VIDA 2018 Schedule

The schedule for VIDA's fifth anniversary is now available! With only a few weeks to go you can now check the timetable for this year's performances at VIDA.

The festival's organization reserves the right to modify the performances' schedule.

You're still on time to enjoy VIDA's fifth anniversary! The last full festival tickets at a prize of 90€ (+administrative expenses) are almost sold out! The other ticket options are still available: Wild Side, Kids, Family Pack and day tickets.

VIDA's 2018 full line-up!

They Might Be Giants, Tensnake, Albert Pla and Vida Club head the last incorporations to VIDA's 5th anniversary line-up.

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After having celebrated four unforgettable editions and few months away of celebrating its fifth anniversary, VIDA announces its full line-up. This year’s edition will take place in Vilanova i la Geltrú from June 28th till July 1st.

Along with the artists already confirmed — among which stand out Franz Ferdinand, St. Vincent, Iron & Wine, Los Planetas, Curtis Harding, Nick Mulvey and Joe Crepúsculo—, VIDA festival adds eleven more artists to its programme:  They Might Be Giants, Tensnake, Albert Pla, The New Raemon & McEnroe, J. Bernardt, Est Oest, Vetviolet, Desert, Jordi Lanuza, Xavi Alías, Da Souza. A line-up that is notable both for the presence of well-known artists and for emerging bands.

Together with the line-up, the festival also reveals VIDA Club's programme. A space that, after the success of its first edition, will continue to place importance to different DJs with residence in clubs and festivals both national and international, as well as “cultural inciters” from different fields.

4-day passes are still on sale at the price of 85€ (+ management fee) along with the other tickets: Wild Side, Kids, FAmily Pack and the day tickets. For more information, click here

VOTR: M. Ward in Barcelona

Matthew Stephen Ward is a VIDA's familiar face. After having visited the festival in its first edition and having conquered the audience with his warm performance, the singer-songwriter from Portland will return to Barcelona next Friday May 18th to give a solo concert in La Nau venue (C / Àlaba 30, Barcelona ). All this thanks to Vida On The Road, an initiative of the festival that aims to bring different artists to the main national cities, as it happened last November with Warhaus.

After rising as one of the most famous North American folk singer-songwriters with exquisite albums such as Transfiguration Of Vincent (Merge Records, 2003) or Post-War (Merge Records, 2006), M. Ward lands in Barcelona with More Rain (Merge Records, 2016) as his last studio album. 

Tickets are already available at the price of 20€ through VIDA's website and Ticketmaster platform.

5th vida 2018 launch party: The Clientele + Xavier Calvet

Save the date! Next Thursday April 12th we will celebrate VIDA 2018 fifth launch party at 'Antiga Fàbrica d'Estrella Damm' (Roselló 515, Barcelona) with the performances of The Clientele and Xavier Calvet

Almost a decade after his last album, the glorious “Bonfires On The Heath” (2009), The Clientele went back the past year with a simple but elegant and charismatic “Music for the Age of Miracles” (2017). A fifth album where the british band explores a crystalline and classical pop of clear literary vocations. On the other hand, Xavier Calvet —also known for being the leader of the punk rock band Bullitt— will take advantage of the occasion to perform live his first solo album “Firebird” (2017). A luminous album that evokes to the 'road trip' and to the own landscapes of the Americana.

The entrance, as usual, will be free with VIDA 2018 4-day pass, and you can invite a person to go with you!

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VIDA's 2018 line-up

VIDA celebrates its fifth anniversary after being consolidated with four unforgettable and magical editions. This year, which will take place from June 28th to July 1st in Vilanova i la Geltrú, wants to become a celebration of its five-year career with an exquisite and eclectic line-up that stands out both for the presence of great-known artists as well as promising emerging groups.

The festival today confirms more than 30 new artists to its line-up.  A wide range of confirmations, among which stand out names such as Of Montreal, Elvis Perkins, Josh Rouse, Hookworms, DBFC, Za !, Novedades Carminha, Bart Davenport, Perro and Great News - among many others. The line-up will feature new names that will be confirmed in the next Press Conference in Madrid.

