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Billie Eilish, The Strokes & More To Perform At 2019 Corona Capital Mexico City
Corona Capital has announced that Billie Eilish, The Strokes, Flume, Interpol, Weezer, Keane and Franz Ferdinand will be the headliners of its flagship Mexico City festival taking place November 16 and 17.
The Mexico City fest and its Guadalajara counter part, Corona Capital Guadalajara, aim to bring more international acts to the country. The Recording Academy was on the ground at the Guadalajara edition in May, chatting with fest performers including Christine and the Queens and The Joy Formidable. We also spoke with Ricardo Gomez, who works on the talent side of Corona Capital, about how lineups for the fests are chosen.
"It's a combination of acts that haven't been in the market or haven't been here in at least a few years so we can have that performance as some sort of value," Gomez told the Recording Academy.
Corona Capital Guadalajara's 2019 lineup included Tame Impala, The Chemical Brothers, Boy Pablo, Kimbra, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs and Goo Goo Dolls, to name some. For their edition, Gomez said a mix of new acts and acts that felt nostalgic aimed to attract audiences of all ages.
"You can go and check out [an act] that maybe you remember being a fan of and [then enjoy a] ... fresh interesting project from the earlier time slots ... and finish with a band like Phoenix, or the Yeah Yeah Yeahs or The Chemical Brothers, who you listened to 10 years ago."
The pre-sale for Corona Capital Mexico City takes place June 5–6; for more info on how to get tickets, visit the fest's website.