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Lil Wayne, Future and more headlined the emerging Mala Luna Festival’s second go-round in San Antonio.

Flashback to the inaugural Mala Luna Festival taking place just last year in San Antonio, TX. There was a pretty perfect balance of classic artists, and upcoming artists featured on the bill. Performers included Kaskade, Travis Scott, Young Jeezy, Steve Aoki, Khelani, and more. All of which, you could say, bring a good variety of vibes to the stage. Taking place on Halloween weekend, too, of course, makes this event a unique one. G-Eazy performed as The Joker, and thousands of fans came in some costume.

This year, Mala Luna returned to San Antonio, TX for the second year at a new venue, and rather than having everything on one stage for two days, there were two stages for two days. This year’s lineup was just about as balanced as last year, featuring some of the most upcoming artists out, and throwing some all-time greats in here and there as well. The legends this year, though, blew last year’s event away.

Lil Wayne, one of the more influential rappers in history, headlined day one of the festival. This was huge…not only for the festival, but for everybody there. Wayne is one of those artists that you just never know if you’re going to see him live because, well, he’s Wayne. He doesn’t have to tour; he doesn’t have to do a consistent amount of shows. He’s been in this game for so long and to see him headline a festival in San Antonio is somewhat wild.

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Wiz Khalifa

This was undoubtedly a night to remember as he performed all the old hits and gave 25,000 people that Wayne performance they’ve been waiting for since they heard their first Wayne bars. Performing just before Wayne, though, was another top-tier artist, Wiz Khalifa. He charismatically stepped out on the stage smoking six joints at one time, most likely his strain of weed, KK, ever so nonchalantly.

Day 2 consisted of the throwback artists, including Trae Tha Truth, Borgore, and Afrojack, and then ended the night with Migos and Future as the headliner. Pulling 25,000 people each day, one can only imagine how crazy things got for Migos, and then Future following up right after. Both festival days closed out seamlessly having these artists as headliners, and the festival made sure there was no overlapping of sets by having these two stages.

From the looks of it, Mala Luna is here to stay, and it’s going to continue to top the year before. But this is honestly to no surprise, considering its curators, ScoreMore, have brought JMBLYA to Dallas and Austin for the past five years. These festivals just stand out as THE Texas festivals you HAVE to attend at least once. Who knows what these festivals will turn into, but we do know that they can get only bigger and better.

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Playboi Carti

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Slim Thug

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Ugly God

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Future

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Maxo Kream

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Xavier Omar

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