The “Mesegosillo” farm in the town of Hoyos del Espino in Ávila (371 inhabitants) hosted a big party tonight with the participation of C. Tangana, where 11,000 people visited the XV Festival “Musicians in Nature” in Sierra de Gredos.
Before the climax of this event, organized by the Natural Heritage Foundation, the Argentinian duo “Ainda”, Ivan Ferreiro and the Madrid singer-songwriter Leyva performed on one of the two installed stages, participating in a duet with the Galician singer.
During his performance, Leyva explained to the audience that he had already attended this event on other occasions: the first, as a member of “Pereza”, who performed in one of the previous editions, and the second, as an audience, during a concert with featuring Bob Dylan.
They all took part in an impressive show, a month and a half after this festival, which combines music and nature, had to be postponed on July 23 due to the fires that devastated Castile and León in those days when a heat wave discouraged the event from taking place.
Once the organizers and artists have agreed, Musicians in Nature managed to hold a venue that was once again packed with 11,000 people, according to organizersafter the two-year break due to the pandemic.
The last to operate in this place, located at the gates of the Sierra de Gredos Regional Park, were “Rulo y la Contrabanda” and Rod Stewart, who two years later passed the baton to the four members of a cartel headed by the inflammable C Tangana -Anton Alvarez Alfaro-.
The great show of “el madrileño” revolutionized the devoted audience, more rejuvenated than previous editions, by inviting an audience eager to experience a complete concert lasting an hour and a half to its special party.
Led by a huge screen and a catwalk that brought the artist closer to the audience, C. Tangana’s performance became a great experience, combining music, new technologies, theater and flamenco on a large stage converted into a fifties nightclub, with around thirty musicians in him.
Among them were “El Niño de Elche” and “El Bola”, who thrilled the audience with their flamenco, complemented by a production in which the audiovisual part of the concert played a major role.
Although with the appearance of an impromptu party, everything was well measured: from his impressive opening with “Still rapping”, a kind of rehabilitation of his rapping past as “Crema” – hence the C. of his current name -, to closing with “Al di la’.
Between songs, the audience sings his greatest hits – You forgot, Otrova, You stopped loving me or Ateo, and some of the artists with whom he did great duets passed the stage.
These “collaborators” joined the party on stage and among the spectators, culminating, late at night, a day of music and nature in an incomparable space that revived this great festival, which for the second time managed to recover the essence it had before the pandemic.
The concert ended with a grand finale, in which C. Tangana uncorked a bottle of champagne on stage, with which he bid farewell to the audience, accompanied by his large artistic team.
From its creation in 2006 with Sting in 2006 until 2022, around 170,000 spectators have visited some of the editions of the Musicians in Nature festival, which have left more than 20 million euros in this area of the province of Ávila, according to the estimates of the organizers.
This year’s participants are already part of an extensive “list” of national and international artists who have passed through the Mesegosillo farm in Hoyos del Espino.
Among them are Bob Dylan, Mark Knopfler, Sting, Deep Purple, The Beach Boys, John Fogerty, Dolores OŽRiordan or Maná and nationals such as Joaquín Sabina, Rosendo, Loquillo, Tequila, Manolo García, Fito, Los Secretos or Nacha Pop.
This fifteenth edition was held in more than pleasant weather as the sun went down and the thermometer forced those present to dress warmly, although the ambient heat contributed to the rise in temperature.