Ready for a brand new edition –the 6th!– of the Minipop music festival? The main festival in the country for the whole family kicks off this evening. And, as in previous editions, Minipop is packed with activities: cinema, theatre, dance, literature, a baby area, minicrafts, food and, above all, an excellent music line-up.
Local Spy Light will have the honour to open the great selection of concerts, today at 6pm, with a rock style that evokes music groups such as The Zeppelin, Emerson, Lake & Palmer or the white blues by The Doors. Judit Neddermann will take over and will introduce, with her incredible voice, her second album Un segon, in which she blends folk and pop music with her own lyrics and music. Friday will end, musically speaking, with Cola Jet Set, a music group that exemplifies the spirit of Minipop like no other. Their opening in Tarragona will work as the presentation of some of the songs from their latest album El fin del mundo.
Music on Saturday will start and end with the festival’s resident deejays, the Superpandas. Their responsibility will be to keep music temperature as high as possible, starting at 5.15pm and until late hours. Superpandas will be followed by Bremen, “the best-kept secret of the current scene”, according to Lluís Gavaldà, director of Minipop. Bremen, who will perform at 6pm, plays American-style pop music, and will introduce songs from their second work Tornar d’Amèrica. Next, it’s time for some Argentinian pop music by one of the most glittering and promising groups, Luciana Tagliapietra and the Chicas Nieve. From the hypnotic and sensual pop music by Tagliapietra we move to pop folk by Guillem Roma, who –around 8pm– will introduce a new songbook packed with social commitment lyrics. Last two concerts on Saturday are, probably, the most awaited ones. On one hand, people are looking forward to the new release by Joan Pons on the Minipop (who is also known as El petit de cal Eril), where he’ll be introducing his latest and anticipated album La força. As Lluís Gavaldà suggests, this is “folk, psychedelia and electricity, serving an absolutely impersonal and non-transferable sound universe”. And, as the perfect ending on Saturday, we find a familiar face in the festival, Ramon Rodríguez, also known as The New Raemon. This year, he promised to generously follow his songbook, with the addition of his latest album Oh Rompehielos.
And if you thought this was the end of it, you’d be wrong. On Sunday, at around 12.30pm, don’t miss the tribute concert to David Bowie by Alex Torío and… Empar Moliner! It’s going to be good, really good!
But of course, Minipop is much more than a mere music festival. Yes, right, music is the main thing here and the reason of it all, but besides the above-mentioned music performances, you’ll get cinema, theatre, workshops, dance, a baby area, literature and a food area. Find all the necessary information at: http://minipop.cat/inici
Have a nice Minipop!