DEPARTURE Festival in Playa Del Carmen announces the programming of phase 2
Pollen Presents, The Brooklyn Mirage and The Cityfox Experience team up for the first time to present DEPARTURE, a five days and nights travel experience in Playa del Carmen, Mexico, January 6-11, 2022. Showcasing a personalized mirage and two other unique stages, this creative innovation will host performances from the biggest international names in electronic music, as well as a fully immersive production created by the team behind the beloved New York venue. The Brooklyn Mirage and event curators The Cityfox Experience, the new experience represents an exciting new addition to the dance music calendar.
The programming of phase 2 of DEPARTURE.
DEPARTURE’s Phase Two lineup adds even more global talent to an already strong lineup, with highly anticipated performances from the Berlin-based South Korean dance icon Peggy Gou, American techno number Maceo Plex, Swedish producer and founder of Drumcode Records Adam beyer, seasoned German artist Sven Väth, and legendary Iranian-American house and techno DJ and producer Dubfire among the highlights. He understands & ME, Adam Port, Carlita, Cassy, Ilario Alicante, Joseph Capriati, Layla Benitez, Mason Maynard, Mind Against and Recondite, as well as the Swiss-Chilean DJ and producer Luciano, the Italian world ambassador for techno Marco carola, acclaimed London duo Dusky, Southern California singer Anabel Englund, and more.
This joins a range that already includes Black coffee, former RA # 1 Dixon and his long-time partner and collaborator moi for a special B2B set, Belgian techno sensation Amelia Lens, festival pillars and Mirage favorites Seth Troxler and the Martinez brothers, and Damien Lazare” return to his spiritual home in Mexico. Michael Bibi, Solardo and CamelPhat represent the vibrant tech house sound of the UK, as well as Andhim, DJ Tennis, Jamie Jones, Lee Foss, Matthew Dekay, Monolink, Nicole Moudaber, Nora in Pure, Sama ‘Abdulhadi, Stephane Bodzin, and the zombies in Miami.
The place of the festival.
Brooklyn Mirage, Cityfox, and Pollen Presents production credentials do not need to be featured; while fans heading to Playa del Carmen in January can expect to experience a newly designed Mirage in sunny Riviera Maya. This location, along with two additional new construction spaces, will be custom designed and built for DEPARTURE participants, making it a unique and exclusive experience for all participants.
Throughout the five mystical days of DEPARTURE, participants will be treated to more than 12 hours of marathon musical madness on five stages. Viewers will be mesmerized and speechless as they spend their days and nights grooving in front of rare pairs of underground purveyors, experiencing truly unique moments that will last a lifetime. There are endless possibilities for musical magic and unique stage collaborations.
All of this will take place at a series of luxury hotels, including The Grand Hyatt, The Thompson, The Hilton, Panama Jack and Yucatan Resort, all of which will serve gourmet food and drinks. The unique experience eschews the larger crowds for something much more intimate, combining the stress-free environment of high-end travel with the thrill and adventure of a one-of-a-kind festival.
Participants will be escorted from their hotels to the exquisite locations of DEPARTURE, which will be completely closed to the public for ultimate privacy. The entire Playa del Carmen beach and hotel strip will transform into DEPARTURE’s exclusive Saturnalia, with bespoke stages and poolside parties.
Activities other than dancing and partying.
In addition to music, visitors to Mexico can rejuvenate each morning with daily yoga and meditation at the oceanfront Grand Hyatt, swim in each of the hotel pools, and dine through the gourmet dining options. Daily excursions including cenote tours, boat parties, scuba diving, jet skiing, ruins hike, and more, are available for purchase.
The bright yellow sands and azure sea of Playa del Carmen, perched on the Caribbean coast of Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula, make it an ideal destination for winter sun. Guests will have five different hotel options within a short drive of Cancun International Airport, with options to suit all budgets.
Visit pollen.co for more information about the event, including payment plans, package upgrades, and FAQs.