Nearly 5000 souls go to the rumbas of Estopa in the Southern Pyrenees

The expectation was very great. three years without South Pyrenees They’re too many. And the audience response was overwhelming: 4,900 people, at full capacity and with tickets sold for all their concerts from more than 25 different countries, came to enjoy Estopa and Maruja Limón’s concerts. The Lanuza Amphitheater has reopened to host one of the most important festivals in the country, and with one of the most beautiful decors. Its first edition was held just 30 years ago, but after memorable evenings like this Friday, there will still be Pyrénées Sud for many years to come.

Much of the blame for this start was two brothers from Cornellá who since they founded Estopa in the late 90s have only reaped success with his personal mix of rumba and rock. “Your warmth” and “Red wine”. It was enough for the crowded amphitheater of Lanuza to burst into jubilation. The intensity has not dropped. Shortly after, “Fuego”, “Rock and roll t-shirt” or “Hemicranial” arrived. Estopa’s success is intergenerational. New and old classics; everything works for them.

But there is no doubt that when they resort to songs from their first two albums, those that are etched in the history of Spanish pop and in a good part of the memories of this generation that raised them is when their success is undeniable. “Partido la corduroy”, “La raja de tu falda” or “El del medio de los Chichos”, cleverly interspersed in a generous setlist, ensured that their first concert in the Southern Pyrenees would be remembered for a few years.

This closeness that characterized the Muñoz brothers safely crossed the swamp of Lanuza (in which several fans soon plunged), attested that his music crossed several generations and gave even more brilliance to a rhythmic final stretch with the long-awaited “Ojitos rojo”, “Cacho a cacho” and “Como Camarón”.

The Muñoz brothers, Estopa, during their performance in the Southern Pyrenees.

The Muñoz brothers, Estopa, during their performance in the Southern Pyrenees.
Jaime Oriz

Maruja Limón returned to the Southern Pyrenees after the remarkable performance they signed in 2019, the last year of the festival. If on this occasion they gave free rein to their shameless fusion of styles on the stage of Sallent de Gállego, on this occasion they squandered their talent and confidence in Lanuza, spreading their beat as their show progressed.

The quintet (supported by live music) did not need more than a classical formation of drums, bass, Spanish guitar, trumpet and two voices to contaminate the public with its rhythm so close to rumba, flamenco, rock or Latin music. Their self-confidence, closeness and lyrics full of social commitment completed a performance that served as the perfect start to the spirit of Pirineos Sur.

Maruja Limón returned to the festival and performed at Auditorium Lanuza.

Maruja Limón returned to the festival and performed at Auditorium Lanuza.
Jaime Oriz

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Saturday the 16th also bears the sign of “tickets sold” with hip hop as the protagonist. On the one hand, with an old acquaintance from the southern Pyrenees, Residente; and, on the other hand, with one of the most successful artists of recent years, Rayden. Two proposals with a similar vision of how to elevate hip hop to its maximum power, organic hip hop with powerful bands. This first weekend will end on Sunday the 17th with two bands that make merging their raison d’être. Bosnians Dubioza Kolektiv, loaded with Balkan rhythms, hip hop, ska and rock; and the Valencians Zoo, which mixes electronics and Mediterranean and Latin rhythms, turning their songs into anthems.

In addition, Every day there will be a session of Dj Lord Sassafras after the concerts and until 4:00.the ticket of which can be purchased separately at the box office, insofar as capacity permits.

Tickets for the concerts are available on the festival website pirineos-sur.es and on SeeTickets. Prices usually vary per day between 20 and 45 euros (plus distribution costs), with the possibility of purchasing subscriptions for certain weekends. In any case, children under eight years old have free access, with a maximum of one child per adult.

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