The BPM Festival, which stands for “Bartenders, Promoters, Musicians” was created in 2008 and held in Playa del Carmen, Mexico until 2017 as a post-New Year’s gathering of industry professionals. During that time it had grown to a ten-day festival with a 70,000+ global gathering of DJs, producers, revelers and industry professionals. A must for any music lover with a discerning taste for quality underground dance music, BPM parties were hosted during the day and night at multiple venues throughout the beach resort town.
In 2013, The BPM Festival won ‘International Festival’ from the DJ Awards in Ibiza and in 2016 was nominated by International Dance Music Awards for ‘Best Music Event’ for a third year in a row. In addition, The BPM Festival won “Best Festival” in the EMPO Awards in 2015 with a nomination in 2016.
Since its inception in 2008, The BPM Festival has expanded its footprint on the global dance scene and hosted several one-off events in leading dance music hotspots including Bali, Barcelona, Beirut, Brazil, Dubai, Ibiza, Mykonos, New York City, Toronto, and the Zurich Streetparade, where it had it’s own BPM float in 2017 and 2018.
After ten years, The BPM Festival announced its first expansion event with The BPM Festival: Portugal, and will host its third edition this September 12-15, 2019 in Portimão, Portugal. Following its European debut, The BPM Festival: Portugal was nominated in the 2018 Iberian Festival Awards in three categories: Best Major Festival, Best New Festival and Best Lineup. Lineup + festival passes: www.thebpmfestival-europe.com
Newly announced for 2019, The BPM Festival will hold its first event in Israel for The BPM Festival: Tel Aviv on September 30.
Beginning a new chapter in 2020, The BPM Festival revealed its new winter home on the Gold Coast in Tamarindo, Costa Rica from January 15-19, 2020. Surrounded by national parks with an abundance of lush jungles and white sand beaches complemented by warm blue water and breathtaking sunsets, the surfing town and beyond offers the perfect opportunity to explore the natural beauty of Costa Rica.