Mostra Festival

Mostra Festival

Mostra
A festival to nourish the scene

What’s done with the heart conveys passion, purity, honesty, determination. A heart that beats is a heart that’s alive and is synonymous with life. It pulses to a rhythm, similar to the BPM at which music is played.

Mostra is a project that comes straight from the heart. An independent, small-format festival of avant-garde and experimental electronic music which emerges as a counterpoint to the macro-festivals and the overcrowded, commercial and rather impersonal offerings of other large events held in Barcelona. We are a festival consciously linking ourselves to the socio-cultural background and artistic fabric of our city.

The Mostra project was conceived during the period of our harshest confinement from Covid-19, a time full of uncertainties in which culture came to a complete standstill. We wanted to celebrate life again with a new cultural proposal for Barcelona which included an electronic music festival and many more complementary activities throughout the year.

2022 was the year in which we returned to dance, embrace each other, share experiences and, above all, enjoy live music at a festival. We have returned to some sense of normality, yes, but with Mostra we wanted to return in a different way: with a project that comes straight from the heart, and we’ll be celebrating our second edition from 6 to 9 April 2023.

Local

The pandemic highlighted the importance of local communities, local institutions and local support for one another. We at Mostra continue the commitment to our Local, not only by programming local artists on the line-up, but also through how we choose our suppliers and other collaborations in the city. And we go further: an exhibitors' Fira for the duration of the festival, generating our own media content during the year through MostRadio, the Mostra’m series of debates, seminars and conferences in parallel to the festival, and our ExtraMostra series of events in venues across Barcelona place Mostra’s roots firmly in their local environment.

Inclusive

Mostra is a festival that reflects on the realities that surround us in electronic music. We are committed to breaking the gender gap in a scene that is traditionally very masculinised. We try to reflect this in our programming, in our team, and in the values we promote: we want a friendly and safe space where there is no room for any kind of violence, and where respect for diversity is fundamental. We have developed our own protocol with a gender perspective, and we seek to raise awareness in a transversal way throughout the project.

Sustainable

Mostra is a festival that seeks to be a social and environmental benchmark through its actions. We follow the most up-to-date sustainable protocols and develop good practice in relation to both city and planet. We have created the role of Sustainability Director who leads and implements an action plan based on sustainable experiences; we limit the programming of artists from overseas to reduce our carbon footprint; and we are committed to contracting and collaborating with social integration or social and solidarity organisations from Barcelona.

The name Mostra is a reflection on what’s happening in the Barcelona scene. It links with ideas of art, film and theatre mostras, or showcases, and in a similar way each edition of Mostra makes a feature of a guest country by bringing artists from that region to the roster.

We programme a new way of listening to and enjoying the most advanced electronic music with a festival concept that aims to go beyond the norm: to discover different musical genres and offer visibility to artists who don’t traditionally feature on the Barcelona venue and festival circuit.

Mostra is more than a four day festival event: it seeks to offer an alternative experience that brings everyone who participates closer to the city. We want those who call Barcelona their home to make it their own and feel it belongs to them. That's why we work to weave networks across the scene among collectives, labels, artists, record shops and other agents in the city.

We believe that our new normal should be built on cooperation and creating community. And so Barcelona is in need of a festival like Mostra: we are here to join forces and become a benchmark for a new type of festival with its own identity, committed to what’s local, what’s inclusive, and what’s sustainable.

Parallel activities

ExtraMostra

Regular programming of events in different venues and clubs across the city of Barcelona, and also advancing to other cities in Spain and overseas to give visibility to local artists that are often not to be found on the regular circuit.

Mostra'm

Programming of a series of debates, seminars, conferences and workshops related to the main axes of the festival: local, inclusive and sustainable. These are days of reflection which take place during the week of the festival and cover different topics at each edition of the festival.

Fira

An area of stands for local collectives, record shops, clubs and venues, entities related to electronic music and nightlife culture, LGBTIQ+ rights, sustainability, purple points and safe spaces, new technologies, music schools and Mostra merchandising during the festival.

MostRadio

Content creation for radio podcasts published periodically through social networks, offering visibility to projects in the city and dealing with current issues in the scene, its artists and venues. It also serves as a platform for disseminating new records.

Team

Mostra was selected as one of the finalist projects of Barcelona Activa's CREAmedia 2021 programme. We are a group of people with diverse backgrounds, but all closely linked to the electronic music and cultural scene in Barcelona. Mostra is registered as a non-profit cultural association in the register of associations of the Departament de Justícia of Generalitat de Catalunya.

