The O2 Announces First Latin Music Festival
Latin music stars Juan Luis Guerra, Juanes and David Bisbal and Colombian newcomer Sebastián Yatra are scheduled to perform at London arena The O2’s first Latin-focused festival.
Hola! London, set for July 22, will feature free music stages and a Latin and Spanish food stands outside of the arena. The O2 has partnered with London Latin concert promoter Como No to produce the festival.
“London has a huge and growing Latin American community,” the Hola! London organizers said in a press release. “With the increasing impact of Latin artists on the musical world and the desire for more Latin music experiences, The O2, in association with Como No, launch this new event that celebrates the river of Latin music that runs through the heart of London.”
The O2, where upcoming events also include concerts from Bruno Mars, Ed Sheeran and Metallica, has posted a notice on its website advising concertgoers that enhanced security procedures are in place at the venue. Police evacuated the tube station next to the arena on Wednesday (March 22), when a suspicious package was reported following the attack in Westminster. The station was closed for a short time before getting the all-clear from police, according to London's Daily Express.