“ExpressArte brings to Glastonbury the most unexpected and unique performace”

Haggis McLeod – Theatre and Circus Area Organiser at Glastonbury Festival

“ExpressArte brings to Glastonbury the most unexpected and unique performace”

Haggis McLeod – Theatre and Circus Area Organiser at Glastonbury Festival





Working as a coordinator of Europe’s largest Latin American Festival, Carnaval del Pueblo, ExpressArte founder, Alejandra Cuesta first saw the need for Latin American arts promotion in the UK. She saw that not only were Latin Americans looking for a way to express themselves and their culture in the UK, but that Europeans were also embracing all things Latin American and actively seeking it out. This realisation, combined with Alejandra’s passion for the arts, sparked the first flame from which ExpressArte was ignited. Now in its 8th year, ExpressArte has been involved in some of the most ground breaking Latin American events that the UK has seen to date.



• Since 2011, the ExpressArte team have consulted for the ‘Common Area’ at the Glastonbury Festival.

• Initially starting with a small Latin American village, the festival now boasts an entire Latin American area with a Maya Temple based on an archaeological zone in Mexico.

• The Latin American area showcases musicians, DJs, graffiti artists, dancers and cinema from all over Latin America.

• In 2015, ExpressArte realised the dream of bringing the Voladores de Papantla to Glastonbury.  Performing their ancient Mesoamerican ritual of spinning in the air from a thirty-meter pole, whilst playing flutes and pounding drums, the Voladores opened Glastonbury in front of a crowd of 25,000 people.

• ExpressArte have been pioneers in the introduction of Latin American bands and DJs to Glastonbury. These acts include, Nortec Collective, Bostish and Fussible, Los de Abajo, The Wookies, Mexican Dubwisers and Agrupación Cariño among others.



• ExpressArte provided consultancy to the British Museum for their Day of the Dead event in 2009.

• A Day of the Dead parade was performed all around the museum grounds.

• The event was such a success that the museum reached capacity and had to close its door; something never seen before in the history of the museum.



• In 2012, ExpressArte worked as the general coordinators of the Latin American Parade of the Olympic Games.



• ExpressArte’s Alejandra Cuesta was the general coordinator of the Carnaval del Pueblo, the largest free Latin America event in Europe, with over 100,000 attendees.

• Hundreds of Latin American artists both local and international were brought to perform over the four years that the event took place in London.

• ExpressArte also project managed the History of the Carnaval del Pueblo events, funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund.



• ExpressArte is a proud consultant for the Lukas Awards, Europe’s most important awards celebrating the spirit of Latin American, Spanish and Portuguese Music, Dance, Arts and Sports.



• ExpressArte has organised a number of different events and festivals in the UK promoting Latin American culture and traditions. These include the Latidos Festival, Mexico’s Day of the Dead and Independence Day parties and a colourful Circus Party.