The Vilar de Mouros festival kicks off with 40 years of Bauhaus celebrated by former vocalist Peter Murphy and co-founder David J, as well as Pretenders and PiL.
Human League, Plastic People and Cavaliers of Fun complete the poster from the first of three days of this festival in the small town of Caminha county, which had the first edition in 1965 and, after several interregnums, regained the annual periodicity in 2014.
This year, the organization takes on Vilar de Mouros as “a festival for mature people” and “grown up”, hoping to raise the bar from 26 thousand spectators from 2017 to “at least 30 thousand people” in the three days of the event.
The venue opens at 5:00 p.m., the beginning of the concerts is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. or 7:30 p.m. and the music lasts until 3:00 p.m. or 3:30 p.m., in a space that was reinforced with “more areas of comfort and restoration”, games areas and free transfers to beaches in that area of ??the district of Viana do Castelo, revealed on Tuesday Diogo Leite, one of the organizers.
This evening’s poster ends at 1:50 am with one of the first stops of the 40-year-long tour of the Bauhaus, the post-punk and gothic rock band founded in England in 1978 and separated in 1983, leaving history such as “Kick in the Eye”, “Bela Lugosi’s Dead” or “She’s in Parties”.
The voice of Peter Murphy, one of the Bauhaus forces, now joins the band’s founding bassist David J for a tour that promises to bring the classics and the band’s entire first album, In The Flat Field “(1980), reveals the official site of the former vocalist.
The passage of the Bauhaus by the Paredes de Coura festival, also in Minho in 2006, was the last time the band was on stage, as David J told the March issue of the English magazine Mojo.
The break became inevitable before that performance, but the tour had to end, David J recalled, describing that near the end, when they played “All We Ever Wanted Was Everything”, “the crowd sang the chorus like a football song “, the band stopped playing and” it rained in the pitchers, as if all that was part of a tumultuous final scene of a film “.
Before this reunion, the main stage receives The Pretenders, at 00h15.
Formed in England in the late 1970s and led by American Chrissie Hynde, the band returns to Vilar de Mouros, where it was in 1999, to present the tenth original work, “Alone”, produced by Dan Auerbach of the Black Keys.
At 9.25 pm, Vilar de Mouros receives Public Image Ltd, or PiL, to present the new project album founded in the late 1970s by John Lydon, also known as Johnny Rotten, as a Sex-Pistols vocalist.
It is followed by The Human League, by Philip Oakey, reference of the New Wave movement since the early 1980s, which has hymns like “Human”, “Do not You Want Me”, “(Keep Feeling) Fascination “or” Open Your Heart “.
The song begins at 7:30 pm with Cavaliers of Fun taking to the village of Minho a project started in 2009 in London where Ricco Vitali developed what he decided to call “futuristic tropical pop.”