With just two weeks to go to the start of the Feria, Nerja Council have officially announced the dates and the programme of events. The Feria will run from the 10th to the 13th of October 2012, with the 14th being Children’s Day with half price rides, between noon and 10pm.
The council has stressed that this year’s Feria will have a budget reduction of around 40 percent compared with 2011.
Wednesday 10th October
Official events will begin at 11:30 am with a concert by the Municipal Band at the Ayuntamiento building (opposite the church on the Balcon de Europa). At 12 noon Antonio Cortes will make the opening speech from the balcony of the building.
At 12:30 pm in the Official Caseta, there will be a children’s show by Carpa and an hour later there will be the election of the children’s Queen and Knight 2012.
Official events will continue at 8pm with Mass in Honor of the Patrons of Nerja sung by the Choir of the Peña Nerjeña and half an hour after the procession begins with the transfer of Nuestra Señora de las Angustias to the hermitage accompanied by San Miguel Arcángel.
At 11.30pm in the Official Caseta will be the Grand Gala for the election of the Queen and Knight of Nerja 2012. Tickets are 10 euros.
Thursday 11th October
2pm tribute to the seniors with the election of the Queen and the Knight of the Third Age and the election of the 2012 Abuelos (Grandparents).
Friday 12th October
12:30pm (noon) – the Grand Parade of floats.
Saturday 13th October
6pm – Children’s show in the Official Caseta.
Plaza Tutti Frutti and Calle Antonio Millon
Every day of the Feria there will be music, live entertainment and competitions in Calle Antonio Millon and Plaza Tutti Frutti.
The Official Caseta is the large marquee on the western side of the feria ground. There will be various free performances throughout the feria, plus the following ticketed acts (all acts start at midnight):
11th – David DeMaria. 12th – Antonio Cortes, 13th – The Mojinos Escozíos.
The price of tickets bought in advance will be 12 euros (15 euros at the box office on the day). There will also be a special bonus ticket for all three concerts for the price of 30 euros.
Also on the 12th from 11pm as a warm up for Antonio Cortes, will be a performance by Los Quillos from Antena 3 television.