The sold out festival will return to the
Las Vegas Motor Speedway June 21-23, 2013
(Las Vegas) – Today Insomniac released a diverse list of creators who will each play a part in the total transformation of the Las Vegas Motor Speedway for the 17th annual Electric Daisy Carnival (EDC), Las Vegas. This list includes musical acts, artists and theatrical performers – all of whom are innovators in their respective fields.
“Each year our fans’ inspire us to exceed their expectations – there’s truly something in it for everyone,” said Pasquale Rotella, CEO and founder of Insomniac. “EDC will feature a slate of original artwork, a Discovery Project featuring emerging names and collaborations within dance music culture. I’m excited for our fans – the true headliners – to experience this firsthand.”
EDC, Las Vegas will feature more than 500 creators from around the world. Among the participating artists from music, art and theatrical fields EDC, Las Vegas will feature:
Above & Beyond
Armin van Buuren
Austin Bike Zoo
Bloody Beetroots Live
Camo & Krooked
Carl Cox & Friends
Crosstown Rebels presents Get Lost
D-Block & S-te-Fan
Discovery Project winners
Ed Rush & Optical
Empire of the Sun
Fedde Le Grand
Flaming Lotus Girls
Funtcase vs Cookie Monsta
Fury + MC Dino
Jacques Lu Cont
Jen Lewin Studio
Kill the Noise
Night Owl Experience
Rebecca & Fiona
Richie Hawtin presents enter.
Sander van Doorn
Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano
Super8 & Tab
T ‘n’ T
The Do LaB
The Space Wench
V Square Labs Digital Art
Wide Awake Art Car
Insomniac will create an enhanced music festival experience by transforming the Speedway into a fully immersive carnival adventure featuring theatrical performers, including fire twirlers, aerialists, dancers and stilt walkers. Vibrant large-scale art installations and state-of-the-art lighting and sound production will span across seven stages inside the 1,000-acre complex creating a complete audiovisual experience for festivalgoers.
Insomniac produces innovative music festivals and events featuring immersive multisensory environments enhanced by state-of-the-art lighting and sound design, large-scale art installations, interactive circus and theatrical performances, boundary-pushing special effects and pyrotechnics, and fan participation. The quality of our fans’ experience is the company’s top priority. Insomniac’s premier annual event, Electric Daisy Carnival, is one of the largest, most spectacular music festivals in the world. Insomniac has produced more than 250 music events and for more than 3 million attendees in California, Nevada, Colorado, Washington, Texas, Florida, New York, and Puerto Rico. Founded by Pasquale Rotella, Insomniac has been based in Los Angeles since it started in 1993.
The BPM Festival returns to Playa del Carmen from January 4 – 13, 2013 for its sixth year. After the smash success of last year’s milestone fifth anniversary, The BPM Festival continues its tradition of bringing the world’s best DJs to one of the most alluring party hotspots on the planet.
Unlike other festivals, The BPM festival is a 10-day celebration of music while offering all the stunning attractions and adventures of the Mayan Riviera. One can enjoy dance beats both day and night at multiple venues at a relaxed pace, with ample time to discover the sparkling turquoise Caribbean waters, white sand beaches, mysterious jungles and ancient ruins.
This global gathering of DJs, producers, revelers and party professionals has become a must for any music lover with a discerning taste for quality electronic dance music. BPM 2012’s fifth year anniversary blowout had over 35,000 attendees enjoy more than 200 artists and 50 events over 10 sun-drenched days and cool nights. As global clubbing scribe DJ Mag describes it, “The festival affords plenty of space, time and opportunity to meet people on a level as they recline in the blissful setting of a white sandy beach surrounded by lush, tropical plantations, allowing easier integration into the influx of what’s essentially an A-to-Z of who’s who in house music today.”
With over 100 world-class artists returning this year, BPM 2013 promises to be the best edition yet. Like us on facebook & follow us on twitter for exciting news & line-up announcements!
