Sorry SXSW: Todd P Announces All Ages Mexico-Based Festival

Sorry SXSW: Todd P Announces All Ages Mexico-Based Festival

Yes, Todd P’s long-mumbled-about (and at one time “hypothetical“) multi-day Mexican festival has official details to back it up: The MtyMx All Ages Festival Of Art And Music, presented in conjunction with Mexico-based DIY promoters Yo Garage, takes place 3/20-22 at Autocinema Las Torres, aka an old drive-in movie theater on the side of a mountain (that also hosts raves), in Monterrey, Mexico. Todd & Co. organized memorable events at SXSW over the past four years, but as he’s clearly noting by overlapping and going a day beyond SXSW 2010 in lieu of actually showing up in Austin: What’s the point? Bold. Also inexpensive. Check out the band list so far, along with other details.

The bands:

Dan Deacon
Andrew W.K.
Acid Mothers Temple (JAPAN)
Neon Indian
No Age
Fucked Up (CANADA)
High Places
Das Racist
Washed Out
Thee Oh Sees
Grant Hart (of Husker Du)?
Indian Jewelry (TX)
the Carrots (TX)
Male Bonding (UK)
Best Fwends (TX)
Banjo or Freakout (UK)
Los Fancy Free (MX)
Los Margaritos (MX)
dd/mm/yyyy (CANADA)
Quiero Club (MX)
Los Llamarada (MX)
Toro y Moi
Small Black
Teengirl Fantasy
Mutating Meltdown (TX)
Beach Fossils
Quiero Club (MX)
Washed Out
?Chinese Stars
Antoine Reverb (MX)
Hunx and his Punx
?Explode Into Colors
Chikita Violenta (MX)
The Beets
White Ninja (MX)
Cloud Nothings
?Fergus and Geronimo (TX)
?Big Troubles
El Resplandor (MX)
Talk Normal
Lucky Dragons
Lazaro Valiente (MX))
BamBam (MX)
Alexico (MX)
Le Macabre Party (MX)
? Mentira Mentira (MX)
Soho Riots (MX)
Talk Normal
?Bitters (CANADA)
Yo Linares (MX)
?Wet Hair
? Los Llamarada (MX)
Mockinpott (MX)
Bitters (CANADA)
??Total Abuse (TX)
Ratas del Vaticano (MX)
TV Ghost

(Liturgy are especially great live, if you haven’t caught them, by the by. ) More will be added soon. At the end of the accumulation there will be 75 bands in all. Tickets are $30 for a three day pass. You can purchase tickets here. Todd P notes:

Band sets will be staggered (i.e. no overlapping sets!), one after the other, so you can see everyone!

The festival includes a substantial visual art element as well, with the perimeter of the space decorated by huge original murals and projected video pieces (on the drive-in screen of course!) by such artists Stephanie Davidson, Sumi Ink Club, Jesse Spears, Katja Mater, JD Beltran + many more to be announced soon!

We will be offering onsite camping as well as discounted rooms in a 3 star hotel in downtown Monterrey. We will soon be taking reservations online for these services.

Discount shuttle buses will run three times daily between Austin, TX and the festival site in Monterrey. We will soon be taking reservations online for these services.

At toddpnyc you’ll find a bunch of additional details, including a section titled “MONTERREY: MODERN CITY OF 4 MILLION PEOPLE, WEALTHIEST & SAFEST CITY IN MEXICO” and one called “TOWARDS CORRECTING U.S. IGNORANCE ABOUT MEXICO” for those of you who are scared to leave the US. If that doesn’t do the trick, Tom Windish of the Windish Agency recently told Billboard:

Mexico in general had been very good for the last five years. It hasn’t been great in the last couple years because of economic problems and the h1n1 virus. Mexico City was surprisingly strong — almost as strong as New York City and Los Angeles, in terms of attendance. Not for record sales, but for the amount of people attending the shows and the amount of money artists were making. Mexico City, Monterrey and Guadalajara are all strong markets. When I started the agency, I wasn’t booking many artists into Mexico. But about three years ago, we were doing a considerable number of shows there. We’ve pulled back a little bit, but I expect we’ll do more there as the market recovers.

As a followup, curious about this thoughts on MtyMx.

[Photo via Todd Patrick’s Facebook]

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