There is no shortage of festivals in Los Angeles and there is another one coming up in November called Tropicalia. If this festival showcased Latino culture last year, it has an even more eclectic lineup this year, with headliners such as Morrissey, Cardi B, Kali Uchis, Mac Demarco…
If you look at the list below, you will notice that there is an artist or a group for any given musical genre, and for any age group, with of course an emphasis on Latino culture which is so prominent in LA. But, there is obviously no need to have some Hispanic/Latino roots to enjoy Chicano Batman or Natalia Lafourcade. I really like the diversity of this lineup, which shows an unusual blend of young artists and iconic ones, with some truly rare ones… where else can you see Mazzy Star and Cardi B together? Or Morrissey and Devendra Banhart? Ronnie Spector and the Ronettes and Kali Uchis?
On November 3rd and 4th, Tropicalia, in its second installation, is going to take over the Queen Mary Events Park in long Beach hosting the event, and it is already starting to heat up as one of the not-to-be-missed events of the end of 2018.
Weekend passes are $199-350 plus fees, Single day passes are $99-150 plus fees.
Here is the complete LINEUP: MORRISSEY • CARDI B • KALI UCHIS • MAC DEMARCO • CHICANO BATMAN • MAZZY STAR • LOS ÁNGELES AZULES • TORO Y MOI • MON LAFERTE • NATALIA LAFOURCADE • LA SONORA DINAMITA • DEVENDRA BANHART • BADBADNOTGOOD • CUCO • CLAIRO • BRONCO • HOMESHAKE • MILD HIGH CLUB • YELLOW DAYS • BOY PABLO • RONNIE SPECTOR AND THE RONETTES • THE FRIGHTS • ALBERT HAMMOND JR • BABY BASH • MC MAGIC • LIL ROB • LEO DAN • INSPECTOR • ALLAH-LAS • NINA SKY • FRANKIE COSMOS • SURF CURSE • SWMRS • THE GARDEN • THE MARIAS • GUS DAPPERTON • PEACH PIT • OMAR APOLLO • CURRENT JOYS • KERO KERO BONITO • SUMMER SALT • TIJUANA PANTHERS • INNER WAVE • VUNDABAR • TRIATHALON • MICHAEL SEYER • PORTER • EMPRESS OF • SPORTS • COMO LA FLOR BAND • MESSER CHUPS • THE REGRETTES • FLOR DE TOLOACHE • PHUM VIPHURIT • COMBO CHIMBITA • AUGUST EVE • SADGIRL • JASPER BONES • NO VACATION • TROPA MAGICA • HOT FLASH HEAT WAVE • STILL WOOZY • TEMPOREX • HIGH CURBS • JURASSIC SHARK • MALACATES TRÉBOL SHOP • QUITAPENAS • WOMC • BIKINI TRILL • SPEAK! • HEALING GEMS • KATZÚ OSO • KALYN AOLANI • DJ SETS BY CHULITA VINYL CLUB & MU$TY BOYZ