Although the world-renowned electronica festival Creamfields came and went last weekend, there’s still plenty of cutting edge music to be had during the spring month of November in Buenos Aires. Kicking off on November 18th in Luna Park with Smashing Pumpkins and continuing on the 19th and 20th in Costanera Sur, Hot Festival boasts an impressive line-up of artists with styles ranging from alternative rock to synthpop to electronica.
Although the headliners (below) don’t hit the stage each day until about 7 at night, you might want to arrive early to get a good spot to see the bands. The venue is located at the Ex Ciudad Deportiva de Boca Juniors which is directly south of the Ecological Reserve in Puerto Madero. To get there, simply take the same route you would to arrive to the entrance of the Eco Reserve (located right off of Padre M L. Migone and Av. Rodriguez) and go south down Av. España (the entrance to the festival is located on this street).
As is recommended at all music festivals and concerts, be aware of your surroundings and try to take it easy on the alcoholic beverages. Although there will be a ton of people enjoying the music, there’s always those undesirable types who try to take advantage of people who are having a good time and throwing caution to the wind. Make sure your valuables (camera, wallet, etc.) are close to you at all times and NEVER accept a drink from a stranger. When the concert ends, be aware that the area where this concert is held isn’t the safest of places so make sure that you travel with a group of friends on your way back.
Key Details about the Festival
Prices range from AR$250 (Campo) to AR$350 (Super Pullman) and can be purchased on the internet (www.ticketportal.com.ar), by telephone ((011) 5353-0606) or at ticketbooths:
Palermo – Vidt 2084
Monday to Saturday from 10 to 14 and from 15 to 18hs.
Purchases can only be made with Credit Card
Microcentro – Florida 313
Monday to Saturday from 10 to 14 and from 15 to 19hs.