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Frontera: Chile’s biggest music festival comes to London

Frontera: Chile’s biggest music festival comes to London IMAGE: PR

Just be wary what you’re getting into here: South America is known to be a lifetime addiction. Everything about it is just so seductively thrilling, it leaves your heart beating fast and stomach swirling with excitement for a long time after your trip. And even if you haven’t been, no doubt you’re probably aware that the Latino’s know how to have a good time: their love of food, wine, football, dance and music is infamously exciting. And you just have to take part.

So, Londoner’s, because the likes of Chile, Argentina, and Brazil, etc are a solid £800 airfare and14 hour journey away, they’ve decided to bring one of their biggest music festivals to us. That’s right party animals: London will be lit up with Latin American spirit this May when Chile’s largest music festival, Frontera Festival, hits the capital for the very first time.

And where else shall one host said enormous party? None other than Studio 338 in Greenwich —London’s biggest nightclub. Taking place on Saturday 28th May, Frontera Festival will host some of Latin America’s biggest music stars alongside a handful of local artists, for the ultimate celebration of Latin American music ever staged in London.

Since starting out in Santiago, Chile back in 2013, Frontera Festival has already established three successful events in Chile and is now one of the continent’s most highly esteemed live Latin music events. The main attraction for its 60,000 attendees has to be that it covers a broad spectrum of Latin music trends and genres —seamlessly fusing together some of the biggest names with the best in up-and-coming talent from across the continent.

Moreover, not only is this great fun for us revellers, but it means that these lively artists will get their opportunity to gain international exposure outside of their native countries. For a heads up and pre-emptive new playlist for you all, expect the likes of Puerto Rican reggae band Cultura Profetica (Prophetic Culture) (already boasting over 35 million views on its official YouTube channel), Argentinian electro-pop band Miranda!, massively influential Brazillian psychedelic rock band Os Mutantes, Chilean singer-songwriter Gepe, Spanish rock band La Fuga and multicultural indie-folk outfit Jenny & The Mexicats.

Of course, they’re not going to let us dance the night away without fuelling us with some tasty South American food. As well as music, Frontera Festival UK will showcase authentic Argentinian street food courtesy of Moo Cantina Argentina. Um nom nom.

Tickets are already on sale so if you want to immerse yourself into South American food, music and culture, you best be quick. No passport required.

Frontera Festival, Saturday 28th May

Studio 338 Boord Street, Greenwich, London SE10 0PF

Tickets are £35 and available here.

 

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