🌴 Baja Beach Fest 2019 – Friday Recap 🌴
North America’s Preeminent Latin Trap & Reggaeton Festival Opens Up Its Second Edition in Style, Bringing Booming Bass and Beach Vibes
Best New Festival in North America – USA Today’s 10 Best Reader’s Choice 2019
Featured article: Baja Beach Fest Founders Aaron Ampudia And Chris Den Uijl Discuss Their Reggaeton Festival’s Cross-Border Business – Pollstar
“Besides celebrating Latin music and culture, Baja Beach Fest pays homage to Rosarito and is part of a larger economic turnaround for Baja California” – Billboard
“If you’ve heard anything about Baja Beach Fest — the reggaeton and Latin hip-hop festival coming to Rosarito, Mexico’s historic Papas & Beer this weekend — you know this: It’s a party. Like a big, wild, sprawling, bucket-list rager. And while other festivals seek to widen their reach by bringing in digital artists, broadening the genres they focus on, or adding in a health component, Baja Beach Fest is staying true to its identity.” – UPROXX
“…the sold-out show is already a success: Ozuna and Bad Bunny are among the two-dozen acts scheduled to perform Friday and Saturday in this coastal resort town about 30 minutes south of the border.” – LA Times
Editor’s Choice: Things To Do In August – Delta Sky Magazine
Drawing 30,000 guests per day to Rosarito Beach, MX for a nonstop weekend of Latin Trap & Reggaeton, Baja Beach Fest is a special kind of oasis. Kicking off its second annual festival in style, the opening day of BBF 2019 boasted a fiery performance from Ozuna, an electric set by J Balvin, and much more. Check below for photos of some of the day’s most memorable moments.
Says co-headliner J Balvin, “Baja Beach Fest is a vibe. This is the first time I’ve seen a Latin urban festival. It’s really cool, it’s a blessing to see all my colleagues and friends in one place.”
Founded by Chris Den Uijl and Aaron Ampudia in 2018, Baja Beach Fest is the epicenter of a global music phenomenon. Expanding from one to two days and tripling the number of performing artists, the 2019 festival sold out less than one week after on-sale.
Credit for all photos goes to Baja Beach Fest, unless otherwise specified.
Ozuna, musica urbana’s breakout star, proved his live prowess as he closed out the night with an epic performance
J Balvin brings the vibras with an electrifying set
Puerto Rican urbano artist Brytiago lights up the night sky
The Argentine rapper/singer brings her “Emo Club” Tour to Rosarito
Fans pose in front of an inflatable version of BBF Day 2 Headliner Bad Bunny
The Beach Fest crowd at night
The view from the main stage: the Pacific Ocean and an ocean of fans
DJ Luian warms up the afternoon crowd
An aerial view of the festival grounds before gates opened
Baja Beach Fest Founders Chris Den Uijl (left) and Aaron Ampudia (credit: Koury Angelo)
When Ozuna and Mark B sang “El día está pa’ playa y arena, la vamos a pasar muy bien” in 2016, they very well may have been foreseeing the launch of the Baja Beach Fest two years later. After a remarkable inaugural year, Baja Beach Fest is back for its sophomore year, celebrating the Latin community, beach vibes, and young Latin trap/reggaeton music. The first and only festival of its kind –– Baja Beach Fest Fest is held on the sand of the oceanfront resort of Rosarito, creating an all-encompassing experience of music and coastal feels. It was imagined into existence by two friends, Chris Den Uijl and Aaron Ampudia, and dedicated to the local community who wanted to bring the world’s most streamed artists together for a weekend of music. 2019 sees the festival expand to two days in August and promises headlining performances from Nicky Jam, Bad Bunny, J Balvin, and the first-ever festival appearance by Ozuna.
Check out more photos on the BBF Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bajabeachfest