Estereo Picnic Festival: Mumford and Sons, Die Antwoord & More …
March 12, 2016 - Picnic Time
This year’s Estéreo Picnic Festival in Bogotá, Colombia, is being billed as “a different world.” The moniker couldn’t be some-more accurate. Set in a city with a longing for shows and venues, a absolved plcae in South America and a clever new internal strain scene, a eventuality has spin one of a categorical epicenters of a Latin American eccentric strain market.
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After 7 years building adult a repute and adequate hype to attract investment and large attention names, a initial day of a festival relied not usually on new uninformed bands from a Colombian underground, though also large names like Tame Impala, Mumford Sons, Bad Religion and Die Antwoord.
And in a curtsy to Bogotá’s flourishing poke in a tellurian low-pitched scene, Estéreo Picnic’s initial day (March 10) coincided with a Rolling Stones’ initial ever Colombian show. And still, notwithstanding a foe and complicated rainfall in a early afternoon, Estéreo Picnic pennyless initial day assemblage annals with an assistance of 13,000; this gets a organizers closer to their idea of 60,000 people during this year’s 3-day festival.
The day started with eager fans backing adult early, many of them ill-prepared for what a continue would move in a afternoon. Bogotá is nestled adult in a mountains, though many of a younger fans were wearing summer outfits, as if they were attending Coachella or Lollapalooza.
Around 3 p.m., a complicated sleet trapped many attendees around a smaller lonesome stages, giving a younger, internal opening bands a profitable advantage to constraint new followers.
By 5 p.m., Colombian acts had fought and triumphed opposite a cold. The Kitsch and Electric Mistakes, both immature groups, cowed fans with their quick songs, untiring unrestrained and a strength of any stroke. The some-more maestro Las 1280 Almas took a categorical theatre for a call of assertive and ungodly rock, noted by a folk character that has always characterized a mythological Colombian group.
The initial general artist to set feet on a Estéreo Picnic theatre was Albert Hammond Jr., who demonstrated because his guitar stays a applicable force, even to those not informed with his work with a Strokes.
The festival continued delighting a flourishing assembly with Of Monsters and Men, who listened a choruses of songs like “Little Talks” and “Mountain Sound” in a voices of thousands of Colombians
Bad Religion supposing a splendid contrast, behaving in Colombia for a initial time ever. “Thanks for watchful for so long,” pronounced maestro thespian Greg Graffin during a finish of a initial strain of a set. “It’s a matter of being in a watchful line,” he told Billboard later. “We’re an aged band, apparently now it had to be a turn.” It was noted display that reminded that a good days of old propagandize punk are not totally gone.
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Then, a categorical theatre perceived an desirous Kevin Parker, who achieved barefoot, as he likes to do, and led Tame Impala on a colorful tour that enclosed all a wealth of a brief though exquisite low-pitched career.
The shutting act was Mumford Sons, one of a biggest acts that has ever played Estéreo Picnic. With a intense opening that enclosed hits like “The Cave” and “I Will Wait” set opposite a backdrop of fireworks, it was a classical festival ending.
Also of note: Performances on a second stage, that enclosed insubordinate South African twin Die Antwoord, Ninja and Yolandi Visser, achieved a turbo-charged set that gathering a throng to a overjoyed state, finish with strippers and some good throng surfing.