Rey Lobo is VIDA!

Rey Lobo are the new band confirmed for VIDA's 5th anniversary. A line-up that, with this last incorporation, stays like this: Franz Ferdinand, St. Vincent, Iron & Wine, Los Planetas, Calexico, Nick Mulvey, Curtis Harding, Joe Crepúsculo, Maga, Núria Graham, El Petit de Cal Eril, Oso Leone, La Plata, Vulk, Rey Lobo and Medalla. This year's edition will take place from June 28th till July 1st in Vilanova i la Geltrú.

Based in Murcia, Rey Lobo is the project lead by Victor Hernández. A young singer-songwriter that, after finishing his film studies in Barcelona, returned to his hometown to record his debut EP Nonduermas, an album recorded and produced by himself and mastered in AMA studios by Antonio Navarro that explores a delicate experimental pop similar to artists like Sufjan Stevens or Bon Iver. Despite their short trajectory, the band have received their first recognitions winning Canción de Autor award at CreaMurcia 2017 contest Songwriter contest, being part of the projecte VIDA BANDS and, later, becoming the opening act for Xoel López in their performances at Room Festival. They will be on March 1st in Sala Riviera (Madrid) and March 24th in Sala Razzmatazz (Barcelona).

4th VIDA 2018 launch party: El Petit de Cal Eril + The Wheels

Next Thursday February 15th we will celebrate VIDA 2018 fourth launch party at Antiga Fàbrica d'Estrella Damm (Roselló 515, Barcelona) with the performances of El Petit de Cal Eril and The Wheels. Before the performances, we will present VIDA's 5th anniversary line-up at the press conference that will start at 18:00. 

Two years after the release of the magical and evocative album "La Força" (Bankrobber, 2016), El Petit de Cal Eril presents "Δ" (Bankrobber, 2018). An album recorded in 3 different contexts - Guissona, Garrotxa and Brooklyn - where Joan Pons continues to draw the lines of his delicate and vital universe influenced by the traditional song, acoustic folk and the psychedelia.

The young Mallorcan band The Wheels released their first album Great Frustrations (Self-edited, 2014) in 2014. A surprising album that already drew the path of the group: a psychedelic pop of hypnotic rhythms influenced by the sound of emblematic groups like The Beatles, The Doors or Pink Floyd. A fresh and promising proposal that is consolidated with their second album The Year of the Monkey (Espora Records, 2017).

The entrance, as usual, will be free with VIDA 2018 4-day pass, and you can invite a person to go with you!

Los Planetas, new VIDA's 2018 headliner!

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Los Planetas joins VIDA's 5th anniversary line-up as one of the headliners along with the already confirmed artists Franz Ferdinand, St. Vincent, Iron & Wine, Calexico, Nick Mulvey, Curtis Harding, Joe Crepúsculo, Maga, Núria Graham, El Petit de Cal Eril, Oso Leone, La Plata, Vulk and Medalla. This year's edition will take place from June 28th to July 1st in Vilanova i la Geltrú.

Los Planetas, since their appearance in the 90s to date, have created a large number of generational hymns, thus becoming one of the great bands of Spanish pop. After seven years of silence, the formation from Granada lead by Jota returns to the stage with Zona Temporalmente Autónoma, an album that demonstrates the great state of shape of the band and that shows a remarkable renovation in their sound.

Curtis Harding is VIDA!

Curtis Harding becomes the new confirmation of VIDA's 5th anniversary. Thereby, the American singer-songwriter will share VIDA's 2018 line-up with Franz Ferdinand, St. Vincent, Iron and Wine, Calexico, Nick Mulvey, Joe Crepúsculo, Maga, Núria Graham, El Petit de Cal Eril, Oso Leone, La Plata, Vulk and Medalla. This year, the festival will take place from June 28th to July 1st in Vilanova i la Geltrú.

Since his debut with Soul Power (Burger Records, 2014), Curtis Harding has emerged as one of the most outstanding and surprising artists of the neo-soul genre. A title that he maintains with the release of his second LP Face Your Fear (Anti-, 2017), an album where the singer-songwriter from Michigan shows off a sensual and irresistible soul with elegant textures, exuberant melodies and a warm and charismatic voice.

