This article belongs to a multi-part series about music festivals outside Barcelona. There are a lot of beautiful places to see and plenty of great live music to enjoy, so make sure to check out the other entries as well.
If you’re a fan of independent music, you may consider taking a trip from Barcelona to Zaragoza, where the 14th edition of FIZ Festival takes place on October 1st at the city’s auditorium.
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Every year, the goal of FIZ (Zaragoza Independent Festival) is to bring the best alternative music to this beautiful city in the region of Aragon. Judging by this year’s line-up alone, we’d say they are doing just that. Let us look at a few of the names on the poster in more detail:
Love of Lesbian – The shift from writing guitar-driven music sang in English to a softer indie pop sound with Spanish-only lyrics did nothing to stop the rising stardom of this Catalan band. On the contrary, it seems to have allowed them to find their own unique voice, which in turn garnered them a faithful legion of fans. Currently one of the top bands on the Spanish alternative scene, they will certainly be one of the highlights of FIZ 2016.
The Strypes – Little victory by little victory, these four young men (with ages now ranging from 18 to 20) are starting to make a mark amongst the new wave of European alternative rock bands. With a tremendous reputation as a live act due to their relentlessly energetic performances, you won’t want to miss them in Zaragoza.
Carlos Sadness – Inspired in equal doses by Death Cab for Cutie, Joy Division and Simon & Garfunkel, this singer-songwriter from Barcelona promises to captivate the audience in Zaragoza with his own original brand of hopeful melancholia.
Digitalism – Often compared to Daft Punk, this German electronic duo travels its own musical roads, visiting different sonic territories that go from electro-house to alternative rock and include detours to the lands of complextro or synthwave. We dare you to not dance during their show.
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How to get there – Getting from Barcelona to the venue will take you two hours by train (36-56€), three by car (35€-60€) and four-and-a-half by bus (22€-36€).
Are you going to attend this independent music festival in Zaragoza? What bands are you most looking forward to seeing live? Let us know in the comment box below and have fun at FIZ 2016!
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