Chicago music festival staple Ruido Fest is back for its fifth anniversary this year, and organizers have rolled out all the stops to celebrate the occasion. The lineup has officially arrived, and the announcement comes with a handful of surprises. In lieu of its standard location in the largely Mexican neighborhood of Pilsen, Ruido has shifted to Union Park on the Near West Side, the home of the city’s well-known Pitchfork Music Festival.
Curation-wise, the fest continues its legacy of honoring Latinx pioneers, with headliners like Los Tigres del Norte and Hombres G and Enanitos Verdes, who will be performing their album Huevos Revueltos.
The lineup includes other titans of the Latinx indie universe, including Helado Negro, Francisca Valenzuela, Ela Minus, Jarina de Marco, and more. Names from Chicago’s vibrant Latinx underground scene are also slated to appear; expect performances from Tatiana Hazel, Victor!, DJ Chava, and Los Gold Fires. Perhaps most surprising is an appearance from reggaeton singer Tomasa del Real – an adventurous curatorial choice that ventures out of the festival’s standard indie and rock en español fare.
Check out the full lineup below. Tickets are available to purchase here.
Ruido Fest takes place in Chicago’s Union Park on June 21-23, 2019.