Mostra is registered as a non-profit cultural association in the register of associations of the Departament de Justícia of Generalitat de Catalunya.

Felix Beltran

Founder and director

Cultural manager with a professional career in the fields of linguistics, political communication and education. Co-founder and communication director of Paral·lel Festival.

Alfonso Pomeda

Director of artistic programming

Owner of the vinyl shop "...is the place"; co-director of the experimental music festival Sonikas (Madrid) and the labels Downbeat, Eleve, Antimatter Memories on Wax and director of Alpenglühen; co-founder of the CALMA series of events dedicated to electronic listening and ambient music in Madrid.

Sara Bosch

Communication and Press Director

Cultural journalist with experience in digital media, radio and European research projects through Sónar+D, Fab Lab Barcelona and Melbourne Music Week, Australia.

Kentaro Terajima

Art director

Art director/graphic designer, organizer and performer in musical and cultural events, and acting as a bridge between Tokyo, Berlin and Barcelona, and sometimes DJ.

Josh Hoppen

Communication and International Booking

Communications professional in sustainability issues, and DJ exploring the deeper side of electronic music and club culture. London native, Barcelona resident, with years of experience consulting for, working on and dancing at music events and festivals of all sizes across Europe.

Iris Juarros

Gender Perspective specialist

Architect, interior designer and museographer specialising in gender perspective. Her passion for electronic music has led her to focus her work on nightlife spaces that prevent and reduce the risk of violence and allow the free expression of all bodies.

Xavi Golanó

Design and Social Media

Graphic and editorial designer. Co-founder of the Comissió Nocturna de Barcelona with experience working on large-format events. Xavi emphasises Berlin as a musical and artistic reference, and enjoys clubbing and DJing in his leisure time.

Adéla Konopasková

MostraFaves and SoundCloud

Techno-lover and DJ, mostly based in Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary prior to her move to Spain. Formerly event organiser and promoter for Cross Club (Prague) and currently on booking duties for Nero Club in Prague.

Sergi Meseguer

Web Design and Marketing

Techno music producer and DJ, founder of the label Hidden Traffic and member of the artist roster of the Astrale AM agency. Sergi has extensive professional experience in marketing and sales, as well as specific training in online marketing and web design.

Blanca Navarro

Green Ambassador and communication

Communicator and project manager across a variety of creative industries. A music lover, festival regular, and keen follower of new trends, she firmly believes that music festivals are powerful tools for social change.

Wesly Vázquez

Fira

Wesly is an integral part of the Barcelona electronic music scene, where he has played regularly in various clubs for years. As Mod.1, Wesly is best known for his long vinyl sets and various releases as a producer on national and international labels. He has recently developed his live set and a new record project, Hypnotic Motion, and frequently works as stage manager or sound technician at various events across the city.

Vanity Dust

MostRadio

Journalist specialising in electronic music, active since 2008 in Barcelona. He has collaborated with and appeared in media such as eldiario.es, Vicious Magazine, Mixmag (ES) and Dj Mag (ES). He has covered festivals such as Sónar, Dekmantel, MIRA, MUTEK, Paral·lel and or L.E.V.

Helena Bricio

Mostra’m Director and National Booking

Music journalist discovering and coordinating projects at the intersection of electronic music and cultural institutions, and often found on dancefloors across Europe and beyond. As cultural manager, Helena works daily to expand her perspective and seek solutions to reduce the underlying gender gap that still exists in the music sector, to enable safer and more peaceful spaces for dancing.

Michelle Hardiman

MostRadio

Also known as ‘D.N.S’, Michelle is a radio host, playlist designer and Barcelona-based DJ. She currently hosts Eclipse, a specialist show with a focus on experimental club music on dublabBCN. Linking the emerging UK and Barcelona music scenes, she has spearheaded radio partnerships with international music festivals including the WomeninSónar project in 2017.

Mónica Benavides

ExtraMostra

Founder of the association L'autre Amerique Latine in Paris and Barcelona (LATAM) and founder of Communion Agency, promoter of emerging artists in electronic music. Agent at Nomad Talent Booking Agency (America). Hospitality and Tourism management specialized in sensory marketing and marketing research. Music lover.

