From winning Album of The Year with Mañana Sera Bonito at the 24th Latin Grammys to embarking on her first stadium tour in the United States and becoming one of the most streamed artists on Spotify, Karol G has made headlines throughout 2023. This year has been a turning point for the Colombian star, who cemented her place as one of the most prominent musicians in the Latin American musical scene. Recently, “La Bichota” — as she’s best known — painted her hometown, Medellín, pink with the Mañana Será Bonito Fest

Karol G brought the high-octane festival to her hometown in Colombia on December 1-2. The last time she took over the town was back in 2021 with her Bichota Tour. This time, however, she turned the two-day show into a festival. The event provided food services, cultural and entertainment spaces, and an interactive experience called “El Mundo de Carolina.” From beginning to end, the two-date show — which took place at the stadium Atanasio Girardot — was packed with colorful, eclectic energy and unforgettable surprises. 

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Painting Medellín Pink  

No place was more fitting for Karol G to conclude a successful year than her hometown, Medellín. The city served as the first stop for the Latin America leg of her tour, Mañana Será Bonito, which will run from February to May 2024. As a unique homage to her town and its people, the singer brought two shows in the shape of a “Fest,” as she calls it, making it the first time she implemented this concept. 

Although her shows are known for their high production level, Karol G took things to the next level. From the moment the festival doors opened at 10 AM, the audience had the chance to immerse into “El Mundo de Carolina,” a space filled with photo-worthy locations, interactive experiences, and games. The entire section was decorated in pink, with mermaids and animations, which are her latest album’s representative colors and designs. Fans waiting to enjoy Karol G’s performance in the evening could also ride a Ferris wheel and claim gifts from brands.

Fans Were in for a Ride

Nevertheless, none of the fest’s surprises prepared fans for Karol G’s performance. As soon as she stepped on stage, the stadium was filled with the singer’s vibrant colors and music, setting the tone for a night of fun, catharsis, and incredible surprises. 

La Bichota opened the concert with “TQG,” her collaboration with fellow Colombian singer Shakira. The audience was euphoric, singing and dancing along to the lyrics. From beginning to end, the festival explored the singer’s discography, diving into her most recent and popular records such as “MI EX TENÍA RAZÓN,” “Tusa,” and “PROVENZA.” But the Colombian star also took a trip down memory lane with several early tracks including “A Ella” and “Mi Cama.”

On both dates, the artist allowed the audience to enjoy collaboration stages with several Latin American musicians. On the first day, she shared the stage with renowned bachata singer Romeo Santos to perform their track “X SI VOLVEMOS.” Karol also brought Puerto Rican rapper Young Miko on stage to sing “DISPO.” Fellow reggaeton stars Cris MJ and Ryan Castro made a cameo to perform “UNA NOCHE EN MEDELLÍN REMIX” and songstress Becky G took the stage for “Mami.”

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Mañana Será Bonito Fest

Day 1

For the second date, Karol G mixed things up, taking DJ Tiësto to perform “PROVENZA REMIX” and closing the concert with an upbeat EDM track. Day two of the Mañana Será Bonito Fest also featured a collab stage with Mexican star Peso Pluma, who performed “QLONA” alongside Karol G for the first time. Then, fellow Medellín musician Feid stepped up for “FRIKI,” a special performance that caused a frenzy among fans as both artists turned it into their own dance show. 

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A Love Letter To Fans 

Karol G concluded this two-day event by thanking her fans for their love and support. In an emotional speech, she expressed how proud she is of her origins and the happiness she felt performing in Colombia. “I know who we are, I know the type of people we are, the type of people that come from Medellín, from Colombia,” she said in Spanish. “[I know] how hard we work and that’s the only thing I want to present to the whole world, and [I want] Colombia to feel proud of what we have here.”

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Carolina Giraldo Navarro, best known as Karol G, has always taken pride in her country and culture. The first Mañana Será Bonito Fest was no exception. To show gratitude for the love and support she has received over the last 10 years of her career, the 32-year-old singer wanted everyone in Antioquia (the department Medellín belongs to) to enjoy the concert, rejoice with her songs and take part in the Mañana Será Bonito era. The artist let the municipalities across Antioquia enjoy the second day of the concert for free, setting up screens to broadcast the show in 23 public squares. Karol G wanted this event to encapsulate what it would be like to experience her concerts, and for the whole department to relive and resonate with the message of her record-breaking tour. 

From Colombia to the World

Mañana Sera Bonito Fest celebrated Karol G’s message of femininity, empowerment and starting all over again after letting go of the past. With the two-day event, the singer continues to break barriers in the industry and cement herself as a music powerhouse. She is also setting the tone for the Latin American leg of her tour, which will arrive in 15 cities, including Mexico City, Santo Domingo, Lima, Buenos Aires and Bogotá.

Needless to say, the festival marked the start of a new era. La Bichota made a statement about her influence, ultimately encapsulating the pride of being Colombian. And there’s no doubt that even after traveling around the globe, her home, Medellín, is always ready to welcome her with open arms.

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