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As part of the 143rd Anniversary of the Baptism of Lake Argentino , a new edition of the most important festival in the south was held. El Calafate (Santa Cruz) was once again the center of La Fiesta del Lago 2020, which brought together more than one hundred thousand people in its 9 days.
From 14 to 22 February, Calafateños and tourists from all over the country were part of the VIII edition. Like other years, he brought together important international, national and regional artists.
The Fiesta del Lago 2020 began on February 14 at the Amphitheatre del Bosque in the city of El Calafate ( Santa Cruz ). Cumbia singer Dalila and musician Diego Torres were in charge of opening the first night of the Festival before more than 20,000 people on their first day.
Saturday night 15th brought the first international artist to the amphitheatre: Carlos Rivera . The Mexican artist unfolded his voice and charm to a crowd of audiences who chanted all his songs. He was also joined by Grupo Dos Lunas, a native of Río Gallegos.
Folklore and Argentine roots arrived on the third night with Los Tekis . With a carnival imprint , the jujeños artists made everyone present sing and dance. They were followed by the group Kepler , from Caleta Olivia, with a trap show. Then it was the turn of the Calafateños groups Emparchada and La Kandonga .
A torrential rain surprised everyone on the fourth night of the festival. However, nothing prevented people from enjoying the show by Puerto Rican artist Pedro Capó . The folk band Alkimia (from Cdte. Luis Piedrabuena), the trap group No Flame (native to the coal basin) and the calafateña band La Notta were also part of that night's grid.
On Tuesday 18, the Lake Festival again received Kapanga, who had already been present in previous editions. In addition, the band of the moment: Destino San Javier displayed the best of national folklore . They were joined by the calafateños of El Pueblito, Pablo Lim and Animals Ska & Jazzy .
Prior to the central show of the night of 19, Juan Amaya and the groups of Rio Gallegos: One Single Vez and Eclipse made their presentation. The jewel of the night was Los Caligaris , who brought joy, humor , color and dexterity to the amphitheater.
The last three nights of the Fiesta del Lago also had important figures of music. The rock band La Beriso , Nicki Nicole , Wos, Duke, Mau and Ricky, Ciro and Los Persias were some of the main figures of the festival.
During the nine holidays, other activities were held in parallel, which also added a lot of public. Sports activities had a great prominence . Beach volleyball triathlon tournament, mountain bike competition, a sample of skate, enduro, cross running competition, nautical raid, horse racing and Calafate Corre were some of them.
In addition, there was room for the usual career of waiters and a cultural walk that lasted two days. On the eve of the carnival, there was also a beautiful meeting of murgas with groups from all over the region.
Publication Date: 29/02/2020
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