Support for LAist comes from
We Explain L.A.
Stay Connected

Share This

This is an archival story that predates current editorial management.

This archival content was written, edited, and published prior to LAist's acquisition by its current owner, Southern California Public Radio ("SCPR"). Content, such as language choice and subject matter, in archival articles therefore may not align with SCPR's current editorial standards. To learn more about those standards and why we make this distinction, please click here.

Arts and Entertainment

Wango Tango in Da House

Before you read more...
Dear reader, we're asking you to help us keep local news available for all. Your financial support keeps our stories free to read, instead of hidden behind paywalls. We believe when reliable local reporting is widely available, the entire community benefits. Thank you for investing in your neighborhood.
5b2bfde74488b3000926da9a-original.jpg

With all the hoopla surrounding this weekend’s Coachella Festival, LAist almost forgot to mention another upcoming music fest: 102.7 KIIS-FM’s Wango Tango on Sat., May 6 at the IrvineVerizon Wireless Amphitheatre. Now, we usually laugh at the lineup – think Hilary Duff and Jessica Simpson – but when we checked out this year’s schedule, we were kinda impressed.

Kanye West -- at the top of the game right now -- and Mary J. Blige are the headliners, but if this is your style of music, the other artists on the bill ain’t too shabby either: Ne-Yo, Rhianna, Nick Cannon and Daddy Yankee. And we have to admit, though Natasha Bedingfield tends to oversing on some of her tracks, we find her music catchy. Annoyingly so: “These words are my own/From my heart flow/I love you/I love you/I love you… oye vey.

Unfortunately, the Wango is sold out. If you really really want to go, try listening to KIIS this week to win tickets. But then again you’d have to endure Seacrest, Valentine or JoJo on the radio. So maybe Stub Hub or E-Bay are better bets – and a lot less annoying.