Thetwo-day music festivalCruïllacomes to Barcelona's Parc del Fòrum July 11and 12, and they've unveiled their complete line-up.Havingannounced lastFebruarythatthe festival stagewould welcome artists likeCalle 13,Zaz,VetustaMorla and TxarrakBerri,theline-up's now complete withconfirmations from headline artistslike JackJohnson, veteransThe Selecter, Bandof Horses, Angus& JuliaStoneand many more.Ladies andgentlemen,we present FestivalCruïlla BCN2014!
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Like a gentle wave, Jack Johnson's music carries us softly to a sunny beach. Known for his dedication to social and ecological causes, Johnson is back at Cruïlla (where he gave a memorable performance in 2011) to present his latest work, 'From Here to Now to You' (Brushfire, 2013), and beguile us with a voice that has become the soundtrack to our best summers.
René, also known as ‘Residente’, and Eduardo Cabra, aka ‘Visitanate’, formed this Puerto Rican band that became one of the pioneers in the new generation of Latin-American music. Calle 13 has created a fusion of rap, rock, merengue, reggae and cumbia with the lyrics of social criticism. They will perform their fifth album, which features collaborations with Tom Morello (Rage Against the Machine) and Palestinian composer Kamilya Jobrá. They have won two Grammys and 19 Latin Grammys.
Band of Horses
There are voices you know you'll always count on to be there in the happiest times and in the hardest. Ben Bridwell's is one of them. In times of uncertainty, his quirky and comfortable fills rooms with warmth, introducing the music of Band of Horses as a friend who will never let you down. Since the release of their first album, 'Everything All the Time' (Sub Pop, 2006), it was clear that this group inspired confidence, thanks to their mastery of the language of indie rock and Americana.
Sometimes you just have to go back to a small detail to gauge the importance of a group. The first, and self-titled, single from The Selecter shared vinyl with The Specials as the B-side to their 'Gangsters' (2 Tone Records, 1979). That alone would secure The Selecter a prominent spot in the history of ska, but the band's own merits go far beyond that one stroke of luck. They're at Cruïlla to present their latest album, 'String Theory', released in 2013.
Angus & Julia Stone
They say that the best music, like the best stories, is handed down with a long oral tradition. Brother and sister Angus & Julia Stone inherited a love for melodies from their parents, who formed a folk duo before their kids were born, and eventually set out on different paths, travelling outside their native Australia. About eight years ago, the siblings decided to keep the legacy of their family alive and began to write folk-blues songs together, for which we are truly thankful.
Born in Sarajevo in 1954, Emir Kusturica is undoubtedly one of the most respected directors of contemporary cinema. Not surprisingly, he's one of the prized few who have won the prestigious Palme d'Or at Cannes twice. This Serbian artist is not only a master behind the camera, he's also got quite the interesting musical career. His frenetic style, re-reading the tradition of Balkan folk with a spirit and energy that's almost punk, has made his music synonymous with an unstoppable party.
Skip&Die was born as a joint project between the singer Cata.Pirata (the stage name of Catarina Aimée Dahmer, a multitalented South African artist) and Dutch producer Jori Collignon, but gradually it has evolved into a group rounded out by Gino Bombrini (guitar and percussion) and Daniel Rose (guitar and sitar). The band put out a groundbreaking aesthetic concept that jumps effortlessly and without prejudice from tangible and lush orchestrations to hip hop and electronica.
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
Ben Haggerty, aka Macklemore, had failed to draw fans from the world of hip hop, until his virtual encounter with DJ, producer and photographer Ryan Lewis via Myspace changed his luck. The two soon became friends, and Lewis began working on promoting Macklemore so they could then make music together and forge an artistic partnership that led to publishing several EPs and mixtapes, that you're now hearing everywhere you go.
Isabelle Geffroy, better known as Zaz, has no problem with mixing jazz, rock, blues, and Latin music. She came to fame in 2010 when her first album went double platinum. Since then, she has travelled around the world to places like Canada, Germany, Turkey, Belgium, Serbia, Russia and Japan, but this is her first time in Spain. Zaz may look like a petite fairy, but she has a thick, husky voice that incites you to travel into a more colourful, freer, more beautiful world, like one painted by Gauguin.
This legendary band from Lekunberri in the Basque Country has been around for 20 years already, and to celebrate they're going on a small, exclusive tour that ends in Barcelona. Undisputed stars of the Basque rock scene, they're still giving it their all just as they did two decades ago. During the festival, the band will celebrate with a look back at their extensive career.