This Friday, April 21, the mayor, Alberto García, presented at the Estrella Galicia Museum (A Coruña) the program for the 63rd edition of the Viking Pilgrimage, which is held in the first week of August. The mayor was accompanied by Loreto Rodríguez, head of earned media at Estrella Galicia, the festival’s sponsor; Nuria Bouzas Loureiro, author of the poster for this edition; and Fátima I. Rey, director of the Municipal School “Úrsula Teatro” of Catoira.
The presentation was preceded by a brief dramatization by a dozen actresses and actors from the Theater School, which served as an appetizer for what will arrive in August.
One of the novelties included this year is the conversion of the Viking Dinner into a lunch. After the interruption of this activity during the pandemic, this demanded event will resume on Saturday, August 5, but with the novelty that this year it will become a “Viking Meal”, so as not to overlap with other activities, especially the nightly programming. VikinSons festival. Precisely, the musical festival poster is another of the highlights of this edition, which will feature performances by Celtas Cortos, Dakidarría, Luar na Lubre and the successful Nordic music group Skáld, among others.
VIKING FESTIVAL PROGRAM 2023
TUESDAY 1, WEDNESDAY 2 AND THURSDAY 3 AUGUST / 10:15 p.m. / West Towers Site
Theater: “Un neno vikingo”, based on the work of Kristina Berg
THURSDAY, AUGUST 3 / 9:00 pm / West Towers Site
Concert: Clara Pino & Pablo Vidal
FRIDAY, AUGUST 4:
Upsala Medieval parade from Town Hall Park to Catoira Fluvial Beach
VIKINSONS / 10:00 pm / Catoira Fluvial Beach Park. Concerts:
SATURDAY, AUGUST 5:
Viking Food / 2:30 p.m. / West Towers Site / Ticket sales.
Viking costume children’s parade
“Upsala Medieval” performance
7:30 p.m. – Concert: Uxía Lambona e a Banda Molona
Upsala Medieval parade from the West Towers Site to Fluvial Beach Park.
VIKINSONS / 9:00 pm / Catoira Fluvial Beach Park. Concerts:
- Bloody Sunrise
SUNDAY, AUGUST 6
Viking Landing / West Towers Site
10:00 am Parade of folkloric groups from Town Hall Park to the West Towers Site.
11:00 a.m. Mussels and red wine from Ulla, and medieval market in the West Towers Site.
12:00 pm Performances by Troula and “Upsala Medieval” in the West Towers Site
12:30 pm Dramatization of the Viking landing in the West Towers
1:45 p.m. Performances by Troula and “Upsala Medieval” in the West Towers Site
2:00 p.m. Picnic lunch