2019: IX edition

From may 30 to June 02

A must go at least once in lifetime for all lindy hoppers


  • Packs with classes + parties: March 09 – 12:00
  • Packs without classes (Only Parties): March 14 – 20:00

Gordon Webster cancels shows at Gastroswing 2019

Gordon Webster informs the organizers he’ll be unable to attend Gastroswing 2019 due to important personal reasons.

Jesse Selengut’s band TIN PAN featuring Steve Wood Martí Elías and Juli Aimy will play in his place for the first time in Spain. Jesse Selengut is Webster’s usual horn player and the life and soul of Gordon Webster’s band.

Tin Pan has played in a number of swing festivals worldwide: Boston Swing Central, Stompology in Rochester (New York), Jeju Island Swing Festival (Korea), Merchant Moonshine (London) and many others.

Jesse promises two unforgettable concerts, not to forget Doc Scanlon’s Cool Cat Combo!

Doc Scanlon’s Cool Cat Combo will open Friday and Saturday’s night parties at Artium museum and Tin Pan will play after at The Garage Gasteiz, a new and awesome multicultural city venue.

TThursday, From 20:00

Opening party

On Thursday Gastroswing is open with a party to the music from the real masters of street swing: Doc Scanlon’s Cool Cat Combo.

If the weather is nice, we will start in the open air, just saying hello to old friends coming. The party will continue on our main venue for parties, at Artium Museum

If you’re coming on Thursday you will be able to pick your registration documents up.

Doc Scanlon's Swingsters, Gastroswing 2015, Fiestas de Arana, Vitoria-Gasteiz, 7/VI/2015. Foto por Dena Flows

Friday Morning

Jazz Steps

You already know that best world’s teachers are coming.

When their final travel schedules are known, we will offer Jazz Steps classes from the ones coming on Friday. We will offer two levels workshops, and each person will be able to attend from one to three of them. The price will be reduced for anyone coming to other Gastroswing activities.

Teachers: Ksenia Parkhatskaia & Jamin Jackson

Friday and Saturday morning

Tourist routs

Vitoria-Gasteiz is plenty of surprises. Did you know that Tourist routs are one of the best valuated activities at Gastroswing?.

Let’s show you how special our Heritage is. Proffesional guides will take you through our old town to discover special places, big drawing murals…

Free with any Gastroswing registration.


Viernes Mediodía

Beans at Murgia

Gastroswing’s gastronomic treasures start here. A Chef from Lekeitio (basque shore small village) makes magic form simple beans. They become one of the most delicious meals you can eat. Beans are cooked vegetarian or with meat.

Moreover: we will have beans on an spectacular landscape. A bus will dirve to us, and we will be able to digest the beans with Doc Scanlon’s music.

This activity is limited in participants. People have liked it a lot and this lunch is becoming one of the Gastroswing’s myths. Is not included in any Gastroswing Pack: make sure your have choosen it.


Friday evening

Registration and multilevel class

Let us give you the Wellcome you deserve. Our volunteers will tell you what to do and when, how to use your documentation…

In the meanwhile, if you’ve got Friday’s Buffet included in your pack, you can start tasting the first basque tapa.

We will have available a retro photo set, shooted with film and printed in paper, cartoonist….

Feel free to come ready for the first party.

Friday and Saturday night

Night parties

Gastroswing great show is starting. Doc Scanlon’s Band will get you ready to bounce to the music, we will introduce our amazing teachers, and Gordon Webster and Friends will start their very special live shows at Gastroswing.

Yes!. They are special. It’s not usual to see Gordon Webster with his whole band, with a  baby grand piano, and with no time limit to play. Gordon enjoys Gastroswing parties specially, and you will be able to feel it. Nowhere as at Gastroswing.

That’s the maximum experiece that a Lindy Hopper can live.


Saturday and Sunday morning

Lindy Hop & Jazz classes

Open and luminous spaces, mainly wooden floors… you have to aquire good staff in a clear way.

Gastroswing teacher’s team is difficult to be repeated; don’t miss the opprotunity of taking classes from all of them. To wake up early is really well worth.

Please: check carefully the level description to choose an apropriate group for you. Changeing level during the classes is not guaranteed.

Saturday and Sunday morning classes are sold in a pack. They don’t include possible classes on Friday morning or Saturday evening.

Gastroswing 2014, Clases, Vitoria-Gasteiz, 31/V/2014. Foto por Dena Flows

Sábado noon

Iturrieta Cider Mill

Having lunch in a cider house is a special moment in gastronomic basque tradition.  Special menu (vegetarian available) in a very special place.

Up in the basque mountains, Iturrieta Cider Mill landscape is really awesome.

Places are restricted. Another lunch option for Saturday will be offered for those who can’t get into the cider mill.

sábado a la nocheSaturday Night

Golden Jack & Jill

One of the stellar moments.

For those participants who have so many things to show us. For people elder than 50, who will dance with our teachers in a non-cometitive environment

If you are elder than 50, join us at golden Jack & Jill



Sunday Morning

Street dancing to live music

We go from the classes to another party dancing in the streets


Sunday Noon

"De Luxe" lunch at Artium

Sunday’s lunch is a really luxury lunch. First level dishes to strengthen for a frenetid end of Festival

It seems Gastroswing is begining to be over… but still we have a lot of party to go.

Previous registration is mandatory. It’s well worth: the price we get for this menu is very very special.


Sunday evening

Another street BIG party

Doc Scanlon’s musicians know very well what to do to make us move.

As incredible as it seems, you will still be capable of making an extra effort to keep dancing. And you will!

This time we go back to the very roots of street dancing. Let’s swing in the street and let all the people in the city enjoy the atmosphere.


Sunday night

Final party

This tradition started some years ago as incomprehensibly musicians couldn’t stop playing and people couldn’t stop dancing.

This party is now among Gastroswing’s high points. We’ll start dancing again with Doc Scanlon’s tireless Cool Cats, and the music will go on after that. But this party is much more than music… even if you can’t stand on your feet anymore.

Registration will open soon

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