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The BPM Festival Announces Dates for 2016

January 8-17, 2016 Playa Del Carmen, Mexico

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Super Early Bird 10-Day passes on sale Friday, July 17 at 5 pm EST / 6 pm EDT. Limited release.

Marking its ninth anniversary, The BPM Festival returns to Playa Del Carmen, Mexico on January 8-17, 2016. Kicking off the global festival calendar as the preeminent destination for dance music enthusiasts, The BPM Festival delivers an incomparable festival experience while providing the essential winter getaway along the picturesque Caribbean coastline. Stretched across ten days of continuous musical programming with an ever-growing calendar of events and roster of global talent, The BPM Festival continues to solidify its stature on the international festival circuit. New for 2016, The BPM Festival unveils the official BPM crest spotlighting the Black Jaguar in traditional mask form, as one of Mexico’s national animals. The Black Jaguar (also known as "panther") is an endangered species and a magical beast with mythology dating back to the Mayan and Aztec civilizations. BPM is spotlighting the plight of this iconic cat and supports big cat rescue from the tourism trade in Mexico. Last year’s programming showcased over 375 artists during 10 days and nights, with more than 60,000 attendees from over 60 countries descending upon the festival. A dance music affair like no other, The BPM Festival is the perfect kickoff to the year for industry professionals, artists, and fans of all forms of underground dance music. The BPM Festival offers festivalgoers an unmatched setting in Playa Del Carmen, amidst the scenic landscape of the Mayan Riviera. The cosmopolitan beach town is home to stunning beaches, breathtaking ecotourism sites and attractions, ancient archaeological wonders, and world-class nightlife. The BPM Festival official travel portal is powered by Orbitz.com to offer the absolute best prices for flights and hotels for traveling to Playa del Carmen, and will refund the difference for users who find a lower price. By booking through the festival, users can find the best, most direct flights available, see how far each hotel is from all the main festival venues, and utilize a travel portal help section that includes all the need-to-knows about traveling to Mexico. 

“The festival has managed to get bigger while still maintaining the special intimacy that it’s known for and in recent years has perfectly blended the swagger of the larger shows with the bedrock of underground support that has always defined the festival." — Mixmag

“BPM is officially a dominant node in the worldwide festival circuit.” — THUMP

”What makes The BPM Festival special? Imagine taking the magic of a summer in Ibiza and cramming it into ten straight days of house and techno in Mexico and you start to get an idea. Set in beautiful Playa del Carmen along the Caribbean sea, the festival is a little slice of paradise for underground dance music enthusiasts.” — Dancing Astronaut

“It’s important to be here because the rest of the world is here -- well, at least the connoisseurs of good music are here. It’s insane, everyone is basically here playing, it’s very important to be represented and to show the world what the good music is about.” — Joris Voorn

“What I see, is that it’s just not a regular festival. You can come here to either party or just vacation, or do both. You’ve got a lot of options. You’re in the sun and you’re in the heat. Again, we play many festivals around the world but you get everything at this one festival. BPM has done a really job of including almost everybody. It’s almost bad if you’re not playing BPM.” — Art Department

“If you’ve never been before and you like this style of music, this is definitely the place to come.” — Mark Knight

“This is going to be the Miami of the future. And BPM is now part of this, part of the culture of Playa Del Carmen. It’s incredible, and very special.” — Joseph Capriati

“The whole theme of BPM is the champion of the underground, that’s what people cherish. It was never about big theatrical events, pyrotechnics, stuff like that. It’s focused more about the music, and the social circle. I always get asked the question ‘Is Vegas the new Ibiza?’, well really no, Playa Del Carmen is almost Ibiza to an American audience.” — Pete Tong 

ARTIST LINEUP PRESS RELEASE

 

FEATURED ARTICLES

Reflecting on The BPM Festival: A utopian techno paradise | Jan 24.16 | Dancing Astronaut

Top 10 Sets You Should Have Seen at BPM Festival | Jan 24.16 | No Fear Of Missing Out

10 OF THE MOST UNFORGETTABLE MOMENTS OF BPM 2016 | Jan 20.16 | Mixmag

REVIEW: 7 Magical Reasons Why The BPM Festival is January’s Hottest Party | Jan 20.16 | FREE Williamsburg

See Marco Carola, Nicole Moudaber and More at The BPM Festival 2016: Exclusive Photos | Jan 19.16 | Billboard

5 Breakout Stars From The BPM Festival 2016 | Jan 19.16 | Pulse Radio

10 FOTOS VIBRANTES QUE MOSTRAM COMO FOI O BPM FESTIVAL 2016 | Jan 19.16 | Mixmag Brasil

7 HIGHLIGHTS OF THE BPM FESTIVAL... SO FAR | Jan 13.16 | Mixmag

LOS RESPONSABLES DEL BPM | Jan 05.16 | DJ Mag Latin America

EARMILK's guide to The BPM Festival 2016: Top 10 Showcases | Jan 04.16 | Earmilk

5 FEMALE ACTS THAT WILL TEAR UP THE BPM FESTIVAL THIS YEAR | Jan 04.16 | Pulse Radio

The BPM Festival Prepares for 2016's Underground Dance Marathon | Dec 18.15 | THUMP

FESTPOP AWARDS BPM BEST MUSIC FESTIVAL IN MEXICO | Dec 05.15 | Festpop

Resident Advisor's Top 10 January / February 2016 Festivals | Dec 02.15 | Resident Advisor

HECTOR SET TO LAUNCH NEW LABEL VL | Nov 24.15 | Mixmag

11 Warm Weather Music Festivals to Chase Away Your Winter Blues | Nov 13.15 | Fest 300

THE BPM FESTIVAL ESTARÁ MÁS QUE ESPECTACULAR EL 2016 | Oct 30.15 | DJ Mag Latin America

THE BPM FESTIVAL ANUNCIA PRIMEIRA FASE DO LINE UP 2016 | Oct 29.15 | Mixmag Brasil

14 Tracks That Ruled BPM Festival 2015 | Jan 20.15 | Beatport

Carl Cox Shares His Storming Set From 2015’s BPM Festival | Feb 13.15 | Beatport

Guy Gerber Shares His Hypnotic Set From BPM Festival | Feb 17.15 | Beatport

Soundtrack to The BPM Festival 2015 | Jan 10.15 | Dancing Astronaut

Five Surprises of BPM as the Fest Hits the Halfway Point | Jan 13.15 | THUMP

The BPM Festival 2015 Style Guide | Jan 15.15 | THUMP

Talking Heads : Getting Cozy with The BPM Mascots | Jan 22.15 | THUMP

The BPM Diary : Day 1 | Jan 10.15 | Mixmag

The BPM Diary : Day 2 & 3 | Jan 12.15 | Mixmag

The BPM Diary : Day 4 | Jan 13.15 | Mixmag

The BPM Diary : Day 5 | Jan 14.15 | Mixmag

The BPM Diary : Day 6 | Jan 15.15 | Mixmag

The BPM Diary : Day 8 | Jan 17.15 | Mixmag

The BPM Diary : Day 9 & 10 | Jan 19.15 | Mixmag

 

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