After 20 hours of top class live music, Chile’s second Maquinaria festival finished on a high note with closing performances from acclaimed rapper Snoop Dogg and iconic 90s rock band, the Stone Temple Pilots.
The big name acts on the last night capped off a stellar two days of music, building on the success of the initial Maquinaria event which rocked Santiago in 2010.
As one of the festival’s biggest names, there were high expectations for Snoop Dogg and he didn’t disappoint, putting on a powerful show for his fans.
True to form, the controversial rapper entered the Club Hípico main stage in oversized sunglasses bearing his name and a T-shirt with a large, green marijuana leaf emblazoned across the chest.
The rap star’s set was littered with his hits including The Next Episode, I Wanna Rock and Drop It Like It’s Hot, as well as a cover of 50 Cent’s P.I.M.P. Throughout his hour-long set, Snoop managed to keep the large crowd entertained before finishing with a rendition of Bob Marley’s Jump and a burst of fireworks.
Then the Stone Temple Pilots took to the stage as the final act of the festival. Led by frontman Scott Weiland, the rock band gave an enchanting summary of the musical journey it has taken over almost 20 years.
The group played some of their best known hits including Crackerman, Wicked Garden, Vasoline, Interstate Love Song, Big Band Baby and the first single from their latest album, Between the Lines. They closed the festival with crowd favorite, Trippin’ on a Hole in a Paper Heart.
Other standout performances from Maquinaria included Alice in Chains, Chris Cornell and Megadeth who wowed the spectators with showmanship, while local acts The Ganjas and Perrosky also received good feedback.
Now it’s time for Chile’s music fans to gear up for Lollapalooza 2012.