“10 Best International Parties”– Mixmag
“BPM should definitely be considered as one of the key stop-offs on the international festival circuit.” – Resident Advisor
“DJ’s from all over the world will assemble in PlayaDel Carmen for the BPM Festival, a weeklong gathering of the hospitality industry and electronic music fans.”– The New York Times
“With so many new festivals popping up, touting cutting edge artists, something that sets the BPM Festival apart from the rest is location, location, and location! On the new wave of destination festivals, BPM takes place on the sunny beaches of Playa del Carmen, Mexico.”– URB.com
The BPM Festival is an annual world-class electronic music festival in Playa Del Carmen, Mexico held at the beginning of the calendar year. Originally conceived as an elite dance music industry-networking event, the festival has morphed into a international mélange of electronic music lovers, DJs, producers, and party professionals. Named one of Mixmag’s 10 Best International Parties, The BPM Festival’s past lineups have included: Art Department, Behrouz, Circo Loco, Damian Lazarus, Danny Tenaglia, Dubfire, Guy Gerber, Jamie Jones, John Digweed, Laidback Luke, Lee Burridge, Loco Dice, Marco Carola, Nic Fanciulli, Richie Hawtin, Seth Troxler, Soul Clap, Stacey Pullen, Steve Angello, Steve Lawler, Wolf & Lamb and many more.
Parties are hosted both day & night at multiple venues in a picturesque beach town that runs along miles of soft white sand beaches and tranquil turquoise waters on the Mayan Riviera. Playa Del Carmen offers a variety of luxurious and affordable boutique hotels and endless number of places for dining and dancing, along with ancient Mayan ruins, cenotes, aquatic sports and eco tourism. Now in its sixth year, The BPM Festival continues to be a music lover’s tropical paradise and the perfect winter getaway.
If you haven’t already, add this to your list of incredible NYE events going down in Southern California! Headlining White Wonderland are Kaskade, Steve Angello, Paul van Dyk, Dada Life, and — one of my top picks for this year’s producers — Thomas Gold!
Tickets go ON SALE December 1, 2011
Insomniac is excited to kick off 2012 by inviting fans to attend an all-new 21+ music festival “White Wonderland.” The two-day, all-white winter wonderland themed festival will take place at the Anaheim Convention Center on December 31, 2011, and January 1, 2012, and will feature world class headliners Kaskade and Steve Angello along with a dazzling display of magical effects and artists guaranteed to provide fans with a White Wonderland experience they won’t forget.
“I’m excited to be able to deliver an Insomniac New Year’s event to Southern California,” said Pasquale Rotella, CEO and founder of Insomniac Events. “Our fans have been asking for a New Year’s festival and I am thrilled to be producing an all-white event to introduce our newest festival brand, White Wonderland.”
“With the White Wonderland theme comes an all-white dress code for our attendees to participate in,” added Rotella. “I’m looking forward to bringing the first grand-scale white party concept to the U.S. White party EDM events occur all over the world, and America deserves to have one too.” Fans will be required to dress in all-white attire. For more information on the dress code policy, please visit www.whitewonderland.com as the date approaches.
Tickets for White Wonderland will be available in single-day or two-day packages with a VIP option and will go on sale on Thursday, December 1, 2011 at noon. Two-day General Admission tickets start at $140, with New Year’s Eve single-day tickets at $80 and New Year’s Day single-day tickets at $75. Two-day VIP tickets start priced at $250, while New Year’s Eve single-day VIP tickets are $150 and New Year’s Day single-day VIP tickets are $120.
The White Wonderland VIP Experience will include expedited entry, access to VIP viewing decks, a VIP lanyard, and two drink tickets on each day.
To purchase tickets and keep up with the latest announcements related to White Wonderland NYE, please visit www.whitewonderland.com
White Wonderland, a two-day Insomniac New Year’s Celebration
Now in its fifth year as the premier winter getaway for electronic music lovers, The BPM Festival is proud to announce the second phase of its 2012 artist lineup, plus the day and night events schedule. From December 30, 2011 – January 8, 2012, the BPM Festival will host 200+ of the world’s top DJ talent among the beautiful beach backdrop of Playa del Carmen on the Riviera Maya, along with label showcases representing many of the defining labels of the moment, including: Akbal Music, Air London, Cecille Records, Cityfox, Crosstown Rebels, Culprit, Desolat, Digital Delight, Hed Kandi, Hot Creations, Life and Death, Minus, My Favorite Robot, No. 19 Music, Saved Records, Sci+Tec, Scissor & Thread, Toolroom Records, VIVa MUSiC, and Younan Music.
