The Palma Town Hall has announced that the opening time for the Antònia Font concert in Palma has been brought forward to 17:00, as it is expected to attract a large crowd. The free performance by the Mallorcan band, scheduled for the 28th of January to mark the closing of the Sant Sebastià 2023 festivities, will be held at the Son Fusteret venue, which has a capacity to hold up to 26,000 people. The musicians will take the stage at 8:00 pm.

Access to the concert will be through the main entrance, and children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Inside the venue, there will be three bar areas where drinks will be served. There will be no food service, so food may be brought in. Access will also be prohibited with cans, glass and metal bottles, as well as with any object considered dangerous.

How to get to the concert

From Palma
The Palma City Council has organised special arrangements to make it easier for the public attending the Antònia Font concert in Palma to get around. Thus, the Municipal Transport Company will reinforce lines 10 and N3 and will provide a shuttle bus from Plaça Espanya.

  • Line 10 EMT (Plaça Espanya – Son Fusteret – Son Cladera, Sa Indioteria)
    Four 12-metre buses with a frequency of 10 minutes will support the usual service.
  • Line N3 (Germans Escales – Son Fusteret – Sa Indioteria)
    It will run every 50 minutes.
  • Shuttle bus between Plaza España and Son Fusteret
    Two 18-metre articulated buses will run approximately every 10 minutes.
  • Metro
    From 4:15 p.m. onwards there will be special convoys between the Intermodal station and Son Sardina in both directions, making the usual stops, except those at Son Castelló and Gran Vía Asima. The last special service will depart at 0:51 am from Son Sardina.

From la part forana

Serveis Ferroviaris de Mallorca has announced that 10 trains have been added to the service between Palma and Inca (5 in each direction) for the afternoon of 28 January, when a large number of passengers are expected.

There will also be special trains at the end of the concert:

  • Palma to Inca
    At 23:00, 23:45 and 2:00 h.
  • From Palma to Manacor
    At 0:30 h.
  • From Palma to Sa Pobla
    There will be a special train departing from the Intermodal Station at 1:15 am.

All trains will stop at the intermediate stations.

Mapa concier

Mapa concierto Antònia Font Palma

Special car park for the Antònia Font concert in Palma

In addition to the Son Fusteret car park, a park-and-ride car park has been set up in Camí dels Reis for the concert by the Mallorcan band. For those arriving by bike, the city council will install a parking area with anchorages for some 60 bicycles.

People with reduced mobility will have a special car park at their disposal and will be able to access the venue via a side entrance.

A controversial performance

Antònia Font’s concert in Palma on the occasion of the Sant Sebastià festivities will cost the Palma Town Hall a total of 341,621 euros, which has sparked controversy. In addition to the band’s fee (120,000 euros), which will be accompanied by a team of 20 people, there are the technical production costs of the performance, which will be 162,000 euros, including technical equipment and personnel, sound, light and video production, assembly and disassembly tasks, electrical installations, generators and security equipment. A total of 70 people will be working these days for the concert.

Fulgencio Coll, councillor spokesman for Vox in Palma Town Hall, criticised the hiring of this group: “It’s a lot of money for a group that only sings in Catalan and is barely known”. For her part, the councillor for Citizen Participation, Clàudia Costa, defended herself by defending local music in Catalan, “regardless of personal tastes”. The City Council also affirmed that the performance and technical production costs are in line with the average prices of this level of artistic and technical production in a free concert.