Our flamenco style par excellence, the taranta, has a privileged position in the musical scene that anticipates St Agustín Fair. For that reason the National Taranta Contest takes place during the previous week to our most popular festivity.
Linares has gifted flamenco with a distinguished group of flamenco singers. Our flamenco clubs are named after some of them, such as Carmen Linares o El Cabrerillo. The National Taranta Contest “Ciudad de Linares”, which has been held in Linares since the mid-50s, has also a place for every kind of flamenco style in the category of “freestyle singings”. These are perfectly performed not only by local artists, but also by those who come from any part of Spain, especially from Andalusia.