This week the organizers of the Pachanga Latino Music Festival, a Latin-themed music, cultural arts and food festival, announced the initial lineup for the big event happening on May 10 at Fiesta Gardens. Five-time Latin Grammy Award-winning Latin rock superstar Julieta Venegas is the big name headliner along with Monterrey, Mexico’s El Gran Silencio. A limited number of discounted tickets for the event will go on sale on Feb. 21 at pachangafest.com.
Other notable performers include 2014 Grammy Award-winning Latin-alternative quartet La Santa Cecilia, 2013 Latin Grammy Awards’ “Best New Artist” Gaby Moreno, Alt-rock Venezuelan group and 2013 Latin Grammy winners for “Best Rock Album” La Vida Bohème, Cumbia dance quartet Sonido San Francisco, Mexican female rapper Niña Dioz, Austin’s own Latin rock band Del Castillo, Brooklyn psychedelic cumbia masters Chicha Libre, and four-piece Latin alternative fusion group Making Movies.
For entrance to this year’s Pachanga Festival, all patrons must purchase a general admission ticket. The regular G.A. ticket price is $33, but a limited number of “Pachanga Ganga” $26 tickets will go on sale Feb. 21 at 10 a.m. CST. A separate pass for access to festival VIP area will go on sale in March.