The history of this festival dates back to 2008, the year in which the one-hundredth anniversary of the beginning of the excavations in Empúries was celebrated. The festival is characterised by the beauty and uniqueness of the spaces where it is held, including the Roman forum and the Mar d'en Manassa.
The event is part of the Ariadna project – a Euro-Mediterranean Network of art and heritage, with eight other festivals in Italy, Greece and Morocco. In addition to music concerts, other cultural activities also stand out, including exhibitions, film, fine arts and round tables. Noteworthy among the artists invited to past editions of the festival are Antonia Font, Blaumut, Marina Rosell and filmmaker Roger Gual.