The Javea Jazz Festival has been cancelled for 2023

A few days ago, in a statement issued by the government team (PP, CpJ, VOX), the blocking of the municipal budget was announced, which in turn prevented going ahead with previously announced plans, including cultural events.

Thus, and given the lack of budget, one of the first cancellations to be announced was the Xàbia Jazz Festival.

Faced with this news, the Xàbia Historical Association dismissed this as “irresponsible”. “Restaurants and bars had reservations for those days,” as stated by the business group.

Since Xàbia Histórica has been aware of the cancellation of Xàbia Jazz in its 2023 edition scheduled for August 5, 6 and 7, it has maintained contacts with the Councilor for CultureMavi Pérez and mayor of Economic DevelopmentJuanlu Cardona, with the intention of finding some kind of solution among all so that Xàbia would not be left without a jazz festival for the first time in the last twenty-two years (with the exception of 2020 due to the pandemic).

However, given the impossibility of reversing the situation because the budget items of the Department of Culture have been depleted since before the elections, the merchants and businessmen of the Historic Centre wished to state the following:

“The news of the suspension of what should be the XXII edition of Xàbia Jazz has arrived when the restaurants and bars of Xàbia Histórica already have reservations for those days. They are customers who dine and then go to the performances.”

The merchants call the suspension of Xàbia Jazz a disaster, which has always been a focus of attraction for visitors. Not being able to celebrate the festival hurts the Xàbia brand.

Another cancellation: Sorolla exhibition

In addition, from Xàbia Histórica they regret that Xàbia Jazz is not the only cultural event cancelled due to lack of budget. The exhibition on Sorolla scheduled at the Mvsev Soler Blasco from July to September, will also not be held on the announced dates.