Las Palmas de Gran Canaria will dedicate its next Carnival to Planet Earth

In a spectacular television show, the organisation decides on its next fiestas, scheduled to run from February 11 to March 6 2022

The fiesta's setting will have a sustainable and ecological message, which will defend the need to take care of the planet

Save the Planet! The 2022 Las Palmas de Gran Canaria Carnival will be dedicated to Planet Earth. And it will be held, pandemic permitting, from February 11 to March 6 of next year. This is what the organisers themselves, the Las Palmas de Gran Canaria City Hall, announced at the end of the television special 'Imagina 2022', which was broadcast on Friday February 26 on the international channel of Radio Televisión Española, and on channels La 2 (also public) and Radio Televisión Canaria.

The talent show, presented by Raquel Sánchez Silva and Daniel Calero, offered viewers three options as themes for the next fiesta: Las Vegas, Planet Earth and Disco Pop. Three alternatives proposed as the theme around which the Gran Canaria capital's future Carnival will revolve; each year the Carnival chooses a different universe to immerse itself in, in order to roll out its programme.

A board of experts, a theatre box filled with different leading lights from Carnival and the decisive vote of the viewers (who were able to vote by text message in the final stage of the programme) together chose the theme of Planet Earth for the new Carnival: an allegory which alludes to the need to take care of the planet, and which provides the public with multiple options for their costumes (from flora and fauna to anything related to the ecological and sustainable message). This will also be the theme for the organisation of the carnival groups (murga satirical groups and comparsa street bands), drag queens and candidates for the Queen's crown, as well as the huge stage which is built every year in Santa Catalina Park for the galas and competitions.

Before reaching that decision, the television set in the Gran Canaria Arena (the pavilion where the Gran Canaria Basketball Club plays its games and one of the venues for the 2014 Basketball World Cup) was the stage for the parade of performers of national and international renown, including Isabel Torres, Cristina Ramos or La Terremoto de Alcorcón, the Combo Dominicano, Efecto Pasillo and El Vega Life or Salvapantallas, as well as comparsas, murgas, queens and the drag queens High Heels Performance, Vanderbilt, Shiky, Quirón and Sethlas. A wonderful show which was rounded off with a great decision: Las Palmas de Gran Canaria will dedicate its next Carnival to the planet.