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Sunday March 30, 2014

Arcade Fire Headlines Mexico’s Vive Latino Festival

Arcade Fire Headlines Mexico’s Vive Latino Festival

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The performance of Canadian alternative rock band Arcade Fire became the most anticipated and celebrated show on the second day of the Vive Latino festival at this capital’s Foro Sol concert venue, where also taking the stage were outfits like the Spanish indie group Love of Lesbian and Australian electronic band Cut Copy.

During the hour and a half of the Canadians’ concert, which brought down the curtain on Friday night’s performances, they rocked the audience with numbers like “Reflektor” from their most recent, like-named album, as well as older hits such as “Rebellion (Lies)” and “The Suburbs.”

High-energy vocalistas Win Butler and Regine Chassagne came on earlier, he dressed in garb that recalled a skeleton and she with flowers in her hair like legendary painter Frida Kahlo. The two frequently thanked the audience in Spanish for its devotion.

Though the Foro Sol never drew a completely full house, this was the concert that attracted the biggest audience, some 35,000 people.

Throughout the day other groups made their appearances like Australia’s Cut Copy, which offered numbers from their latest album “Free Your Mind,” as well as the Spaniards Love of Lesbian, which also debuted at this festival, considered Latin America’s most important.

The 15th Vive Latino festival kicked off Thursday and for the first time will span four days, during which time 173 bands from different parts of the world will perform.

The concerts most looked forward to are those by the Puerto Rican hip hop band Calle 13 and Mexico’s Los Tigres del Norte, which will bring norteño rhythms to a festival increasingly open to a wide variety of pop styles.

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