The BPM Festival Phase Two Artist Line-Up (NEW ADDITIONS): Adam K, Addy, Afrilounge, Ambivalent, Andrew Grant,Antonio Piacquadio,Bioniq, Black Light Smoke, Craig Pettigrew, Crazy Larry, D-Paack, D. Ramirez,Damian Uzabiaga, Danny Daze, Danny Torrence, Damian Romero, Dave Powers, Dead Seal,Digitalique, DJ Draggon, DJ Lukas, Donovan, Endo, Fary, Frank & Tony, Fredo Cortez, Funkagenda,German Wagener, Gregorythme(live), Halo, Hoj, Jeff Gold, Joee Cons, Jojo Flores, John Digweed, Jonny Cruz, The Junkies, Julien Loreto, Kate Simko, Kenyon Clidero, Lauren Lane,Lee Jones, Louie Fresco,Manzone & Strong, Mar-c,Mark Henning, Mark Knight, Matthew Dekay, Max Jacobson, Metrika, Michelangelo, The Midnight Perverts, MightyKat, Mobius Strum, Mr. C, Miguel Puente, Miketrix, Mike Khoury, Mike Montano, Muan, My Favorite Robot, Naveen G, Neno, Nik Nik, Niko Glenn, Nina Kraviz, Nitin, Nymra + Sofisticated, Omar Labastida,Paskal & Vesselinov, Peter Bailey, Pillow Talk, Puente + Rosch, Richie Santana, Richy Ahmed, Robert James, Rodrigo Madrid, Robbie Akbal, Ross Evana, Russ Yallop, Sebo K, Serge Devant, Shdwplay (live), Shaun Reeves, Steve Aries, Tara Brooks, Tato, Three, Tini Tun, Uppercut, XO-Chic and more to be announced!
The BPM Festival 2012 Day Events
December 30 Niko Glenn / Antonio Piacquadio / Julien Loreto / Miketrix @ Kool Beach Club
December 31 Mike Montano / Neno / German Wagener @ Kool Beach Club
January 1 Michelangelo / The Midnight Perverts / Digitalique @ Kool Beach Club
January 1 Digital Delight Label Showcase: Puente + Rosch / Wildkats / Damian Uzabiaga @ Canibal Royal
January 2 Lauren Lane / Tini Tun / Mar-C / Nik Nik @ Kool Beach Club
January 2 Akbal Music Label Showcase: special guest Sebo K + Afrilounge / Robbie / Muan / Fredo Cortez / Mobius Strum / Max Jacobson / Dave Powers @ Canibal Royal
January 3 John Digweed / Craig Pettigrew / Paskal & Vesselinov / Jeff Gold @ Kool Beach Club
January 3 Life and Death vs Scissor & Thread Label Showcase: Thugfucker / Pillow Talk / Frank & Tony / Black Light Smoke @ Mamita’s Beach Club
January 4 Daniel Dubb / Endo + special guests TBA via BPM Twitter @thebpmfestival and Facebook @ Kool Beach Club hosted by Bal en Blanc
January 4 Cityfox Label Showcase: Gregorythme (live) / Lee Jones / Mark Henning + Listed artists @ Mamita’s Beach Club hosted by Listed Productions
January 5 ***BPM 5 YEAR ANNIVERSARY EVENT*** Therapy Line-up TBA @ Blue Parrot Beach Club
January 5 ***BPM 5 YEAR ANNIVERSARY EVENT*** My Favorite Robot Label Showcase: special guest Shaun Reeves + James Teej / My Favorite Robot / Metrika / Donovan / Jonny Cruz @ Canibal Royal
January 6 Saved Label Showcase: Nic Fanciulli / Matthias Tanzmann / Stacey Pullen / Ross Evana @ Kool Beach Club
January 6 No.19 Music Label Showcase: Art Department / Nitin / Deniz Kurtel / Tanner Ross / Dead Seal / Louie Fresco / Miguel Puente @ Canibal Royal
