enero 11, 2019
Six Art, Music, and Cultural Festivals in Mexico in 2019
Evan Upchurch

Festivals give you the chance to discover and bask in a plethora of new artists and ideas. Here are six events you can’t miss this year.

Festivals are concentrated, organized inspiration, and in Mexico, they have become a centerpiece for showcasing emerging and established talent and furthering knowledge through expert-led workshops and talks. While the list of events seems endless, here are six art, music, and cultural festivals in Mexico that you cannot miss in 2019 recommended to Travesías by Pau Rodriguez, Head of Booking and Programming at Mexico City’s newest hot radio station Aire Libre.

MUTEK.MX

The “MU” in MUTEK.MX references the idea of “mutation,” inspired by a world that is constantly evolving and innovating further. This annual international festival promotes the “dissemination and development of digital creativity in sound, music and audiovisual arts.” The line-up includes the best and brightest from both the Mexican and international scenes.

When? November 2019
Where? Mexico City

Six Art, Music, and Cultural Festivals in Mexico in 2019

Festival NRMAL

This year’s edition of NRMAL will be the most special yet considering that the festival is celebrating its 10-year anniversary. This community’s core values are centered on diversity and equality, carefully crafting a live music experience ideal for all ages. The festival also offers opportunities to dive into unique activities highlighting gastronomy, art, and design.

When? March 2, 2019
Where? Mexico City

Six Art, Music, and Cultural Festivals in Mexico in 2019

Cut Out Fest

Cut Out Fest is Mexico’s largest gathering of animation and digital art. Featuring renowned artists in their fields, the festival’s program consists of a various workshops, conferences, lectures, screenings, and art exhibits. The public is enthusiastic and ready to learn. The most distinguished aspect of the event is the Competition of International Animated Short Films.

When? November 2019
Where? Querétaro 

Six Art, Music, and Cultural Festivals in Mexico in 2019

Bahidorá

Bahidorá is more than a music festival; it’s a brief getaway to a different way of life. Apart from the music, attendees also have the chance of getting in touch with their spiritual self through yoga and meditation, swimming in the crystal clear river, and becoming more environmentally conscientious through acts of sustainability.

When? February 15-17, 2019
Where? Las Estacas, Morelos

Six Art, Music, and Cultural Festivals in Mexico in 2019

Festival Internacional Cervantino

The Festival Internacional Cervantino (named after the universal literary figure, Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra) annually presents a program rich in multiple disciplines ranging from dance and visual arts to music and theater. It is currently one of the most respected cultural and arts festivals in Mexico and Latin America.

When? October 2019
Where? Guanajuato

Six Art, Music, and Cultural Festivals in Mexico in 2019

Cumbre Tajín

The most famous cultural event in the state of Veracruz, Cumbre Tajín is a festival that mixes famous names in international music with traditional rituals practiced by the region’s indigenous population. The activities take place in various sites near Papantla, including the Sacred City of the Totonacs, El Tajín (named a World Heritage Site in 1992).

When? March 2019
Where? Papantla,Veracruz

Six Art, Music, and Cultural Festivals in Mexico in 2019

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