Mara Bravo

ExtraMostra

Mara is a specialist in digital transformation and marketing, professional guitarist and electronic music lover. Her experience in organising events at an international level has taken her across the world with long stints in Mexico and Portugal.

Felix Beltran

Founder and director

Cultural manager with a professional career in the fields of linguistics, political communication and education. Co-founder and communication director of Paral·lel Festival.

Kentaro Terajima

Artistic Director

Art director/graphic designer, organizer and performer in musical and cultural events, and acting as a bridge between Tokyo, Berlin and Barcelona, and sometimes DJ.

Alfonso Pomeda

Artistic Director

Owner of the vinyl shop "...is the place"; co-director of the experimental music festival Sonikas (Madrid) and the labels Downbeat, Eleve, Antimatter Memories on Wax and director of Alpenglühen; co-founder of the CALMA series of events dedicated to electronic listening and ambient music in Madrid.

Adéla Konopasková

MostraFaves and SoundCloud

Techno-lover and DJ, mostly based in Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary prior to her move to Spain. Formerly event organiser and promoter for Cross Club (Prague) and currently on booking duties for Nero Club in Prague.

Blanca Navarro

Green Ambassador and Communication

Communicator and project manager across a variety of creative industries. A music lover, festival regular, and keen follower of new trends, she firmly believes that music festivals are powerful tools for social change.

Josh Hoppen

Communication and International Booking

Communications professional in sustainability issues, and DJ exploring the deeper side of electronic music and club culture. London native, Barcelona resident, with years of experience consulting for, working on and dancing at music events and festivals of all sizes across Europe.

Michelle Hardiman

MostRadio

Also known as ‘D.N.S’, Michelle is a radio host, playlist designer and Barcelona-based DJ. She currently hosts Eclipse, a specialist show with a focus on experimental club music on dublabBCN. Linking the emerging UK and Barcelona music scenes, she has spearheaded radio partnerships with international music festivals including the WomeninSónar project in 2017.

Wesly Vázquez

Fira

Wesly is an integral part of the Barcelona electronic music scene, where he has played regularly in various clubs for years. As Mod.1, Wesly is best known for his long vinyl sets and various releases as a producer on national and international labels. He has recently developed his live set and a new record project, Hypnotic Motion, and frequently works as stage manager or sound technician at various events across the city.

Sara Bosch

Communication and Press Director

Cultural journalist with experience in digital media, radio and European research projects through Sónar+D, Fab Lab Barcelona and Melbourne Music Week, Australia.

Xavi Golanó

Design and Social Media

Graphic and editorial designer. Co-founder of the Comissió Nocturna de Barcelona with experience working on large-format events. Xavi emphasises Berlin as a musical and artistic reference, and enjoys clubbing and DJing in his leisure time.

Sergi Meseguer

Web Design and Marketing

Techno music producer and DJ, founder of the label Hidden Traffic and member of the artist roster of the Astrale AM agency. Sergi has extensive professional experience in marketing and sales, as well as specific training in online marketing and web design.

Vanity Dust

MostRadio

Journalist specialising in electronic music, active since 2008 in Barcelona. He has collaborated with and appeared in media such as eldiario.es, Vicious Magazine, Mixmag (ES) and Dj Mag (ES). He has covered festivals such as Sónar, Dekmantel, MIRA, MUTEK, Paral·lel and or L.E.V.

Helena Bricio

Mostra’m Director and National Booking

Music journalist discovering and coordinating projects at the intersection of electronic music and cultural institutions, and often found on dancefloors across Europe and beyond. As cultural manager, Helena works daily to expand her perspective and seek solutions to reduce the underlying gender gap that still exists in the music sector, to enable safer and more peaceful spaces for dancing.

Mónica Benavides

ExtraMostra

Founder of the association L'autre Amerique Latine in Paris and Barcelona (LATAM) and founder of Communion Agency, promoter of emerging artists in electronic music. Agent at Nomad Talent Booking Agency (America). Hospitality and Tourism management specialized in sensory marketing and marketing research. Music lover.

Iris Juarros

Gender Perspective specialist

Architect, interior designer and museographer specialising in gender perspective. Her passion for electronic music has led her to focus her work on nightlife spaces that prevent and reduce the risk of violence and allow the free expression of all bodies.

Mara Bravo

ExtraMostra

Mara is a specialist in digital transformation and marketing, professional guitarist and electronic music lover. Her experience in organising events at an international level has taken her across the world with long stints in Mexico and Portugal.

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