The BPM Festival Announces New Destination & Dates for January 2020
The highly anticipated BPM Festival has announced its new home, scheduled for a January 15-19 2020 return.
Moving over to the Gold Coast in Tamarindo, Costa Rica, The BPM Festival is looking to create new memories on the beaches of Central America. For its inaugural edition, the award-winning underground dance music festival known for delivering exceptional production and sound with the very best in house and techno talent for over a decade, will maintain its format and take place across multiple venues over five days and nights of musical programming in the picturesque resort town.
The BPM Festival has made its mark as a must-attend event and essential winter getaway on the global festival circuit since 2008. Originally conceived as a reprieve after the end of year NYE celebrations for the dance music industry, it returns to kick off the new year in its new location with top DJ talent, industry professionals, and underground dance music fans from around the world.
Located on Costa Rica’s Northwestern Pacific coastline, Tamarindo is celebrated as a surfer’s paradise and for its ecotourism. Surrounded by national parks with an abundance of lush jungles and white sand beaches complemented by warm blue water and breathtaking sunsets, the surfing town and beyond offers the perfect opportunity to explore the natural beauty of Costa Rica. Easily accessible via Liberia International Airport (LIR), attendees will be able to experience a world-class music festival while also chasing waterfalls, learning to surf the perfect wave, hiking nature trails, snorkeling through magnificent coral reefs, and much more.
Uniquely hosting label and party brand showcases, The BPM Festival is a favorite amongst DJs and fans worldwide for its diverse and endless musical offerings. With a reputation for presenting impressive forward-thinking lineups year after year, attendees can expect an exciting roster of underground dance music’s leading artists and rising stars.
The BPM Festival, which stands for “Bartenders, Promoters, Musicians” was created in 2008 and held in Playa del Carmen, Mexico until 2017 as a post-New Year’s gathering of industry professionals. During that time it had grown to a ten-day festival with a 70,000+ global gathering of DJs, producers, revellers and industry professionals. A must for any music lover with a discerning taste for quality underground dance music, BPM parties were hosted during the day and night at multiple venues throughout the beach resort town.
In 2013, The BPM Festival won ‘International Festival’ from the DJ Awards in Ibiza and in 2016 was nominated by International Dance Music Awards for ‘Best Music Event’ for a third year in a row. In addition, The BPM Festival won “Best Festival” in the EMPO Awards in 2015 with a nomination in 2016.
Since its inception in 2008, The BPM Festival has expanded its footprint on the global dance scene and hosted several one-off events in leading dance music hotspots including Bali, Barcelona, Beirut, Brazil, Dubai, Ibiza, Mykonos, New York City, Toronto, and the Zurich Streetparade, where it had its own dedicated BPM float in 2017 and 2018.
After ten years, The BPM Festival announced its first expansion event in 2017 with The BPM Festival: Portugal, and will host its third edition this September 12-15, 2019 in Portimão, Portugal. Following its European debut, The BPM Festival: Portugal was nominated for the 2018 Iberian Festival Awards in three categories: Best Major Festival, Best New Festival and Best Lineup.