Santa Coloma de Gramenet’s Can Roig i Torres auditorium was the place where the press conference for Rock Fest Barcelona 2017 was held yesterday, May 17th. From 17:00h on, media and fans could access the event, filled-up to capacity, where Joey Tempest and Nuria Parlon, mayor of the Santa Coloma de Gramenet, share the stage with councilor of culture, Petra Jiménez, Iñaki “Uoho” Anton (Inconscientes, Extremoduro), Jose Carlos Molina (Ñu), Mariskal Romero (Rock FM, MariskalRock.com) and a representative of the festival.
The press conference started with a timelapse of last year’s festival. After that, the various personalities went up on stage to answer questions about the festival by media and fans alike. Parlon celebrated the “great economical impact” of the festival in Santa Coloma de Gramenet, as well the “totally civic behaviour” of the audience. She also mentioned “the great quality” of the festival billing in each edition, something that “no doubt” makes the festival one of the most important. Tempest thanked the organisers for the chance to come back to the festival and shared some memories about his last show there in 2015. He confirmed that the next Europe album will be out “in october” and spend a great deal of time taking pictures with the audience and signing autographs.
Promoters RockNRock indicated that “every year we hear the audiences comments and criticisms about the festival”, which are used to improve the future editions of the event. It was also said that Rock Tent will have “more importance” this year, as it will hold shows by a lot more bands. There will also be a lot more extra-musical activities, such as “Magic Rock Fest” with magician Fleky and the audience favourite Kararocker.
The auditorium stage was completed by a Harley Davidson Rock FM, customised with the logos of Rock FM and Rock Fest Barcelona. We will give more info about the charity giveaway of the Harley in due time.
After the press conference, Joey Tempest and the rest of the musicians signed autographs and took pictures with fans for a while, all with a good dose of food for all who dropped by. A great way to kickstart the road to Rock Fest Barcelona!
Shortly we will upload the video of the press conference through our social media and official website and we take this opportunity to say our apologies for the sound quality in the streaming video. Also, we let you know that we are intensively working on the festival schedule and we will let you know all about it in a few days.