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Artist Of The Week: Francisca Valenzuela

Chilean powerhouse Francisca Valenzuela will be joining us to perform at Ruido Fest, and we are highly anticipating her set.
With an stablished career in Latin America, the singer / songwriter, activist and leader, is at forefront of Ruidosa and has had an impressive career so far; with multiple gold and platinum certified albums, her own award winning record label and a new tour that has taken her to share the stage with the likes of Shirley Manson, Beto Cuevas, and St. Vincent to name a few. She has collaborated with U2, Miguel Bosé, Pablo Alborán, Natalia Lafourcade and Ximena Sariñana, among others.
Considered a beacon of catharsis and a force to be reckoned with for her live shows,
her discography consists of three studio albums and her most recent single, “Ya No Se Trata De Ti”.
Catch her directorial debut for this song here:  and do not miss your chance to see  her live for the first time in Chicago at Ruido Fest!

Tickets are available now!

Artist of the Week: Hombres G & Enanitos Verdes

Hombres G and Enanitos Verdes will be joining forces for a special set at this year’s Ruido Fest! Did you also know that Hombres G recently returned after an eight-year hiatus? The band has existed for over 30 years. That alone is an impressive feat; but to top it off, they also won an honorary Grammy in 2006 and the gold medal for the Merit of the Fine Arts in 2017. The band’s return was highly anticipated and you won’t want to miss your chance to see them live! Joining them is Enanitos Verdes, a rock band from Argentina. Founded in 1979, the band is well known for their hits such as “Luz De Día” and has had a long and successful career as well. Their newest single, “My Old Guitar”, is available now! We’re excited to have them performing at Ruido Fest and we hope that you will join us.

Tickets on sale HERE!


World renowned performance artist Silverio is proud to announce his newest venture, and his first entry into the pre-prepared food market, Royal Highness Tamales.  The collaboration with Mexico’s most respected DJ and Chilpancingo Produce, Inc will be distributed in grocery stores and select restaurants starting this summer. Ruido Fest will host the exclusive premier of the tasty treat, which will be tossed at fans from the stage during his set.  Tamales will also be available for purchase to throw at Silverio. Be sure to stop by Chilpancingo Produce’s tent because supplies will go fast!

Samples of the following tamale flavors will be available for a limited time:

  • Boot Sweat Cheese
  • XXX Bean
  • Spicy Red Briefs Chorizo
  • Yepa Yepa Yepa Veggie
  • Chilpancingo Supreme (Each tamale features a surprise meat!)

For more information on Royal Highness Tamales, go to ROYALHIGHNESS.COM or RUIDOFEST.COM/NEWS.

Ruido Fest 2019 lineup

Ruido Fest returns 

June 21-23 

New venue: Union Park 

First wave of 2019 lineup

REPORT: Silverio to Join the Cast of Star Wars: Episode IX

04/01/18 by Maximilian Rey
At long last, Disney, Lucasfilm and director J.J. Abrams have unveiled the cast of “Star Wars: Episode IX.”  To the surprise of many in Hollywood and across the film industry, Mexican dance punk legend Silverio has been added to the cast along with series regulars Oscar Isaac, Adam Driver, John Boyega, Daisy Ridley,  and Max von Sydow. Silverio will play the character King Suavecito, the ruling potentate of third moon of Planet Chilpancingo.

“We are so excited to finally to get Silverio onboard for ‘Star Wars: Episode IX.’ It is both thrilling and surreal to watch the beloved original cast and this brilliant new performer come together to bring this world to life, once again. We start shooting in a couple of weeks, and everyone is doing their best to make the fans proud,” said Abrams.  At press time, Silverio‘s management confirmed that he will be given a short break from the filming schedule to perform at Ruido Fest in Chicago, June 22-24. 

Bomba Estéreo “Searching for Sound”

Bomba Estéreo‘s founder Simon Mejía in his documentary “Searching for Sound” talks about the inspiration that comes in every Bomba Estéreo song. This is a band that’s proud to be Colombian. They’ve mixed electronic music with tropical and folk sounds.

They will be performing at Ruido Fest on Friday, July 7th.


