Many people are dedicated rock fans, and they sure love their music unconditionally. When you picture a true rock fan in your head, it makes you think of both aesthetic and lifestyle characteristics: men and women with long hair, leather clothing and boots, and motorcycles of a certain brand with large cylinder capacities. And although their appearance sometimes frightens others, Rockers and Heavy Metal fans can be identified as honest and reliable people. There is a festival in Barcelona where all lovers of rock music gather each year. So today, ShBarcelona will tell you more about Rock Fest 2019.
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The Rock music genre was born in the twentieth century and it played a key role in the history of contemporary music. Rock music also formed a big part of cultural and social movements, and from there important subcultures evolved, such as mods and rockers in the UK, and the hippie counterculture that spread across North America in the 1960s. After that, the punk culture led to more contemporary subcultures in the 1970s, such as Emo and Gothic. Many rock lyrics carry slogans that remind you of protest songs. And as Rock music often expressed political activism, it has had a social contribution to a mentality switch about subjects as racism, sex and drug use. Up until now it can still function as a rebellious act against social habits, such as consumerism and conformism. In short, rock has marked several generations, and the music genre has resulted in many different substyles.
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Rock Fest Barcelona is a rock festival, that is organised by the city of Barcelona each year. The dates of this year’s event will be July 4, 5, 6 and 7, at Parc de Can Zam in Santa Coloma de Gramenet. It will be the fifth time the event takes place, and every year the line up gets better and better, with massive support of Rock and Heavy Metal fans from all over the world. Artists and bands during the 2019 festival are, among others, Wasp on July 4th, Ankhara on July 4th, Boikot on July 6th, Children of Bodem on July 7th, Def con Dos on July 6th, Dream Theater on July 7th, Europe on July 7th, Hélix on July 7th, Los Barones on July 6th, Obus on July 5th, Raven on July 4th and Udo on July 4th. You can see the complete Rock Fest programme on their website, and you can also buy your entrance ticket there. Parc de Can Zam is located in the city of Santa Coloma de Gramenet, on the other side of the Besòs river, separating the festival location from the city of Barcelona. Santa Coloma has direct access to the A7, C58, C31, B20, the Ronda de Dalt, the Ronda Litoral and the BV5001 (Carretera de La Roca).
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