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Subsol 2022

Popular culture and subculture festival

The wish of the festival "Subsol" is to make room for projects that by definition are excluded from the parameters of serious, “highbrow” or academic culture: the marginalised, outsiders, subcultures, common culture and lowbrow art, from the underground to the popular, in the form of rare comic books, raw humour, urban music and proletarian/common literature.

The tension between the underground and the popular is considered one of the vital engines of the project: to search for coherence and points in common between what-nobody-knows-about-yet (because it’s still to transcend the barrio or the secret clique; because it’s still developing in real time; because we pulled it out from the catacombs to put it up on stage) and what-is-already-totally-popular (because it’s managed to transcend barrios, genres or stylistic affiliations, and has overcome divisions of age, class or place to, spoken in the vernacular, blow the f*ck up in a massive way). Ultimately, this is a festival that is defined as much by what it rejects as by what it embraces: "Subsol" is against museumification, staleness, nostalgia, elitism and classism, and is totally in favour of youth culture, of the outskirts and of escapism.

Directed by: Kiko Amat

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Subsol #3/2022

Peter Bagge + Bobby Gillespie + Baya Baye

Subsol #2/2022

Chill Mafia + El Jueves it's no longer what it was + Saïm

Subsol #1/2022

El Mundo Today + Juarma + Bebegrande