Electronic music, live bands, jazz, hip-hop, latin rock and funk in November:
- “Music para el pueblo, caridad para el mundo.”
“Music for the people, charity for the world” – it is with great excitement
that WSF Productions announces the 2002 ACA World Sound Festival, which will
take place November 1-3, 2002 in Acapulco, Mexico. ACA 2002 is the most
anticipated event in Latin America. AWSF 2002 will be co-produced by World
Sound Festival (WSF) Productions and En Vivo, which is co-owned by Televisa
and Clear Channel.
“We are very excited about our partnership with En Vivo and how amazing and
eclectic this festival will be, setting a new standard for world-class
events,” comments Michael Hahn, executive producer of the AWSF. With their
expertise, AWSF will become “a global experience uniting the world through
In November 2000, the first annual ACA World Sound Festival brought magic to
Acapulco in a setting that was nothing short of paradise. 75 DJs and live
acts (including Moby, Carl Cox, LTJ Bukem, Poncho Sanchez, et al.) kept five
stages and 60,000 people dancing for three unforgettable nights. The spell
of the moon, the breeze of the ocean, and the dazzling array of talent,
costumes and light set a new standard for festivals all over the world.
ACA reverberated long after the music stopped. True to their word, the
festival donated $120,000 USD of the proceeds to build a kindergarten in a
low income community of Acapulco, fund a home for orphans of AIDs victims
and restored sight, through surgery, to more than 100 people.
The ACA World Sound Festival 2002 will be even more spectacular than its
predecessor. This year, the talent will reflect a truly global range of
musical stars and styles. The first two days of the festival will take
place on five stages constructed on the beach near Barra Vieja. The third
night of the festival moves into the city, with a set of after parties at
two of Acapulco¹s best clubs, Palladium and Enigma.
While AWSF 2000¹s focus was on electronic music, this year¹s line-up, while
remaining true to its electronic roots, will include live bands, jazz,
hip-hop, latin rock and funk.
The Main Stage will feature international live acts such as Beck with the
Flaming Lips, Kinky, Resorte and DJs Sasha & Digweed, Jimmy Van M., Sander
Kleinenberg, DJ Dan, Christopher Lawrence, Lee Burridge and Martin Parra.
On the Jazz Stage, Los Amigos Invisibles, Jose Padilla, Gilles Peterson,
Jason Bentley, Soulstice, Buscemi and Ruisort will perform.
The Million Wishes Stage will include an eclectic array of performances by
Ozomatli, Orishas, DJ Craze, WishFM, Mark Lewis, Misstress Barbara, Angela
Flame, Donald Glaude, Danny Rampling, Pacou, Nopal Beat and Nazca.
Confirmed performers on the House Stage include special extended sets with
Deep Dish and Danny Tenaglia, as well as, performances by Danny Howells,
Behrouz, Marques Wyatt, Steve Lawler, Max Graham, Julius Papp, Nordic Trax
and Astral Tiger.
The Psycho Solar stage will create a tribal community with its hypnotic
rhythms featuring performances by Infected Mushroom, Vatos Locos, D-Tek &
Dr. Panic, Vazik, Tyrone and Xibalba.
As if you need an excuse to bop down to Acapulco in November, this gives you a great one.