Tue. Oct 22nd, 2019

35,800 people for the survival of music

That great feeling that is music. What makes dance. Vibrate. Sometimes jump. Or shake your head. Music. That allows you to go back to the beginning. Of a band. Or of oneself. Or what drives to enjoy. And, for joy, the BBK Live. Yesterday started the festival that houses Bilbao in a first day with 35,800 attendees. The sun's rays were still there and the audience was already in Kobetamendi ready to feel everything. In broad daylight, a John Grant barefoot and wearing Bermudas knew how to start the afternoon at the rhythm that the drumstick produced when hit-literally-with his cowbell.

Vetusta Morla lit the festival by singing several of her best-known songs. Among others, the public was delivered with "Damn sweetness", "Copenhagen" and "June 23". It was one of the most anticipated of the poster and not only by name, but also because it has been five years since he last climbed the stage of the Bilbao festival. "For the music rooms and their survival," said the singer for an entire organization that makes it possible for thousands of people to enjoy each year. Such is the success that sold out tickets for Friday have already been announced.

After the slow but intense pace of Nihls Fram, came one of the highlights of the night: Liam Gallagher. The most prankster of the Oasis brothers, holding on to their maracas, gave a lesson in Rock & Roll with songs from his well-known repertoire, but also some novelties and classics: as his brother did last year, Gallagher intoned what he calls "this fucking song": "Wonderwall". The audience gave itself during a show with a staging that seemed to come out of the film Trainspotting: the colors and the lights contrasted with the character of the singer on stage.

The first night of the 14th edition of the festival continued with a crowd of people surrounded by the green of the Heineken tents and with Thom Yorke, leader of Radiohead, who managed to wrap the audience by presenting his solo project ("Tomorrow's Modern Boxes"). After concerts such as Nicola Cruz or Mis Nina, the day closed with the techno rhythm and the Modeselektor psychedelia.

BBK Live: up and down Kobetamendi

Today more and, perhaps, better. The festival has two days ahead with concerts such as Rosalia, Suede and The Strokes, among others. But not everything is on top of Bilbao: the streets also celebrate this weekend of music. As the singer of Vetusta Morla sang, "save yourself who can." The whole city is not going to rest these days thanks to Bereziak. Those who do not get to climb the mountain, They can enjoy free concerts like the one sponsored by Heineken in the Arenal. In this space, Pony Bravo will perform today (13:00), as will Cubero Brothers (13:00) and Lorena Álvarez (14:15) tomorrow. Among other spaces, it makes possible – thanks to the work of BBK Live and Heineken – that not only those who go up to Kobetamendi enjoy, but the whole city.

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