Back To School celebrates its tenth edition with two days of rock in Sant Jordi

The City Council of Sant Josep de sa Talaia and the Ses Barsetes Cultural Association are organizing the tenth edition of the festival Back to School, this time extended for two days and supporting a line-up where rock dominates with groups from around the state and the strongest local band to fill the weekend of September 23 and 24 in the center of Sant Jordi. “In this traffic edition, we have chosen the strength of the guitars of recognized groups and local bands, with eight groups that will make these two days memorable”, explained the festival organizer, Cristina Ribas, who has congratulated Ses Barsetes on the effort. of all these years bringing the best bands, “because in Sant Josep we are a musical community” in the presentation of this year’s poster with Felipe Ruiz, representative of the Ses Barsetes Cultural Society.

Ruiz recalled that through these first ten editions, BTS has “lived the end of summer in Sant Jordi in the best way, with good music at a festival where the good vibes and reunions with friends that are hard to see at the festival dominate. .” in the blizzard of the season, it is a festival that makes people”, although it is among the most prestigious that takes place throughout the state as a program of American music.

Two musicians who will take part in the festival have also been at the presentation in Sant Jordi this morning, Joan Barbé, who is presenting his solo project and has appreciated the “commitment to talent and Ibizan groups as the organization” and Silvia San, from Poison. Ivy, who has admitted to being “a little nervous” about them opening for BTS on Friday.

The music starts both days around six in the evening and will last until dawn with performances by four bands and a DJ every day. “This year we are once again relying on outsiders to host a festival with four visiting bands and four locals, maintaining our commitment to live music and attracting talent to Sant Jordi.” CRiC Ses Salines is in charge of the food at an event that also collaborates with Ibiza IN, the organization that fights for the inclusion of people with functional diversity on our island, and will raise funds for its activities through the sale of desserts.

On Friday, September 23, the main acts will be Asturian Mad Rovers, the band that was born six years ago and sails in a guitar-oriented style with genuine and somewhat traditional results, together with Sonic Trash, who have accumulated two decades of experience and three recorded albums, although they enjoy their best live. They will be joined by the powerful Poison Ivy, the band led by Silvia San with Silvia Coca and Elena Exenberger, and the new musical project of multi-instrumentalist Joan Barbé, who is temporarily leaving Joven Dolores to promote her second solo album live, ‘Quorum’, with a band which is composed of himself, Rafael Garcés on piano and sax, Aarón Puente on bass, Juan Carlos Marí on drums, Vicent Tur on trombone and Santiago Ramírez on trumpet. Betterman DJ will make sure the music doesn’t fail between shows.

For the second day, BTS bets on American roots music with The Riff Truckers, with a distance of many kilometers behind them from Guernika, where the group was formed in 2005. The second guest group of the day, The Electric Alley, has already left around the island three years ago with very good memories from the public. The Cadiz quartet stands out for its energetic show, which perfectly connects with the two bands that complete the line-up: Mind of Storm, founded in 2021 with a style heavily influenced by alternative rock from the 90s, and Los Badak, three years old. on the road together by a group of veteran musicians from the Ibiza metal scene. DJ Alex Forada will make sure the music doesn’t get in the way.

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