Cruïlla Barcelona 2014: Damon Albarn + Calle 13 + Band of Horses + Angus & Julia Stone+ Tinariwen...

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Cruïlla Barcelona 2014: Damon Albarn + Calle 13 + Band of Horses + Angus & Julia Stone+ Tinariwen...
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Cruïlla Barcelona celebrates its seventh edition in the Parc del Fòrum. This festival has become an unmissable event for lovers of music without stylistic boundaries. As always, the festival is again offering a totally eclectic line-up in terms of both styles and the origin of the groups on the bill. Highlights of the first day are the highly-anticipated performance by Damon Albarn (8.30pm), with the former Blur frontman presenting his first solo effort, 'Everyday Robots', an album where he shows his contemporary, intimate and melancholic side as a songwriter; Band of Horses (10pm), who, since their first album, 'Everything All the Time' (2006), made it clear that this group led by Ben Bridwell's voice inspired confidence, thanks to their mastery of the language of American indie rock; Calle 13 (12.45am), one of the leaders of the new wave of bands playing Latin American music who, with René (aka 'Residente') and Eduardo (aka 'Visitante') Cabra out front, have combined rap, rock, merengue, reggaeton and cumbia along with lyrics of social criticism. We're also expecting great things from Angus & Julia Stone (7.15pm), the brother and sister folk duo who will present their latest and self-titled album; Vetusta Morla (11:15pm), one of the most popular and hailed bands on Spanish national scene in recent years; and Tinariwen (12.15am), a band from Mali bringing in African musical traditions and Western influences with a high-voltage result. 

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