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FESTIVALS IN THE SOUTH AMERICA
COUNTRY:  ARGENTINA
                                                                                                                             bue-festival Festival Name:     Bue Festival
            
Year Established:    2004 - present

Venue:
       Club Ciudad de Buenos Aires

Month Of The Festival:
 
November
        
Genre Of Music:
 
Rock, Alternative, Dance,
Punk, Indie, Folk, Electropop
, World Music
                
Previous Featured Artist's:  The Strokes, Arctic Monkeys, The Killers, Bjork, Beastie Boys, Daft Punk, Kings Of Leon, Elvis Costello, Massice Attack  

For More Info:   Click here.
                            
Other:  The festival goes for two days and is held during the
first week of November.
 
                                                                                                                            cosquin-rock Festival Name:     Cosquin Rock
            
Year Established:    2001 - present

Venue:
       Córdoba

Month Of The Festival:
  
February
        
Genre Of Music:
 
Rock, Alternative, Indie  

Official Website:   http://cosquinrock.com/
                                                                                                 
Interesting Fact:
 The 2009 event was headlined by Deep Purple.

Other:  The festival lasts for up to 3 days and up to 150,000 people attend each year.
                                                                                                                            pepsi-music-fest Festival Name:     Pepsi Music Festival
            
Year Established:    2003 - present

Venue:
       Buenos Aires

Month Of The Festival:
 
September/October
        
Genre Of Music:
 
Rock, Alternative, Indie, Argentine Rock, Pop
                
Previous Headliner's:   The Hives, Motley Crue, Dave Matthews Band, Marilyn Manson, Black Eyed Peas, Iggy & The Stooges, Megadeth, The Offspring 


For More Info:   http://www.pepsimundo.com/argentina/pepsimusic/
                                                                                                 
Other:
  The event last for up to 10 days and has previously attracted up to 200,000 people to the festival in that time.

Other:
                                                                                                                            personal-fest Festival Name:     Personal Fest
            
Year Established:    2004 - present

Venue:
       Club Ciudad de Buenos Aires


Month Of The Festival:
 
November/December  
        
Genre Of Music:
 
Rock, Alternative, Indie, Dance, World, Reggae, Punk, Folk
                
Previous Featured Artist's:   Jesus & Mary Chain, The Offspring, Bloc Party, Kaiser Chiefs, Mars Volta, R.E.M., Happy Mondays, Cypress Hill, New Order, Madness, Ian Brown, Good Charlotte, Simple Minds, Primal Scream, Blondie, Morissey, Duran Duran, Pet Shop Boys, PJ Harvey, Snoop Dogg


Official Website:   http://personalfest.com.ar/
                            
Other:   The festival is a two day event and attracts up to 55,000 people.
                                                                                                                            quilmes-rock Festival Name:     Quilmes Rock
            
Year Established:    2002-04, 2007 - present

Venue:
  Various venues including 
Ferro Stadium and River Plate Stadium


Month Of The Festival:
 
  April
        
Genre Of Music:
 
Rock, Alternative, Indie, Pop, Argentine Rock
                
Previous Headliner's:  Radiohead, Kraftwerk, Iron Maiden, KISS, Aerosmith, Ozzy Osbourne, Korn, Lenny Kravitz, The Offspring, Placebo


For More Info:   http://www.quilmes.com.ar/
                                                                                                   
Other:    The festival runs for four days during April.
COUNTRY:  BRAZIL                                                                                                                             rock-in-rio-brazil
Festival Name:
    
Rock In Rio
            
Year Established:    1985, 91', 2001, 2011
(The Rock In Rio festival also host versions of the event in Portugal and Spain)

Venue:
       Rio de Janeiro

Month Of The Festival:
 
September/October
        
Genre Of Music:
 
Rock, Pop, R&B, Metal, Dance
                
Previous Featured Artist's:  

Rock In Rio 1 (1985) -
AC/DC, The B52's, The Go-Go's, Iron Maiden, James Taylor, Ozzy Osbourne, Queen, Rod Stewart, Scorpions, Whitesnake, Yes

Rock In Rio 2 (1991) -
A-Ha, Billy Idol, Colin Hay, Faith No More, George Michael, Guns N' Roses, Happy Mondays, INXS, Jimmy Cliff, Joe Cocker, Judas Priest, Megadeath, New Kids On the Block, Prince, Run DMC, Santana

