It seems that Parets del Vallès will be holding the Festival Parc de la Linera for the third time, event about which I wrote this little piece for Hipsterian Circus. Although this year this festival doesn’t seem to have any well-known acts (yet), it has welcomed names that are now rather known in the present local music scene, such as Cala Vento and The Crab Apples, the latter participating in this year’s Primavera Sound. You never know where a festival like Parc de la Linera will surprise you or not, so it can certainly be a good chance to discover a new band which might enjoy some success in the (near) future.
While it’s true that I was aware that Vida Festival was involved in some sort of program for young talents, I got to truly know about it when I was asked to write this piece on the latest addition to the Vida Festival line-up: Marem Ladson. She’s been added for Thursday, the day that I was planning to spend the whole time at the Estrella Damm stage. Let’s see if/how this addition is going to affect my initial plans. Whatever I do, it’s an artist worth checking out.
Having been officially confirmed that I will be covering the Vida Festival as a press member, I’ve been juggling with the schedules, transport, and what my survival kit will consist of, as it’s not a festival that you could say takes place round the corner. Vilanova i la Geltrú is rather well communicated but if you have to depend on public transport and you can’t reach your house using it in less than 2h 30′ at least, as is my case, living in Badalona, there are a few important issues that must be taken care of before leaving for the fest. This and other aspects are what I talk about in this article published yesterday by Hipsterian Circus.
How to write an at least 300 word long article starting out from just three lines of text. Well, this has been the exercise I’ve had to do in order to write the piece on this announcement for Hipsterian Circus. The idea behind the article is, basically, one of logistics. Comparing the fest schedules between them and seeing whether there were any overlaps which made it impossible to be at two places at the same time. It might not be the best of my writing pieces but at least it’s a good reading start for those who, like me, are going to the festival and will have to decide who to see and where not only on the basis of likes and dislikes but taking into account other factors as well.
It’s curious how you can say the same thing in a positive or negative light. Today’s big let down has doubtless been Frank Ocean cancelling his performance at Primavera Sound. However, this press release wasn’t mentioned or refered to in any way in the change that his drop-out has meant, that is, Jamie xx joining the festival line-up. Instead, only certain changes in schedules have been mentioned. What I’ve done when getting the press release in my inbox is precisely a merge between these two happenings so they fit in just one news item for Hipsterian Circus.
Turns out that for the second consecutive year, Primavera Sound will be broadcast by Red Bull TV… and I didn’t know. I’ve learned about it when I’ve been sent the press release on this year’s schedules and, to be honest, I didn’t even know about the existence of this TV station. Regardless of that, writing this piece has been relatively easy, as the press release was comprehensive and very well organized.
Creating a news item out of just one schedule and in no time is no easy task. That’s, however, what I had to do anywayz for Hipsterian Circus to publish the announcement. This forced me to have a proper look at the line-up and, to tell you the truth, I’m much more excited about the Vida Festival and the Cruïlla this year than I am for Primavera Sound. We’ll see the resulting feeling after the events as such.