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Tamale Festival Full Lineup of Performers

The City of Indio is pleased to announce the full program of music and experience at the 29th Annual Indio International Tamale Festival in Downtown Indio. Music highlights include La Sonora Dinamita, Tijuana Panthers, Banda Arkangel, The Red Pears, Thee Midniters and Sweet & Tender Hooligans “the ultimate Smiths & Morrissey Tribute Band.”

New to this year’s festival is the Guinness Certified World’s Biggest Bounce House from Big Bounce America, an over 13,000 square foot structure that towers at 32 feet tall. Featuring climbing towers, basketball hoops, slides, ball pits, confetti cannons and a DJ, children and adults alike can enjoy its incredible maximalism.

Appearing for the first time at Tamale Festival is a stacked bill of luchador wrestling, featuring 6-matches per day of high-flying athletics. Enjoy the wrestling while sipping on a wide selection of gourmet micheladas curated by Michelada Rumble.

Tamale Festival also features a 3,600 square foot roller rink with skates available for both adults and children. Alf Alpha’s Super Sonido Sistema brings the energy to the rink, delivering a skate party filled with music and dance.

The talent of the region finds its stage at Tamale Festival. This year’s festival showcases some of the Coachella Valley’s rising stars in DannyLux, Giselle Woo & The Night Owls and Israel’s Arcade, among others.

Also returning are everyone's favorite carnival rides, providing hours of entertainment for the entire family.

Over the first weekend of December, the reimagined festival is set for Saturday Dec. 4 from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., and Sunday Dec. 5 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and will bring in tens of thousands of food lovers, and hundreds of vendors.

The Tamale Festival will be held in Downtown Indio (100 Civic Center Mall).

Admission is free and all ages are welcome.

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