January 6 Give It to Me Old School: Addy @ Blue Parrot Beach Club
January 7 Toolroom Knights: Mark Knight / Adam K / D. Ramirez / Nik Nik @ Kool Beach
January 7 All Day I Dream: Lee Burridge + special guest Matthew Dekay @ Mamita’s Club
January 7 Therapy Line-up TBA @ Blue Parrot Beach Club
January 8 Hed Kandi: Steve Aries / Nik Nik / Kenyon Clidero @ Kool Beach
January 8 Hot Creations vs Crosstown Rebels: Richy Ahmed / Robert James / Russ Yallop / Danny Daze + more! @ Mamita’s Beach Club
The BPM Festival 2012 Night Events
December 30 Danny Howells / Sean Miller / Omar Labastida @ Blue Parrot Beach Club
December 30 Air London presents A Night in the Air: Simon Baker / Kate Simko / Nitin / Bioniq @ TBA
December 31 ***NYE 2012*** Circo Loco & The BPM Festival present Danny Tenaglia / Luca Bacchetti / Andrew Grant @ Blue Parrot Beach Club
January 1 Cecille Label Showcase: Nick Curly / DJ Sneak / Neno @ Blue Parrot Beach Club
January 1 Superfreq: Mr. C / Three / XO-Chic / Damian Romero @ La Santanera
January 2 Viva Music Label Showcase: Steve Lawler / Lee Burridge / Leon @ Blue Parrot Beach Club
January 2 Heidi presents the Jackathon vs Varsity All Stars: Heidi / Crazy Larry / Mike Khoury / Naveen G / Mar-c @ La Santanera
January 3 Sci+Tec Label Showcase: Dubfire / Davide Squillace / Carlo Lio / Shadwplay (live) / The Junkies @ Blue Parrot Beach Club
January 3 Clandestine Agency Showcase: Guy Gerber / Nina Kraviz / Tato / Fary @ La Santanera
January 4 Movement + BPM present Minus showcase: Richie Hawtin / Gaiser (live) / Ambivalent @ Blue Parrot Beach Club
January 4 Dirty South / Serge Devant / Joee Cons @ Pink Elephant
January 4 Culprit Label Showcase: Lee Foss / Droog / Dan Ghenacia / Nymra & Sofisticated / Mightykat @ La Santanera
January 5 ***BPM 5 YEAR ANNIVERSARY EVENT*** Desolat label showcase: Loco Dice / Martin Buttrich (live) / tINI / Guti (live) @ Blue Parrot Beach Club
January 5 ***BPM 5 YEAR ANNIVERSARY EVENT*** Cedric Gervais / Funkagenda / Manzone and Strong @ Pink Elephant
January 5 ***BPM 5 YEAR ANNIVERSARY EVENT*** Soul Clap / Wolf + Lamb @ La Santanera
January 6 Stereo MTL presents Marco Carola all night @ Blue Parrot Beach Club
January 6 Boris / Richie Santana / Peter Bailey / Danny Torrence @ Pink Elephant
January 6 Jojo Flores / Halo @ La Santanera
January 7 Steve Angello / Uppercut @ Blue Parrot Beach Club hosted by Glow DC
January 7 Rebel Cave: Damian Lazarus / Jamie Jones / Art Department @ Alux Cave
January 7 Younan Music Label Showcase: Saeed Younan / Pleasurekraft / Addy / Tara Brooks @ La Santanera
January 8 BPM Closing Party: Behrouz / Marko Nastic @ Blue Parrot Beach Club
The BPM Festival is proud to be working with the following promotional partners: All Day I Dream, Circo Loco, Clandestine Agency, Give It To Me Old School, Glow DC (Washington), Listed Productions, Movement (Detroit), Stereo MTL, Superfreq, Therapy, Varsity All Stars, andVessel/Base (San Francisco).
