Tami Neilson, Danny & the Champions of the World to perform live as part of the free Virgen Blanca concert 

Azkena Rock Festival is back another year with the highly anticipated and by now traditional program of free concerts at the Plaza de la Virgen Blanca, yet another way for ARF to share its passion for music.  Heading to the heart of the city, its mission is to liven up the two mornings of the festival, held on the 21st and 22nd days of June in Vitoria-Gasteiz.  Both days, hours before the doors of the Mendizabala festivalground open, the party will get underway at the Virgen Blanca with a concert kicking off at 1:30 PM.  Tami Neilson is in charge of revving things up on Friday, with Danny and the Champions of the World to do the honors Saturday morning.   

Considered one of the most exciting artists in the current country music scene and often compared to giantesses of the genre like Wanda Jackson and Patsy Cline, hip-shaking powerhouse Tami Neilson will be heading up a swingin’ party hosted by the Virgen Blanca stage.  A New Zealander by birth but Canadian by adoption, her artistic career began at a very early age with the Neilson Family, who once opened for Jonny Cash himself.  Well-settled in the scene and well-received by critics, her subversive lyrics tackling a broad range of issues such as maternity, loss, and misogyny in the industry shine out atop a colorific blend of soul, rockabilly, blues, and country. 

Formed in London back in 2007, Danny and the Champions of the World offer up a perfect combination of heartland rock and soul, genres that frontman Danny George Wilson grew up listening to along with blues and doo-wop, and the essence of which permeates all his projects.  Bearing in mind these influences, it’s no wonder that the band’s six studio albums are a genuine homage to vintage North American roots rock, the original Americana steeped in the sounds of country western, folk, bluegrass, gospel, and rhythm and blues.    

AZKENA ROCK FESTIVAL
21st and 22nd of June, 2019
Mendizabala. Vitoria-Gasteiz  

Friday 21st  

Plaza de la Virgen Blanca
1:30pm  TAMI NEILSON  (Free) 

Mendizabala
5:00pm  Doors open 

God
5:30pm  MICKY & THE BUZZ
7:15pm  THE LIVING END
9:45pm  STRAY CATS
12:40am  THE B-52S

Respect
6:20pm  SURFBORT
8:35pm  DEADLAND RITUAL
11:20pm  BLACKBERRY SMOKE
2:00am  GLASSJAW

Love
6:00pm  GIANTE
7:15pm  INGLORIOUS
8:45pm  LUCERO
11:15pm  TROPICAL FUCK STORM
2:00am  THE HILLBILLY MOON EXPLOSION

Trashville- Trash a go-go!
7:00pm  DOLLAR BILL & HIS ONE MAN BAND
9:00pm  THE CHEATING HEARTS
11:00pm  LOS DUQUES DE MONTERREY
1:00am  BLIND RAGE & VIOLENCE
2:30am  DJ BOP HOP
4:30am  CRISTINA SANDALIA 

Trashville- Rat Hole
6:30pm  LUCHA EXTREMA MEXICANA
8:30pm  LUCHA EXTREMA MEXICANA
11:30pm  LUCHA EXTREMA MEXICANA
2:15am  LAURA PREMINGER
4:15am  DJ SEÑOR LOBO

Saturday 22nd   

Plaza de la Virgen Blanca
1:30pm  DANNY & THE CHAMPIONS OF THE WORLD  (Free) 

Mendizabala
5:00pm   Doors open

God
5:30pm  OUTGRAVITY
7:15pm  TESLA
9:45pm  WILCO
12:35am  THE CULT ‘A SONIC TEMPLE’

Respect
6:20pm  MT. JOY
8:35pm  NEKO CASE
11:20pm  MELVINS
2:10am  PHILIP H. ANSELMO & THE ILLEGALS

Love
6:00pm  GARBAYO
7:15pm  MEAT PUPPETS
8:45pm  CORROSION OF CONFORMITY
11:15pm  MORGAN
2:10am  STARCRAWLER

Trashville- Trash a Go-Go!
7:00pm  THE COURETTES
9:00pm  DEADBEATZ 
11:00pm  LOS TORONTOS
1:00am  PUSSYCAT & THE DIRTY JOHNSONS
2:30am  DEBORAH DEVOBOT
4:30am  WOLF-A DJ

Trashville- Rat Hole
6:30pm  LUCHA EXTREMA MEXICANA
8:30pm  LUCHA EXTREMA MEXICANA
11:30pm LUCHA EXTREMA MEXICANA
2:15am  DJ ARBIS vs DJ GAUTXOS
4:15am  HOLY CUERVO DJS 

2-day pass:  120
2-day pass + Camping:  130 
Day ticket65
Payable in installments
Purchase herehttps://www.azkenarockfestival.com/es/tickets-festival/