The International Big Bang Vintage Festival Gran Canaria returns to San Telmo for its fifth edition.
• MFC Chicken, King salami & The Cumberland 3, Jaleo, Micky & The Buzz, Ghost Number, Misfits, Elvis Back to Building and Swinging Cats Club Band, complete the lineup of the festival that takes place between October 6 and 12 in Las Palmas of Gran Canaria.
• A cabaret show with The Rodríguez Sisters, in the Miller space, opens an intense program on the culture and music of the 40s, 50s and 60s of the last century.
The British formations King Salami & The Cumberland 3 and MFC Chicken, energetic live bands, are the bet of the International Big Bang Vintage Festival www.bigbangvintagefestival.com in its fifth edition, which is celebrated in the San Telmo park, in Las Palmas of Gran Canaria from October 6 to 12, 2022.
An international, multidisciplinary, family-oriented and sustainable event, organized by La Brújula, a guide for Leisure and Culture.
In this fifth edition, the Big Bang Vintage Festival “goes back to normal” after the complex situation generated by the pandemic, according to Javier Viera, co-director of the event with Berta Hidalgo. It is also the return of the festival to the San Telmo park, an urban space where it found accommodation after the first two editions held in Pueblo Canario.
Last year 2021, the Big Bang Vintage Festival unfolded its program in different spaces of the capital of Gran Canaria, between the Miller building, The Paper Club room and Alameda de Colón. “It supposes an effort of organization and production”, highlights Javier Viera about the artistic and content proposal that the local and foreign public will find next October. And it is that as it is well highlighted from the organization, “the Big Bang Festival is an eclectic festival that encompasses all the music and culture that was generated around it between the 40s and 60s of the last century, the birth of the fan phenomenon, a window to rock and roll, rockabilly, blues, country, rhythm & blues or swing”.
In short, a family-oriented event with an international projection that has positioned itself as one of the flagship dates in the calendar of festivals held in Gran Canaria in the rest of the Archipelago.
The fifth edition of the International Big Bang Vintage Festival begins at the Miller Building with The Rodríguez Sisters, a musical cabaret group from Barcelona. It is the starting point for a wide and eclectic program in which there will be concerts by international, national and Canarian artists, soul and swing dance workshops, comics and tattoos, among other activities, as well as a market area with about 40 stands that are set up in the San Telmo’s park.
A program that highlights that the original culture in the decades that the Big Bang Vintage Festival focuses on led almost all the arts to develop more quickly worldwide.
In the presence of the British bands King Salami & The Cumberland 3, and MFC Chicken, for whom the Big Bang Vintage Festival reserves the stage in San Telmo Park, on Friday, October 7, starting at 8:00 p.m., with the contest In addition to the group from Lanzarote Inadaptados, the session of the journalist from La Sexta Iñaki López (record label Hot45 Records) and the burlesque show of the artist from Gran Canaria Evita de Vil, the festival completes its artistic poster with the Madrilenian Jaleo; Bilbao’s Micky & the Buzz, and Ghost Number; the show from Tenerife Elvis Back to Building; and Swinging Cats Club Band, from Albacete.
Added to them are the selectors Vamp, Los DJs del Pantano and Wahteque Selector, in addition to the aforementioned Iñaki López; and the Boy de Vil burlesque show.
The art and image of the Tenerife artist Nano Barbero is the mark of the fifth installment of the Big Bang Vintage Festival. A creator who has a long history spanning decades as a designer of posters, logos and merchandising for musicians, stores and festivals from different parts of the world, and is currently recognized as one of the best illustrators in his field. Nano Barbero himself will give a basic workshop on comics and traditional illustration by Nano Barbero, on Saturday, October 8, in the San Telmo park.
“There is no festival of the Big Bang Vintage spectrum, being one of the strengths and opportunities that we have and take advantage of to publicize and project the image of Gran Canaria, since all the followers of this type of music travel to different destinations to meet with events of this type”, points out Javier Viera.
Already in the 2019 edition “we received an audience that came from France, Italy, England, from all the Islands and from the national territory”, says the co-director regarding the impact of the event and projection of the image of Gran Canaria as a destination.
Activities and concerts
The opening of the fifth International Big Bang Vintage Festival is a nod to cabaret with a show by The Rodríguez Sister, in the Miller building, on Thursday, October 6, at 8:00 p.m. The Rodríguez sisters arrive from Barcelona: three singing divas in decline who, having passed their heyday, continue to present their concert as if they were in a large auditorium. With a bass, guitar, ukulele and various percussive elements, they comically interpret a popular and tragic repertoire. Rancheras, cumbias, boleros and some Mexican waltz. The protagonists are: Agustina Basso (Argentina), Lara Epp (Bolivia), Yoli Lemes (Cuba).
From Friday the 7th to Sunday the 9th of October, the Big Bang Vintage Festival moves its base of operations to the San Telmo park.
Live music, DJ sessions, workshops and vintage markets, food trucks, children’s shows, have their place in this urban enclave, which opens to the public from 5:00 p.m. on Friday 7 with the opening of the market and food truck area and photocall , and the dj Vamp session. A swing dance workshop takes over from the first day of concerts: Jaleo (8:00 pm), Micky & The Buz, Boy de Vil (burlesque show) and Ghost Number.
On Saturday the 8th, the Big Bang Vintage Festival wakes up with Los DJs del Pantano (11:00 a.m.), on a morning in which a soul dance workshop (12:00 p.m.) and a comic and illustration workshop given by Nano Barbero have been scheduled. The afternoon session begins to the rhythm of swing, with a workshop, a musical selection by the journalist Iñaki López, and the presentation of the book El Rock & Roll Britons, by Rubén Olivares Rosell. The second day of concerts will begin with Misfits, which will be followed by the main course of the fifth edition of the Big Bang Vintage Festival: King Salami & The Cumberland 3 and MFC Chicken. In between the two performances, Evita de Vil’s burlesque show.
On Sunday, October 9, various activities have been organized such as a vintage photography contest, solidarity hairdressing and makeup, or a classic motor exhibition.
With the Wahteque Selector session (11.00), the children’s workshops and the performance of Payaso Zapitto, the public will be able to go to a Las Vegas-style chapel led by Father Olivares; remember Elvis in the Elvis Back to Building show, and exhaust this third day with the group from Albacete Swinging Cats Club Band.
The closing of the International Big Bang Vintage Festival will be on Wednesday, October 12 with the children’s show “Kids Rock History” at the Guiniguada’s Theater, in a single function at 12:00 am.