The BPM Festival: Costa Rica has announced the phase two lineup (check phase 1) for its highly-anticipated 15th-anniversary edition, which will take place in the picturesque beachside town of Tamarindo from January 12th to 18th, 2022. The renowned event, which is known for hosting top-tier underground talent in house and techno, will welcome over eighty new artists to its week-long event. For those looking to attend the colossal celebration, 7-day and 3-day weekend festival passes are on sale now here.
EDIT: The festival has been canceled due to new Covid-19 regulations by the Costa Rica Government. The full press release can be found on The BPM Festival wesbite.
Art Department‘s special reunion set with Jonny White and Kenny Glasgow, as well as AMÉMÉ, Audiofly, Birds of Mind, Diplo, DJ Minx, DJ Tennis, Marco Faraone, m.O.N.R.O.E., Pablo Ceballos, Stefano Noferini, WhoMadeWho (live), Yulia Niko, and many others, have been added to the lineup. These revered talents will be joining industry tastemakers including the likes of Carl Craig, Dubfire, Hernan Cattaneo, Jamie Jones, Loco Dice, Luciano, Matthias Tanzmann, Michael Bibi, Nicole Moudaber, Paco Osuna, Ricardo Villalobos, and Rony Seikaly.
Newly-added showcases include Balearica, Rafa Barrios’ Bandidos, From The South, Miami event series and record label Hurry Up Slowly, White Isle party starters Ibiza Underground Movement, Iberican sound powerhouse Stereo Productions, Maher Daniel’s minimal label The Other Side, WhoMadeWho’s Tranquility, and France’s Yoyaku. Detroit Love, Kaluki, Luciano & Friends, Mood vs Mindshake, and Vatos Locos, to name a few, have all previously announced appearances at Tamarindo. The BPM showcases debuts of Jesse Calosso’s Boogeyman, Carlo Lio’s Rawthentic, and Michael Bibi’s Solid Grooves, as well as the Costa Rican debuts of The Martinez Brothers’ Cuttin’ Headz and Jamie Jone’s famed Ibiza party brand Paradise, will be part of the 15th-anniversary edition.
In addition to the newly added acts and showcases, BPM will host a series of ‘The BPM Festival presents‘ showcases, including Hernan Cattaneo on opening day, hosted by legendary San José nightclub Vertigo, and ‘This Is The End’ the BPMclosing night hosted by Marco Carola, as well as additional events with Anfisa Letyago, Gaetano Parisio, Jeff Mills, and others.
The new festival area.
The Jungle and Canopy festival areas will feature four custom-built stages outfitted with locally sourced natural materials and designs meticulously crafted by Konyo Factory Productions. Attendees will also have the opportunity to explore everything Tamarindo has to offer with daytime events at Ocho Beach Club along Playa Tamarindo, and nighttime events at Chiquitas and El Garito nightclubs located within the city center, all included with a festival pass. The BPM Festival will once again use Billfold POS’ cashless and contactless payment system across all venues and events to improve the festival experience by allowing for quick and seamless transactions for concessions and merchandise. The BPM Festival will be live-streamed daily with video and audio via Beatport Live, and on Balearica and Ibiza Sonica with select sets live-streamed via audio-only.
For those traveling from outside of Costa Rica for the event, flights are available to Liberia International Airport (LIR), which is only one hour by car from Tamarindo, and San José International Airport (SJO), which is four hours away by car. All international travelers will be required to complete an online Health Pass for entry into the country with proof of vaccination, and unvaccinated travelers will be required to purchase mandatory travel insurance, according to Costa Rican travel policy.
The BPM Festival has partnered with TULU Travel to offer 7, 10, and 14-day hotel packages at the centrally located Tamarindo Diria, providing full-service accommodations. Hotel packages at the Tamarindo Diria are sold separately from festival passes and include roundtrip airport transfers, daily breakfast buffet, $200 USD hotel food and drink credit, and an exclusive BPM sunset party for hotel guests on January 12. Visitors will also have the option to extend their trip with TULU Travel’s ‘Decompress,’ ‘Surf,’ and ‘Yoga’ packages, which include trips to Nosara, Santa Teresa, and Volcano Arenal. The Tamarindo Diria’s standard and suite packages are all sold out; however, a few king and queen ocean or pool view rooms remain available for reservation at BPMTulu.com.
Make sure to check Costa Rica travel policy and The BPM festival ticket policy first.