As its ten-day, ten-year anniversary festivities hit full stride, The BPM Festival announced plans to expand the BPM brand globally with two new festivals in Brazil and Portugal in 2017.
The BPM Festival: Brazil will be taking place this spring, from April 28 – May 1, 2017 in the picturesque beach resort towns of Praia Brava, Itajai and Balneário Camboriú with Brazilian partner Gustavo Conti, owner of highly acclaimed Warung Beach Club. The open-air venue, famous for its golden sunrises, has been consistently ranked in the top 25 in the DJ Mag Top 100 Clubs poll and is often cited as one of the “best clubs in the world” by many of the world’s most renowned underground DJs.
Across the pond in Europe, The BPM Festival: Portugal will be held in an untapped beach region in September 2017. The festival will be partnering with Will Gregory with more details to be announced.
Since The BPM Festival’s inception in 2008, the simple idea of friends dancing on a sandy beach in winter, sparked by Co-Founders and Directors Craig Pettigrew and Phillip Pulitano has ignited the international dance music scene on the Mayan Riviera in Playa Del Carmen, Mexico over the last ten years. Both co-founders reflected on the festival’s growth and the influence it extends in kicking off each new year as it looks towards global expansion.
“BPM’s organic growth over the last 10 years speaks to the integrity of the artists and the music that we present. We’re proud to have launched a dozen plus DJ careers and be a stand out platform for quality underground music. We are looking forward to expanding our vision and festival family aesthetic to Brazil and Portugal ” said Craig Pettigrew.
Phillip Pulitano continued, “after 10 years of honing our craft, we’re ready to take our grand show on the road. We hope to continue our commitment to diverse and forward-thinking lineups and expand to new territories and show the beauty of the different countries to our international fans who are the true techno tourists.”
For more info about breaking news and lineups for BPM global events, stay tuned to www.thebpmfestival.com and all the social media channels.
The BPM Festival 10th Anniversary: Live Streaming on Facebook Live, BE-AT.TV, Ibiza Sonica Radio and Ibiza Global Radio
The BPM Festival is proud to partner with and welcome back Be-At.TV for the fifth consecutive year as it will be bringing select parties direct from the beaches of Playa del Carmen, Mexico to global audiences. Over the course of the 10 day festival, Be-At.TV will be streaming live video and audio from 17 day and night events and broadcasting over 90 artists sets from the world’s biggest underground DJs, label showcases, party brands and next breakout stars. Worldwide dance music fans will be able to enjoy the best music and experiences live and on-demand from wherever they are in the world in High Definition and across any mobile, desktop or internet enabled TV device. Be-At.TV brings the fiesta to you! For live stream broadcast schedule, visit Be-At.TV.
This year it’ll be even easier for fans to watch their favorite artists because, in addition to streaming sets on The BPM Festival’s Facebook Live, YouTube, Daily Motion and BE-AT.TV, all artists will be broadcasting their sets to their own Facebook pages. The massive scope of this year’s distribution will ensure that music lovers all over the world who can’t physically attend will still be able to enjoy the festival’s massive 10 year anniversary.
BPM is always a big celebration and annual industry get together where DJs and artists really bring their A game. Highlights from the first weekend include the January 7th’s Mixmag Presents Ya’ah Muul party with Carl Cox (who famously closed down Space Ibiza with an historic BE-AT.TV broadcast back in summer) as well as Steve Lawler, Shaun Reeves, Acid Mondays and Victor Calderone.
The full schedule is attached but expect nothing less than the best from the likes of Solomun, The Martinez Brothers, Lee Burridge, Apollonia, Technasia, Chris Liebing, Lee Foss, Hector, Santé, Sidney Charles, De La Swing, Andrea Oliva, Carl Craig, Daniel Bell, Stacey Pullen, Kenny Larkin, Joris Voorn, Matthias Tanzmann, Davide Squillace, Richy Ahmed, wAFF, Adriatique, Kollektiv Turmstrasse, Lee Foss, Kidnap Kid, Ellen Allien and many many more.
The final day will feature unforgettable closing parties from elrow and BPM’s own signature event This Is The End on January 15th with Lauren Lane, Jesse Calosso and the Lisbona Sisters.
