Rakastella festival at Miami’s Virginia Key Beach Park announces final 2021 lineup

Rakastella Miami festival
Rakastella Miami festival

On December 4th, Dixon, Âme, Avalon Emerson, Ben UFO, Eris Drew & Octo Octa, and dozens more will perform at Miami’s Virginia Key Beach Park for Rakastella festival.

Life and Death and Innervisions‘ collaborative Rakastella event is the most loved-up and intimate party you’ll ever attend. As the event approaches, the final lineup can now be revealed, with newcomers DJ Koze and Honey Dijon joining the lineup, as well as some secret and unexpected b2b sets that will be truly captivating. On top of headliners me, Anfisa Letyago, Ash Lauryn, Avalon Emerson, Ben UFO, Eris Drew & Octo Octa, Jayda G, DJ Harvey, DJ Holographic, Jimi Jules, DJ Minx, DJ Tennis, and many more exclusives, Dixon is bringing his unique TRANSMODERNA Virtual Reality Installation, which brings a different artistic perspective.

Rakastella festival lineup 2022
Rakastella festival lineup 2022

Dixon’s Transmoderna concept this year features an AI ecosystem complete with LEDs, lasers, VR, holograms, and, of course, music, as well as digital artworks by Dixon and others. It’s a brand-new experience available only at Rakastella. As well as this, there will be some surprise back to back sets that will offer different sounds and unexpected thrills, plus latest additions DJ Koze – the Pampa boss who is a real curveball selector full of charm – and Honey Dijon, the legendary Chicago original who always brings the knowledge.

This is in addition to the previously announced artists who will perform on multiple stages, each with their own distinct identity and special production. They include a back to back between Âme & Dixon, long-awaited back-to-back Miami debut from Eris Drew and Octo Octa, magical sounds from Innervision artist Jimi Jules as well as venerated UK selector UK’s Ben UFO, Atlanta-based house heroine Ash Lauryn, Detroit’s revered DJ Holographic, Detroit’s “First Lady of Wax” aka DJ Minx, electronic innovator Avalon Emerson, hit-making party starter Jayda G and many more.


The event will take place at the picture-perfect Virginia Key Beach Park, which dates back to 1896 when the state of Miami was formed. With expansive wetlands, scenic beaches, and sweeping views of the bay and the Atlantic, it is a stunning place with a rich natural culture and beauty. It will be respected by the festival, which prides itself on environmental stewardship. As such, The Keep Her Wild program, powered by Ascendance Sustainable Events, will return for this year’s event to raise attendee awareness, while all single-use plastic and styrofoam are banned at the festival.

The countdown has begun for Rakastella’s highly anticipated return, which will feature a unique blend of music and culture. Tickets here.