Hotel California and Vaso Loco, LLC, a company formed by former R.E.M. guitarist Peter Buck, have announced the addition of Joseph Arthur to the lineup for the third annual Todos Santos Music Festival, a seven-day music event benefiting local charities. The festival will be held in Todos Santos, located in the southern Baja region of Mexico on January 16-18 & 22-25, 2014.
Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Joseph Arthur, known for his acclaimed solo career as well as his work with rock group Fistful of Mercy (Ben Harper, Dhani Harrison), will take the stage during the first weekend of the Todos Santos Music Festival alongside a diverse lineup curated by Peter Buck.
The festival will showcase the following artists over two weekends. Full lineup below:
Weekend 1 (January 16th, 17th & 18th):
Joseph Arthur, Peter Buck’s solo project, Ed Kowalczyk, former lead singer of popular recording group Live, with his new band, and alternative rock supergroup The Minus 5.
Weekend 2 (January 22nd, 23rd, 24th & 25th):
The reunion of acclaimed Ã¢â¬Ë80s alternative rock group The Dream Syndicate, Southern rock outfit Drivin’ n Cryin’, breakout Mexican indie-pop group Torreblanca, Mexican rock fusion band Twin Tones, and Cumbia band Sonido Gallo Negro.
The 2014 festival will also feature, for the first time, a local music showcase featuring friends of Hotel California and up-and-coming local artists. The showcase lineup will be announced soon.
“We are fortunate that such great musicians are willing to donate their time to join me in adding to the cultural vibrancy of the town and, at the same time, in giving back to this special community,” said Peter Buck.
Todos Santos Music Festival will be presented by Hotel California and Vaso Loco, and is also made possible by the Secretary of Tourism for the State of Baja California Sur, the Cabo and La Paz hotel associations La Paz Emprhotur, Los Cabos Hotel Association, Live Nation, Rancho Pescadero, The Hub, and Todos Santos Inn. Marketing, travel and logistics are being provided by group travel and events specialists The Cabo Agency.
Tickets for all Todos Santos Music Festival events are available for purchase via todossantosmusicfesival.com/tickets.
About Vaso Loco
Vaso Loco was formed by Peter Buck to promote the Festival. Peter Buck is a founding member and lead guitar player of REM, undoubtedly one of the most important American rock bands of the alternative music era. Throughout his career Buck and REM have been known as a champion of many up and coming bands that have helped to shape the nature of popular music as we know it, including The Replacements, Radiohead, Wilco, and many others. Buck continues to tour and play regularly to help support talented artists.
About The Hotel California
At the hub of Todos Santos is the legendary and colorful Hotel California. Originally built in 1947 this unique hotel underwent a masterful renovation in 2001 that would go on to win numerous awards for design and dÃÂ©cor. The original 16 rooms were transformed into the eclectic 11-suite hotel it is today. Learn more at hotelcaliforniabaja.com.