Mala Luna Music Festival is returning to San Antonio for its fourth annual event. The two-day celebration of music and culture will take place on Saturday and Sunday, October 26th and 27th at Nelson Wolff Stadium (Parking Lot) just west of downtown San Antonio. This year’s festival will offer festival-goers a weekend featuring a curated lineup of some of today’s most sought after hip-hop, R&B, and dance music artists.
Day 1 on Saturday will be headlined by the multi-talented artist Russ, who continues to perform in support of his most recent album, Zoo; and R&B singer/songwriter Miguel, who will perform in support of his latest projects, including his first-ever Spanish-language EP, Te Lo Dije, and War & Leisure, which was nominated for “Best Urban Contemporary Album” at the 2019 Grammy Awards and features the certified platinum hit “Sky Walker.”
Last Year’s Highlights
Set to headline Day 2 on Sunday are Grammy Award-winning DJ and record producer Diplo, as well as a special collaborative project with Labrinth and Sia, LSD, in addition to receiving the 2019 Grammy Award for “Best Electronic Dance Recording” for his work with Mark Ronson, all while he continues to prepare for the upcoming release of Major Lazer’s fifth and reportedly final album, Music is the Weapon. The other headlining artist on Sunday is Juice Wrld, who continues to transcend the music industry with a string of smash hits, including “Lucid Dreams,” “All Girls Are the Same,” and “Armed and Dangerous.”
With a greater emphasis on showcasing the rising female talent in today’s music industry, the 2019 lineup will feature a number of talented female powerhouses from hip-hop and R&B, including Summer Walker, who is best known for her Drake-supported single “Girls Need Love” from her full-length debut album, Last Day of Summer, Jessie Reyez, who won the 2018 Juno Award for “Breakthrough Artist of the Year,” and Ari Lennox of J.Cole’s Dreamville Records, who will perform in support of her newly released debut album, Shea Butter Baby, after a successful first headlining tour earlier this summer.
Houston’s own Megan Thee Stallion will also perform, coming fresh off of sharing a bill on the Legendary Nights Tour that features current and former Mala Luna performers YG and Future, respectively, while supporting her debut album, Fever, released this May; in addition to two Dominican-born acts, including DaniLeigh, who has grown to fame after first collaborating with Prince, and rapper/singer Melii, whose debut project, phAses, was released earlier this year to widespread critical acclaim. Other notable female artists scheduled to perform at Mala Luna 2019 include Argentina-based singer Lali as well as UMI and Alaina Castillo.
In a continued effort to support and shine a light on Texas’ growing music scene, several local artists will be performing, including FRITOGANG, Hoodlum, Jay Wile, and Doeman. The full music lineup for Mala Luna Music Festival 2019 is included below:
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 26
RUSS • MIGUEL
YG • DABABY • SUMMER WALKER
SMINO • MEGAN THEE STALLION • DANILEIGH • MELII
LALI • UMI • GUAPDAD 4000 • FRITOGANG • JAY WILE
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 27
DIPLO • JUICE WRLD
PLAYBOI CARTI • TRIPPIE REDD • JESSIE REYEZ
ARI LENNOX • LIL KEED • CALBOY • 10K.CAASH
OMB PEEZY • ALAINA CASTILLO • HOODLUM • DOEMAN
This year’s performers
Tickets are available for purchase at MalaLuna.com. Single-day GA tickets are available for $79, Weekend GA tickets are available for $109, while two-day VIP begin at $159. Interested patrons are encouraged to purchase now as prices will continue to rise as the festival event date approaches.
Mala Luna ticket buyers looking for the ultimate festival experience should opt for one of the curated VIP ticket packages. VIP Packages this year include Black Moon ($159), Harvest Moon ($179), and Fly Me to the Moon ($399), with perks including preferred viewing areas, expedited entry, dedicated bars and restroom facilities, festival merch, and more. More details on each ticket package can be found at MalaLuna.com.
Mala Luna looks forward to continuing its philanthropic partnership with Miracle League of San Antonio and will donate a portion of the 2019 festival proceeds to the San Antonio-based nonprofit organization. The Miracle League of San Antonio is a 501(c)3 charitable organization that provides children with mental and/or physical challenges an opportunity to play baseball as a team member in an organized league. Its four-acre complex includes a special-surfaced baseball field as well as three acres of custom-designed synthetic turf and asphalt, which allows individuals with wheelchairs and other walking assistance devices to participate in a variety of different sports in a safe, accessible environment. For more information, please visit www.miracleleagueofsanantonio.com.
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