Carlos Vives has been confirmed as speaker for Billboard and Telemundo’s Latinfest+ taking place April 20-23 in Las Vegas, NV at The Venetian Hotel.
Vives, who throughout his 25-year long career has spun global hits such as “La Gota Fría,” “Robarte un Beso” and “La Bicicleta,” will be a speaker in a panel titled “Viva Live with Carlos Vives.” The La Voz coach and Colombian music icon will discuss the making of his new album, sharing never-before-seen behind-the-scenes material and an exclusive look into his new tour.
Sech, Lunay, Manuel Turizo, Natanael Cano, Cazzu, Mariah, Myke Towers, and Jhay Cortez will also participate as part of the “On The Rise: The New Generation of Urban Men and Women” panel.
Formerly known as Billboard Latin Music Week, the three-day event and panel series, which has been revamped and expanded in a partnership with Telemundo, will unite Latin music’s top artists and industry leaders. The inaugural Latinfest+ also marks the 30th anniversary of Billboard’s Latin Music Conference, the longest-running and biggest Latin music gathering in the world.
Latinfest+ will be an immersive, week-long experience for the Latin entertainment industry, artists, executives and fans and will include superstar conversations, industry panels and workshops, celebrity fireside chats, live concerts, fan experiences and live activations of some of Billboard’s most celebrated franchises, including On the Rise and Growing Up Latino. The three-day music event culminates with the 2020 Billboard Latin Music Awards, which will air live April 23 on Telemundo. Finalists for the awards will be announced in February. Registration for 2020 LatinFest+ is already open at http://latinfestplus.com.