Festival Artists 2024

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Michel Montecrossa

Mirapuri Cyberrocker, Cyberschlager, Electronica-Dance, Orgastica-DJ and New-Topical-Singer/Songwriter

Michel Montecrossa
The Festival Happiness Song Michel Montecrossa
  • The Festival Happiness Song

Michel Montecrossa, internationally acclaimed Cyberrocker, Cyberschlager, Electronica-Dance, Orgastica-DJ and New-Topical-Singer/Songwriter and Founder of Mirapuri and the Spirit of Woodstock Festival created more than 2500 songs, instrumentals and orchestral compositions. The music of Michel Montecrossa and The New Chosen Few is music of Joy and Love giving Hope, Peace and Happiness.
In addition to his outstanding musical work Michel Montecrossa also is a masterful painter, writer and movie-maker. At the festival you can see as special event ‘The Energy of Art Exhibition’ of new Michel Montecrossa paintings and drawings.

All Michel Montecrossa CDs, DVDs, Downloads and merchandise are available at the Mirapuri-Shop on the festival ground and in the internet at www.Mirapuri-Shop.de

Band Members: Michel Montecrossa (Vocals, Guitars, Harmonica, Keyboard, Piano) • Mirakali (Vocals, Guitars, Keyboard, Shamana Drums) • Artis Aldschalis (E-Violin, Keyboard) • David Butterfield (Vocals, Guitar, Bass) • Moonkiss (Virtual Drums)
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Mirakali

Mirapuri Cyberrock, Electronica-Dance and Orgastica-DJ

Mirakali
The Heart Of A Hero Mirakali
  • The Heart Of A Hero
Mirakali is a future oriented Original Cyberrock and Dance-Electronica singer/songwriter from Mirapuri as well as Orgastica-DJ musician. She sings and plays together with Michel Montecrossa and their Band The New Chosen Few.
Band Members: Mirakali (Vocals, Guitars, Keyboard) • Michel Montecrossa (Vocals, Guitars, Harmonica, Keyboard, Piano) • Artis Aldschalis (E-Violin, Keyboard) • David Butterfield (Bass) • Moonkiss (Virtual Drums)
Italy

Cyrax

A new Prog Metal experience

Cyrax
Hamáhólo' Ogo Cyrax
  • Hamáhólo' Ogo

CYRAX is the meeting of inventive Italian musicians living in the neighborhoods of Milan. All began in 2012, when Marco Cantoni met Antonio Rubuano and Paolo Musazzi, and they instantly started writing music. Based on some original Marcos’s ideas, Cyrax’s songs were written in late 2012, gradually assuming strong progressive and experimental traits. In 2013 Cesare Ferrari and Paolo Biocchi joined the project. In march the group records its debut album, Reflections, which has been worldwide published in october 2013 by Musea. The second album Pictures was recorded during the summer of 2014 and published by Bakerteam Records. At the beginning of 2015 Paolo Musazzi left the band. Tour started in December 2015, and after several line up changes, Gianluca Fraschini and Martin Chionna joined the band and played a crucial role in the composition of the third album. “Experiences”, was released in December 2020 under Wormhole Records. During the recording sessions a young pianist by the name of Jacopo Bonora joined the band, and a few months later Cyrax recorded with him 5 songs for their new ep “Metamorphosis”.

In this new Ep the band chose to re-visit some of their older songs and completely change them, adding new instruments, orchestrations, choirs and much more. The style of these songs is now completely unique to each one of them, and they represent the ever-changing and evolving style that Cyrax adopted as his own.

Band Members: Marco Cantoni (Vocals and Choirs) • Gianluca Fraschini (Guitars and Choirs) • Lorenzo Beltrami (Drums, Percussions and Choirs)
Italy

Flatmates 205

Pop-punk band

Flatmates 205
Gli Ammutinati Del Bounty Flatmates 205
  • Gli Ammutinati Del Bounty

I Flatmates 205 si formano a Mirafiori, zona sud di Torino a fine 2015. Il primo concerto è nel gennaio 2016, e da quel momento il gruppo comincia a fare live, conoscendo altre band a concorsi come Pagella non solo Rock (dove nel 2017 arrivano terzi), e organizzando concerti a Torino e in giro per il Piemonte, come al “Balla coi Cinghiali Festival” dove aprono a Eugenio in Via di Gioia, Macabra Moka e Woodoo Dolls. Propongono musica di genere pop-punk, di ispirazione primi anni duemila, cantata in inglese e italiano. Punti di forza del gruppo sono il coinvolgimento col pubblico, che sovente ricambia con moshpit e supporto.

