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This summer’s Ruido Fest has been cancelled
According to an announcement on the event’s social media channels. The two-day festival of alternative Latin music had been planned for August 19-20 at the Chicagoland Fairgrounds in the Little Village neighborhood. “We have made the painfully difficult decision to cancel this year’s Ruido Fest,” it read in part. The announcement, posted Monday on the festival’s Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. “We explored every option we could think of to continue this year’s festival, and while the cancellation is heartbreaking for us, it’s what we need now to continue our mission.”
No further reasons were given for the sudden cancellation; a festival spokesperson referred the Tribune to the online statement. Previously announced headliners included Kali Uchis and Juanes. Those who have purchased concert tickets will be refunded the original amount, according to the statement. Online buyers will receive an email from SeeTickets with a timeline for automatic processing and links to customer support.
Related “Ruido Presents” concerts in other venues will continue. Last summer’s Ruido Fest was a three-day event in Union Park, August 19-21, 2022, with headliners Cuco and Cypress Hill. Ruido Fest is presented by the Chicago-based Ruido Company, founded in 2015, the event’s first year. Interest in music festivals dedicated to Latin and Spanish-language music has grown in Chicago in recent years, including the second The annual Sueños Music Festival in Grant Park in May and the recent Miche Fest at Harrison Park in Pilsen.
The announcement was hopeful that Ruido Fest would continue. “When we began working on the first festival in late 2013, our main goal was to expand opportunities for Latino artists and Spanish-language music fans in Chicago for the long term. … We intend to be a part of Chicago’s Latin music scene now and in the future, and we’ll let you know about new events soon. See you at the next concert.”-Translation by José Luis Sánchez Pando/TCA