If you’ve ever been irked by the fact that music festivals hardly ever feature Latino artists, Ruido Fest is here to put them all to shame.
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Now in its third year, the three-day Chicago Latino music festival, which takes place on July 7-9 at Addams/Medill Park in Pilsen, boasts an insane lineup.
Ruido Fest could be considered strictly a Latino alt-rock showcase (in 2015 they featured Café Tacvba, Zoe, Molotov, Kinky, among others), but this year’s lineup includes several acts that fall outside of the “alterLatino” label.
Here are some highlights:
The Grammy award-winning singer-songwriter, our favorite Tijuanera, released her seventh album, “Algo Sucede,” in 2015.
Yes! The electro-cumbia masters will be on deck, which we’re super psyched about.
But wait… want to make your head spin? What happens when you take Norteño music and Spanish rock? Not sure? You’ll find out at Rudio Fest because…
Tejano legends Intocable and Alejandro Marcovich (a founding member of Caifanes) will be together on stage!
We’re not sure what this will sound like, but we’ll be definitely be in the front row, all ears.
Other notable acts include Spain’s El Guincho…
This set will undoubtedly be insane. He has the most eclectic sound ever! But so far, our most guiltiest pleasure will be seeing…
… and Mexican rockers Fobia.
This veteran “rock en Español” band from Mexico City is one of those groups that evokes so much nostalgia. We can’t wait to see them under the blistering Chicago sun.
Guillermo Ignacio, a press rep for Ruido Fest, tells mitú that this year will be their biggest year ever, and when asked if there’s going to be social activism component (information booths, political statements) for Latinos given our tense political climate, Ignacio said: “this is a Spanish-speaking festival, so that’s a statement in itself.”