Also returning for its fifth consecutive year, Ibiza Sonica Radio joins The BPM Festival as an official media partner with 24-hour dedicated coverage for the duration of the festival, listen at IbizaSonica.com. Live audio streaming will also be aired from select parties through Ibiza Global Radio, listen at IbizaGlobalRadio.com.
Check out all the techno adventures and get a behind the scenes look through BPM’s own Snapchat Spectacles!
Festival News: The Social Mexico and Colombia adds The Martinez Brothers, Art Department, Loco Dice, Paco Osuna and more
The Social Festival Colombia and Mexico reveal new names joining Nic Fanciulli and Carl Cox this March 17-18th 2017 for their inaugural venture into Latin America.
World-class international DJs Guy Gerber, The Martinez Brothers, Loco Dice and George Fitzgerald have all been revealed in addition to the highest caliber of house and techno: Paco Osuna, Hector, Harvard Bass and Stacey Pullen. The list of Ibiza veterans continues with Art Department and D’Julz, a cast from the pinnacle of the game ensuring neither party drops a point below peak-time.
This new wave of talent is sure to compliment founder and front-man for the festival, Nic Fanciulli who plays with compadre Carl Cox for a throwback throw-down to their team-up at Space Ibiza’s final fiesta. Reconstructing the award-winning boutique atmosphere of The Social Festival in the UK, the line-up reflects the close-knit circle around Fanciulli. This formula is a winning one for its family ethics, a brotherhood perfectly expressed in the flying out of Mark Fanciulli too.
The festivals will also seek to shine a light on Latin America’s flourishing and vivacious club culture. Confirming Mexico City’s astounding, high-capacity venue Arena Cuidad de Mexico, and with Bogota still to be announced, The Social’s Latin American editions look set to captivate a new audience as a standout name on the global festival circuit.
The BPM Festival 2017 is proud to announce over 80 showcases and more than 460 artists for its tenth anniversary edition in Playa del Carmen, Mexico this January 6-15, 2017. The showcases are comprised of the world’s most sought-after party brands, highly respected record labels and uniquely produced signature events. From year to year, The BPM Festival continues to assert itself as the ultimate festival experience for underground dance music fans, industry professionals, and artists from around the globe.
Introducing a new signature event for its 2017 edition, The BPM Festival presents Solamente with The Martinez Brothers on January 11, 2017. Bringing back the art of DJing, where DJs performed marathon sets, The Martinez Brothers will take fans on a musical journey from open to close. This first annual Solamente event will see the New York duo as the only artist billed for the night, giving them the opportunity to demonstrate their true DJing mastery and musical programming behind the decks for an 8+ hour set.
For official set times, festival map, late-breaking news and pop-up parties — download the official The BPM Festival Mobile App, now available for iPhone and Android. Get the app now to receive special guest DJ announcements during the festival, plus a handy event scheduler, BPM Radio featuring exclusive DJ mixes from BPM artists, weather forecasts, and a convenient Get Tickets feature to purchase tickets to the festival.
As anticipation builds for The BPM Festival, the festival is announcing a new series of global pre-parties titled ‘Vamos A La Playa.’ Taking place during the month of December and early 2017, join The BPM Festival on dancefloors in Brazil, Canada, and the United States with performances from longtime BPM favorites – Hector and Stacey Pullen.
Select individual event tickets are now on sale with full showcase lineup announcements and other breaking news occurring daily. Be the first to know exclusive showcases and party details by following The BPM Festival’s official Snapchat account for exclusive sneak peeks at lineups, artist takeovers, and behind-the-scenes looks (add @TheBPMFestival here).
The BPM Festival passes (3-day, 7-day, and 10-day) and single event tickets are on sale now while supplies last via www.thebpmfestival.com/tickets.
