10 grupos que no te puedes perder en el Azkena Rock Festival 2024

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10 groups you can’t miss at the Azkena Rock Festival 2024

This Thursday the twenty-second edition of the Azkena Rock Festival with more than fifty performances.

Tomorrow, Thursday, June 20, the 22nd edition of the rock & roll festival par excellence begins. Names like Queens Of The Stone Age, Band Of Horses, Sheryl Crow, Jane’s Addiction, L7, Mavis Staples, Warren Haynes Band, Tarque & La Asociación del Riff, Redd Kross, Arde Bogotá, Ty Segall, PiL.T, The Real McKenzies and Dead Lendakarisamong others.

One more year, the emblematic Plaza de la Virgen Blanca is the meeting point between the festival and the city, starting the day at vermouth time with live music and free access paired with the gastronomy that the city can boast of. GreenCapital. Friday will be the turn of Lisa & The Lips and on Saturday they will arrive The Pickin’ Boppers.

This year Txiki ARF opens, a space within the framework of the festival with concerts, workshops and children’s activities that generate a meeting point, leisure and coexistence around rock. There will be three concerts per day recreating some of the best songs by legends who have performed on the ARF stages. Between performances, the stage will host air guitar and rock bingo contests, both with gifts for the audience. And, in addition, workshops for making personalized badges and picks and rock face painting. All of this, Friday and Saturday, taking over the second Trashville tent for the family audience from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Other novelties will be the return of bumper cars and Las Vegas-style weddings, as well as a “Balore” space to go to during the event to learn about the determination and enhancement of the festival’s commitment to environmental and social causes.

In addition to the big names that headline the lineup and each day, and some local and statewide ones that are very worthwhile (such as PiLT, Tiburona, Ezpalak...) we have selected several proposals that are sure to star in some of the best moments of the festival:

Thursday 21:10 – Ty Segall

The prolific and eclectic multi-instrumentalist from California, having concluded his acoustic stage, resumes his creative rhythm with a double album that promises to be “a journey to the center of being.” Another great album comes out, which doesn’t make it to the A grade precisely because Ty Segall is not one of those who keeps songs to himself. There are fifteen cuts of lyrics as enigmatic as they are suggestive, in which the Angeleno once again expands his sonic horizons in a journey that in another time would have sought, perhaps, to break or go through the doors of perception: between magical psychedelia, progressive rock acid and whatever comes your way.

Friday 19:20 – Barry Adamson

After releasing nine studio albums, including 1992’s Mercury Music Prize-nominated “Soul Murder,” 1996’s “Oedipus Schmoedipus” and his most recent release, “Know Where To Run,” which was inspired in part by a recent tour of United States where he returned to play with Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds after 23 years, Adamson’s talents are as in demand by new generations of artists as they were after his first solo release

Saturday 23:25 – St. Paul & The Broken Bones

The soul group originally from Alabama was created in 2012 and has 5 albums behind them in which they play with various musical styles such as psychedelia, stoner rock, funk or hip-hop, taking them to their own territory, creating an atmosphere only.

Thursday 20:05 – Whispering Sons

The Belgian post-punk group has been pushing the boundaries of music since their formation in 2013. With a sound that ranges between melancholic and haunting, Whisperin Sons takes you on an emotional journey through immersive soundscapes.

Saturday 01:55 – All Them Witches

From Nashville comes the neo-psychedelia and dark blues of All Them Witches, a generational replacement for lovers of Blue Cheer or Black Sabbath.

Saturday 23:25 – Psychedelic Porn Crumpets

The Australian band has earned a devoted fan base thanks to its blend of exploratory psych-pop, progressive rock and heavy garage riffs.

Friday 23:30 – The Black Halos

The Canadian band comes to ARF with their relentless, high-octane blast of classic punk rock ‘n’ roll.

Friday 20:25 – Redd Kross

The Californian alternative rock and power pop band is celebrating its 45th anniversary in addition to presenting its eighth studio album produced by Josh Klinghoffer, known for being the former guitarist of Red Hot Chili Peppers.

Friday 19:20 – The White Bitch

La Perra Blanco is the queen of genuine and pure rock’n’roll. She demonstrates it on albums like the recent “Get It Out” (Folc / Maldito Records, 24), but especially on stage, where he is a whirlwind.

And in addition, three proposals that are going to turn upside down Trashville:

Friday 22:20 – The Kongsmen

The wild R&B combo made up of great and experienced musicians from Barcelona will turn Trashville upside down.

Friday 20:00 – Jo Carley & The Old Dry Skulls

The British trio transports audiences to a bygone era when witches and black magic abounded, combining blues, skiffle, calypso and rockabilly with a spooky touch of vaudeville.

Friday 01:00 – Les Greene

The artist, nominated for a Grammy Award for the voice of Little Richard in Elvis (2022), will bring us back the sounds of the 60s with a mix of soul, funk and R&B.

Saturday 01:00 – The Mummies

The legendary Californian band, one of the essential formations of American garage punk of the nineties, capable of combining fuzz, terror of the fifties and a dirt and rawness that few bands are capable of matching, will stoke us with their raw and chaotic show.

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