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The Beach is Calling! 13 of The BPM Festival's Most Buzzworthy Events

Escape the cold this winter by heading to the beautiful beaches of Playa del Carmen, Mexico for the 10th anniversary of theThe BPM Festival!

The BPM Festival has become an exclusive music destination with its events spanning across 10-days and 10-nights in one of Mexico's most beautiful beach side destinations. With over 100 artists announced and 80 showcases, The BPM Festival highlights some of the most sought after talent in house and techno. Expect to find fans with a deep knowledge of electronic music as tastemakers from all over the world descend on the beach town for a musical getaway.

In preparation for the 10-day music marathon, we've decided to share our picks for the most talked about parties happening in the Rivera Maya this January 6th-15th!

January 6th


Kicking off The BPM Festival is much anticipated ANTS showcase, featuring leader Andrea Oliva going b2b with Davide Squillace for a set that is going to be a guaranteed heater. With Jooris Voorn and Matthias Tanzmann on support with the help of Francisco Allendes and SecondCity, ANTS is set to kick of the week with a cracker of a party!


Get ready to (D)ANTS with this exclusive podcast from Andrea Oliva for The BPM Festival!

January 7th

All Day I Dream

With the music flowing all day and all night, there's plenty to day dream about with the soothing melodic techno of Lee Burridge, HOJ, and Lost Desert. At The Martina Beach Club located at the edge of the Caribbean shore line, you decompress from the stress of the real world with uplifting sounds of All Day I Dream.


Navigate the dreamscape with Lee Burridge for this specially curated podcast for The BPM Festival!

Ya'ah Muul I

At night, leave the beach for The Jungle for the first big banger of the 10-day festival featuring techno royalty Carl Cox's return to Playa for Ya'ah Muul. With a huge outdoor venue set in a jungle location, The BPM Festival's Ya'ah Muul parties offer a larger festival experience for moments when you want to step away from the traditional club scene. With Art Department, Steve Lawler, and Victor Calderone bringing the heat, be ready to watch the sunrise because you won't be getting any sleep.


January 8th

Music On

Marco Carola, Paco Osuna, and Apollonia head back to The Jungle for one of the most anticipated showcases of the festival. Music On head-honcho Marco Carola who is well known for his marathon sets is leading the charge with heavy beats that are sure to keep this party banging all night long.


January 9th


Carl Cox is bringing some of Intec's best with a label showcase that is guaranteed to fill a room. Hosted by The BPM Festival's largest club venue, Blue Parrot, Carl Cox is kicking of Monday night with a heavy shot of adrenaline that will keep the up-tempo atmosphere going all week long.


January 10th

DIYNAMIC in The Jungle

King of the Jungle, Solomun is bringing his special DIYNAMIC brand to the to Playa to give a taste of Ibiza to the western hemisphere. Featuring live performances from Kollektiv Turmtrasse and Stimming, as well as support from Adriatique, DIYNAMIC in The Jungle is a party to see or be seen.


January 11th

Apollonia: All Day Long

The boys of Apollonia are going b2b2b for a day party that will keep the vibes low key. When you need a break from the late nights, catch Apollonia as they bring their deep record collections and party atmosphere to the beach for a mid-week party that we'll keep you daytime groovin'.


January 12th


Perhaps one of the biggest parties of the festival, Jamie Jones' Paradise brand is bringing in a stacked lineup for a Thursday night banger. Featuring some of the world's top-ranked DJs including Jackmaster, Skream, Nicole Moudaber, and Danny Tenaglia, Paradise is bringing a mix of old school and new school that will please purists everywhere. With support from Hot Creations artists Richy Ahmed, wAFF, and Patrick Topping, this Paradise is going to live up to its reputation.


January 13th


SCI+TEC label boss Dubfire is bringing his special live hybrid performance to The BPM Festival for a night of darkness. Offering some of the heaviest beats techno, specialists like Pan-Pot, Chris Liebing, and Tiga will bring their immersive sounds with some of the best production equipment on the market, including Richie Hawtin's famous Model 1 mixer.


January 14th

The Bunker

New York's The Bunker is bringing the hottest names in underground techno to Salón Salsanera for an intimate experience that will give you some serious street-cred. Detroit-native Mike Servito had a massive 2016 after being featured on some of the year's most talked about performances, including a b2b performance with good friend The Black Madonna at Dekmantel last summer.


Ya'ah Muul II

What could be better than b2b2b with Seth Troxler, The Martinez Brothers, and Loco Dice? Not a helluva whole lot. For it's closing Jungle party, Ya'ah Muul is finishing off with a big banger of a finale with an incredibly stacked list of artists. With support from Guy Gerber, Kenny Glasgow, and the lovely Lauren Lane, be sure to put on your good shoes because you'll be dancing until dawn.


January 15th

Playa Hearts

The sounds of the desert are gonna hit the beach as Desert Hearts bringing transformative playa-tech sounds with the help of Rodriguez Jr. and Desert Heart staples Mikey Lion, Lee Reynolds, and Porkchop. As one of the final day parties of the festival, Playa Hearts is finishing off BPM with uplifting sounds that will help that will make re-entry into the real-world a little more palatable.



Spain's famous elrow brand is heading south to Mexico for a special themed party that will take you on a journey. Known for their focus on art and decoration, expect his Psychedelic Trip to be full of sights and sounds that are out of out of this world. With two secret guests going b2b for the headliner spot, elrow is teasing fans to join the fun with mystery performers. As the final celebration to wrap up over 10 days worth of sights and sounds of the Rivera Maya, elrow promises to leave you in a state of ecstasy.


Commitment can be scary, but with 3, 7, and 10 day wristbands that get you in to every party, The BPM Festival is one romance that won't cheat. Grab your wristbands at The BPM Festival!

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