The BPM Festival is an annual world-class electronic music festival which takes place in idyllic Playa Del Carmen, Mexico, heralding in the new year. Originally designed as an elite dance music industry networking event, the festival has morphed into an international mélange of electronic music lovers, DJs, producers, revelers and partygoers. Named one of Mixmag’s 10 Best International Parties, the BPM Festival in 2011 hosted 120 of the best DJs and producers playing day & night for 10 sun-drenched days in the beautiful Mexican Caribbean featuring world class international DJs and producers, which in the past has included: Behrouz, Damian Lazarus, Dubfire, Guy Gerber, Jamie Jones, Laidback Luke, Lee Burridge, Loco Dice, Marco Carola, Richie Hawtin, Seth Troxler, Stacey Pullen, Steve Angello, Steve Lawler, and many more. BPM parties are hosted both day & night at multiple venues around the beautiful resort town, tucked into the coastline of the Mayan peninsula, warm turquoise Caribbean waters, white sand beaches, mysterious jungles and ancient ruins. With a variety of luxurious and affordable boutique hotels and endless number of places for dining, dancing, beach parties and clubbing, the BPM Festival is a perfect opportunity for music lovers and party-goers all around the world to escape winter and revel in the sun.
This January 2010, escape the winter doldrums and head south towards the Mayan sun for beats and beach fun for the 3rd annual BPM Festival, taking place in the spectacular resort town of Playa Del Carmen, Mexico, on January 1 – January 10, 2010.
Last year’s astounding success saw over 15,000 event tickets sold and this year promises to more than live up to high expectations. Once again, this year’s festival will feature a full 10 days of over 30 day & night parties brimming with first class international DJs, miles of sun-baked white sand beaches, and a beach town full of partygoers revving up for the winter holiday. The BPM Festival is the perfect getaway destination for dance music industry professionals and clubbers alike after the heady holidays leading up to New Years Eve.
“This year’s BPM Festival will be bigger than ever!” exclaims BPM Festival Co-Director and DJ Craig Pettigrew. Fellow Co-Director Philip Pulitano chimed in to share the expanded plans and says, ”We will be hosting numerous day and nighttime events this year in order to offer alternative music options to our discerning crowds. Mark your calendars for BPM as the first important date on 2010’s global dance music calendar.”
With a stellar line-up of globally renowned DJs, BPM will surely have something to offer for very electronic music aficionado. The daytime beach party sessions will kick-start every day and in the evenings, a brilliant roster of artists will carry you into the next day. BPM artists confirmed so far include- pioneer of twisted house STEVE LAWLER; dark and evocative Sci-Tec leader DUBFIRE (Deep Dish); Swedish House Mafia boss STEVE ANGELLO; Pioneering DVJ SANDER KLEINENBERG; Israeli techno export GUY GERBER; Mannheim house innovators NICK CURLY & JOHNNYD; British tech-house sensation SIMON BAKER; glamorous disco beach house provocateurs HED KANDI; NYC’s house music upstart MICHELANGELO; Toronto techno master CRAIG PETTIGREW; Viva Music rising star SEAN MILLER; and party-girl duo BLOND:ISH.
For some daytime fun in the sun, CEDRIC GERVAIS will keep spirits high with the Space Miami beach party, ANAPAULA (Brazil) will bring a taste of Montreal’s famous white party, the Bal en Blanc beach party, and many more to be announced.
Aside from the pumped up atmosphere of the party scene, Mayan adventures abound with plenty of activities and cultural experiences to choose from. The festival’s backdrop of Playa Del Carmen is a stunningly beautiful, vibrant part of the Mayan Riviera, located on the pristine Caribbean coast of Mexico. Blessed with miles of unspoiled white sand beaches and crystal-clear Caribbean waters, Playa Del Carmen offers an unforgettable time and endless excitement. It is filled with a variety of beautiful and affordable boutique hotels, and an endless number of places for dining, dancing, beach parties, outdoor activities and clubbing.
For more information on The BPM Festival, including official events, sponsors, VIP passes, and partners, as well as travel packages and festival details, please visit our website at www.thebpmfestival.com. Additional festival details and event lineups will be announced shortly.