Rock In Rio 3 (2001) - Britney Spears, Dave Matthews Band, Deftones, Foo Fighters, Guns N' Roses, Iron Maiden, James Taylor, Neil Young, 'N Sync, Oasis, Papa Roach, Queens Of The Stone Age, Red Hot Chili Peppers, R.E.M., Sting, Sheryl Crow, Silverchair


Official Website:   http://rockinrio.com.br/
                                                                                                 
Interesting Fact:
 During the first edition of the festival in 1985, up to 1.5 million people attended over the 10 day event. The McDonald's Franchise sold 58,000 hamburgers in a single day, which was a Guiness World Record.

Other: The fourth edition of Rock In Rio will be held during September 23-25, 30th and October 1-2, 2011.
COUNTRY:  CHILE 
                                                                                                                            vina-del-mar-fest Festival Name:  Viña del Mar International                                          Song Festival
            
Year Established:    1960 - festival

Venue:
       Viña del Mar

Month Of The Festival:
 
Usually February
        
Genre Of Music:
 
Rock, Pop, Salsa, Folk, Merengue, Reggae
                
Previous Featured Artist's:  Air Supply, The Police, Eddie Money, Andy Gibb, Neil Sedaka, Gloria Gaynor, Mr Mister, Sheena Easton, Earth Wind & Fire,
Simply Red, Franz Ferdiand, Nelly Furtado
  
                                                                                                 
Interesting Fact:
 To many, the festival is considered the most important event in Latin America.

Other:    For more information on the Vi
ña del Mar Festival, click here.
COUNTRY:  COLUMBIA
                                                                                                                            rock-al-parque Festival Name:     Rock al Parque
            
Year Established:    1995 - present

Venue:
       Bogotá

Month Of The Festival:
   Early July 
        
Genre Of Music:
 
Rock, Salsa, Jazz, Hip-Hop, Opera
                
Previous Featured Artist's:  Fear Factory, Suicidal Tendencies, Bloc Party, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Paradise Lost, Carcass 

Official Website:   http://rockalparque.gov.co/
                                                                                                 
Interesting Fact:
 The festival is considered to be the largest of it's kind, as the event entry is "free of charge'.

Other:   The 2004 festival attracted more than 400,000 people.
COUNTRY:  DOMINICAN REPUBLIC                                                                                                                            musica-latina-fest
Festival Name:
    
Festival Presidente de la                                            Musica Latina
            
Year Established:    1997 - present

Venue:
   Olympic Stadium, Santo Domingo

Month Of The Festival:
 
  October
        
Genre Of Music:
   
Latin Music
                  
Official Website:   http://festivalpresidente.com.do/
                                                                                                    
Other:    The festival is hosted over three days, usually in October.
COUNTRY:  ECUADOR                                                                                                                            quito-festival
Festival Name:
    
Quito Festival
            
Year Established:    2003 - present

Venue:
      Parque Itchimbia, Quito

Week Of The Festival:
   
December
        
Genre Of Music:
 
Metal, Hardcore, Punk
                
For More Info:   http://quitofest.com/
                                                                                                 
Other:       The event has attracted up to 80,000 people.
COUNTRY:  MEXICO                                                                                                                           monterrey-metal-fest
Festival Name:
  
Monterrey Metal Fest
            
Year Established:    2004 - festival

Venue:
       Monterrey, Nuevo León 

Month Of The Festival:
   
Time of year varies
        
Genre Of Music:
   
Heavy Metal
                
Previous Featured Artist's:   Twisted Sister, Quiet Riot, Obituary, Motorhead, Hatebreed, Dokken, Children Of Bodom 

Official Website:      http://mmf.com.mx/
                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                          vive-latino-festival Festival Name:     Vive Latino
            
Year Established:  1999-2001, 2003 - present

Venue:
       Mexico City

Month Of The Festival:
 
Time of year varies   
        
Genre Of Music:
 
Rock, Ska, Reggae
                
Previous Featured Artist's:   The Mars Volta, Los Lobos, The Magic Numbers,     The Wailers, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Reel Big Fish, Marky Ramone  

Official Website:       http://vivelatino.com.mx/
                             
Other:    The festival runs for 1 or 2 days, depending on the number of acts booked for the event. The Vive Latino event has a vast array of Mexican,
Latin and Spanish groups of many genres. 
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