Festivals to watch out for in Mexico this year

Mexico is so huge and diverse that whichever time of the year you visit, you’re bound to find something exciting going on. Music festivals in Mexico are considered as the ideal platforms for upcoming artists to showcase their talents. These events frequently collide with art and culture as well, with workshops and seminars leading to thought-provoking discussions. Let’s take a look at the most promising music festivals in Mexico in 2019:

Corona Capital

This mega music festival will feature an impressive line-up of international artists in 2019, including The Chemical Brothers, Phoenix, Goo Goo Dolls, Jax Jones, and Kimbra. The performances spreads across three stages at Esplanada Estadio Akron. Corona Capital Guadalajara follows on the back of its Mexico City chapter.

Date: May 2019
Venue: Guadalajara

Guelaguetza Festival

This festival is different from the international music extravaganzas that appear to have to a similar character everywhere in the world. Guelaguetza is the cultural expression of the people of Oaxaca, consisting of folk music, dance, and artistic heritage. It is probably one of the best ways to experience Mexican culture while also enjoying some unique melodies.

Date: July 2019
Venue: Oaxaca

Ultra Music Festival

Lovers of electronic dance music can party to their heart’s content at Ultra Music Festival. The event is held over two days, and sees the participation of some of the best EDM DJs in the world. The production and stage aesthetics of UMF are known to be unparalleled. The 2018 line-up included Afrojack, Axwell, Armin Van Buuren, Marshmello, and more.

Date: October (2019 date not yet announced)
Venue: Mexico City

Festival Internacional Cervantino

Festival Internacional Cervantino is named after legendary Spanish writer and the author of Don Quixote, Miguel de Cervantes. At this multi-faceted festival, you will find not only stellar musical acts but also visual arts exhibitions, dance performances, and theatrical shows.

Date: October 2019
Venue: Guanajuato


The creators of this international music festival believe that the world is continuously mutating, thus the name ‘MUTEK.MX’. Every year, MUTEK.MX regales visitors with a spectacular line-up of local and foreign artists. The festival promotes digital creativity in the fields of music, sound, and audio visuals.

Date: November 2019
Venue: Mexico City

Strings & Sol

Music by the seaside in a luxurious resort set-up – what’s not to love about Strings & Sol? The 2019 edition promises to enthral visitors with performances by Natalie Cressman, Yonder Mountain String Band, Leftover Salmon, The Sweet Lilies, and many more at various stages including a poolside gazebo, one on the sand, and an open-air palapa by night.

Date: December 2019
Venue: Puerto Morelos

Popular music festivals that are held from January to March include Festival NRMAL, Vive Latino, and EDC Mexico in Mexico City, Comunité Festival in Tulum, Arena Festival in Playa del Carmen, Inception Music Festival in Cancun etc.


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