DEPARTURE Festival in Playa Del Carmen announces phase 2 lineup

Phase Two includes &ME, Adam Beyer, Adam Port, Cristoph, Ilario Alicante, Joseph Capriati, Luciano, Maceo Plex, Marco Carola, Mind Against, Recondite and more.

Pollen Presents, The Brooklyn Mirage, and The Cityfox Experience team up for the first time to present DEPARTURE, a five-day and night travel experience in Playa del Carmen, Mexico, from January 6-11, 2022. Featuring a custom build mirage and two further unique stage builds, this innovation in creativity will host performances from the leading international names in electronic music, as well as fully immersive production created by the team behind New York’s beloved venue The Brooklyn Mirage and event curators The Cityfox Experience, the new experience represents an exciting new addition to the dance music calendar.

DEPARTURE’s Phase 2 lineup.

The DEPARTURE phase two lineup adds even more global talent to an already strong lineup, with highly anticipated performances from Berlin-based South Korean dance icon Peggy Gou, American techno act Maceo Plex, Swedish producer and Drumcode Records founder Adam Beyer, veteran German artist Sven Väth, and legendary Iranian American house and techno DJ and producer Dubfire among the highlights. It includes &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 global ambassador of techno Marco Carola, acclaimed London duo Dusky, Southern California vocalist Anabel Englund, and more.

This joins a lineup that already includes Black Coffee, former RA #1 Dixon and his long-time partner and collaborator me for a special B2B set, Belgian techno sensation Amelie Lens, festival stalwarts and Mirage favorites Seth Troxler and The Martinez Brothers, and Damian Lazarus‘ return to his spiritual home of Mexico. Michael Bibi, Solardo, and CamelPhat represent the UK’s vibrant tech house sound, as well as Andhim, DJ Tennis, Jamie Jones, Lee Foss, Matthew Dekay, Monolink, Nicole Moudaber, Nora en Pure, Sama’ Abdulhadi, Stephan Bodzin, and Zombies in Miami.

DEPARTURE Festival phase 2 lineup
DEPARTURE Festival phase 2 lineup

The festival’s venue.

The production credentials of Brooklyn Mirage, Cityfox and Pollen Presents need no introduction; as fans heading to Playa del Carmen in January can expect to discover a newly designed Mirage in the Mayan Riviera sunshine. This venue, along with two additional new venue space build outs, will be custom designed and built for those attending DEPARTURE, making it a one-of-a-kind and exclusive experience for all in attendance.

Throughout DEPARTURE’s five mystical days, attendees will be treated to more than 12 hours of marathon musical madness on five stages. Onlookers will be spellbound and slack-jawed as they spend their days and nights grooving to rare pairings of underground purveyors, experiencing truly unique moments that will last a lifetime. There are endless possibilities for musical magic and one-of-a-kind on-stage collaborations.


All of this will take place in a string of luxury hotels, including The Grand Hyatt, The Thompson, The Hilton, Panama Jack, and Yucatan Resort, all of which will serve gourmet food and beverages. The unique experience eschews larger crowds for something far more intimate, combining the stress-free environment of high-end travel with the thrill and adventure of a one-of-a-kind festival.

Attendees will be escorted from their hotels to DEPARTURE’S exquisite venues, which will be completely closed off to the public for the ultimate in intimacy. The entire strip of Playa del Carmen beach and hotels will transform into DEPARTURE’s exclusive, saturnalia, complete with custom-built stages and poolside day soirees.

Activities besides dancing and partying.

Aside from the music, visitors to Mexico can rejuvenate each morning with daily yoga and meditation at the beachfront Grand Hyatt, swim laps in each of the hotels’ pools, and dine their way through the gourmet food options. Daily excursions, including cenote trips, boat parties, scuba diving, jet-skiing, hiking in ruins, and more, are available for purchase.

The bright yellow sand and azure sea of Playa del Carmen, perched on the Caribbean coast of Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula, make it an ideal winter sun destination. Guests will have five different hotel options within a short drive of Cancun International Airport, with options for all budgets.

Visit pollen.co for more information about the event, including payment plans, package upgrades, and FAQs.