, screenings, concerts, competitions, exhibitions and screenings make up the offer of the FestiBal, a project created by Matadero Madrid and Friday, which is to be filled with bikes and bikers all the spaces of the Slaughterhouse, Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 September in a grand celebration of the sustainable mobility. In this tenth edition, framed in the programming of The blue-European Mobility Week, under the patronage of the Shopping Center Plaza Rio 2 and the collaboration of Ben & Jerry’s, Kaiku, Kymco and the Embassy of the Netherlands.
The program of activities has started this Saturday 15th with a grand feast. All the friends and collaborators who have participated in the ten editions of the FestiBal will meet in the Square of Slaughterhouse to sing the ‘happy birthday’ with balloons and cake and read the opening speech of the inauguration. Then you will celebrate the first edition of the competition ‘Kisses and Bikes’, which will reward the kiss on bike nicer.
Throughout the weekend, Slaughterhouse will once again host competitions and games that have already become classics such as the ‘Slow Race’, the ‘Crazy test ‘ absurd’ or ‘Saddles musical’. There will be exhibits of modalities acrobatic bicycle as a Pump Track, Flatland and BMX, workshops and mechanics bank of bikes to visit the fair and the flea market of local commerce. The ‘Bike Portraitists Nomads’ will to portray to all those who want to give the face with his bike and, as a novelty in this edition, will be held a spectacular parade of bikes ‘custom’.
This year’s FestiBal will be more international than ever, as you will receive to guests who show you how the bike is able to change the lives of people all over the world. Thanks to the collaboration of the Embassy of the Netherlands ambassador Matthijs van Bonzel, will participate in the official inauguration, sharing the Dutch experience on sustainable mobility; founder of the Amsterdam Sustainable, Cornelia Dinca, will offer a conference that will show how the use of the bicycle, modifies the cities; and the consultant and expert in infrastructure Ruben Loendersloot share your experience in the search for solutions to promote sustainable urban mobility.
The international tour of the FestiBal will be completed with the experiences of Ana Kontos, who recount their bike trip from Madrid to the camp of Lesbos, and Arturo Martinez, who will discover the trip from Irun to Reykjavik to learn why Iceland, until a few years ago, it was legal to kill basques. These lectures and conferences will join the screening of documentary Bikes Vs Cars, Fredrik Gertten, and The Human Scale by Jan Gehl.
Boys and girls may also enjoy a big FestiBal. The participants in the workshop ‘Orchestra Recycling’ will work to convert any object into a musical instrument, to then present how they sound in a great final concert. For its part, in ‘Bike FestiBas’ PeSeta will help you to decorate and decorate their bikes.
Music to two wheels
The FestiBal with B Bike could not be without music. The Saturday will feature the concerts of Axolotes Mexican, Fario, Anntona, Magnus Imperial Club, Peinetta, Crowns, Sen Senra and sessions DJ Lara Lopez, Jesus a Bowler hat, Use Nena and the DJ Set child Cat Ready. Sunday will be the turn of Love, Blue Moon Marquee and the DJ’s of the Statue of Liberty, Nipple Resonant, Paula JJ, The Hate, Señorlobo and Freikets.
Also, will The Chillers, which they see as “a wonder” that combines sport, ecology and music in a single event. “These are three things that we love, so we celebrate them all together at the Slaughterhouse is the best plan for this Sunday afternoon”, they assure.
The girls have “learned to ride almost to the time to walk”, say between laughter. “Some have grown up or spent the summers in villages, and there, the whole adventure can be lived on wheels. Now we take the bike when we can, either with the service, BiciMad or bike normal parks, like Madrid Río”. These, however, do not believe that Madrid is a city very cicilista. “We are very to the queue and it is a shame not to be able to navigate to all the sites in the bike, as happens in other cities like Barcelona or Amsterdam”.
In your concietos, The Chillers will ” wow “chilliebers” with a repertoire of “special Caribbean Mix different to the last few concerts that we have given in the Road of Levante Tour. In addition to the issues, we have prepared several surprises for all the audience on Sunday, singing and dancing, but sssssshhhh… here I can read. Come Sunday and enjoy it with us!”.Translated from ABC News https://www.abc.es/plan-b/aplaudir/abci-festibal-bici-llena-matadero-musica-y-deporte-201809161424_noticia.html