NEAR WEST SIDE — The team behind Riot Fest is launching Ruido Fest, an alternative music festival, at Addams Park this summer.
The three-day outdoor music fest, the first of its kind in the U.S., will showcase Latin post-punk, electronic, hip-hop, rock, psychedelia, tropicalia, reggae and punk acts from all over the world. The fest will take place July 10-12 at Addams Park, 1301 W. 14th St., just north of Pilsen on the Near West Side.
The artist line-up includes Café Tacvba, Zoé, Molotov, Kinky, Compass (IMS + Toy Selectah), Nortec Collective Feat. Hiperboreal, Ozomatli, Enjambre and Estelares from Argentina and dozens of other acts.
Ruido Fest — which means Noise Fest in English — is organized by event production companies Riot Fest Presents, Metronome and Star Events and radio program Rock Sin Anestesia.
Three-day passes to Ruido Fest start at $75 and go on sale at 10 a.m. Saturday. Individual tickets will also be on sale, starting at $55.
Prices will increase (the three-day pass will cost as much as $155) as people snap up the tickets, organizers said.
Eduardo Calvillo, Rock Sin Anestesia founder, said Chicago was the perfect place to host the Latin alt fest.
"The Latin population in this city is a diverse, growing force that has made Chicago one of the top destinations for world music," he said. "We could not think of a better place to unveil this truly unique event."
Max Wagner, owner of Chicago production company Metronome, said Ruido Fest will provide an outlet for Spanish-speaking artists and reflect the diversity of the city.
"We are seeking to create a destination for Latin alternative music, not only for the people of this great festival city, but also for fans of quality Latin entertainment across the nation," he said.
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