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The legendary Bob Dylan will be the undisputed star of the III Festival Musicos en la Naturaleza, which will take place at the beginning of next summer in the Sierra de Gredos of Avila. This year’s lineup could be completed with the group from Zaragoza, Amaral, which this year will release its fifth album.
In this way, the Fundación Patrimonio Natural de Castilla y León and the Regional Ministry of the Environment, give a boost to an initiative that last year experienced a drop in the public, since in two days and with seven invited artists and groups , less than 10,000 people gathered at the Mesegosillo farm. The same number that had managed to attract the previous year in a single Sting concert.
On this occasion, as this newspaper has learned, the organizers have closed for July 12 the performance of the American singer-songwriter, considered one of the most influential and prolific folk and rock composers and musicians of the last century, although in the present He has also published two new works, the last one in 2006: Modern times -includes ten unpublished songs-.
That of Ávila, will be one of the fourteen concerts that in principle it plans to star this year in Spain. The Minnesota singer-songwriter has had a special role in the last year with the 2007 Prince of Asturias Award for the Arts, which he could not collect in Oviedo from the hands of Prince Felipe. In addition, he has been nominated several times for the Nobel Prize in Literature.
Amaral has already closed his last tour in Ávila with a massive concert, included within the Patron Saint Festivities in honor of Santa Teresa de Jesús. However, both the Natural Heritage Foundation and the Ministry of the Environment could contact other groups like Dover or La Oreja de Van Gogh, if they could not finally hire the band led by Eva Amaral and Juan Aguirre for the third edition of an event that aims to combine music and nature in one of the most emblematic places in the region. The Musicians in Nature Festival began its journey in the Sierra de Gredos in 2006 with controversy. The choice of the La Solana farm, located in an area of compatible use within the Regional Park, caused environmental groups and other political and social organizations to shout to the sky to criticize the chosen place.
Finally, the organizers were forced to change the scene and move it to the Mesegosillo farm, located about two kilometers from the space originally chosen. It is located about 500 meters from the urban area of the town of Hoyos del Espino. After the work against the clock of the preceding days, the organization managed to condition this space in which on July 1, 2006 Sting performed before more than 10,000 people.