The BPM Festival 2017 – Vamos A La Playa Global Tour Dates
December 26 Toronto, Canada @ NEST with Stacey Pullen
December 30 El Paso, Texas @ 301 with Hector
December 31 Las Vegas, NV @ MNTRA Presents with Hector
January 1 Toronto, Canada @ NEST with Hector
January 5 Itajai, Brazil @ Warung with Hector
January 7 Jaguaruna, Brazil @ Warung Presents at Place Beach Club with Hector
Happy Holidays from Bronze Whale and The Odds! We have the final track off The Odds x Bronze Whale Million EP is here. “Mercy” is the endcap to this triad of emotional out pouring of songs. After the fan favorite “Best” reached number one on Hype Machine, and the nearly seven minute underground opus of “Call Me Out” hit commercial popularity. “Mercy” is a return to pop future bass style with all the trappings of radio hit or a new festival anthem. As The Odds and Bronze Whale wrap up their year with this tune you can look forward to more hits from each artist in 2017.
‘X : 10 Years of The BPM Festival’ Compilation Album mixed by Hector, Vamos A La Playa Tour + Vatos Locos @ The BPM Festival on January 14
Celebrating its tenth anniversary in Playa del Carmen, Mexico this January 6-15, 2017, The BPM Festival is very excited to announce ‘X : 10 Years of The BPM Festival’ compilation album mixed by Vatos Locos head honcho and Mexico’s own son Hector. As the second compilation album released by The BPM Festival, this very special release will highlight key players from the festival’s decade long history including Carl Cox, Dubfire, Jamie Jones, Jonny White, Josh Wink, Nicole Moudaber, and The Martinez Brothers, plus tracks that stood the test of the time and soundtracked the days and nights festival-goers danced upon the beaches of Playa del Carmen and exclusive VL Recordings and 8bit Records tracks from Andrea Oliva, Hector, Marco Carola, and Timo Maas.
“’I feel extremely honored to have compiled and mixed ‘X’ to celebrate 10 years of The BPM Festival. Featuring exclusives and classics from artists close to the festival’s heart, this compilation will raise money for local charities to thank the community for playing host to one of the world’s best festivals for a decade.” — Hector
Presenting a new series of signature pre-parties around the globe, The BPM Festival presents the Vamos A La Playa tour headlined by Hector. With stops in Brazil, Canada, Colombia, and the United States, BPM and Vatos Locos fans can experience BPM party vibes before the grand 10th anniversary celebration in Playa del Carmen this January.
With Hector, founding his Vatos Locos party brand at The BPM Festival 2015, hosting his VL Recordings label launch at his 2016 Vatos Locos BPM party, and playing the festival for the fifth consecutive time this coming January, The BPM Festival is proud to have an artist it has seen grow and develop into one of the underground’s most sought-after DJs and one of its most devoted BPM familia members help commemorate the anniversary milestone occasion with ‘X : 10 Years of The BPM Festival’. All profits from the release will be donated to local charities in thanks for the support of the local community in hosting The BPM Festival for the past decade including El Cineclub, Interplaya, Onca Maya, Sistema DIF Municipal De Solidaridad, Tortugaton, and Sos El Arca. A true opportunity to give back to the local community, limited edition copies will be available in Playa del Carmen at Spinny Grooves, where Hector will be signing copies for a special release party on January 13 between 6-9pm (20th Avenue between 10th Street and 10th Street Bis Norte), The BPM Store (La Playa and 28th Street in Aldea Thai Plaza) and at BPM pop-up shops at daytime venues.
Vatos Locos will celebrate its third annual showcase at The BPM Festival 2017 for a full-blown daytime showdown at the Blue Parrot with Chad Andrew, David Gtronic, Hanfry Martinez, Hector, Javier Carballo, Mahony, Pinto, Randall M, Seb Zito, Sece and very special surprise guests on Saturday, January 14. Hector will be announcing the special guests via his socials throughout the lead up to the festival.
‘X : 10 Years of The BPM Festival’ is out on CD on January 6, 2017 and digitally on Beatport January 14, 2017.
The BPM Festival presents Vamos A La Playa Tour with Hector
December 28 San Luis, Colombia @ Open Air
December 29 Bogota, Colombia @ Baum Club
December 30 TBA @ TBA
December 31 Las Vegas, NV @ MNTRA Presents
January 1 Toronto, Canada @ NEST
January 5 Itajai, Brazil @ Warung
January 7 Jaguaruna, Brazil @ Warung Presents at Place Beach Club
January 14 Playa del Carmen, Mexico @ Vatos Locos at The BPM Festival 2017