Saturday November 17, 2012 will see the return of the legendary Cumbre del Rock Chileno (Chilean Rock Summit), convened to celebrate the explosion of new sounds in Chile over the last decade.
It will be the third installation of the event, which first sprang onto the Chilean scene in 2007 at Estadio Nacional, and returned two years later in front of more than 40,000 people at the Club Hípico racetrack.
This year’s installation of the most important festival of Chilean rock and popular music will be held at the Ciudad Parque Bicentenario, and will feature 25 contemporary Chilean bands, selected to represent the diverse exponents of rock, pop, cumbia, folk and electro that have characterized an exciting decade of Chilean music.
Indie rockers Los Bunkers, perhaps the most popular band in contemporary Chilean rock, will headline the festival.
Chile’s long-standing tradition of folk music will be well represented, with godfather of the Nueva Canción Chilena (New Chilean Song) Manuel García being joined by a younger set of folk singers, including current darling Camila Moreno, Daniel Riveros, A.K.A. Gepe, and Nano Stern.
The high tempo mash-up of Latin American rhythms known as Nueva Cumbia Chilena (New Chilean Cumbia) will also have a high profile exponent at the festival, in the form of crowd favorite, Juana Fé.
Meanwhile Sinergia will provide a truly alternative sound with their experimental merging of metal, ska and industrial, while U.S. born Chilean singer, songwriter, poet and instrumentalist, Francisca Valenzuela will bring her sophisticated brand of pop.
Other acts include: Saiko, Javiera Mena, De Saloon, Angelo Pierattini, Fernando Milagros, Leo Quinteros, Álvaro Herníquez, Pedro Piedra, Zaturno and Ases Falsos.
Tickets can be bought online via Ticketek starting from US$38 (CLP18.000)