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Vive Latino music fest opens March 18 in Mexico City

The 23rd Vive Latino music festival is set to open in Mexico City this weekend. The festival’s lineup includes international stars like Red Hot Chili Peppers, Paul Oakenfold, and Alt-J as well as local acts like Carin León and Pesado.

Foro Sol, which also forms the central stadium section of the Hermanos Rodríguez Formula 1 circuit, will be converted into the venue for the festival, which has six stages and will host a range of other events and activities. The festival will take place on Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th, with thousands expected to join the crowds in the borough of Iztacalco.

There will also be workshops from industry professionals
In addition to the music on offer, Vive Latino offers a range of other activities and workshops. (@vivelatino/Twitter)

The festival, which first opened in 1998, also boasts events such as traditional lucha libre, standup comedy, a chillout zone, and a “musical village” which will host talks and workshops with producers and other industry professionals. 

Unlike many of the other festivals that bring international acts to Mexico City, Vive Latino focuses on Hispanic culture and arts and provides a platform for up-and-coming musicians and creators to introduce their work to a large audience. It has now grown to become one of the largest festivals on the continent.

A key theme of this year’s edition is sustainability and support, with attendees encouraged to donate to a food bank the festival operates for local residents. Vive Latino will also host stalls promoting local businesses as part of its commitment to displaying the best of Mexican and Latin American culture.

Tickets are available from Ticketmaster MX.

With reports from Forbes and MVSnoticias

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