Tropicalia Festival Returns with Los Tigres del Norte, Kali Uchis, Cuco & Lots of Tacos

Lead Photo: Art by Alan López for Remezcla
Art by Alan López for Remezcla
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Tropicalia, the California festival beloved by music and tacos fans alike, has finally revealed its lineup, and it’s as wildly eclectic as we expected. The two-day event which blew our minds last year by pairing up SZA and Mazzy Star with Los Ángeles Azules and La Sonora Dinamita, is hosting its third consecutive edition on November 9-10, but this time it’s moving from its usual seaside location on Long Beach’s Queen Mary Park to L.A.’s Pico Rivera Sports Arena Grounds, which speaks of the unbelievable growth the festival has experienced in only three years of existence.

This year, Tropicalia’s Latinx-focused curation is noticeably split into two clear blocks. Day One mostly features Latin American legacy acts, led by Los Tigres del Norte and Caifanes, and also including Enanitos Verdes, Maldita Vecindad, Fobia, and (you read that right) Paquita la del Barrio. On the other hand, Day Two is packed with newer acts, and it’s headlined by some familiar names: Kali Uchis, Chicano Batman, Cuco, Boy Pablo, and Omar Apollo, all of whom have previously played Tropicalia. Squint your eyes and you’ll also find favorites like Dávila 666, Los Retros, and Katzù Oso. Plus, Ivy Queen, Bomba Estéreo, The Marías, Prayers, and many, many more are also set to perform.

Check out the full program below, and stay tuned for further information on the equally-important tacos lineup.

Tropicalia is taking place on November 9-10 at Pico Rivera Sports Arena Grounds, Los Angeles. Get your tickets here.