Saturday night was the final touch to a week of music, art and urban sports that makes Phe Festival consolidate itself as the great summer event in the Canary Islands
The concerts on Saturday night in Puerto de la Cruz were the final fireworks of Phe Festival, after a week focused on music, art and urban sports that has brought together more than 10,000 people in the city. A little after five in the afternoon, doors open and an audience that was encouraged to enter the venue early, with a few degrees less than the day before and a relief from the sun that made the first hours of concerts more bearable.
Along the same lines as on Friday, exquisite punctuality and the good started with Baldosa on stage. Young and solvent, it is clear that there is a talent pool in Tenerife pop. Something good had to come out of a pandemic, right? El Faro took over on stage two, with its new proposal that seems to work and promises to give them a lot of joy. To them and to those who listen to them, of course.
Again the doors of the main stage open and jump Adiós Amores. How young, how delicate, how talented. charlotte is an indisputable hit that softens the character of the most sullen and Twelve Blades It sounds powerful, but slow, like themselves. A magnificent soundtrack for a Saturday afternoon by the sea. And, in the most organic way that one could think of, comes the electropop of Lucia Tachetti, an ambitious and effective proposal that Argentina exploits to the fullest with the approval of an audience more eager to dance than ever.
“How are we going to go to a festival where a group called Chaqueta de Chándal?”, was also heard on some corner of Puerto de la Cruz in front of a Phe poster. Well, you're missing out, ma'am, because as well as being a great name, they're cheeky, funny, and most of all, necessary in an increasingly uniform music scene. Their songs, halfway between humor and denunciation, make it clear that the group is much more than a funny phrase or a conceptual discovery. “Don't look at the teeth of a modern vicious person”, they sing and continue to unfold their complete catalog of the vices of modernity. And whoever wants to understand it understands it.
And, in the same innovative line, Alizzz, architect in the shadow of the latest national hits and, finally, of his own. there has to be something else It is his debut album as a soloist, and boy is there. An impeccable sound and execution create an atmosphere of euphoria that continues to grow throughout the performance, a hypnotic trance that was short for us, but it was time to dance and Mula He was already pushing from the back of the stage with all the desire to make the public move the skeleton. What energy, sir, what emotion. Sound magnetism in the musical journey of the duo, heiresses of the tropical sound who look to the future.
But, friend, the schedule is the schedule and those who were waiting from the first hour for the performance of Viva Suecia they were already impatient. The people of Murcia seem to have the formula for the indie anthem and, having found the method, their thing is to apply it to each song. Songs like love the conflict or What you deserve they are energetically chanted by the public, many unconditional Murcians who respond with their catalog of hits, which is not a small thing.
And, as Medina Azahara sang, everything has an end, and so does the party. After the We Are Trash session in continuity, the audience in a trance, happy, tired, but ready for the last dance sprint with Digitalism, the German electronic duo that strikes a good balance between dance and the Germanic tradition, although they also reveal their indie-rock facet, with a tremendous finale that suggested the continuation of the party at the nearest after party. Because Phe was ending, my dears, with the promise of a new edition that will make the summer more bearable. So be it.
Phe Festival is organized with the support of the Department of Culture of the Puerto de la Cruz City Council. It also has the sponsorship of the Government of the Canary Islands through Tourism of the Canary Islands, the Canary Institute for Cultural Development, the General Directorate of Youth and the Canarian Foundation for Youth Ideo; as well as the Cabildo de Tenerife from its Departments of Tourism and Culture; Canarias Viva and the Federation of Urban Areas of the Canary Islands (FAUCA). Private brands and companies also collaborate, such as Heineken, Fuente Alta, Jagermaster, Arehucas, Red Bull, Coca Cola, Aqualia, Mapfre, Vans, Levi's, Leroy Merlin, Archiauto Ford, Hemispheria, Labrador, The Collective Way, Atypicap, Sociedad Agraria La Fast , Isola, Ecoembes, Martínez Cano Canarias, Catarina Foundation for Nature and the Environment, Ecovidrio, TITSA, Radio 3, Lagenda, Cine Yelmo and Gente Radio.