The second edition of the musical event, held at the Liceu, will feature other artists such as Kusturica, Julieta Venegas or Chris Cornell
Paul Anka, Johnny Hallyday, Emir Kusturica and Julieta Venegas perform at the Liceu in the international program of the second edition of Suite Festival, which opens on 17 January with Sopa de Cabra, a band returns to the stage 15 years after separation. The popular Catalan group offered at the Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona their only concert of the tour to promote his new album “Cercles”, as reported by the organizers of Suite Festival.
Sopa de Cabra opened fire from a program that included musicians like Manuel Carrasco (April 13), Chris Cornell (April 21) and Michel Camilo (May 18). The festival director Juli Guiu has announced eight of the twelve concerts that ultimately form the cartel Suite Festival, and has advanced that “confirmed the missing are all first swords in their respective genres, capable of filling the Liceu”.
Among the announced performances include the Johnny Hallyday, acting for the second time in Spain, as throughout his long career he has visited only once and that was in Madrid at the end of the sixties. The father of French rock’n roll, twist and mashed potato hit the Liceu on March 8, “with an over twenty musicians on stage”, as advanced Guiu. The show will include some of the most danced hits of the interpreter, who is credited with 22 platinum and 5 diamond. According Juli Guiu, the average ticket price will be equal to or slightly higher than the 55 euros last year, in a range that goes from 15 euros to 190 of the most expensive towns of Johnny Hallyday
Chris Cornell, pioneering grunge, held at the Liceu the first performance in Spain of his current tour, while Manuel Carrasco and Julieta Venegas presented in this space their new jobs. Paul Anka, leading into the gap since 1957, will dance the audience on January 30 and Emir Kusturica visit Barcelona accompanied by The No Smoking Orchestra on March 21.
The Dominican Michel Camilo will perform on May 18 in the last of the musical events announced so far by the organizers. In total, Suite Festival this year will include 12 performances, three more than last year, indicated Juli Guiu, president of Ediciones Musicales Clipper’s promoter and director of the Festival. An event that has also increased this year’s budget, which has grown from 1,220,000 euros last approximately a million and a half year of this year.
However, the Festival will not repeat the New Year’s Eve concert, which last year was led by Woody Allen, because the organization has found “no artist renowned for this date,” said Guiu, who “still looking” for it and does not rule out return to recover in subsequent editions.
For its part, the director general of the Liceu, Roger Guasch, has defended the commitment of this operatic arena in accommodating other artistic proposals and described the Suite Festival as “a success”. Guasch has revealed, last year this event provided input for the Liceo income net 115,000 euros, “which allowed us to strengthen the operatic programming and parallel activities.” “In addition, we find it very helpful to bring the Liceu to all audiences and create new viewers because the Liceu be social or will not be,” he concluded.
Courtesy Car Service Barcelona