Zanne Festival was one of the most expected festival of this summer for two main reasons: the great lineup and the wonderful place where the show were expected (Nicolosi’s Monti Rossi). But there was a change of location, one week before the event, for security reasons. So the festival took place to Castello D’Urso Somma in Catania. More than 6000 entrances in three days, great performances and a fact: the south of Italy (Sicily and Puglia first) is becoming an important reality for live shows. Zanne Festival is the evidence of what we can do with this beatufil places that mix nature, art and more.
The sudden change of location took some organization issues and long lines to the entry and we weren’t able to see the first show of H. Grimace. The location was pretty good and suggestive. Sun down and Fufanu on the stage with a n incredible show, full of energy and power. The Icelandic band prove to be one of the most interesting band talking about the recent music scene.
Then Of Montreal showed up and it was one of the funniest show of the entire festival. Kevin Barnes and the rest of the band took a lot of good vibes with an excting performance. Einstürzende Neubauten were the headliner of the first day and they did a very emotional show. They brought an entire world on the stage and their “inusual” way to create the sound. Enormous!
The issues was full solved in the second day of the festival. No lines, no invectives. The Limiñanas was the first band on the stage. The French duo performed with the full band that gave more ‘resilience’ to the sound. Fujiya & Miyagi offered a rousing show with a strong and dynamic sound. Air was the last act of the day and they enchanted the parterre. Magic, intense, hypnotic and a lot of zeal. The showed all their class and ability.
Last Day opened with the Zanne Contest winners törst. Then Mystery Lights with a solid and dynamic performance that showed their powerful sound. Ulrika Spacek brought the psychedelic experience of their sound and a lot of involvment on the stage. The final show was from Soulwax. The best performance of the festival. Three Drums, a fatal noisy sound that has crushed the parterre. Powerful and unforgettable.