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Festival Cruïlla 2018

The eclectic Cruïlla music festival is a favourite for locals in the Barcelona summer festival season, and it celebrates its ninth year running on July 12, 13 and 14 in the Parc del Fòrum with a line-up of some 40 performances featuring all kinds of musical styles, and featuring veterans as well as up-and-comers.

One of the headliners is the great David Byrne, who not only was the frontman for the legendary Talking Heads but has also enjoyed an extensive and fruitful solo career and is one of the first English-speaking stars to open up his sound to include Latin and African rhythms. Fans of rock rooted in Americana are excited about the addition of Jack White to the line-up, with his third solo album, ‘Boarding House Reach’ (2018), and of bluesman Seasick Steve. For fans of rap and urban music, don’t miss The RootsN*E*R*D (Pharrell Williams among them), Prophets of Rage (the supergroup made up of members of Rage Against the Machine and Audioslave, Chuck D and DJ Lord Public Enemy, plus B-Real from Cypress Hill), and British outfit Bugzy Malone, showing off the harder side of hip hop.

Electronic music fans won’t be disappointed either with the French duo Justice, British duo Orbital, drum & bass duo Chase & Status, and Norwegian producer Kygo.

Look forward to roots music from Brazil’s Gilberto GilFatoumata Diawara from Mali, and American reggae band Soja. In addition to Diawara, Cruïlla’s other important female voices are English singer-songwriter Jessie Ware, and French musician Camille, who’s comfortable with both pop and the avant-garde and whatever lies between.

Reggae heir Damian ‘Jr. Gong’ Marley is back at the festival after his 2015 performance, and now he presents his latest album, ‘Stony Hill’ (2017); Colombian duo Bomba Estéreo, one of the most internationally well-known groups on the new wave of alternative Latin American pop also takes to the stage.

More locally, Spanish and Catalan performers include Núria GrahamThe New RaemonMi CapitánBelakoLa PegatinaEls CatarresLa M.O.D.A., the Always Drinking Marching BandLori MeyersElefantesBlaumutRamon Mirabet and Joan Dausà, Madrid’s Izal with their epic pop, and from nearby Vic Joana Serrat.

Completing the line-up are LP, the alias of American singer-songwriter Laura Pergolizzi; English singer-songwriter Ben Howard; New York rock band The Last Internationale; and Peruvian folk-pop group We the Lion; as well as Fura dels Baus and Aquelarre de Cervera, who add a stage-performance ingredient to the festival cocktail.

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Divus Julius presents…Angus & Julia Stone

“Snow” is the fourth studio album written and conduced by brother-sister duo Angus & Julia Stone. It was released on 15 September 2017 as their succeeding project from their 2014 self-titled album.

The album comes after their guest appearance in the song “For What It’s Worth” by Kygo on his debut album, entitled “Cloud Nine”. This signalled their return into the music industry. They also conducted a cover for the song “The Hanging Tree” which became one of the most successful songs to come from the motion picture soundtrack of the movie The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1.

The album was promoted by it’s lead and title single, entitled “Snow”.  It was then succeeded by their most recent single, entitled “Chateau”. Tonight in concert at Razzmatazz.

Els rècords del noruec Kygo

Kyrre Gørvell-Dahl, més conegut pel seu nom artístic Kygo, és un DJ i productor noruec que s’ha convertit en una de les super estrelles de la música electrònica actual. Autor de hits com ‘Firestone’ o ‘Stole the show’ va ser el primer artista que va arribar als mil milions de streams en la història de la música. Ara passa per Barcelona per presentar el seu disc de debut, ‘Cloud nine’ (2016), que es publica al maig. Aquesta nit al Sant Jordi Club.