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.
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“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