UPDATE: Promoter Ocesa announced Thursday (Jan. 18) that Paramore will no longer play at the 2024 Vive Latino Festival, and that Kings of Leon will perform instead.
“Kings of Leon join the #VL24 lineup! After 7 years the true rock legends return to Mexico City. Let’s receive them as they deserve!”, the company wrote in an Instagram post with the new poster for the event.
“Unfortunately Paramore will not be able to perform in this edition for reasons unrelated to the festival,” it added. “We hope to have them here soon.”
The band fronted by Hayley Williams also canceled appearances in other South American festivals where they had been confirmed.
“Due to unforeseen circumstances, Paramore can no longer attend and perform at Vive Latino in Mexico City, Festival Estéreo Picnic in Bogotá, and Lollapalooza Brazil in São Paulo. In their place, Kings of Leon have been confirmed,” says a release shared on their Instagram stories.
“Paramore thanks them and apologizes for any inconvenience,” the note adds. “They will see you in the next era.”
Here’s the original article, published on Nov. 13, 2023:
Maná and Belanova are headlining the 2024 Vive Latino Festival, marking the former’s debut at the emblematic rock festival and the latter’s long-awaited return to the Mexican stages. The varied Vive Latino lineup also includes Scorpions, Jorge Drexler, Silvana Estrada, Paramore, Greta Van Fleet, Fito Páez, Hombres G, and Babasónico.
Taking place March 16 and 17, and held for the first time at the Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez in Mexico City (headquarters of Formula 1 and the Corona Capital Festival), the official announcement was made on Sunday (Nov. 12) by OCESA via social media and the official Vive Latino page, where Internet users discovered who was part of the lineup through an interactive online game.
Bad Religion, James, Semisonic, Gogol Bordello, Mexican Institute of Sound, Los Lobos, Portugal. the Man, Junior H, The Warning and San Pascualito Rey is also part of the festival’s lineup, which will gather ’80s rock, ska, Balkan music, reggae, punk and metal bands.
Although Vive Latino has opened its doors to genres such as regional Mexican and cumbia, the music festival is one of the largest and longest running festivals dedicated to Latin rock, and currently the one with the longest tradition in Mexico with 24 editions held. Given its history, the presence of Maná for the first time was a pending issue.
“CDMX, see you soon,” expressed the quartet from Guadalajara, Jalisco, on its X account, in which the group shared the festival poster.
Belanova, on the other hand, will make its comeback to the Vive Latino stage after an almost six-year hiatus. Vocalist Denisse Guerrero, keyboardist Édgar Huerta and bassist Ricardo Arreola will arrive at Mexico City after their participation in the Bésame Mucho festival, in Austin, Texas, on March 2.
In its 2024 edition, Vive Latino joined forces with Amazon, which is already preparing several innovations for the festival through its technology and multiple services. Ticket presale for Citibanamex cardholders will take place at 2 p.m. (Central Mexico time) on Wednesday (Nov. 15) through Ticketmaster Mexico.
See the full 2024 lineup below:
The post “Mana & Belanova to Headline the 2024 Vive Latino Festival: See the Lineup” by Jessica Roiz was published on 01/19/2024 by www.billboard.com