Festival NRMAL has long been the black sheep of Mexico’s vibrant live music landscape — first emerging as a party for Monterrey’s esoteric indie kids and now as the country’s foremost D.I.Y. and experimental music spectacle. Yet even after expanding and relocating to Mexico City in 2015, the festival’s mission has remained constant in its commitment to artists and movements rising outside the mainstream gaze and fostering spaces for challenging art to thrive and inspire.
On Saturday, Festival NRMAL adds another chapter to its impeccable curatorial track record with a 10th anniversary celebration, featuring headlining performances by Death Grips, Mazzy Star and Spiritualized. While these exciting bill toppers are expected to dazzle Mexico’s underground cognoscenti, NRMAL’s devoted community of fans will quickly inform you the weekend’s true treasures are usually printed in smaller fonts.