The Brucstock art and music festival 2018 took place on the weekend of October 26-28th, 2018, and with the good help of artists, students, volunteers and the local people, the festival area flourished again – this time with a new scene and great cinema scene. Although the rain on Saturday forced us to move the concerts to the bodegas at Can Serrat, the festival continued to shine.
Below you will find photos from the various festival days as well as the preparations for the festival.
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(Foto: Karoline Ryssevik/Simen Rånes/Ida Aurora Farmen/Gustav Gunvaldsen/Michael Hare)
Jøye meg (NO)
OH YEAH TIGER (NO)
Wasserfall & Vaage (NO/DE)
Truman Chance (US)
Ominira DJ-SET (CAT/ES)
Eskorbutaires del Bruc (CAT/ES)
Søndag: Performance walk + Open stage jam
Preparations for the festival:
There is a lot that needs to be done to set up a small festival, such as building a scene, setting up light/sound, bar, cameras, cinema dome, decoration, promo, artist contact, transport, etc. But between the battles there will also be time for conversations, jams and walks to the special areas nearby, such as the beautiful stalagmite caves in the Montserrat mountain, city tour of the Barcelona or produce art in beautiful natural surroundings.
The festival opened on Friday with the local drumming group Foc Senglar Timbalers del Bruc, a bombastic beginning to an unforgettable festival weekend. The new scene was inaugurated with Somos Nakamuras, a duo of brothers who traveled all the way from Japan just to play with us. Throughout the evening, there were hard-hitting concerts from the Oslo bands Dromedar and Teddy and the Love Gang – with flame shows and all, while the art film program went into our new big dome, Cinema del Visionari, which was constructed by students from Prosjektskolen.
Due to rain, we had to move the festival to the wine-bodega at Can Serrat. Despite the loss of the original festival area, it didn’t take anything from the mood. In a more intimate setting in an old brick-covered bodega with an exceptionally large and beautiful round arch, the mood went to the top with amazing gigs from Jøye meg (NO), OVVLS (UK), OH YEAH TIGER (NO), Wasserfall & Vaage (NO / DE), Truman Chance (US), Ominira DJ-SET (CAT / ES) and the local punk band Eskorbutaires del Bruc (CAT / ES). After the last concert, the evening was rounded off with a pumping open stage jam, where both the audience, students and weekend artists contributed. New for this year was also a food truck from Original Rock Dogs, which became a popular watering hole between all the dancing. What a night!
As per tradition, we turn down the speed and volume considerably on the festival’s last day. In fact, we require the audience to shut their mouths.
For about 1 hour, the audience walks around the national park in close proximity to the festival area, with various performative elements by students and artists/musicians in unexpected places in the beautiful nature reserve at the foot of the Montserrat mountain.
The day was rounded off with a long open stage jam, where the audience is also invited to participate. A great ending to an impressive and loving festival weekend with lots of magic and dancing.
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