JAVEA has been preparing to welcome 1,440 youngsters taking part in Com Sona l’Eso, an annual music event for students and teachers from 52 secondary schools in Valencia, the Balearic Islands and Catalonia.
Relatives also accompany the musicians, leading the tourist office to prepare accommodation and a programme of events and guided tours for the visitors.
The central event is a performance entitled Yesterday, put on by 1,250 young singers, 130 musicians and a group of dancers at 10pm on Friday 24 April.
A massive temporary stage has been erected in the Plaza de la Constitucion for the free concert.
The visitors, who have been camping by the town’s sports facilities since yesterday, Wednesday 22, and will be staying until Saturday will be treated to an assortment of activities including street parades and performances, a visit to Fundacion Cirne to discover local history, a giant paella at Parque Montaner and a performance by Xirimitab’s at Plaza Marina Alta.
Javea mayor Jose Chulvi said: “This is a great cultural opportunity for our town – and a great challenge as we welcome and accommodate so many people.”