Latin music stars Maná, Los Bukis and Gloria Trevi will headline Bésame Mucho Festival, the one-day Latin music fest happening in Echo Park’s Dodger Stadium on December 2. The fest 2023, which is organized by producers Tropicália and La Tocada, is already expanding and will debut in Austin at the Circuit of the Americas on March 2 of next year.
What makes Bésame Mucho unique from other Latin and Mexican music fests is the design of multi-generational artist lineups which, in turn, attract a wide-ranging crowd. Last year’s debut event drew an intergenerational audience that consisted of entire families, 24-year-olds and 76-year-olds reveling in the music together.
This 2000s-inspired Latin fest sold out in February 2022 in 12 minutes, 10 months ahead of the first festival date. While last year hosted 58 artists, the performances were literally back to back, and often cut short, so this year’s lineup is smaller. The festival has three stages, separated by genre: pop, rock, and classic. This year, Maná headlines the rock stage, Los Bukis headlines the classic stage, and Gloria Trevi headlines the pop stage.
Food options of last year included Perro Tacos, Avenue 26 and Las Chelaguas. These local vendors served quesadillas with fresh tortillas, shredded beef tacos, and agua fresca michelada hybrid drinks paired with pineapple chunks and chamoy straws. In addition to the food options, last year’s festival included Dia de Los Muertos art designed by the scenery and set designer of Hollywood Cemetery’s Dia de Los Muertos, Ricardo Soltero. Additionally, spectators enjoyed fighting matches between wrestling luchadores.
- Attendance numbers are not available.
- General admission tickets start at $250. VIP tickets start at $550.
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What is the closest airport to Bésame Mucho music festival?
LAX is 20 miles from the festival grounds.
What kind of bag can I bring into Bésame Mucho fest?
Non-clear small clutches and fanny packs smaller than 6” x 9” are allowed, but cannot have more than one pocket. 12” x 6” x 12” or smaller clear bags are allowed. Hydration packs are permitted, and do not have to be clear, but they cannot have liquid and cannot have more than two pockets besides the one that holds the hydration pack.
Which artists are on the Bésame Mucho lineup?
Maná (the four-time Grammy winners and seven-time Latin Grammy winners), Reik (the Latin Grammy-winning Mexican pop band), Natalia LaFourcade, Jesse & Joy, Alejandro Fernández, Camila, Los Angeles Azules, La Arrolladora Banda el Limón de Rene Camacho, Café Tacvba, Los Enanitos Verdes, Hombres G, Bomba Estéreo, Los Lobos (multiple Grammy award winning Chicano rock/ Latin rock band), Los Tucanes de Tijuana, Pepe Aguilar, Molotov (four-time Latin Grammy winning rock band), Gloria Trevi, Belinda, Mägo de Oz, Grupo Niche, Los Amigos Invisibles, Ska-P, Emmanuel, Aterciopelados, Banda El Recodo, Conjunto Primavera Ramon Ayala, La Adictiva, La Ley, Enjambre, Los Invasores de Nuevo León, Cardenales De Nuevo Leon, Banda Machos, Plastilina Mosh, Duncan Dhu, Vilma Palma e Vampiros, Los Bukis, Amanda Miguel, Kumbia Kings, Ilegales, Mi Banda El Mexicano, Magneto, Paquita la del Barrio, Grupo Kual, Mikel Erentxun, Maldita Vecindad, Mala Fe, Ángeles del Infierno, Caballo Dorado, Grupo Cañaveral, Los Karkiks, Víctimas del Doctor Cerebro, Banda Zeta, Banda Vallarta Show, Kaia Lana, Rafa Sánchez, Industria, Ronda Bogotá, MAR (MS), Haragan & Cia, Grupo Soñador de Beto Tlahuetl.
Who is headlining the new Austin, Texas fest on March 2, 2024?
Headliners include Los Tigres del Norte, Banda MS, Caifanes, Gloria Trevi and more.