Music festival

Alice in Chains and Faith No More come to Chile for Maquinaria

The second installment of the world-class music festival will take place in Santiago this November, with two stages dedicated to rock and an indie music tent.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011  
Grunge band Alice in Chains has confirmed its attendance at Maquinaria. (Photo: Capital M/Flickr) Grunge band Alice in Chains has confirmed its attendance at Maquinaria. (Photo: Capital M/Flickr)

Music fans throughout Chile are gearing up for Santiago's second Maquinaria festival, due to rock the capital this November.

The massive music event will be headlined by legendary U.S. rock band Alice in Chains, who will be joined by big names like Megadeth, Stone Temple Pilots, Chris Cornell, Faith No More and Snoop Dogg.

Maquinaria will have alternating performances on two rock stages, along with a tent for indie and electronic music. Some of the other international acts appearing at the event include Primus, Sonic Youth, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Tiga and Gui Boratto. They will share the stage with a number of popular local groups and solo artists including DJ Matías Aguayo, pop singer Francisca Valenzuela, hip-hip collective Movimiento Original and rock band The Ganjas.

Last year the inaugural version of the festival proved a huge success, featuring stellar acts like Incubus, Linkin Park, The Pixies and Queens of the Stone Age, who performed in front of thousands of satisfied music fans.

The festival is part of a broader trend that is seeing Chile emerge as a major destination for world-class music events.

Earlier this year, the Chilean capital hosted the first ever Lollapalooza festival outside of the United States, which attracted over 100,000 attendees from all around the world. Organizers have announced that the event will return to Chile in 2012 with another enviable list of performers including Kanye West, Jane's Addiction, The Flaming Lips and Deftones.

Maquinaria will take place on November 12 and 13 at Santiago's Club Hípico racetrack. General admission tickets cost CLP35,000 (US$75) for a single day and CLP60,000 (US$129) for a two-day pass. VIP tickets, which provide access to a lounge area and “chill out” zone with food, drinks and other exclusive services cost CLP60,000 (US$129) for a single day or CLP100,000 (US$214) for a two-day pass. Tickets can be purchased through PuntoTicket or SoldOut.

Go to the festival's website for more information (in Spanish).