The 5th Annual BPM Festival - 30-12-11/08-01-12 - Playa del Carmen, Mexico

Words by: Stephen Flynn
Posted: 23/11/11 10:13

The 5th Annual BPM Festival - December 30, 2011 – January 8, 2012 - Playa del Carmen, MexicoPlaya del Carmen might sound like an unlikely venue for a 10 day dance-music soiree, yet the setting for the 5th annual BPM Festival is anything but. Further evidence of dance music's far-reaching, (and indeed, global appeal), the burgeoning Mexican resort will play host to a number of the scene's leading lights this coming December; with over 100 DJ's and live acts showcasing their wares. 

From a label perspective, the line-up resembles a mini-Miami of sorts, with Minus, Cecille, Desolat and Culprit amongst those present. On a more commercial tip, Toolroom Knights and Hed Kandi will also be making their presence felt: further indication indeed of the similarities between this and its Miami 'semi'-equivalent.

The action kicks off on the 30th December with the opening night's festivities encompassing the Air London crew, who've cannily drafted in both Simon Baker and Kate Simko as their particular headline acts. The impressive line-ups are then scattered all over the next week-and-a-half, (and with over 40 individual parties vying for your custom), patrons will be left with no shortage of enviable choices either.

Our prime festival pick however, is Circo Loco's New Years Eve showdown between Danny Tenaglia and Luca Bacchetti: the combination of old vs. new-school sure to act as an appropriate soundtrack with which to toast in 2012. Elsewhere, Damian Lazarus' 'Rebel Rave' party will be transformed in to a 'Rebel Cave' in a move befitting of its unique setting, before the dancing marathon comes to a halt on the 8th January courtesy of Russ Yallop, Danny Daze and more, who'll be spearheading Hot Creations' Mexican charge.

The 5th Annual BPM Festival - December 30, 2011 – January 8, 2012 - Playa del Carmen, Mexico
Friday 30th , December 2011 Saturday 31st , December 2011
Sunday 01st , January 2012 Monday 02nd , January 2012
Tuesday 03rd , January 2012 Wednesday 04th , January 2012
Thursday 05th , January 2012 Friday 06th , January 2012
Saturday 07th , January 2012 Sunday 08th , January 2012
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