The musical mosaic of Cooltural Fest completes new tesserae and begins to offer a spectacular vision for what will be its long-awaited return in August this year, on 19, 20 and 21 August at the Recinto de Conciertos del Ferial de Almería. Rozalén heads the new batch of confirmations, which are completed with Pol 3.14, Confeti de Odio, El Último Viaje, Samuraï and Astropálido, who join a line-up that already included international names such as Nathy Peluso, or current names such as Izal, Rigoberta Bandini, Shinova, Arde Bogotá, Derby Motoreta’s Burrito Kachimba, La La Love You or Delaporte.
The Almeria festival, organised by Crash Music together with the Department of Culture and Education of the Almeria City Council, has also recently unveiled all the inclusive measures that will be increased and implemented in the next edition by the Music For All Foundation, making it the most accessible and inclusive festival in Europe and also, together with its other lines of social action, has earned it the official certification that it meets the criteria that align it with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG 2030) in a correct and clear way and for this reason it has been awarded the GECA Seal of Guarantee SDG 2030, by the Andalusian Association of Cultural Management Professionals (GECA).
The Councillor for Culture and Education of the City Council of Almeria, Diego Cruz, has valued “very positively a new recognition that confirms that a good job is being done and reinforces and encourages to continue in this line and make Cooltural Fest continue to improve and grow in its projection as it is doing”.
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.
New inclusive measures
In five main concerts there will be Spanish sign language interpretation, vibration transmitters – vibrating backpacks, live subtitles, audio description, a list of the lyrics of the songs that will be performed, and a magnetic loop system. These measures must be requested in advance via https://coolturalfest.com/accesibilidad or https://coolturalfest.com/lectura-facil. People can also request support staff for the enjoyment of the festival (on the above websites). Throughout the festival, there will be other accessibility measures such as accessible bars, preferential spaces in front of the stage and a platform with height, seats, toilets, accesses…
In addition, there will be a Music For All Point, which will have an inclusive information and assistance point “Music for all”, loan of materials for the enjoyment of the concerts (helmets for children, earplugs, crutches, wheelchairs…), support staff, sensory friendly space or call point for attendees with hearing disabilities through visual video-interpretation. Last year, Amaral, Love of Lesbian, Vetusta Morla, Miss Caffeina, El Kanka or Viva Suecia, for example, were already involved in this initiative, and people with hearing disabilities were able to enjoy a concert for the first time.
In addition, people with accredited functional diversity can apply for a 20% discount on tickets on presentation of the official People with Disabilities card (33% or more).
On the new confirmations
Rozalén returns to the stage in 2022 to continue her acclaimed tour ‘El árbol y el bosque’, with which she presents live the songs from her last album, which was number 1 in the sales charts. Este tren’, ‘Y Busqué’, ‘El paso del tiempo’ or ‘Que no, que no’, -the latter, Goya for best original song-, are hits taken from this brilliant work produced by Ismael Guijarro.
This album is made up of an amalgam of styles ranging from pop rock to Cuban son, Mexican corrido or disco music. All with the optimism and vitality that Rozalén’s compositions exude; full of sensitivity, positivism and stories that are easy to identify with. This tour, like all the artist’s previous tours, is inclusive, with Beatriz Romero, a sign language interpreter. As the jury of the Premio Nacional de Músicas Actuales (National Award for Contemporary Music), which this year went to Rozalén, ruled, the artist is not only one of the main voices of the new singer-songwriter, but also an important social activist whose work focuses on defending minorities and the most disadvantaged communities in favour of equality.
Pol 3,14 is a solo singer and songwriter from Madrid with an important musical career that began in 2010. He began his career in journalism but his passion for composing led him to dedicate himself fully to the search for his place in the music scene. Since then he has not stopped composing or playing, taking his music to every corner of the country and getting a great reception on every stage he sets foot on. In addition, his repertoire on digital platforms has more than 80 million plays. The success of Pol 3,14 is no coincidence, as he has set music to great moments of cinema and television such as ‘La Casa de Papel’, ‘Los Hombres de Paco’, ‘Sky Rojo’ or ‘El Barco’.
Confeti de Odio is the pop project of Madrid-born Lucas Vidaur, a twenty-something who speaks from the most heartbreaking and self-conscious side of his being. His musical career has always been linked to different bands (Verano, Sant Clementine, Axolotes Mexicanos…), but for the last three years, his interest in exploring new genres, sounds and simpler lyrics has led him to create a project from which to expose his most intimate and contradictory feelings. Thus, his music and lyrics become the soundtrack for those days when one is ‘down in the dumps’ and simply wants to be loved. In recent times he has composed for artists such as Amaia and, above all, he has written and pre-produced most of the songs on his second album, which he will be able to perform at Cooltural Fest.
El Último Viaje is a Chilean band formed in 2012 in Santiago de Chile. It is a band that is renewing Chilean rock with its great sound and versatility. Currently, the group has confirmed their first international tour that will have them for a month travelling through the depth of their chords and the energy of their rhythm. For the first time outside our borders, they are confirmed for the Peru Central Festival in Huancayo in July 2022, and, of course, they will be at Cooltural Fest in August.
Samuraï is the result of knowing how to choose the right references. It is pure contradiction and unfiltered love with a voice that will cling to your memories. Her songs play with a simple language, typical of a new wave that avoids the obscene and embarks on love told with all the emotional honesty. Tirando Balas’, Samuraï’s most successful track so far came out with their first EP ‘CrushCrushCrush’. An EP that is presented as an ode to one of the songs found on the second album of a band that is a reference for the current pop punk sound: Paramore. The emo aesthetic can have much more light than darkness, that’s where Samuraï walk.
Since their formation in 2017, the reviews named Astropålido as the band to follow and since then the band hasn’t stopped growing. With a first album, ‘Mentiras para contar la verdad’, they embarked on a national tour in venues and festivals such as Interestelar, No Sin Música, Monkey Week, Isla Go, Hype Me, Autum Music Day, Planeta Sound… and playing alongside great bands like Izal and Rufus T Firefly, demonstrating a powerful live performance that combines a powerful rhythmic base with sharp electric guitars. A distinctive sound that has led them to be played on radio stations such as Radio 3, Radio 5, Radio Marca, Sevilla FC Radio, Radio Betis, NeoFM, Canal Fiesta Radio… With ‘Aún Queda para Largo’ they are postulated as the next band to make the big leap entering Spotify lists such as Novedades Indie and Radar Indie. In 2022 they start releasing the singles from their new EP ‘Nadie Lo Sabe’.