(Source: As reported by JamBase on 9/19/12) Festival Founder and former R.E.M. guitarist Peter Buck announces the talent lineup for the second annual Todos Santos Music Festival, a ten-day music event benefiting the Palapa Society. The festival, presented by The Hotel California, will be held in Todos Santos, Baja Mexico during January 10-26, 2013.
The Todos Santos Music Festival will feature ten full nights of entertainment throughout the town, including eight days of music on the patio of Hotel California, a special Alejandro Escovedo concert in the town plaza, and a large concert on the beach.
The lineup of artists, hand-selected by event founder Peter Buck, features an eclectic array of musicians ranging from industry legends to emerging local talent. The first wave of confirmed acts includes: English legend Robyn Hitchcock, rock industry supergroup Robyn Hitchcock and the Baseball Project, and American rock band Scott McCaughey’s The Minus 5. The roster will also include performances by revered singer-songwriter Alejandro Escovedo, 90’s alt-rock darlings The Posies, indie rock artist Joseph Arthur, Chuck Prophet’s Mission Express, and breakout Mexican indie-pop group Torreblanca. The Elected, Kevn Kinney, Jon Langford, and Ken Stringfellow will also appear, with set times to be revealed in advance of the festival.
The Todos Santos Music Festival celebrates the rich creative culture of the town of Todos Santos, and aims to make a difference in the community by fundraising for important local causes. This year’s festival will benefit The Palapa Society, which provides educational after-school programs for local children.
Tickets for all Todos Santos Music Festival events will be available for purchase on October 15 via the official website todossantosmusicfestival.com. To stay up to date on the Todos Santos Music Festival, Like their Facebook Page.