The inaugural Festival Electrica is set to take place at the USS Iowa Battleship grounds in Los Angeles, California on Saturday August 21, 2021, from 2PM – midnight. The event is a celebration of Hispanic Music & Culture featuring multiple stages, cultural food, bodegas, art, and first-class entertainment. The USS Iowa Battleship will serve as a backdrop for the historic event. The 887 ft. battleship will be highlighted with laser projection mapping and the night will be closed out with fireworks.
The diverse Hispanic lineup has been put together by Los Angeles based Obscr Thoughts and includes Los Tucanes De Tijuana, La Santa Cecilia, Kinky, Vampiro, Tapy Quintero, 8KALACAS, Suenatron, Tropa Magica, Sola Records All-Stars, Nortec Collective: Bostich + Fussible, El Dusty, ETC!ETC! (with a special curated cumbia set), Javiera Mena, GEO (with a Quinceañera set), Porter, DJ RMora, Javi Lozano, Vanessa Zamora, and DJ Machete. The event is hosted by Raul Campos and Pili Montilla.
The USS Iowa Battleship grounds will have two stages of music and will feature local Hispanic art, cultural food vendors, bodegas, 21+ areas, roaming entertainers, stilt walkers and other surprises to be found.
The founder of Obscr Thoughts, Joe Leyva is a long-time Mexican Los Angelino whose vision for the Hispanic community is about connecting the roots of Hispanic culture for the LA masses. “My vision is to unite and proudly share a wide range of Hispanic musical styles that represent Latinos and give new acts the exposure to the masses”, said Joe Leyva