Maná, Los Bukis, Gloria Trevi Headline 2023 Bésame Mucho Festival
It is no surprise that after a successful inaugural festival in December, Bésame Mucho will be back for a second edition at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles later this year with an even more stacked list of talent, including headliners Maná, Los Bukis and Gloria Trevi, yet again leaving fans with a Sophie’s choice of deciding which sets to watch.
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The one-day festival will take place on Dec. 2 and feature 59 artists performing across three stages — one less than the first event two months ago — in the stadium parking lot. The “Rockero Stage” will be headlined by none other than influential rock en español band Maná, which performed a residency at the Kia Forum in Inglewood, California, in 2022 and will play more shows at the venue later this year. Other notable acts include Café Tacvba, Enanitos Verdes, Hombres G, La Ley, Molotov and Maldita Vecindad.
The “Clasicas Stage” will include traditional music from musicians with a multigenerational reach. Los Bukis, which grossed $19.3 million over five shows last year and was No. 93 in Pollstar’s Top 200 Worldwide Tours year-end list, is the main draw. Other acts include superstars Alejandro Fernández and Pepe Aguilar, Ramon Ayala, Los Tucanes de Tijuana and Banda El Recodo.
Gloria Trevi will be the headliner for the “Te Gusta el Pop Stage,” which also features Reik, Camila, Jesse & Joy and Belinda.
Fans can visit the festival website to sign up for the presale, which begins Friday, Feb. 24, at 10 a.m. PST. Last year’s tickets sold out in minutes, and the same will likely happen when they go on sale later this week.
With one less stage, organizers clearly listened to feedback after the first festival in December and are making the fan’s decision on which performers to watch slightly less difficult.