Coinciding with their official SXSW showcase Casa del Ruido, fast-growing Latin Alternative-centric festival Ruido Fest just announced the line-up for their third consecutive edition. It already has us looking up flights to Chicago for the weekend of July 7. Last year, we witnessed a growth in audience draw for Ruido Fest, and this year’s selection of artists looks tasty enough to appeal to even more.
Headlining the festival we have legendary Norteño/Tejano ensemble Intocable, performing a special set with Caifanes guitarist Alejandro Marcovich as their guest. Joining them, and representing the infallible rock Latino sound are Molotov, Fobia, and Lucybell.
For people asking for a more diverse selection (last year’s lineup featured largely rock en español acts) after the 2016 edition, good news: Ruido Fest listened, and boy did they shake things up. Prepare to witness pop giants Julieta Venegas, Javiera Mena, Alex Anwandter, and Mon Laferte share stage with Spanish darlings El Guincho and Extraperlo, as well as with Buscabulla, Clubz, and Sotomayor. There’s reggae (Cultura Profética), hip-hop (King Lil G, Simpson Ahuevo), techno (The Wookies), funk (Los Amigos Invisibles), and a lot more. But don’t just take or word: peep the full line-up below.
Ruido Fest is taking place on July 7-9 at the Addams/Medill Park in Pilsen, Chicago. Tickets are on sale now.
Update, 4/13/2017, 11:20 a.m.: Desorden Público, Silverio, Gepe, Víctimas Del Doctor Cerebro, Tritón Soundsystem, Chulita Vinyl Club, Killer Diller and Dellarge have been added to the Ruido Fest lineup.