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Ruido Fest Set to Return With Star-Studded Lineup of Los Fabulosos Cadillacs, Cafe Tacvba & More

After a year away, Chicago's Ruido Fest will return on Aug. 20-22 at Union Park with a star-studded lineup.

After a year away, Chicago’s Ruido Fest is set to return in August with a star-studded lineup that includes Los Fabulosos Cadillacs, Café Tacvba and Panteón Rococó as headliners.

Marking the return of one of Latin music’s biggest festivals to the Midwest since the COVID-19 pandemic, the alt-rock fest is set to take place Aug. 20-22 at Union Park. Other artists set to perform throughout the three-day event include Moenia, Los Amigos Invisibles, La Doña, Lido Pimienta, Mexican Institute of Sound and Little Jesus, among others.

The announcement arrives as cities across the country are beginning to loosen COVID restrictions, including Chicago, which is currently in its “bridge phase” of its reopening plan. Max Wagner, co-founder of Ruido and owner of event production company Metronome, tells Billboard that production will follow state and city guidelines.


“The hope is that by late August things are somewhat back to normal,” Wagner says. “We will try to keep everyone safe. There will be more people cleaning and all of our staff will be required to have masks across the grounds. With fans attending, we’ll follow CDC guidelines and whatever they’re saying at the time of the festival in terms of mask or no masks outdoors.”

Launched in 2015, Ruido Fest has featured an array of Latin artists, including Enanitos Verdes, Hombres G, Zoé, Molotov, Vanessa Zamora, Bomba Estéreo, Intocable, El Tri, Los Tigres del Norte and Maldita Vecindad.

For more information on the festival and how to buy tickets, visit

See Ruido’s 2021 lineup in alphabetical order below.

Ambar Lucid

Café Tacvba (Sunday headliner)

El Chisme

El Shirota

Evil Empire

Inner Wave


La Armada

La Doña

Las Nubes

Lido Pimienta

Little Jesus

Los Amigos Invisibles

Los Fabulosos Cadillacs (Friday headliner)

Margaritas Podridas


Mexican Institute of Sound


Nahuales Underground

Nanpa Básico

Panteón Rococó (Saturday headliner)

Rosalba Valdez


The Mini Projects

Tone Zone Skam