Some Ruido Fest Artists Have New Music To Hold You Over Until July

  Some Ruido Fest Artists Have New Music To Hold You Over Until July
 Including new bangers from Gepe,
Adan Jodorowsky, Silver Rose,
Camilo Séptimoand more!
 In the weeks leading up to everyone’s favorite weekend in July (7-9 in Adam’s/Medill park in Chicago), not only are participating artists roaming the world warming up for the big show, but they’re also releasing brand new music! We wanted to share some of that with you!
Everyone’s favorite Chilean pop hero, Gepe, releases a new album this coming Friday called Ciencia Exacta. He put out a single last week called “Hablar De Ti” which Billboard premiered and and was just as excited as we are about this one
 Silver Rose (aka Carla Sariñana, aka co-founder and bassist in the acclaimed Mexican rock band Ruido Rosa who ALSO plays at the fest) recently released her debut EP that received accolades for its dreamy, Mazzy-Star like qualities. She premiered a video for the song Noches just the other day via KCRW  and if the video is any indication of what her show will be like, well, we can’t wait.
Camilo Séptimo just release a new, daydreamy video (about soulmates– get ready to cry) for the song Fusión from their debut LP.
We also have word that the notorious folk-rocker Adan Jodorowsky is in the studio preparing a new album, and we’re pretty sure he’ll be debuting some new things at the festival.
Happy listening! 


Tickets for the 3-day Latin Alternative Music Fest are available starting at $129.98 for GA tickets
3-Day Passes General Admission (No re-entry): $99-$149
Single Day passes starting at $49.98
Tickets HERE

Gepe “Hablar de ti”



the NEW VIDEO from

the acclaimed Chilean

singer / songwriter is available now

Gepe’s new studio album is a reality.
The recently released single “Hablar de Ti” advances the singer’s sixth album, expected to drop on May 26th.
Romanticism, honesty and simplicity are some of the attributes of “Hablar de Ti”, the most recent single by Daniel Riveros. The song resonates between the ballads of his prior releases and the pop melodies of his most endearing hits. The song confirms the return of the renowned artist and it features Cristián Heyne, Fernando Herrera and Gepe – himself as producers and musicians, in sessions that were characterized by their spontaneity, and reflect the freshness conveyed in this track .
“Hablar de Ti” is the sing that gives birth to Gepe’s new release “Ciencia Exacta”, available in streaming platforms as of  Friday 26 of May.
Advance music available upon request.

Ruido Fest Friday

Here are some songs from the artists playing at Ruido Fest 17 on Friday, July 7th!

We have Cultura Profética as our headliner. This Puerto Rican band was formed back in the 90’s as something to help them express their voice. Now with a career spanning more than 20 years, they will bring the Reggae to Chicago.

Bomba Estéreo from Colombia: it’s an understatement to say they’ll have the crowd dancing. They are no rookies, having performed in many festivals around the world – Lollapalooza Chile, Coachella, Glastonbury, SXSW, Bonnaroo among others. Get ready for the Fiesta!

Titán is an electronic group that started back in 1992! How old were you back then? They will bring something completely new to Ruido Fest. Trust me, you don’t want to miss their show.“El Rey del Swing” should be a must on your Monday’s playlist. If Electronic music is what you’re into you should check out Clubz playing Friday.

Desorden Publico is a punk/ska band from Venezuela that will be dedicating their set to their classic album “Plomo Revienta” on its 20th Anniversary.

Duncan Dhu are the veterans of the festival with a career of more than 30 years! Who can forget songs like “En Algun Lugar” or “Una Calle en París” ?

Gepe not only will bring South America with him, but he’ll also melt every girl’s heart once he takes the stage.

Adan Jodorowsky was part of Ruido Fest 16 with his project Adan & Xavi, however don’t let that make you feel like you’ve already seen him. This genius of creativity will surprise you with what he’s bringing this summer.

Jessica & the Deltas along with Silver Rose will bring the girl power.

Ácido Pantera was born after Juan Correral and Diego Sierra decided to leave La Tostadora behind and start something new.


Happy Birthday Mon Laferte

Happy Birthday Mon Laferte!

Celebrate Mon’s birthday by listening to her new album, La Trenza!


” It is an album that I did with a lot of affection for you during the tour of Vol. 1 between my native Chile and my dear Mexico, every melody, every letter and every illustration in art were thought to enjoy it together, thank you.”

Mon Laferte



You’ll find collaborations of big names such as Enrique Bunbury, Juanes and Manuel Garcia.

We can’t stop listening to it!

You can’t miss her this summer at Ruido Fest. She’ll be performing on Sunday, July 9th.