HOCO Fest — a boutique festival held annually at the historic Hotel Congress — strives to showcase innovative talent while celebrating the vibrant and unique culture of the borderlands.  Taking over the cultural heart of downtown Tucson for five days, the festival presents a genre-spanning musical lineup as well as an array of guest lectures, workshops, clothing and record fairs, pool parties, and experimental afterparties, all set within southern Arizona’s majestic desert.

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HOCO Fest 2018 featured on The Portable Infinite

S.H.I.T., BLVC SVND, Gnarface, JSNMSK + More Added to Tucson's HOCO Fest (Aug 29-Sept 2)

HOCO Fest 2018 featured on Consequence of Sound

HOCO Fest 2018 featured on Resident Advisor



"Presenting some of the world's premier experimentalists alongside local favorites and a few more conventional festival acts, HOCO lured to the desert a large and diverse audience"
- Resident Advisor

"The lineup suggests a conscious attempt to appeal to a more experimentally-minded crowd.”
- Tiny Mix Tapes

"When we heard Ascetic House was hosting a series of “guerrilla club nights” (read: ripping after-hours parties) at Tucson’s HOCO Fest, we asked an obvious question: Does anyone want to make us a mix?"
- Self-Titled Mag

Listed on Pitchfork’s 2017 Guide to Festivals

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