Ciudad Emergente: Buenos Aires’ Underground Culture Festival

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Ciudad Emergente (Emerging City), a festival dedicated to underground art and music has become one of Buenos Aires’ most anticipated yearly events for teens and 20-somethings.

The sprawling Usina del Arte is the newest setting for this festival which used to be held in the upscale Recoleta neighborhood but now has more an ’emerging’ energy in the neighborhood of La Boca.

Read about La Boca’s interesting anarchist history ➡

Underground Arts & Music in Buenos Aires

The festival hosts dozens of live national and international bands, a variety of DJ and VJ performances, comedy, poetry and art exhibitions, including demonstrations of Buenos Aires’ famous street art.

Visitors can also browse magazines, download free music and see a series of documentaries put together by the Buenos Aires International Independent Film Festival (BAFICI).

Ciudad Emergente now pulls over 300,000 yearly visitors and the festival’s surprise appearances are highly anticipated.

Travelers over 25 have no need to worry about feeling out of place – in Buenos Aires you’re allowed to consider yourself  ‘young’ until well into middle age.

Ciudad Emergente Festival Stage

Ciudad Emergente 2022

September — no exact date announced yet
Usina del Arte
Av. Pedro de Mendoza & Caffarena
La Boca

• All events are free

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