The Festival Jardins Terramar de Sitges has announced two final additions to the line-up this year – the legendary German band and pioneers of electronic music, Kraftwerk, and the Colombian artist, Manuel Turizo.
Kraftwerk, considered one of the most influential groups of the electronic genre, will perform on 29 July. Formed in Düsseldorf in 1970, the band eventually adopted a self-described ‘robot pop’ style that combined electronic music with pop melodies, sparse arrangements, and repetitive rhythms, while having a stylised image including matching suits. The concert in Sitges will be the only one they will be performing in Catalonia.
Colombian singer Manuel Turizo will also bring his only concert in Catalonia to the Terramar Festival on 1 August. Turizo, also known by the acronym MTZ, started making music at the age of 13. He first became popular with his song Una Lady Como Tú (2016) and made his debut album ADN in August 2019. His most well-known song is his 2022 single La Bachata, already viewed over a billion times worldwide.
Kraftwerk and Manuel Turizo join two other international artists performing at the festival that takes place from 28 July until 10 August. Welsh singer Sir Tom Jones, 82, will be performing on 3 August, and French singer-songwriter Zaz is another international act confirmed for 12 August.
Welsh artist Jones will offer a repertoire with the greatest number of world hits since the 1960s, such as Delilah, I’ll Never Fall In Love Again, It’s Not Unusual and Sex Bomb, as part of his ‘Ages & Stages Tour’.
Joan Ramon Rodríguez, co-director of the festival, emphasised the economic repercussion of the festival in the local community, which according to an Economic Impact Study carried out by the consultancy firm The Watsons, contributes a figure of almost €7 million, of which 33% directly benefits the local economy. The average expenditure made per person visiting the festival and Sitges during last year was €84.50, without taking into account the cost of the entrance fee. The economic repercussion benefited primarily the hospitality industry, but also other sectors of the local economy. Last year’s festival was attended by people from 255 different towns and cities across Catalonia, 19 Spanish provinces, and from a total of 13 countries.
The organisers of the festival will also be making a financial donation of €0.50 for each ticket sold to the local Food Distribution Centre, which is coordinated by the Sitges Town Council and is managed by the Red Cross and Caritas. The financial contribution would be equivalent, with the 27,200 tickets for the festival available, to an approximate contribution of €13,600 intended for people and families with financial difficulties and who require social assistance to adequately cover their food needs.
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