This year’s Pachanga Latino Music Festival will be the biggest in the fest’s five-year history, based on today’s lineup announcement.
The festival, which happens every May in East Austin, is expanding to two days for the first time, with 19-time Latin Grammy winners and Puerto Rican reggaeton megastars Calle 13 headlining the fest’s opening night. Headlining Pachanga’s second night are “Texican” roots-rockers Los Lonely Boys, Chilean cumbia orchestra Chico Trujillo and French-Chilean hip-hop emcee Ana Tijoux.
Beyond the headliners, the core of the bill is stacked with big local names, international flavor and the musical diversity that’s been a staple of the festival since its inception. Texas’ top-tier homegrown talent is on display, with San Antonio indie rockers Girl in a Coma, Austin rock ‘n’ roll hero Alejandro Escovedo and Grammy-winning Tejano legend Ruben Ramos on the bill. Latin pop singer-songwriter Gustavo Galindo, Latin fusion group La Santa Cecilia and Brazilian expats Forro in The Dark represent Los Angeles and New York. Umano Ache will bring their Latin rock/salsa blend from Nuevo Laredo, Mexico.
Pachanga Fest 2012 will take place on Friday, May 11, and Saturday, May 12. The bulk of the music, as in previous years, will take place from noon to nightfall on Saturday, with Friday being only a night-time affair. More bands will be announced as the festival approaches.
Tickets go on sale Tuesday. Visit the festival’s official website here for more info. ¡Pachanga!
- Calle 13 (Puerto Rico)
- Los Lonely Boys (San Angelo)
- Chico Trujillo (Chile)
- Ana Tijoux (Chile)
- Forro in the Dark (Brazil/NYC)
- Alejandro Escovedo (Austin)
- Ruben Ramos and the Mexican Revolution (Austin)
- Davíd Garza (Austin)
- Brownout (Austin)
- Girl in a Coma (San Antonio)
- La Santa Cecilia (Los Angeles)
- Gustavo Galindo (Los Angeles)
- Maneja Beto (Austin)
- Outernational (New York)
- Umano Ache (Laredo, TX)
- Anthropos Musicians Collective (Austin)