A report by Leila Cobo for Billboard.
In what could be one of the most ambitious A-list lineups in recent memory, Justin Timberlake, Ricky Martin, Maluma, Carlos Vives, Wisin, J Balvin, Nicky Jam and Juan Luis Guerra have been announced to headline the upcoming Festival Presidente in Dominican Republic.
The fest, which takes place November 3-5 at Felix Sanchez Olympic Stadium, is now in its 22nd edition. Sponsored by Dominican Republic’s Presidente Beer, it has long been known for bringing top-tier Latin acts to the fray. But since 2014 it has also incorporated big international acts into its roster, beginning that year with Bruno Mars.
This year’s fest, which is shaping up to be the highest-profile in recent memory, will also feature performances by Wisin, Zion y Lennox, Ozuna, Farruko, Bad Bunny and Bryant Myers, among others. Aside from Guerra, other local acts slated to perform include Chiquito Team Band, Mozart la Para and El Lápiz Conciente.
The fest is produced by promoted by Pablo Pou of Pav Event in association with LIVE STYLE. The company also owns and stages Barbarella and Electric Paradise, two major EDM fests in Dominican Republic.