For some years now, The Slingshots have become one of the reference bands Soul of Barcelona, thanks to their powerful live performances.
Carla Sunday is one of the most soulful feminine voices in the world of Blues that offers a journey through soul,blues and the most select black music, while baring her own soul on the stage.
The Lucky Dices is a band from Barcelona created in 2014, that specializes in making versions of soul and blues classics.
The Soul Jacket all the way from Galicia will complete Friday's program with the presentation of their latest album ("Volume III")
Undoubtedly, one of the concerts that (at least among the organizers) is the most exciting this year is the return to the stage of Sol Lagarto, an old acquaintance of Cerdanyola, who will step on the Festival stage to visit those of the Catalan capital.
Another old woman from Cerdanyola (not from the Festival, but some of the rooms that keep the flame of the Blues alive for the rest of the year) is Susan Santos.
Girona´s Howlin'Dogs visits the festival with a truly original offer: They create most of their repertoire based on the legendary musicologist Alan Lomax, who at the beginning of the last century, travelled the southern United States equipped with a rudimentary recording team, looking for artists who knew traditional blues that were at risk of losing themselves.
Mike Vernon (Harrow, 1944) is a British veteran of the record business.
The award-winning and veteran Watermelon Slim arrives in Cerdanyola from the United States, where he has had a frankly eclectic career path.
Londoner and daughter of Jamaican parents Shirley Davis emigrated at age 16 to Australia for love.
The Miau Trío from Argentinina, Rocío Katz, Mariana Michi and Rocío Iturralde, three voices that recreate sounds of other times (specifically, jazz, groups of girls that performed jazz or the age of the big band of the 1930s), they enrich their act with generous dose of good humor. Their concert in Cerdanyola will take us to the years in which Glenn Miller and Andrew Sisters reigned on radio waves.
Johnny Big Stone & The Blues Workers will have the company of Sweet Marta, one of the best singers and blues harmonists in Europe.
Wax & Boogie with Ster Wax in the lead will recreate, with their music, the spirit of traditional African-American music, strolling through the most varied trends of the genre: shuffles, boogie woogie, rock'n'roll, swing, jumps or slow down.