The Costa del Sol inaugurated this Thursday a new musical event that promises to become one of the usual summer dates. The Cala Mijas festival kicked off with a line-up full of national and international artists where electronic, indie or rock came together hand in hand with Arctic Monkeys, Ventury, Uniforms or Bonobo.
The British Arctic Monkeys held the only concert in Spain on the Costa del Sol to present their seventh studio album, The carwhich will be released this Friday, with a large representation of themes that range from the most psychedelic rock to indie, passing through other more experimental styles.
With British punctuality, the quartet came on stage to the demand of the public, who crowded into the sunrise stagethe main one of the festival, to enjoy the performance, which kicked off the dark with jazz touches Do I wanna now, which the public quickly hummed and recorded with mobile phones. The first movements began with the chorus, which the vocalist, Alex Turner, he interpreted with astonishing stillness. “Welcome, corner stone”, the artist emphasized to introduce the second song, with which he activated the attendees from the beginning.
The quartet played great hits like crying lightning, with which the earthy tones took over the stage, while the jumps, the chants and the smell of grass flooded the stage pit accompanied by the first applause of the concert. With the powerful Dont sit down, cause i’ve moved your thair they continued the show, after which the singer thanked the audience for him.
The interpretation of the gloomy Pretty visitors received cheers from the audience, which overlapped with the first chords of the melodic Tranquility base hotel and casinowhich was also applauded, for which Turner thanked the delivery of his followers.
The Sonora Mijas venue premiered hours before in this first edition of the Cala Mijas festival, which opened its doors to five pm with the launch of the four stages in which the extensive poster of the cultural event will take place, the first performance being that of the band Chaim’s lifeand in the La Caleta stage with its cocktail of funk, disco, hip hop, rhythm & blues and house.
The facilities of the new auditorium and its size made it possible to remove the feeling of overcrowding, and the music played on all four stages without overlapping, although the main one worked independently. The planning of the mobility gave its result on the first day and despite the large influx of people, traffic flowed with some fluidity and agility on the scheduled shuttle buses to connect the Sonora Mijas with the three enabled parking lots.
In a staggered manner, the concerts of the Andalusian group began Uniforms to present their second album moral fantasy; Crawlers Y The Lathumswho were in charge of lighting the Renault, Victoria and Sunrise stages respectively along with the arrival of the first attendees.
It was followed by the concert albany around 18:30, where the Catalan presented her first album, XXX, of synthetic sounds, glitch, rage, trap and hyperpop. Arriving at 8:00 p.m., the performances of venturi with his British indie, Irish quartet rock inhalethe music of gazzy and bougainvillea and the british Blossoms with the best indie on their respective stages, marking the rhythm of the first hours of the Cala Mijas festival.
As night fell, dancing and partying took over the Sonora Mijas with simultaneous performances by artists such as the ex-vocalist from Moloko, Roisin Murphywho did not hesitate to interpret the famous sing it back. In the same time slot they sounded sera with its mix of soul, electronic and hip hop and Ross from friends livewhich delighted the audience with a staging marked by synthetic music and dance.
After 22:00 it was the turn of Horse meat disco, b2b and Kiddy smile; as well as the acclaimed staging of the British Arctic Monkeys on the main stage. At dawn, electronic music invaded the venue with performances by the Australian singer and songwriter Chef Fakerwho presented his new work Surrender Hotel; Marc Rebillet; DJ Josey Rebelle with its mix of house, techno and breakbeat; or the musician and DJ Bonobo. they followed Dani Lessthe english duo Overmono Live and the DJ and producer Denmark with their songs rooted in percussion, which put the finishing touch to the first party of the Cala Mijas festival.