Music FestivalSaturday, March 1, 2014
Cosquín Rock opens today with Charly
Cosquín Rock, one of the most important rock festivals of Argentina, opens this evening at the Aeródromo de Santa María del Valle de Punilla (Córdoba province) featuring Charly García, Skay, Calle 13, IKV, Ciro and Babasónicos, among others.
For three consecutive days, local and international musicians will perform in front of thousands of fans from all over the country in the 13th edition of Cosquín Rock.
The most eagerly awaited artist for tonight is García who will play at midnight. José Palazzo, Cosquín rock organizer, said that celebrated rocker Charly García will present a special concert along with Orquesta Kashmir directed by Patricio Villarejo — which had played with him at the Colón Theatre performances in September. Regarding García’s health, he stated: “Charly is strong and looking forward to playing. As future performances at the Colón were cancelled, he wants to show something special. I attended some rehearsals and the musicians are very happy. There will be surprises.”
Tonight main stage’s performers also include Cirse (4pm), Armada Cósmica (4.30pm), De La Gran Piñata (5.05pm), El Kuelgue (5.35pm), Banda de Turistas (6.10pm), Iván Noble (6.50pm), León Gieco and Agarrate Catalina (7.40pm) and IKV (9.10pm).
Jotes (3.25pm), Astenia (3.50pm), Inazulina (4:15pm), Infierno 18 (4.45pm), Jauria (5:05pm) Eruca Sativa (5:55pm), Catupecu Machu (7:35pm), Calle 13 (9:05pm), Las Pastillas del Abuelo (10:55pm) and Las Pelotas (12:55pm) will play on the main stage tomorrow.
On Sunday, main performances include Ciro y Los Persas (1.30pm), Babasónicos (11pm), La Vela Puerca (9pm), Guasones (7.40pm), Salta La Banca (6.55pm), Raly Barrionuevo (6.15pm), La Que Faltaba (5.35pm), Caperucita Coya (5.05pm), Juan Terrenal (4.35pm), Pezones Cardoso (4.05pm) and 4 al Hilo (3.35pm).
Reggae roots will conquest the alternative stage with concerts by Nonpalidece, Dread Mar I, Zona Ganjah, Dancing Mood, Alborosie, Kameleba, Resistencia, Un Rojo Reggae Band, Rondamón, The Añamembys Banddos and Chevy 79.6.
Under and indie rock bands will perform on a special stage at the Domo Naranja tent.
Apart from the bands, attendees can enjoy four daily shows of the celebrated theatre group Fuerza Bruta. Documentary films rock-related called “rockumentales” such as El Alucinante viaje de Patricio Rey (today, 5pm), El blues de los Plomos by de Gabriel Patrono and Paulo Soria (tomorrow, 5pm) will be shown during the event.
Herald with Télam