The Caricaco Music and Art Festival seems to never stop surprising the public. Previously in December the festival had announced Cocofunka, Un Rojo and Mumble Riot as part of its lineup. However, now the festival has tripled the number of its big-name bands.
This Wednesday, Feburary 4, the Festival announced that Passiflora, Sonambulo, Alphabetics, 424, Ave Negra, The Chinese Beasts and local musician Patrick Cooke will also form part of the lineup.
According to Alejandro Gutierrez, the event’s organizer and producer, the 2015 festival, which will be held from April 16 to 18, has more groups than previous years.
“What we want is to enlarge the festival experience. This year the festival won’t be one day; we wanted it to be bigger. On Thursday there will be concerts with DJ’s and between Friday and Saturday the bands will be playing. There will be more events in San Jose and others in Nosara, but everything within the framework of the festival,” explained Gutierrez.
For this year the festival will be held in two different places. On Friday, April 17, Sonambulo and Alphabetics will play at Solo Bueno Bar and Restaurant, and the other groups will give their concerts at Finca Austria on Saturday, April 18; both venues are located in Nosara.
Gutierrez also said that the participating bands were picked in consideration of the energy of Nosara and Playa Guiones.
“In Nosara the people don’t just listen to reggae. In Nosara people listen to other genres like rock and we want bands to bring together the festival’s good vibes. In addition, the idea is that the groups can share with the community and among themselves,” said the producer.
Tickets for the Caricaco Music and Art Festival cost ¢18,000 ($33.50) before the event. The price includes entrance to the festival on Friday 17 and Saturday 18.
Tickets are available at The Frog Pad for Nosara residents and Ruta Urbana Multiplaza Escazu and San Pedro for people in San Jose. The day of the event, tickets will cost ¢24,000 ($44.70).