Bad Moon Rising
Update: Mala Luna Music Festival revealed more names for the 2016 lineup on August 19. Additional artists include Lil Uzi Vert, Lil Yachty, Jacquees, G Herbo, Sango, Lunice, Kranium, and Sammy. San Antonio artists that have been put on the bill include IVY, Vi$ion, Greg G, Mitch James, KWYK, and Phillip Wolf. The article has also been updated to reflect a change in ticket prices.
San Antonio's newest music festival is dropping more than just beats. On Wednesday, Mala Luna unveiled the date, location, and headliners for its inaugural event.
Mala Luna Music Festival ("bad moon" in Spanish) will take over the Lone Star Brewery on Halloween weekend, October 29-30. The two-day festival will feature some of the buzziest names in EDM and hip-hop, with Kaskade, Travis Scott, G-Eazy, and Steve Aoki headlining. The festival teased the lineup with these four artists, but more artist announcements will follow.
Mala Luna is helmed by ScoreMore Shows, the Austin-based event promoters behind the JMBLYA festivals in Austin and Dallas. The group has also brought big-time artists like Kendrick Lamar, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Wiz Khalifa, and Chance The Rapper to venues across Texas.
In honor of San Antonio's giving spirit, Mala Luna will donate a portion of ticket proceeds to Network for Young Artists, a local nonprofit that provides kids with affordable music lessons. A few lucky students will get to perform at the fest too.
Tickets for Mala Luna go on sale Monday, August 8, at 10 am; two-day passes cost $119 and VIP passes are $159. A limited amount of presale tickets will be up for grabs online August 5-7.