The band Europe will perform in Zamora in 2024

Music news

The legendary Swedish rock band Europe will be the headliner of the Z! Live Rock Festival Zamora, a heavy music event that will take place from June 13 to 15 of next year. At the moment, this is the only performance planned in Spain by the group for next year within the tour that commemorates its fortieth anniversary on stageaccording to EFE.

The group led by the vocalist Joey Tempest arrives in Zamora as the star of the contest, where one of his most famous songs will be played, which was number 1 in 25 countries, The Final Countdownas the organizers recalled this Wednesday at the presentation of the festival at the Zamora Town Hall.

The City Hall bells will ring to the rhythm of Europe

The bells of the Zamora Town Hall, in the Plaza Mayor, will ring throughout the month of November to the beat of The Final Countdownat 12:00 and 18:00to promote the festival.

The programming of the new edition of the festival includes 33 national and international groups; the organization expects reach the ten thousand daily attendees to the performances scheduled each day.

In the presentation of the festival, the mayor of Zamora, Francisco Guarido, assured that it is a festival that the City Council must “continue to promote”, due to the echo it has achieved at the national level.

Jared Leto’s feat: climb the Empire State Building and give a concert at the top

A must-visit annual event for fans of metal music

The Z! Live Festival developed its first edition in 2016 with “modest expectations” led by a group of young people from Zamora who have managed to turn this event into a must-see annual event for fans of metal music.

In this regard, the mayor has stressed that it has grown with “a loyal audience” and from the thousand spectators of the first edition they have gone on to expect around ten thousand visitors a day in 2024, which has great economic impact on tourism, commerce and hospitality from the city.

View this post on Instagram

A post shared by EUROPE (@officialeuropetheband)

The appointment, consolidated after seven years, will be held at the Ifeza fairgrounds and will feature, apart from Europe, some of the best international metal bands, such as Avantasia, Priest either Kreatoralong with “old” acquaintances of the Spanish public such as Howitzer.

In the last edition held in June of this year, the festival featured the German band Helloween and managed to attract about eight thousand people a day despite the fact that the rain made an appearance. “Z! Live has not stopped growing in audience and impact. The objective of this edition is to get 10,000 people to come to the capital and thus surpass last year’s figure, when nearly 8,000 spectators braved the rain to see to the star group of that poster: Helloween”points out the City Council.


Written by

Christopher Johnson

Christopher Johnson is a dedicated writer and key contributor to the WECB website, Emerson College's student-run radio station. Passionate about music, radio communication, and journalism, Christopher pursues his craft with a blend of meticulous research and creative flair. His writings on the site cover an array of subjects, from music reviews and artist interviews to event updates and industry news. As an active member of the Emerson College community, Christopher is not only a writer but also an advocate for student involvement, using his work to foster increased engagement and enthusiasm within the school's radio and broadcasting culture. Through his consistent and high-quality outputs, Christopher Johnson helps shape the voice and identity of WECB, truly embodying its motto of being an inclusive, diverse, and enthusiastic music community.