Today, the Pachanga Latino Music Festival, the Latin-themed music, cultural arts and food festival, announced the initial music lineup for the 2012 festival. 19-time Latin Grammy and double Grammy Winners Calle 13 will perform for the first time in Austin as headliners for the inaugural Friday night show of the festival in partnership with local indie promoters Knuckle Rumbler.
The festival will be held at Fiesta Gardens in Austin, TX on Friday, May 11and Saturday, May 12. Saturday will feature International, national and local favorites Los Lonely Boys, Chico Trujillos, Ana Tijoux, Alejandro Escovedo, Forro in the Dark, Ruben Ramos and The Mexican Revolution, La Santa Cecilia, Girl In A Coma as well as Niños Rock Pachanga, the hands-on kids festival. “We are thrilled to bring one of the biggest Latin music acts Calle 13 to Austin for the first time,” says founder Rich Garza. “Every act on this bill is amazing, and I know I say every year this is the best year, but this is the best year.”
2012 INITIAL LINEUP:
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)
MORE TO COME…
The Pachanga lineup includes rock, alternative, tejano, mariachi, cumbia, salsa, electronic, funk, hip-hop and indie rock with one singular theme, the sound is brown. A limited number of “Pachanga Ganga” early bird two-day and single day tickets are on sale at www.pachangafest.com.
“Pachanga Ganga” two-day ticket packages are available now for $45 ($60 day of show) and include entrance to both Calle 13 on Friday night and the fiesta all day Saturday. “Pachanga Ganga” single Friday night Calle 13 tickets are $33 ($43 day of show) and single day Saturday tickets are $15 ($25 day of show) while supplies last or through April 15. VIP tickets are available Saturday ONLY and are $45 for the early bird ($65 day of show) and include air conditioning, indoor restrooms, limited complimentary alcoholic beverages and unlimited non-alcoholic beverages as well as tastings from Austin’s favorite Latina restaurants including Takoba and Papitino’s.