GIRONA INTERNATIONAL MUSIC FESTIVAL
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- SUMMARY / History / 1996-2016 -
A BRIEF TOUR BY THE HISTORY OF THE FESTIVAL AND ITS ORIGINS:
The IN-SOMNI Festival was good in Girona in 2004. It was the result of two editions of the So Actual Festival back in 1998 that was embryonic but relevant to those times. This festival was a breath of fresh air in the independent music festival scene in our region, which was close to non-existent in those days. At the time it offered programs that were current and risky: Los Planetas, The Killer Barbies, El Club de los Poetas Violentos, Soziedad Alcoholica, Macaco, Tipu Así, Kop are some of the bands that were on stage. We should also mention groups that the Festival’s organizers and the “Individu Ocult Magazine” (1996 to 2004) used to program: Dover, Psilicon Flesh, Albert Pla, Vancouvers, Undrop, etc on different stages such as Fires de Girona. La Pontenca, Fontajau Pavilion, Plaça de Braus d'Olot, Platja d'Aro Sports Pavilion.
They were part of the developing stages of the Festival. After the first edition of the In-Somni Festival in Girona (2004), it “toured” from 2005 to 2011. It was celebrated in the four capitals of Catalonia: Barcelona (February), Girona (May), Tarragona (October), Lleida (November). Now they all add up to over 25 festival editions. And groups such as 2Two Many DJs, Camera Obscura, The Ladybug Transistor, Micah P. Hinson, Jay Jay Johanson, Jef Mills Dj, Diamond Dogs, Green Velvet Dj, Vive La Fête, The Posies, Joan Miquel Oliver, Friends of the Arts, Sidonie, Russian Red, Adrià Puntí, Manel and many more, both from here and from other places will play at what amounted to one of the first touring festivals in Catalonia.