Billie Eilish, Rosalia,Blink-182, Drake, Morat, Bizarrap… all these artists will be in Bogotá next March. The Estéreo Picnic music festival, which brings together renowned national and international artists, has confirmed the concert program for its thirteenth edition. The event will be held at the Briceño 18 Golf Course, on the outskirts of the Colombian capital, and expects to attract more than 130,000 attendees.
What is Stereo Picnic?
Estéreo Picnic had its first edition in 2010, with only 2,500 attendees. Two promoters who had events scheduled for the same days joined forces to organize a private festival similar to those that already existed in the United States (Lollapalooza Chicago and coachella-festival).
The first three editions were made at a loss. The festival began to pick up in 2013, with the participation of The Killers and New Order. The event came to gather 110,000 people in 2022 and hopes to reach 130,000 this year thanks to a “more robust poster”, according to comments from the organization.
The motto of the festival is “A different world”. According to the organization, the goal is to celebrate freedom and for attendees to identify with various forms of music and styles. “The public disconnects from everyday life and connects with a different world, in the diversity of tastes and identities”, they emphasize.
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The festival will last four days, from March 23 to 26. It is the first edition to incorporate a fourth day.
Which artists are confirmed?
The program has more than 80 confirmed artists, both national and international. They stand out for the diversity of genres and styles.
International figures include artists such as Billie Eilish (United States), Rosalía (Spain), Drake (United States), Bizarre (Argentina) and Armin Van Buuren (Netherlands). Also included are the pop punk band Blink-182 and groups indie Cut Copy (Australia) and Cigarettes After Sex (United States). Rap will be represented by artists like Lil Nas X (United States) and Thunder (Argentina). Jerry Rivera, from Puerto Rico, will participate with salsa rhythms and romantic ballads.
Colombians include the Latin pop band Morat and the singers Kali Uchis, Ryan Castro and Ana Sanz.
The calendar with the dates on which each artist will be presented is not yet defined. The organization expects to present it between mid-November and early December.
4 days that we will remember forever! The Different World that one day we dreamed of brings us together under a poster full of history, life, new voices and liberated feelings.
Today we say it loud: We are all different ❤️ 🔥
– FestivalEstéreoPicnic (@Festereopicnic_) October 11, 2022
What is special about this festival?
The event is part of a Latin American circuit of massive private festivals who work together to bring international figures to the region. The circuit includes Asuncionico in Paraguay and the editions of lollapalooza in Argentina, Brazil and Chile. They cooperate to bring in bands like Blink-182 and singers like Billie Eilish, who are usually hard to come by.
However, from the organization they report that the Bogota event has exclusive artists. These include electronic music groups The Chemical Brothers (UK) and Moderat (Germany). Also to the rock band blonde (USA).
The festival has also become internationalized in its public. Music fans from countries such as Peru, Costa Rica, Venezuela and Costa Rica attend.
What is the price of the tickets?
The price depends on the type of ticket, the days included and the moment in which the sale is made. The cheapest ticket in the initial offer costs 999,000 pesos (217 USD) and includes access to the festival for three days. It must be purchased in the first stage of sale, otherwise the price goes up to 1,099,000 pesos (239 USD). The standard ticket for four days costs 1,199,000 pesos (261 USD) in the first stage and 1,300,000 pesos (283 USD) in the second period. The dates of the stages are not defined and depend on when the capacity established for each one is exhausted.
The most expensive tickets are VIP access, which only have one sale period. They cost 2,149,000 pesos (467 USD) for three-day access and 2,266,000 pesos (493 USD) for four days.
None of the prices include the cost of the ticket purchase service, which ranges from 179,000 pesos (39 USD) for the cheapest ticket to 482,000 (105 USD) for the four-day VIP ticket.
Tickets for a single day are not yet sold. It is estimated that they will go on sale between mid-November and early December. The standard tickets for one day will have a value ranging from 399,000 pesos (87 USD) in the first stage to 549,000 pesos (120 USD) in the third. A VIP ticket for one day will cost 899,000 pesos (196 USD).
What is the “Piggy Bank”?
The festival offers the Alcancía program to buy tickets in installments and without interest. Sales through this system are made with Gun your cow and begin on Friday, October 14. The ballot must be set aside with an initial payment of 20% of its value.
What does VIP access include?
VIP tickets include access to the event through a special queue and the right to use the VIP area. This area includes restaurants, bathrooms and exclusive rest areas.
Where to buy tickets?
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