Pepsi Music Festival

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Pepsi music festival
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Genre Rock, Alternative rock, Indie rock, Argentine rock
Dates September–October (10-11 days)
Location(s) Buenos Aires, Argentina Argentina
Years active 2003 - present

The Pepsi Music Festival is a major Argentine music festival, held annually since 2003. Since 2005 it has been named after its main sponsor, Pepsi; before it was named after its previous sponsor Quilmes, and it was known as "Quilmes Rock". It was held in several places in Buenos Aires, including the Ferro Stadium and River Plate Stadium. Since 2005 it has been held at Obras Stadium. It's the largest and longest music festival in the country, with more than 200,000 people attending in 2006, during 10 days.[1]

The most important national rock singers and groups participated of the festival, along with some of the most notable international rock stars.

2003 festival[edit]

Die Toten Hosen, Gustavo Cerati, Los Ratones Paranoicos, Divididos, Memphis, Bersuit Vergarabat, Café Tacuba, Babasónicos, Attaque 77, Los Pericos, Luis A.Spinetta, Mancha de Rolando, Intoxicados, El Otro Yo

2004 festival[edit]

The Wailers, The Offspring, Los Cafres, Mimi Maura, Molotov, Dancing Mood, Las Pelotas, Charly García, Los Piojos, Vox Dei, Paralamas, Pappo, Los Auténticos Decadentes, Catupecu Machu

2005 festival[edit]

Megadeth, Apocalyptica, The Wailers, Die Toten Hosen, Andrew Tosh, La Vela Puerca, Ska-P, Turf, Kapanga, No te va Gustar, Villanos, Massacre, Los Tipitos, Los Piojos, Cabezones, Almafuerte

The Megadeth show was filmed and later released in a DVD called That One Night: Live in Buenos Aires.

2006 festival[edit]

The 2006 edition attracted approximately 200,000 people. During 11 days, important national and international rock bands played in several outdoor and indoor stages. And some of the acts performing this year included Iggy & The Stooges, Plastilina Mosh, Michael Rose, Mancha de Rolando, Guasones, Las Pastillas del Abuelo, Babasónicos, Intoxicados, No te va Gustar, Rata Blanca, Arbol, La Mosca, Bahiano, Las Pelotas, Miranda! and others.

2007 festival[edit]

The 2007 edition took place from September 22 to October 2. Some of the bands confirmed for this edition included Marilyn Manson, The Black Eyed Peas, Australian Pink Floyd Show, The Cloud Room, Diego Mizrahi, Molotov, Héroes del Silencio, The Wailers, Divididos, Almafuerte, Intoxicados, Pier, Guasones, Jovenes Pordioseros, Arbol and others.

2008 festival[edit]

The 2008 edition took place on September 13 (Opening Night) and from September 26 to October 5. Artists included The Hives, Mötley Crüe, Dave Matthews Band, The Cult, Ky-Mani Marley, Capibara, Catupecu Machu, Stone Temple Pilots, Beatsteaks, Nine Inch Nails, Índica and others.[2]

2009 festival[edit]

The 2009 edition took place on October 30 (opening night) to November 8. Artists included The Prodigy, Banda de Turistas, Los 7 delfines, Faith No More, Die Toten Hosen, Los Pericos, Los Cafres, Fidel Nadal, Las Pelotas, Pampa Yakuza, Cielo Razzo, Living Colour, Divididos, Cielo Razzo, Ratones Paranoicos, La Vela Puerca, Maxïmo Park, The Ting Tings, Calle 13, Los Tipitos, Gogol Bordello, Zoé, Índica, Dante Spinetta, Cultura Profética, Karamelo Santo, Kapanga, Los Auténticos Decadentes y Mamá Pulpa, Misterio y Los Fabulosos Cadillacs, Catupecu Machu and more.[3]

2010 festival[edit]

The 2010 edition took place on October 13, 14, 15, 16, 19, 20, 22 & 23 (Indoors & Outdoors). Artists included Green Day, Rage Against the Machine, Queens of the Stone Age, Alain Johannes, The Abyssinians, Andrés Calamaro, No Te Va Gustar, Molotov, Massacre, Cadena Perpetua, and more.

2011 festival[edit]

The 2011 edition took place on September 18, 24, 27 and 28. Artists included Red Hot Chili Peppers, Jauria, Índica, Las pelotas, Katy Perry, Snow Patrol, Primal Scream, Jarabe de Palo and others.

2012 festival[edit]

The 2012 edition took place on October 18, 20 and 21. Artists included Garbage, Best Coast, Richard Coleman, Catupecu Machu, Kapanga, Las Pelotas, Evanescence, Carajo, Cirse and others.