London’s O2 complex has seen some pretty amazing concerts and events play out under its lights since opening their doors in 2007. Originally built and opened in 1999, the improved dome-shaped venue has seen U2 play on its roof, the Olympic torched passed through its doors during the 2012 games, and even saw James Bond do his best Humpty Dumpty impression down the side of it in 1999’s The World Is Not Enough. On July 22, the famous venue will make history by welcoming its first Latin-focused music festival.
Announced on Thursday, the one-day festival named Hola! London, will welcome some of the biggest recording artists in the vibrant world Latin music for “a celebratory day of music, dancing and street food.”
Latin music stars including Juan Luis Guerra, Juanes, David Bisbal and Colombian newcomer Sebastián Yatra will all be performing inside the venue. There will also be a Spanish and Latin American-themed food fair taking place outside with free music stages and activities for the entire family taking place throughout the day. The O2 will be co-producing the event alongside the London-based Latin concert promoter, Como No.
The event’s page on the O2 website goes into further detail about the excitement over the venue’s first ever Latin festival.
“London has a huge and growing Latin American community," says the announcement on the website. "Fans of Latin, tropical, salsa, urban and dance music can enjoy a full day of high energy vibrant performances for one incredible day and night - all under one roof.”
Tickets for Hola! London will go on sale starting next Wednesday, March 29 at 10 a.m., and can be purchased by clicking here.