Pirineos Sur returns with its most eclectic and daring lineup, with artists such as Crystal Fighters, Estopa or Rozalén

Deepak Gupta
Deepak Gupta December 14, 2021
Updated 2021/12/14 at 1:21 AM

Pirineos Sur, one of the oldest and pedigree festivals in Spain, returns from July 15 to August 6 at the Lanuza Auditorium, and will continue with the renovation of sounds and infrastructures that it already started in its last edition, two years ago. years. Thus, this summer it will be possible to enjoy its open-air amphitheater and its floating stage on the Lanuza reservoir, which will reappear with concerts by Rayden, Estopa, Amodou & Marian, La MODA, Rozalén or Ara Malikian, among other significant names. It will be a rich and daring lineup in which there will be no shortage of the most varied genres: hip hop, Balkan music, electronic music, pop, rumba, rock, flamenco, African rhythms … And there are still several important names to be confirmed for the last weekend and Thursday 21.

A festival that continues to defend its leadership in the national and international festival scene, not only as a reference in terms of a melting pot of genres and a pioneer in betting on root rhythms, but also for its format. And it is located in the Tena Valley, in the heart of the Aragonese Pyrenees, offering an experience that goes beyond music.

On the waters of its swamp or between its high mountain peaks, this festival allows you to enjoy its concerts while practicing nature tourism: canoeing, hiking or other adventure sports, or simply contemplate its wild landscapes and rich gastronomy.

This has been presented today in the Saura room of the Provincial Council of Huesca, where its President Miguel Gracia has stated that “Pirineos Sur is much more than a festival; It is a hallmark of the province of Huesca that has captured, in the best sense of the word, thousands of loyal followers spanning two generations for almost three decades, and the vast majority have discovered the great possibilities offered by the Aragonese Pyrenees ”. He also highlighted that the artists’ poster for the twenty-ninth edition “is a sample of the vitality of this festival and a great example of public-private collaboration to achieve an excellent and differentiated cultural offer”.

He also recalled that “there have been two years of forced absence due to sanitary circumstances, which prevented large-format festivals from taking place, and finally 2022 gives some guarantee that we can resume this important event for our territory from a promotional and promotional point of view. tourism, safeguarding, yes, the preventive measures that are necessary as we have done in all our actions since the pandemic began ”.

Gracia wanted to conclude by highlighting that “Pirineos Sur is our flagship, along with the International Festival on the Camino De Santiago that began its journey at the same time, but this territory has a lot of potential yet to be explored and that is precisely why new initiatives have emerged such as the Sounds in Nature Festival ‘SoNna Huesca’ that runs through the ten regions of Alto Aragón and which will, of course, be compatible with the rest of the cultural activities that the territory offers during the summer ”.

Rumba and flamenco without complexes to start the festival

It will be the first time that Estopa will get on the Lanuza floating stage and they will do so to inaugurate this edition on Friday, July 15. They are one of the greatest exponents of the renewal of the Catalan rumba. So it was almost an outstanding debt that was owed to the Muñoz brothers. In addition to dragging thousands of fans for 20 years, they have never had a problem connecting with the younger audience. “The slit of your skirt” or “Red wine” are hits that sound as good today as when they were composed. On this day they will be accompanied by Maruja Limón, a quintet that already demonstrated its good work at the festival two years ago, with its mix of rumba, flamenco, pop and Latin rhythms. For the day of Saturday 16, the protagonist will be hip hop.

On the one hand, with an old acquaintance from the South Pyrenees, Resident; and, on the other hand, with one of the most successful artists of recent years, Rayden. Two artists with a similar vision of how to elevate hip hop to maximum power, organic hip hop with hard-hitting bands. The first weekend will close on Sunday the 17th with two bands that make fusion their reason for being. The Bosnian Dubioza Kolektiv, loaded with Balkan rhythms, hip hop, ska and rock; and the Valencian Zoo, who play at mixing electronics with Mediterranean and Latin rhythms, turning their songs into hymns.

Tradition and modernity

On Friday, July 22, it will be the turn of two duos with very different approaches, but with the same objective, to keep the tradition alive by updating it. Amadou & Mariam will return to the South Pyrenees to once again show why it is one of the most important projects in African music; and Fuel Fandango make their premiere at the festival in Huesca to revolutionize Lanuza and make the entire valley dance with their infallible mix of flamenco, pop and electronics. But if we talk about dance music, we must talk about Crystal Fighters. They already dazzled the public on their last visit four years ago and they will surely repeat next Saturday, July 23. That same day another band that is giving a lot to talk about will demonstrate its good work: Tu Otra Bonita. On Sunday the intense weekend will be closed by one of the most international Aragonese groups, B Vocal.

Experience and youth

July will say goodbye with a series of concerts in which you will be able to savor even more variety of styles, combining experience and youth. On Thursday 28, one of the groups with the most projection of the new Spanish indie will perform, La MODA. This acoustic septet with folk, blues, rock & roll and punk influences, from Burgos, will take advantage of the visit to present their new and fifth album, “Nuevo Burgalé Songbook ”. Along with them will be one of the voices with the most charisma on the Aragonese scene, Viki and The Wild, who also presents an album, specifically the first, where he unleashes his passion for soul and rock. On Friday 29 it will be the turn of one of the most successful soloists of recent years in Spain, Rozalén.

That same day, he will be accompanied on stage by Travis Birds, another singer-songwriter who is positioning herself as one of the most unique female voices and who will make us travel to her “Mosquito Coast”. Changing the register, Saturday 30 will be the night of Balkan rhythms. Goran Bregovic will return to a stage that has given him many joys and there the Balkan Paradise Orchestra, a brilliant Catalan band with direct incendiary, will be premiered. On Sunday, it will be the turn of the indomitable Ara Malikian, who will come to present a new show backed by a great band that will close the July programming.

Tickets on sale now

Festival tickets are already on sale at www.pirineos-sur.es. Prices per day will vary between 20 and 45 euros (plus distribution costs). But you can also buy weekend bonds. The first will have a price of 60 euros, and the next two, 70 euros.

Children up to eight years of age may purchase free tickets, with a maximum of one minor per adult.

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