Il 2018 coincide con l’ingresso in studio, e il 13 aprile 2018 esce il primo Ep, da 5 brani, “Leave it All”. Nell’estate 2018 il gruppo gira in Piemonte promuovendo il disco, suonando a diversi festival locali e concerti (Ingria W. Festival, Green Day Italia Fest, Macs Inghio…) e aprendo a due gruppi stranieri in tour:
The Lillingtons (USA) e i Drongos for Europe (UK).

Il 2019 comincia con la preparazione all’uscita di un nuovo singolo, e la data milanese a marzo con Dany (Ex Pornoriviste) e Scacciapensieri (ex Peter Punk) presso il Legend Club. Da qui la primavera è ricca di live a Torino, tra cui anche l’apertura agli inglesi Hospital Food allo Ziggy Club e agli Andead al Blah Blah. A Giugno esce il singolo A Matt’s Story (primo videoclip). Nel mese di settembre la band entra nel roster di Scatti Vorticosi Records e dopo un autunno di date, a dicembre la band entra in studio per registrare il prossimo ep.

Il 27 marzo 2020 esce il secondo ep, “Shelbyville”, via Scatti Vorticosi, anticipato dal videoclip di “Born in the West Coast”.

Nel 2021 esce la versione acustica del brano “Shelbyville”, forti delle esperienze anche di set acustico sviluppate nell’era covid dei concerti.

Nel 2022 il singolo “Quelli del Drosso” pre anticipa l’uscita del successivo album.
“Pacific Ways”, il primo album in formato LP, composto da 8 tracce, di cui 4 cantate in inglese e 4 in italiano, esce il 7 aprile 2023, seguito dal release party il giorno seguente presso il Blah Blah Torino. La promozione del disco lungo l’annata tocca 18 tappe, in tre regioni italiane, e portando il gruppo all’estero per la prima volta, nelle città francesi di Montpellier e Marsiglia.

Band Members: Ian Meneguz (vocals, guitar) • Yuri Sandron (guitar, b-vocals) • Samuel Lamparelli (bass, b-vocals) • Simone Cottura (drums)
Italy

Crownlake

Mix of heavy metal, thrash metal, and nu metal

Man On The Table Crownlake
  • Man On The Table

Origins:
In the smoldering musical cauldron between Verbania and Domodossola, the powerful flame of Crownlake came to life in 2011. The founding members (vocalist Chris Da Ros and guitarist Aram Kalaydjian) catapulted their musical passions into the abyss of metal, forging a sound that is pure, dynamic, and, let’s say it without mincing words, fucking yeah!

Power Surge of 2022:
New elements join the metal brotherhood as Crownlake experiences a power surge in 2022 with the addition of Alessandro Berini on bass and Andrea Palumbo on drums. These exceptional musicians have brought new levels of power and precision, solidifying the unique sound of Crownlake. This fusion of rebellious minds has birthed a project that goes far beyond traditional musical boundaries, transforming metal into a captivating and irresistible experience.

The Sound:
Crownlake’s sound is a sonic tornado embracing metal in all its forms. From thunderous riffs to frenetic rhythms, their mix of heavy metal, thrash metal, and nu metal is a wild journey that knows no bounds. Armenian ethnic influences intertwine with pure power, adding a distinctive and unexpected touch to their repertoire.

Festivals:
Crownlake has graced the stages of the most iconic festivals, from Grave Party to VooBstock, Pirates of Rock to a triumphant first prize at Bustock (Busto Arsizio) in 2014. Their presence is like thunder resonating, an experience etched in the memory of anyone within their reach.

The Future:
Crownlake shows no signs of slowing down. Their burning flame continues to create emotions, rebellious riffs, and an explosion of energy, soon giving birth to a new EP.
Let’s get the assault started!

