SOS 4.8 is a
music festival in our region, Murcia, which takes place in the concert hall “Victor
Villegas” and in the open area “La Fica”. It offers us different music styles
such as independent music, pop, rock and also electronic music, shared out in
four stages: Estrella Levante, Jagërmeister, Auditorium and SOS Club.
It was inaugurated in 2008 and it’s known among the young people as the festival which opens the summer festivals season. The SOS 4.8 isn’t only characterized by his music, but also to be a space for contemporary art and reflection; for that reason it gets some up-to-day scientifics, economists and philosophers together, who make us think about the world where we live. We also count on spaces dedicated to discuss some interest subjects. The festival offers a campsite and the necessary means of transport to arrive there too.
In 2011 it was added a new activity: the savory snack route in some pubs from Murcia, with a discount for people who go to SOS. As a novelty too, a set of free gigs were offered in “Plaza de las Flores” during Saturday and Sunday morning. That year it was also celebrated a “special SOS 4.8” as a benefit concert for Lorca and their victims.
In SOS 4.8 2013 we count on national and foreign groups and artists such as M83, Jero Romero, Citizens!, The XX, AngelPop, Bloc Party, Crystal fighter… Other groups like Lori Meyers, Dorian and Second will also be in this SOS 4.8 edition, even though we also have found them other years.
MARÍA CABEZAS GONZÁLEZ.