Barrio Loco brings you some badass bass music to soak up into your soul with Hip-Hop, Garage, Bass & House. Venues include; Poco Loco, the all-new house and techno stage Vamos and spontaneous street parties!
Barrio Loco’s story…
Barrio Loco is a district of Latino celebration. With its carnival atmosphere and the residents’ sense of passion, it is a coming together of neighbouring cultures, traditions may not be the same but spirits born of spice and fire are. Those in Loco look out for each other, community here is valued above all else.
As a daughter of the district Comrade Jose’s ascent to power in 2014 was met with celebration throughout, she had become the mother of all nations of Boomtown. She was a symbol of hope and prosperity for everyone, and finally her people would have a voice at the top at the Town Hall. Promises had been made during her campaign to direct much needed city funds to the streets and communities of Barrio Loco and a healthy period of rejuvenation was expected.
In 2015 the flames of enthusiasm were diminished as promises seemed to be forgotten. The only evident contribution from Comrade Jose to her district was a rich towering palace for herself, which is cruelly visible from as far as the eye can see. Whispers of dissent grew louder and louder, and the murals and tributes of Jose plastered on the walls and streets only served as a bitter fuel for the fast burning fire.
It is rumored that it is in the heart of Barrio Loco where the Masked Man was first being harboured and many of the original members of the revolutionary army were recruited residents from this brooding district.