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Coín gears up for 12-hour music festival

Singer Alba Molina will perform at the festival in Coín.
Singer Alba Molina will perform at the festival in Coín. / SUR
  • The third edition of the Festival Concierto will be staged at various locations around the town, starting on Saturday 8 September

The third edition of the Festival Concierto, a twelve-hour, open-air, live music festival that will be staged at various locations around the town will start on Saturday 8 September.

Organised by the town hall, the event is designed to promote the culture of Coín and will include street markets offering typical products and handicrafts of the area. There will also be various educational workshops and stalls offering the traditional cuisine of the area, which is largely based on locally-grown produce.

The festival, which attracted more than 5,000 people last year, is free and will include concerts by more than twelve bands that will perform a mixture of flamenco, rock, pop, hip hop, reggae and jazz.

The line-up includes well-known musicians such as Toreros Muertos, O'Funk'illo, Gordo Master and Alba Molina.

Fronted by singer Pablo Carbonell, Toreros Muertos were part of La Movida Madrileña movement of the 80s and they have emerged as one of the most popular pop bands in Latin America.

Andalusian funk masters, O'Funk'illo, who debuted on the Spanish music scene almost 20 years ago, will be performing songs from their new album while Malaga rapper, Gordo Master will present his innovative style of hip hop.

One of the highlights of the festival will be the concert by Alba Molina, daughter of celebrated 70s flamenco duo, Lole y Manuel. Alba made her debut album with her father - the flamenco poet - and with pop heart throb, Alejandro Sanz, and has since become one of the pioneers of flamenco fusion, experimenting with avant-garde jazz and the authentic gypsy styles performed by her parents.

Several local bands will also participate at the event, which starts at 2pm, including Mitad Doble, Little Pepe, Viva Reina and Flamencoín.

For more information, see www.coin.es