The Jaco Beach Music Festival will take place on Feb. 2, 2008 at the Finca Proyecto Garabu in Jaco Beach, Costa Rica. The main event will be a performance by reggaeton king Daddy Yankee as a part of his The Big Boss world tour.
Costa Rica Music — Daddy Yankee to play in Jaco
Guests can expect performances by a total of 30 national and international groups, 15 styles of music, 4 stages and 12 hours of non-stop music and activities. The organizers expect an attendance of up to 30,000 people, including about 2,000 tourists.
The theme of the concert is “A world without drugs,” with the goal of drawing children away from drugs and promoting other healthy activities. Some of the activities and features that will take place during the event include: a fashion show, breakdance competition between the best groups in Costa Rica, Oriental massage room, Arabic style tea room, Information center, Painting exhibit, Tattoo parlor, Beauty salon, Art Fair and a Climbing wall.
The first 6 hours will be open to all ages and dedicated to live performances by the main music groups, with the performance by Daddy Yankee scheduled for around 8pm. After midnight, only the 18 and over crowd is permitted to witness 6 more hours of performances by international DJs and laser light shows.
The presale tickets for the event cost $20 for general admission and $50 for VIP, and there is an extra $10 charge if purchase at the event. All of the proceeds will be dedicated to Jaco Lifeguards, Music School and the Garabito municipal band.
Tickets can be purchased at mundoticket.com or Servimas locations in Guadalupe, Alajuela, Curridabat, Heredia; Bansbach in San Jose or Escazu; Haagen Dazs in Escazu or Curridabat; or El Chunche office in Jaco. You can also purchase round trip bus tickets on Mundo Ticket from San José, Alajuela, Heredia, Limon, Quepos, Puntarenas, Santa Cruz y Liberia.
The following is a list of artists that have confirmed their participation in the event:
Stage 1: Daddy Yankee and other reggaeton groups
Stage 2: House, electronic and pop music:
DJ John Larner (U.S.A.)
DJ Asad Rizvy (UK)
DJ Braun (Czech)
DJ Lucas (Czech)
DJ Aaron Wells (U.S.A.)
DJ Eric Prestinary
DJ Melissa O
Stage 3: Indie, alternative, pop, R&B, soul, hip-hop, drum & bass and ethnic style music:
Stage 4 (VIP Lounge): Lounge, electronic and down tempo music:
Esteban Howell DJ
Lawrence Casal DJ
ESPI DJ (Spain)
|Written by Claire Saylor|
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Filed under: Costa Rican Music on January 24th, 2008