Sounds of summer

Chilean musicians rock out at Primavera Fauna festival

The all-day event entertained 8,000 visitors with a variety of national and international artists. 

Monday, November 26, 2012 Category: Daily life - Music
Multiple stages kept the party going at Primavera Fauna. Photo by Liz Rickles/This is Chile. Multiple stages kept the party going at Primavera Fauna. Photo by Liz Rickles/This is Chile.

The second annual Primavera Fauna music festival entertained 8,000 visitors on Saturday, November 24, 2012. With three stages, 25 artists, and over 14 hours of live entertainment, the event offered something special for every type of music fan.


Unique location


Primavera Fauna’s intimate setting at Piscinas del Espacio Broadway sets it apart from other music festivals. A 30 minute drive west of Santiago, Espacio Broadway is a secluded, open space set against a backdrop of rolling hills that at times can make you feel as though you’re a world away from the hustle and bustle of Chile’s capital.


While Espacio Broadway offers plenty of space to explore, Primavera Fauna’s two main stages, the International Music Stage and the Latin Music Stage, were positioned close enough to enjoy without hassle, unlike some large international festivals which can involve long treks from stage to stage. Festival-goers could also escape the heat in the two large swimming pools on site, with nearby DJs that provided tunes all day.


Chilean music on the Latin Music Stage


Santiago rockers the Protistas kicked-off the afternoon on the Latin Music Stage, getting the first attendees of the day revved up with their garage-band style rock. Up next came critically acclaimed Chilean pop artist Alex Anwandter, who got the dance party started with catchy songs from his album Rebeldes.


Later in the afternoon, Francisca Valenzuela entertained fans with her up-beat radio hits like Quiero Verte Más and Esta Soy Yo. Astro took the stage next with colorful costumes and coordinated back-up dancers to compliment their electro-pop sound.


The evening’s big surprise came in the form of a show from Jorge González, former frontman of the legendary Chilean band Los Prisioneros. González closed out the Latin Music Stage with a reunion show that featured the former keyboardist of Los Prisioneros, Cecilia Aguayo.


Pulp takes the stage for first time in Chile


The International Stage featured performances by Dinosaur Jr., The Walkmen, José González, Little Boots, and The Virgins. But the evening’s most highly anticipated artist was undoubtedly the British band Pulp - a band that rock-loving Chileans have wanted to see on their own soil for over twenty years. The band did not disappoint, concluding this jam-packed day of music on a high-energy note.