The Cat Empire at Doctor Music Festival
The Australian combo joins the Doctor Music Festival Line-up!
It will be their only festival performance in Spain in 2019, after closing the previous year with two jam-packed sold out shows at Razzmatazz. The Cat Empire will be hitting the stages of Doctor Music Festival on Friday 12th July during one of the busiest moments of their career.
“Experimental musicians who know all the tricks of the trade for turning melodic ideas into a detonator for creating explosive atmospheres in venues like Razzmatazz." El Periódico
"… The languid cumbia of 'Sola’ frames a softer, less frenetic side to the band which also offers a respectful homage to their extensive Spanish fan base." La Vanguardia
The Cat Empire are an Australian band formed in 1999. Their music is the epitome of multi-culturalism, a fusion style that could be likened to funk, but which also incorporates sounds of Reggae, Jazz, Latin Rock and Ska, creating a carnival-esque atmosphere on stage that is packed with vivacious energy.
The Cat Empire are no strangers to the stage, performing their first concert back in May 2001 and going on to have 1000 live shows under their belt by 2014. Although officially a sextet, when on tour the group tend to take a few extra trumpets with them, adding to their combo of guitars, percussion instruments, trombones and baritone saxophones.
They have consolidated their success in Spain with several different tours in support of their sixth studio album “Steal The Light” (2013). However, the real break-through happened in 2016 with the tour of their album “Rising With The Sun”, which rocketed them to success with multiple sell-out shows. After a well-deserved sabbatical, they are due to release their new record, "Stolen Diamonds', in February, and will be presenting the album in style in Escalarre this July.
Diversity of musical styles has always been one of the most distinguishing characteristics of the Doctor Music Festival identity. You can always count on DMF to showcase the most internationally renowned artists of each musical genre, as can be demonstrated by the recent addition of The Cat Empire to the 2019 line-up. Masters of creating contagious music that will get everyone off their feet and dancing, you are sure to enjoy an amazing and energetic experience at their concert this summer in Vall d’Àneu.