Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Pachanga Fest 2010 lineup announced

The Pachanga Latino Music Festival has announced its lineup for this year's fiesta, and for the first time ever the party will be stretched to two days: May 21-22. That's a Friday and Saturday.

Last year's Pachanga was a diverse mix of  Latin-influenced music across three stages at Fiesta Gardens in East Austin. Essentially, the way it was organized last year, there was the traditional stage (Tejano and mariachi acts for the parents), the indie stage (singer-songwriters and ambient, experimental bands) and the dance stage (techno DJs and Latin big bands). Based on the new poster, it looks like that same flavor, with a little bit of heaviness mixed in. I don't think Pachanga has featured an underground punk band like Piñata Protest before, or a heavy Cream-esque blues-rock band like Amplified Heat, either. I recently interviewed Amplified Heat; check that out here. Indie-pop kids Hacienda, who released a new album this week, are also on the bill. Good stuff!


lush said...

This lineup looks terrific!

My two cents? Do not miss the two great acts coming from Tucson, AZ.

Y La Orkesta are outstanding. They've been opening shows for Ozomatli, Calexico, etc... in Tucson and elsewhere. So damn good!

And Brian Lopez's solo project is truly one of a kind. Just breathtakingly beautiful!