As we get into the warmer months (not the hottest yet mind you!), it is also the time for big music festivals in Buenos Aires. If you love outdoor music events, then these are for you:
Personal Fest is one of the annual music festival staples. Since 2004, they have been bringing a great mix of popular international and Latin American bands to rock the city over a 2-day festival. This year, the international headliners are Aerosmith, Muse, Whitesnake and Jane’s Addiction. Saturday October 12 and Sunday October 13. Ticket at TopShow.
Creamfields, since 2001, has grown to become one of the most anticipated dance music festivals, not only locally but also in the world (I didn’t make this up). It is one of those events that even if you just rolled into town, as long as you’re here around this time of the year, you’ll soon find out about Creamfields because everyone, and I mean EVERYONE, whether they are going or not, will start talking about it one way or the other. This year, it’ll take place on Saturday November 9, and just a heads up, Underworld is one of the headliners. (Say what?!) Yup, get your ticket at Multiticket.
We have a new addition to this season’s list of music festivals, and it is the Planeta Terra Festival. The festival itself is not new but it is for Buenos Aires. Planeta Terra Festival, which originates in São Paulo, Brazil, is in fact considered to be one of the most important music festivals in Latin America. This year,other than their usual São Paulo gig on November 9, they will also come to Buenos Aires on November 14. Looks like the line up won’t be exactly the same, but Beck, Lana del Rey and Travis are still on the bill! Ticket at Ticketek.
This one doesn’t count as a real music festival but it is so cool that I feel I should mention it. PM Open Air Music started in summer 2012. It was a weekly music fest with a different line up of local DJ’s and independent musicians every Saturday in an unassuming outdoor space in Palermo Soho. As the word spread, it had gotten so popular that people had to wait for other people to leave to make space in order to get in. It took a break in the winter and now it’s back for its second season, slated to begin this Saturday October 5! The event has moved to a much bigger space, Terraza del Este which is close to the Aeroparque Jorge Newberry (the domestic airport in the north of Palermo). It is not as convenient as before but it’s closer than you think! I predict that this will become THE THING to do on a Saturday afternoon this summer. Get there before 5pm for free entry, or get on the list for AR$50 after 5pm, or AR$70 at the door. Here is their event page for this Saturday. Also, check out their Facebook page often for updates and specific information.
Last but not least, we’ll have our Annual International Jazz Festival from Nov. 20 – 25, 2013. The program is not out yet as I’m writing this, but if past years’ were any indications, we’ll be in for a lot of great performances by both international and national musicians. Many of these concerts would be free too! Keep an eye on their Official site for further information.