Playa Del Carmen drone
Playa Del Carmen drone

Departure 5-day festival Playa Del Carmen announced by Brooklyn Mirage

  • The innovative Brooklyn Mirage is heading to Mexico for an epic five-day experience from January 6-11, 2022
  • It will feature the best underground electronic music talent
  • A newly designed Mirage venue on the beach will be created, plus two additional custom venue creations accessible only at Departure, created by the team behind the legendary Cityfox Experience, luxury accommodations.

Pollen Presents, The Brooklyn Mirage, and The Cityfox Experience have teamed up to present Departure, a five-day and five-night travel experience taking place in Playa del Carmen, Mexico, from January 6 to 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.

The lineup

The first phase (phase 2 is now available here) of Departure’s lineup features a diverse group of international stars. South African house legend Black Coffee, former RA #1 Dixon and his long-time partner and collaborator Âme for a special B2B set, Belgian techno sensation Amelie Lens, and a slew of other superstars will be performing. Michael Bibi, Solardo, and CamelPhat represent the UK’s vibrant tech house sound, while festival stalwarts and Mirage favorites Seth Troxler and The Martinez Brothers performance. Damian Lazarus returns to his spiritual homeland of Mexico, with special performances from a number of the world’s top musicians. Nora en Pure, Nicole Moudaber, Jamie Jones, Lee Foss, DJ Tennis, Andhim, Matthew Dekay, Monolink, Stephan Bodzin, Sama’ Abdulhadi, Zombies in Miami, and many more are among the stars set to perform on the Mayan Riviera in January. Expect one-of-a-kind performances to match the extraordinary settings, as well as a slew of exciting new names and collaborations in Phase 2.

Departure Playa Del Carmen
Departure Playa Del Carmen

The new Mirage venue

Fans visiting Playa del Carmen in January can expect to discover a new Mirage in the Mayan Riviera sunshine, thanks to the production credentials of The Brooklyn Mirage, Cityfox, and Pollen. 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. Humans have been celebrating the earth’s revolution around the sun since the beginning of time, and this cycle of new beginnings is inextricably linked to our circadian rhythm and the natural world’s cadence. Departure marks the end of this cycle.

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.

Experience to have in Mexico besides the festival

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.

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

In terms of music and travel, Departure sets a new bar. It’s a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to witness once-in-a-lifetime performances in unrivaled settings, with the world’s leading names in house and techno collaborating with North American behemoths.

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