The general secretary for Sport, José Ramón Lete Lasa, accompanied by the director of Tourism of Galicia, Nava Castro and by the territorial delegate of the Xunta in Vigo, Corina Porro, signed with the director of the Marquiño, Joako Ezpeleta, the sponsorship contract of what he described as the “best festival of urban culture and extreme sports in the south of Europe”.
The Xunta de Galicia will finance the event with 121,000 euros of direct aid, tripling the bet made in 2018. “It’s an international showcase, that’s why we didn’t want to be outside”, said Corina Porro, already in her new role as delegate of the Xunta in the city. In addition to direct funding, were made the necessary arrangements for the Marisquiño could benefit from the sponsorship program of Xacobeo 2021.
This year O Marisquiño aims to host more than 160,000 attendees in an event that brings together over three days more than ten sporting competitions, as well as different cultural events, graffiti exhibitions, live music, and so on. It will have events that will be Olympic in Tokyo 2020 such as skate, basketball 3×3 and BMX, in addition to Break Dance which will be a guest sport in Paris 2024.
The Director of Tourism of Galicia, Nava Castro, stressed that the festival is consolidated in its almost 20 years as a showcase of Galicia in Europe and the rest of Spain, an excellent opportunity for the tourism sector. The festival will start on Thursday 8 until Sunday 11 August.