Band Members: Chris Da Ros (vocals) • Aram Kalaydjian (guitar) • Alessandro Berini (bass) • Andrea Palumbo (drums)
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David Butterfield

Singer-Songwriter from Mirapuri

David Butterfield
Guess I'm Flowing Back David Butterfield
  • Guess I'm Flowing Back

Me & my guitar sharing some songs & texts made for and by Mirapuri, the city of a new world.

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The Spooky Guests

Psychobilly, Rock'n'Roll, Rockabilly and Punk from Vienna, Austria.

The Spooky Guests
The Mystery Man The Spooky Guests
  • The Mystery Man

THE SPOOKY GUESTS – Wreckin’ with the spook! Brought to life in the catacombs of Vienna by Thore Tornado, a renowned Guitarist in the Viennese music scene. International class, hooked on Rock ‘n’ Roll and on traveling. The faster, the louder, the farther the better. The EP „UP TO THE TEN“ (El Corredor Records, 2021) was produced and recorded of one’s own bat in November and December 2020. Lyrics were provided by lyricists from Switzerland, Italy, Great Britain and USA. It is available on all relevant download portals around the globe and the songs are getting constant airplay on various radio stations.
The Spooky Guests are stylistically moving in the punk hemisphere. Psychobilly, Rock ‘n’ Roll and Punk is lived and celebrated. Hair styled, beer grabbed and off you go, that’s the plan!

Band Members: Thore Tornado (vocals and guitar) • Lukas Hofstätter (drums) • Manfred Taibl (slap bass)
Italy

Mathela

4 ragazzi di milano spaziano dal cantautorato psichedelico ad un rock più articolato

How To Go Insane Mathela
  • How To Go Insane

I Mathela sono una band difficile da categorizzate in un genere musicale, i 4 ragazzi di milano spaziano dal cantautorato psichedelico ad un rock più articolato. Il gruppo dopo essersi fatto strada nel panorama milanese riesce a suonare in molti locali e in numerosi festival. A inizio 2023, preceduto da 3 singoli, viene pubblicato, con l’etichetta PAF Lab Records, il loro primo Ep: “In apparenza”, prodotto insieme a Flavio Bargna. Le 5 canzoni raccontano di una visione riflessiva sulla realtà che ci circonda, narrando la ricerca esigente di un’identità singolare all’interno della società odierna.

Italy

The Guy From The Hills

Folk / Blues from Italy

The Guy From The Hill
Poor Black Mattie The Guy From The Hills
  • Poor Black Mattie

Il progetto The Guy From The Hills ha origini lontane ma si concretizza sul finire del 2018 ed è la celebrazione di un amore viscerale per il blues più scarno, crudo, primordiale.
Dopo anni passati a suonare con diverse band ho deciso che dovevo assecondare il bisogno di intraprendere un viaggio più intimo e personale. Così ho costruito una wine box guitar ed ho selezionato un repertorio composto da brani di grandi personalità del Delta blues, Hill country blues e folk, oltre che ad alcune composizioni originali.
The Guy From The Hills è una chitarra, una voce e qualche storia da raccontare

Italy

No Limits

Prog and Rock band from Italy

No Limits Band Covers Demo No Limits
  • No Limits Band Covers Demo

No Limits, covers and original music! The band plays neo prog and some International rock legendary successes and also original music from Laura’s album “From the outside In”. The band is very powerful and has an elegant and original sound and “unconventional” songs chosen for the track list.

No Limits are:

Laura Piazzai: Vocals
A strong, epic and very powerful voice, warm and recognisable. She is able to colour every song with details that make her interpretations special and distinctive by her unique voice. Her voice have been chosen by many international and Italian rock artists for their albums that will all come out this year in September.
She has also been asked to join the international rocker Clive Nolan’s theatre company in the UK in the role of “Makaria” , the “baddie” Viking demi goddess.
The big project Imaginaerium based the album on her voice and will be available in some days with the earbook format of “The Rise of Medici” and epic orchestral rock opera written by Clive Nolan and Eric Bouillette and recorded in the UK. Fb: Laura Piazzai Vocalist – Instagram: laurapiazzai

Antonello Epifani: Keyboards & Vocals
Influenced by most 70’s famous progressive rock and electronic bands he is really a 360° music lover. At the end of the 70’s after study at the Franco Cerri’s school “Nuova Milano Musica” he start play around with many live bands.

