Lluís Gavaldà denounces that the Cap Roig Festival tried to censor Els Pets for singing ‘Atracament a La Caixa’

BarcelonaThe musician Lluís Gavaldà has denounced in an interview to TV3to the program The col·lapse, which the Cap Roig Festival tried to censor Els Pets last summer. “For 40 years of career Els Pets have criticized the monarchy (i want to be king), the church (A crow), pujolisme, the third way, Duran and Lleida, the military, and nothing has happened to us,” said the singer. But in the last edition of the Cap Roig Festival, the organization was upset because they played Robbery at La Caixa, “a funny song about a girl who steals from La Caixa to pay the mortgage”. “They told us that we had laughed at it. You can see that the sponsor of the festival is La Caixa,” said the singer.

Gavaldà explained that, after the concert, what he had done sold out and “it went very well”, they found the locker room empty, without the catering and drinks, because the organization had “broken in” and taken everything “in protest for having Robbery at La Caixa“. He also explained that Juli Guiu, director of the festival and of the promoter Clipper’s, “told them the name of the pig” but that it was more than the anger of that day. Gavaldà predicted that they would not play any more festivals because, in addition to being the organizer of Cap Roig, he is also the organizer of the Nits de Barcelona festival in the Jardins de Pedralbes and the Summerfest de la Cerdanya. In fact, days after Cap Roig, Els Pets canceled the concert in La Cerdanya that was planned and sold, citing “logistical and technical” reasons.

Gavaldà posed to TV3: “If you don’t want Els Pets to play this song, don’t hire them. What should we do, a repertoire the size of the sponsor? And I’m going even further: so little work has the power to disturb – is it for a song of three arreplegas by Constantí? He has such a small waist?”. Gavaldà criticized “the robberies we receive from the banks, the mortgages, the commissions, the evictions…” and “it turns out that we make a song and they humiliate us in this way”. “Power is so used to having their asses licked that they have no waist,” he explained. “Let us musicians be minstrels, because if musicians can’t tickle the power, who will?” he asked.

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