After the success of the first edition of Bésame Mucho in Los Angeles in December, the music festival unveiled the roster for its second edition on Tuesday. Bésame will return to Dodger Stadium as a one-day event on December 2 with headliners Maná, Los Bukis, and Gloria Trevi. It will have stages reflecting various genres, like it did last year. Rock, classical, and pop will all have their own stage.
Artists performing on the “Rockero Stage” include Natalia Lafourcade, La Ley, Ska-P, Aterciopelados, and Maldita Vecindad. The lineup for the “Las Clásicas Stage” includes Alejandro Fernández, Pepe Aguilar, Los Tucanes de Tijuana, and Conjunto Primavera. Meanwhile, Reik, Camila, Belinda, Emmanuel, and Jesse & Joy will perform on the “Te Gusta El Pop?” stage. Café Tacvba, Hombres G, Enanitos Verdes, Ramon Ayala, and Banda El Recodo are among the returning acts from last year.
According to reports, the inaugural Bésame Mucho festival edition sold out in 12 minutes when the roster inspired by the 2000s was released last year. Thousands of people had to race across the stadium’s parking lot to catch whichever performer was on their must-see list during the actual event.
The true back-to-back acts were 35-50 minutes long, which disappointed spectators, especially given technical challenges that damaged the sound and forced performers to cope with the situation onstage, resulting in a shorter session. This year’s roster is less crowded than last year’s, which may result in more efficient set transitions and overall production quality.
Tickets for Bésame Mucho 2023 will go on sale Friday, Feb. 24 at 10 am PT.