Ruido Fest

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Ruido Fest
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Ruido Fest's 2016 lineup
Genre Latin Music, rock, alternative rock
Location(s) Chicago
Years active 2015–current
Founded by Metronome Chicago, Riot Fest Presents, Star Events, Rock Sin Anestesia
Website ruidofest.com

Ruido Fest is an annual multi-day Latin American music festival in Chicago, Illinois held every July in Addams/Medill Park in Chicago’s Near West Side neighborhood.[1]

Ruido Fest was first held July 10–12, 2015. The festival features "Latin post punk, electronic, hip-hop, rock, psychedelia, tropicalia, reggae and punk acts from all over the American continent and world".[2] It is Chicago's only 3-day Latin alternative music festival.[3] Ruido Fest 2018 will be the festival's fourth year. Ruido is the Spanish word for "noise".[4]

Founding[edit]

Ruido Fest was founded in 2015 by a team of partners that include Chicago production company Metronome Chicago, alternative music festival Riot Fest Presents, Star Events, and Latin alternative music promoter Rock Sin Anestesia. Ruido Fest is the first large Latin American alternative music festival of its kind in America.[5] Owner of Metronome Chicago, Max Wagner said of the decision to make a Latin American music festival: "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.”[6]

2017[edit]

Ruido Fest's third year was held from July 7-9, 2017. The lineup included Cultura Profética, Bomba Estéreo, Titán, Duncan Dhu, Desorden Público, Gepe, Adan Jodorowsky, Jessica Hernandez & the Deltas, Clubz, Silver Rose, Ácido Pantera, Molotov, Julieta Venegas, Los Amigos Invisibles, Silverio, Lucybell, A Band of Bitches, Javiera Mena, El Guincho, The Wookies, Camilo Séptimo, Sotomayor, Los Nastys, Extraperlo, Wet Baes, Intocable, Mon Laferte, Fobia, Álex Anwandter, Rostros Ocultos, Víctimas del DOCTOR Cerebro, Buscabulla, Pedrina y Rio, King Lil G, Simpson Ahuevo, Ruido Rosa, Las Piñas, and Disco las Palmeras! Mylko. [7] Many acts were performing in Chicago for their first time.[8]

Controversy[edit]

For marketing purposes, Home Depot set up a small wall to allow Ruido Fest attendees to decorate tiles and try out a product for laying tile; the wall stirred up emotions related to Trump's border wall and was criticized by attendees.[9] The wall was dismantled.[10] A Home Depot representative called the situation "an unfortunate misunderstanding" in a statement.

2016[edit]

Ruido Fest's second year was held from July 8-10. The lineup included Los Fabulosos Cadillacs, La Ley, Maldita Vecindad, Aterciopelados, Panteón Rococó, Natalia Lafourcade, Carla Morrison, Los Pericos, La Santa Cecilia, Cuca, Miranda!, Los Cafres, Le Butcherettes, Silverio, Mexrrissey, Adan & Xavi, Altocamet, Ayer Amarillo, Banda de Turistas, Comisario Pantera, Dromedarios Magicos, Estelares Helado Negro, Hong Kong Blood Opera, Ibiza Pareo, Instituto Mexicano del Sonido, Izcalli, Killer Moon, Las Robertas, Lng Sht, Los Blenders, Los Vicios de Papa, Marineros, Minimal, Mon Laferte, Monoplasma, Odisseo, Riesgo de Contagio, Sexy Zebras, Urss Bajo El Arbol, Vaya Futuro, and Yokozuna.

2015[edit]

Ruido Fest’s inaugural year was 2015. It was held on July 10–12. The inaugural lineup for Ruido Fest included Café Tacvba, Zoé, Molotov, Kinky, Ozomatli, Zero Kill, Nortec Collective, Mexican Institute of Sound, Enjambre, Porter, Estelates, Aj Davila & Terror Amor, Astro, Banda De Turistas, Bumbac Joe, Callate Mark, Cardiel, Carmen Costa, Ceci Bastida, Cumbia Machin, Dellarge, División Minúscula, Descartes A Kant, DJ Afro, Dos Santos Anti-Beat Orchestra, Esso! Afrojam Funk Beat, Hurakan, Jessy Bulbo, Kali Uchis, La Armada, La Vida Bohème, Los Aguas Aguas, Los Crema Paraiso, Los Rakas, Los Romanticos De Zacatecas, Master Blaster Sound System, Chicano Batman.

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