Wednesday, June 19, 2024

The biggest concerts and music festivals coming to Mexico in 2023

Though Mexico is a destination for touring artists and music festivals from around the world, it also has plenty of its own home-grown talent in the realm of rock, pop and electronic music. Here are a few high profile events planned for the year.

The Riviera Maya has become a hotspot for electronic music in recent decades, so it makes sense that the electronic music industry festival Bartenders, Promoters and Managers (BPM) is in Tulum, Quintana Roo. The festival is famous for choosing beautiful destinations and this year, it is happening at the Cenote Zamná. It’s the first time the festival has been to Mexico since it was hosted in Playa del Carmen in 2017. Though BPM is now wrapping up, two events remain: Black Coffee on Jan. 12 and Core on Jan. 14.

Next, the English rock band Muse will pass through the country with four dates scheduled this month: Jan. 18 (Banorte Stadium in Monterrey), Jan. 20 (Arena V.F.G. just outside of Guadalajara), and Jan. 22 and 23 (Foro Sol in Mexico City).

Muse performs in Guadalajara, in 2013.
Muse performs in Guadalajara, in 2013. (Fernando Carranza García /

In February, the Argentinian band Babasónicos will introduce its new album “Trinchera Avanzada” with one concert date scheduled only for Mexico City: Feb. 11 at the Palacio de los Deportes.

March will be a busy month with the Ibero-American musical culture festival Vive Latino set to draw many of Latin America and Spain’s most famous bands and artists, as well as other artists from around the world. The festival is scheduled for March 19 and 20 at the Foro Sol in Mexico City. Then the Electric Daisy Carnival (EDC), another electronic music festival, is happening from March 24 to 26 at the Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez, also in Mexico City. Indie rock group The 1975 will perform on March 29 (Arena V.F.G. in Guadalajara) and March 30 (Palacio de los Deportes in Mexico City); and finally, the Killers play in Guadalajara on March 30 (Arena V.F.G) and then in Mexico City’s Palacio de los Deportes on April 1.

Tecate Pa’l Norte, one of the most awaited festivals of the year, runs March 31- April 2 with a lineup including Blink-182, The Killers, Billie Ellish, Café Tacvba and more.

Foro Sol will also host pop groups Imagine Dragons (May 17) and The Weeknd (Sept. 29-30).

Finally, the music festival Corona Capital is scheduled to run Nov. 17-19 at Mexico City’s Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez.

With reports from Forbes México and Escapadah

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