Joe Crepúsculo is VIDA!

We close another week of confirmations with Joe Crepúsculo. The Barcelona-base singer will be part of VIDA's 5th anniversary line-up along with the artists already announced Franz Ferdinand, St. Vincent, Iron & Wine, Calexico, Nick Mulvey, Oso Leone, Maga, El Petit de Cal Eril, Núria Graham, Medal, La Plata and Vulk.

Joe Crepúsculo, Joël's Iriarte stage name, began his career in 2008 with Supercrepus (Producciones Doradas, 2008) and, since then, he has turned each of his performances into a dance floor due to his magnetic pop based on a surprising voice, brilliant lyrics and lo-fi nuances. A project that emerged with undeniable hits such as 'Mi Fábrica de Baile' and that this year has been renewed with the release of two new albums, Disco Duro (El Volcán Música, 2017) and Las Nanas (El Volcán Música, 2017).

Vulk is VIDA!

Vulk joins VIDA's 2018 local confirmations of this week. The Bilbao band will be part of the VIDA's 5th anniversary line-up  with the already announced Franz Ferdinand, St. Vincent, Iron & Wine, Calexico, Nick Mulvey, Oso Leone, El Petit de Cal Eril, Maga, Núria Graham, Medal and La Plata.

The Bilbao-based band Vulk became one of the greatest surprises of 2017 after the release of their LP debut Beat Kamerlanden (Meyo Records - Elsa Records, 2017). A first and magnificent album of a raging post punk and electrifying guitars that blunted with huge hits like "Something Internal" and "Unique Position".

Núria Graham is VIDA

We continue with the round of confirmations this week adding the name of Núria Graham to VIDA's 5th anniversary line-up. A line-up that, with this last confirmation, stays like this: Franz Ferdinand, St. Vincent, Iron & Wine, Calexico, Nick Mulvey, Oso Leone, El Petit de Cal Eril, Maga, Medal and La Plata .

With only 16 years old, Núria Graham surprised with her EP debut First Tracks (Self-published, 2013). Since then, the singer-songwriter from Vic has exceeded all expectations becoming one of the most promising local artists. After the release of several albums, her impeccable career continues with Does It Ring a Bell? (El Segell, 2017), a second, mature and solid LP that explores psychedelic sound along with rock, pop and folk.

Maga is VIDA!

Maga is the new artist confirmed for VIDA's 5th anniversary line-up. The band will play at the festival along with the artists already confirmed Franz Ferdinand, St. Vincent, Iron & Wine, Calexico, Nick Mulvey, Oso Leone, El Petit de Cal Eril, Medalla and La Plata.

Maga debuted with Maga (blanco) (Limbo Starr, 2002) and since then they have risen as one of the most prominent bands of the local indie pop scene. A title that the band lead by Miguel Rivera has earned with the release of five more albums, being Un Salto Horizontal (Warner Music, 2017) its last, where the Sevillian band explores a magical and dreamy pop of vitalist lyrics and radiant melodies.

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Oso Leone is VIDA!

Oso Leone is the last local band confirmed this week. The Mallorcan-based band will be part of VIDA's 5th anniversary line-up along with the already confirmed Franz Ferdinand, St. Vincent, Iron & Wine, Calexico, Nick Mulvey, El Petit de Cal Eril, Medalla and La Plata.

Oso Leone returns after four years since the release of Mokragora (Foehn Records, 2013). Consolidated as one of the most outstanding groups in the Spanish alternative scene, the Mallorcan sextet presents a third album that will be released this 2018 where they promise to expand the electronic and r&b side of their proposal but maintaining the softness and the subtlety of their dazzling sound.

El Petit de Cal Eril is VIDA!

El Petit de Cal Eril is the new band confirmed for VIDA's 5th anniversary. A new name in the line-up that joins the other artists already confirmed: Franz Ferdinand, St. Vincent, Iron & Wine, Calexico, Nick Mulvey, Medalla and La Plata. 

