Six more for the big comeback of the summer. Cooltural Fest has today unveiled six new names to be added to the line-up of a long-awaited edition to be held at the Recinto de Conciertos del Ferial on 19, 20 and 21 August, in what will be its fifth edition. The stylish and poetic pop-rock of Shinova, the Andalusian and psychedelic rock of Derby Motoreta’s Burrito Kachimba (DMBK), the elegant electronica of Delaporte, the most apunkada fury of Niña Polaca, the beauty of Rocío Saiz’s singer-songwriter pop and the techno rumba of the emerging band Habla De Mí En Presente have joined an edition that has already confirmed the presence of this season’s sensations such as Nathy Peluso, Izal, as part of their farewell tour, and Rigoberta Bandini, whose repercussion has multiplied after her participation in the Eurovision selection.
La La Love You, Arde Bogotá, Suu, Ede, Alis, Maren, Innmir and Karavana are, so far, the other groups confirmed for an edition that will seek to be one hundred per cent standardised and that has more surprises in store for the coming months.
The Almeria festival, organised by Crash Music together with the Department of Culture and Education of the Almeria City Council, has also confirmed this week that, as in the first editions and in the Cooltural Go! series, it will once again have a purple spot with the collaboration of the Almeria Red Cross.
Season tickets are still on sale at www.coolturalfest.com, with various options and promotions. There is also the option of a season ticket for ‘Be Cool’, with advantageous conditions in drinks and location, as well as special season tickets for people with disabilities.
About the confirmed bands
Shinova is one of the most in-form and up-and-coming bands in the indie world. Not in vain, the band sold out four consecutive dates at Madrid’s La Riviera last year in the presentation of their triumphant album ‘La Buena Suerte’, which entered the charts as number 1 in vinyl sales and number 2 in record sales in Spain the week of its release. Pop, rock and avant-garde with carefully written lyrics continue to be the common denominators of an infallible live show.
Delaporte have recently released their new EP ‘Abril’ in digital format. The electro-pop group’s career has experienced a stratospheric leap in terms of subject matter. If the album ‘Las Montañas’ was an ode to freedom and self-improvement, and the project ‘Titanas’, together with a dozen well-known women, was a call for feminism, with ‘Abril’ they have a more earthy, everyday message that shows the most urgent feelings.
Rarely, very rarely does a band burst onto the scene with such force as Derby Motoreta’s Burrito Kachimba. Since the single ‘El salto del gitano’ was released in February 2018, blowing listeners’ heads off, the Sevillians have grown by leaps and bounds, championing the sound of what they have come to call themselves ‘kinkidelia’, which is nothing more than the most classic Andalusian rock, that of Triana or Smash, with tinges of psychedelia and electronic touches, as they have demonstrated in their two albums, ‘DMBK’ and ‘Hilo Negro’.
Activism, politics, feminism, vindication and a lot of music. Rocío Saiz, singer of Monterrosa and Las Chillers, DJ and communicator, has become one of the LGTBIQ+ references with more character and strength in Spain. Now she is embarking on a new adventure. Rocío Saiz’s debut album, ‘Amor Amargo’, is an emotional journey through the stories of all of them. Break-ups that hurt, misunderstandings and insecurities. “Because in reality we just need someone to put music to all that we want to say and transform that journey through the world of sensations into something more beautiful than a textbook display of selfishness”, she explains.
Niña Polaca is a band from Madrid and Alicante formed in 2018 by singer and songwriter Álvaro Surma and bassist and songwriter Alberto Rojo (Beto) after meeting as neighbours of the same building located on Calle de La Palma, in the heart of Madrid’s Malasaña neighbourhood. With pop songs that peck from the garage and that are like a walk through the Madrid of the 80s, this indie-rock band in Spanish rehearses in a small secret basement in the heart of La Latina and began their journey through the mythical circuit of small venues in Madrid, listening to their audience singing their songs at the top of their lungs.
Habla De Mí En Presente is an indie music collective to party from the conscience. Influenced by the techno scene of Berlin, the city where the group was born, these 6 musicians who make up the group called their lifestyle, perhaps even more than their music, technorumba. Between tradition and modernity, techno and rumba, their main ambition is to delight souls and make bodies dance. The originality of their music, their stage presence and the sincerity of their compositions are what have guaranteed their continued success.