La Linea 2023: London’s Latin Music Festival returns this Spring

La Linea 2023 will take place from April 21 to May 7 featuring music from Brazil, to Colombia to Mexico.

London’s Latin Music Festival La Linea is returning this Spring featuring a lineup of international stars and emerging talent from across the diverse Latin music scene.

La Linea 2023 will take place from April 21 to May 7 across some of London’s most iconic music venues including the Jazz Cafe in Camden and Rich Mix in Bethnal Green.

The festival will kick off with a concert from three-time Latin Grammy winning Peruvian singer Susana Baca.

Rising Brazilian rapper and star of hit Netflix documentary Amar Elo, Emicida will celebrate the rich legacy of black Brazilian culture with a show at the Barbican.

Award-winning Brazilian quintet Alvorada will perform at La Linea 2023. Credit: SuppliedAward-winning Brazilian quintet Alvorada will perform at La Linea 2023. Credit: Supplied
Award-winning Brazilian quintet Alvorada will perform at La Linea 2023. Credit: Supplied

The Barbican is also set to host seven-time Latin Grammy winning Uruguayan singer Jorge Drexler who won an Oscar in 2005 for ‘Al Otro Lado Del Rio’, a song which he wrote for the film The Motorcycle Diaries.

Other acts featured in the line up include the groundbreaking British-Colombian ensemble Mestizo, who combine Colombian traditions of currulao, cumbia and salsa with London’s rap verses, British diaspora music and jazz improvisation.

Star of Netflix documentary Amar Elo, Emicida.  Credit: SuppliedStar of Netflix documentary Amar Elo, Emicida.  Credit: Supplied
Star of Netflix documentary Amar Elo, Emicida. Credit: Supplied

The New Regency Orchestra will return to the festival to perform at Colour Factory, while Rich Mix is set to showcase LGBTQ+ rights activist Alex Etchart debuting their band Vientos.

Award-winning Brazilian quintet Alvorada will be joined by Brazilian mandolin virtuoso Marco Ruviaro for a special show celebrating the music of Pixinguinha at SOAS Brunei Gallery Theatre.

Dynamic Son Jarocho group Chapulines will bring an evening of Mexican and Latin party sounds to AMP Studios mixing traditional Mexican music with Caribbean and rumba grooves.

Tickets are on sale now and available from www.lalineafestival.com

La Linea 2023 will take place from April 21 to May 7.La Linea 2023 will take place from April 21 to May 7.
La Linea 2023 will take place from April 21 to May 7.

Full festival line up.

Susana Baca

Friday April 21

Jazz Café

Theatre En Español: Chica Charcos ‘Con Katiuskas y a lo loko’

Saturday April 22

Rich Mix

Grupo Luma

Political Song in Latin America - Chile 50

Saturday April 22

Rich Mix

New Regency Orchestra

Saturday April 22

Colour Factory

Alvorada + Marco Ruviaro (The music of Pixinguinha)

Wednesday April 26

SOAS Brunei Gallery Theatre

Morgan Szymanski

Thursday April 27

SOAS Brunei Gallery Theatre

Emicida

Thursday April 27

Barbican

Duarte

Saturday April 29

Rich Mix

Jorge Drexler

Monday May 1

The Barbican

Alex Etchart & Vientos + Sagrada Familia + Popola / Ivicore

Thursday May 4

Rich Mix

Chapulines + Sabor a Mi + Movimientos DJs

Friday May 5

AMP Studios

Mestizo

Sunday May 7

Village Underground