This year’s Baja Beach Fest may very feature its most loaded lineup yet with Wisin & Yandel, Nicky Jam, Ozuna, Feid, Don Omar and Tego Calderón headlining the festival, which takes place on Rosarito Beach in Mexico Aug. 11-13.
Wisin & Yandel and Nicky Jam will be the main acts for Friday’s show with El Alfa, Eladio Carrion, Manuel Turizo, Tainy, Gera MX, Farina, Dei V, DJ Miriam and DJ Fredy Fresco also on the bill that day. The second night of the festival features Ozuna, Feid, Becky G, Ivy Queen, Ryan Castro, Alexis & Fido, YOVNGCHIMI, Young Miko, Chanell, Sky Rompiendo and DJ Dynamiq. Reggaeton legends Don Omar and Tego Calderón share top billing for the final day of the festival, and Arcangel, Zion & Lennox, Tokischa, Nio Garcia, Blessd, DJ Luia, Mariah, Carmen DeLeon and Reggaetonlandia will also be performing. Standout regional Mexican band Grupo Firme will go on stage for a special set on Sunday.
Since 2018, Baja Beach Fest has aimed to deliver a unique experience and celebrate the various Latin cultures through its music and food. Chris Den Uijl, who co-founded the festival along with Aaron Ampudia, tells Pollstar that more than 50% of the lineup has never played the festival before.
“When you’re really focusing on an inclusive genre concert, it can be challenging to not repeat a lot of the same acts because they’re continuously growing,” Den Uijl says. “This is an exciting moment for Baja Beach Fest to celebrate its fifth year. Don Omar and Tego Calderón have never played together before on the same day, same bill.”
Ampudia and Uijl also noted the significance of Colombian singer-songwriter Feid headlining the Baja Beach Fest as well as their Sueños festival in Chicago in May, saying it marks the first time the artist headlines events in North America.
“It’s the first year that we’ve worked with Feid at Sueños or Baja. We’ve never worked with an artist the first time and made him a headliner that hasn’t been a traditional headliner and so this was a big play for us, a big push,” Den Uijl says.
Most of the three-day passes have been sold, but there still are a few tiers available on the festival website, bajabeachfest.com.