Manuel Moretti, singer of Estelares, on one of the main stages of Quilmes Rock. Photo: Martin Bonetto
After a nine -year absence, the memorable Quilmes Rock festival is back in activity at CABA, which all this time only had an online version in the first year of the pandemic. It started today, Saturday, in the immense field of Tecnópolis and for the evening expect shows of Virus, Vicentico, Eruca Sativa, Las Pelotas and the British Gorillaz.
Unofficially, there is talk 140 thousand tickets were sold for the Saturday and Sunday dates, at the rate of 70 thousand per day. Such success and convening power will explain the traffic congestion and the long queue from dusk to entry.
Quilmes Rock 2022 at Tecnopolis. Photo: Martin Bonetto
An attractive grid for all tastes
In total, Quilmes Rock will feature more than 100 artists playing in five stages. Just two days before, however, Fito Páez dropped out, as he tested positive for covid-19 and had to reschedule some parts of the grid. The airbag was included, for example, which after 6:00 pm gave a good show on one of the main stages.
Airbag at Quilmes Rock. Photo: Martin Bonetto
Moments before, Estelares gave a great recital, along with the anecdote of the presence of singer Manuel Moretti. He had just finished hip surgery, he said, so he made the first section leaning against a sidewalk. The playlist includes hits such as Broken wings, this mystery Y A trip to Irelandfrom 2001. Almost at the same time, the duo Valdés had a great performance on the Claro stage.
what is to come
For the final section and closing on Saturday there will be Cuarteto de Nos, Trueno, Eruca Sativa, Las Pelotas, Los Pericos, 1915 and Gorillaz, the first virtual band (with 2D characters) directed by musician Damon Albarn, Blur vocalist, and designer Jamie Hewlett. This will be Albarn’s reunion at this festival, as in the last face-to-face edition held in 2013, his other band, Blur, spearheaded the proposal.
On Sunday is the turn of Argentine Nathy Peluso, who after her time at Coachella will return to the Buenos Aires stages to be grouped together as an internationally recognized actress. There will also be figures such as Los Auténticos Decadentes, Barbi Recanati, Bándalos Chinos, Divididos, Massacre and the Catupecu Machu assembly