Gökhan Ince: Bass
Turkish grown up in Germany. A very distintive and elegant sound of bass. Gökhan is very talented and plays many different genres with passion and involvement.

Fred Atti: Guitars
With a good mental openness and a strong eclectic sense, he likes to play many kinds of music from Jazz to Prog Metal. This project spurs him to improve and innovate by stimulating his creative vein.

Fede Ramoni: Drums
He is a promising young drummer, graduated in classical percussion, now studying as Sound Engineer at the Civic school in Milan.
He is active in various musical projects of different genres, orchestras, recordings and live concerts.

Simone Milliava: Guitars
He is a guitarist graduated from the High School of Music Piero Gobetti in Omegna as a classical guitarist.
He has participated in numerous masterclasses of different genres, musical projects, recordings and live concerts.

Band Members: Laura Piazzai (Vocals) • Antonello Epifani (Keyboards & Vocals) • Gökhan Ince (Bass) • Fred Atti (Guitars) • Fede Ramoni (Drums) • Simone Milliava (Guitars)
Italy

Euphoria Zero

Rock Melodico e Hard Rock Classico Italiano.

Euphoria Zero
Abbraccio Perfetto Euphoria Zero
  • Abbraccio Perfetto

Rock band novarese con influenze blues e hard/rock ma rigorosamente in lingua italiana.
I’idea nasce da Andrea “Jimmy” Geraci (voce e autore dei testi) nel 2014. Inizialmente il progetto è pensato unicamente come lavoro in studio fine a se stesso.
Soltanto alla fine del 2021, con l’arrivo di Cristian Pinna alla chitarra e Laura Rivera al basso, alcuni brani precedentemente scritti, vengono riarrangiati e con l’aggiunta di Jean Luca Pinna alla batteria, il quartetto lavora a nuovi brani.

Band Members: Andrea “Jimmy” Geraci (vocals) • Cristian Pinna (guitar) • Laura Rivera (bass) • Jean Luca Pinna (drums)
Italy

All That Drama

Rock / Pop

All That Drama
Good Girl Gone Mad All That Drama
  • Good Girl Gone Mad

All That Drama è un gruppo originario di Novara, i cui membri sono Lisa Barletta alla voce , Gianluca Poma alla chitarra, Alessandro Prestigiacomo al basso e Massimo Sinatra alla batteria.
La nostra musica è energia, è freschezza, è rock con una bel pizzico di pop, fa divertire ma ti fa anche emozionare. Per noi è fondamentale far trasparire chi siamo attraverso i nostri inediti e creare una connessione con chi li ascolta. Abbiamo suonato in diversi locali del nord Italia e la definizione più adatta per descriverci sul palco è “esuberanti”: l’interazione con le persone per noi è tutto.

Band Members: Lisa Barletta (vocals) • Gianluca Poma (guitar) • Alessandro Prestigiacomo (bass) • Massimo Sinatra (drums)
Italy

Kozmic Blues

Janis Joplin Tribute from Italy

Kozmic Blues
Piece Of My Heart & Half Moon Kozmic Blues
  • Piece Of My Heart & Half Moon

I Kozmic Blues nascono nel 2017 con l’intento di omaggiare la più grande voce bianca del rock blues, Janis Joplin, e lo spirito della generazione di Woodstock.

Band Members: Laura (voce) • Marcello (chitarra) • Alessandro (basso) • Simone (batteria)

The Skys

Rock from Lithuania

The Skys
Communication The Skys
  • Communication

The Skys is the leading rock band in Lithuania. It is also the most recognized Lithuanian band abroad.
The band had many solo gigs and participated in various festivals in Europe, Canada, USA and Japan,
The Skys shared the stage with Rick Wakeman (ex-YES), Blues Brothers, The Exploited, Lifesigns, Delirium, John Young Band, Arena and many more.

Band Members: Jonas Čiurlionis (vocals, lead guitar) • Božena Buinicka (keyboards, vocals) • Carlo Morelli (drums)

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