Two years after the release of the magical and evocative album La Força (Bankrobber, 2016), El Petit de Cal Eril presents Δ (Bankrobber, 2018). An album recorded in 3 different contexts - Guissona, Garrotxa and Brooklyn - where Joan Pons continues to draw the lines of his delicate and vital universe influenced by the traditional song, the acoustic folk and the psychedelia.

La Plata is VIDA!

Following the round of national confirmations this week, La Plata joins VIDA's 5th anniversary line-up together with the already confirmed Franz Ferdinand, St. Vincent, Iron & Wine, Calexico, Nick Mulvey and Medalla.

Original from Valencia, with only one EP on the market and an upcoming LP, La Plata has captivated the audience and the press with a battery of small pop anthems based on hyperactive tempos, a brazen attitude and a clear punk and new wave influence that inevitably reminds of Valencian scene of the 90s. An intense and contagious sound that the group explores for the first time in his EP debut Un Atasco (Sonido Muchacho, 2017).

Medalla is VIDA!

The Barcelona-based quartet Medalla will play at VIDA's 5th anniversary along with the bands confirmed Franz Ferdinand, St. Vincent, Iron & Wine, Calexico and Nick Mulvey.

Medalla, from the outskirts of Barcelona, is one of the most powerful emerging local bands that includes members of The Saurs, The Zephyr Bones, Rapaza and The Stagpies. Emblema y Poder (El Segell, 2017), his debut, explores an epic, sharp and challenging pop influenced by the krautrock, the metal and the psychedelia. A combination that finds its better version in "Caballero Triste" and "Montaña Cruces".

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Iron & Wine, new VIDA's 2018 headliner!

Iron & Wine joins VIDA's 5th anniversary line-up as one of the headliners with the also confirmed artists Franz Ferdinand, St. Vincent, Calexico and Nick Mulvey. This year's edition, VIDA 2018, will take place from June 28th to July 1st in Vilanova i la Geltrú.

Sam Beam, under the alias of Iron & Wine, seduced the public and the specialized media since his debut The Creek Drank the Cradle (Sub Pop Records, 2002) with his relaxed folk, his warm atmosphere and his delicate harmonies. After having released memorable albums like The Shepherd's Dog (Sub Pop Records, 2007), the singer-songwriter from South Carolina returns with Beast Epic (Sub Pop Records, 2017), a sixth album that goes back to the sound of his beginning and that talks about the beauty and the pain of getting older.

3rd VIDA 2018 launch party: Joe Crepúsculo + Pacosan

Next Thursday January 18th we will celebrate VIDA 2018 third launch party at 'Antiga Fàbrica d'Estrella Damm' (Roselló 515, Barcelona) with the performances of Joe Crepúsculo and Pacosan.

Joe Crepúsculo will turn the Antiga Fàbrica d'Estrella Damm into a dance floor with his magnetic pop, his bright lyrics and his lo-fi sound. A project that emerged with undeniable hits such as 'Mi Fábrica de Baile' and that this year has been renewed with the release of two new albums, Disco Duro and Las Nanas.

Pacosan, on the other hand, will bring to the party the vibrant songs of their last album Sour Mood. A record where the original group of Garraf explores more electronic sounds with which they redefine their sound but without renouncing their own essence, marked by the fusion of psychedelic sounds and dream pop that characterizes their songs.

The entrance, as usual, will be free with VIDA 2018 4-day pass, and you can invite a person to go with you!

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Second VIDA 2018 launch party: Sr. Canario + Lava Fizz

On December 13th we will celebrate the second VIDA 2018 launch party at Estrella Damm's "Antiga Fàbrica" (Roselló 515, Barcelona) with the performances of Sr. Canario and Lava Fizz.

Sr. Canario, the solo project of Dani Vega (guitarist of Mishima), will take the opportunity to perform his LP debut Estado Natural. An album that explores a surprising mix between pop-rock and latin and funk rhythms. On the other hand, the Mallorcan quintet Lava Fizz will play live the dreamy songs of Spark of Hope, his EP debut. The band led by David Goodman will perform their indie-pop songs based on luminous melodies and dynamic guitars.

The entrance, as usual, will be free with VIDA's 2018 4-day pass, and you can invite one person with you!

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