With the world slowly but surely opening up,we have prepared a list of the best beach festivals for you to attend this winter!
As festivals are making their return en mass and we’re excited to share a selection of the very best locations in the world, specifically an overview of the worlds’ best beach festivals as we come to close 2021 and look to a new year in 2022.
From Mexico, to the Maldives, there really is a lot on offer for those looking to get away this autumn and winter.
Date: October 6-10, 2021
Location: Costa da Caparica, Portugal
MOGA Caparica Festival Debuts in Portugal with DJ Tennis, Behrouz, Maher Daniel, Birds of Mind and more
The much anticipated new edition of MOGA Festival will feature world-class DJs Behrouz, Birds Of Mind, Cc:Disco!, Daox, DJ Tennis, Gusta-vo, Gescu B2B Maher Daniel, Matthew Dekay, Mr. Id and more from the 6th to the 10th of October 2021. This year it takes place in Costa da Caparica, Portugal rather than the usual location of Essaouira, but still allows all dreamers and dancers to be reunited under another Atlantic skyline with endless wellness and music to make for an immersive experience.
Since its creation in Essaouira in 2016, the spirit of MOGA Festival has been deeply inked by nomadism, curiosity, and discoveries. As a matter of fact, Essaouira was once named Mogador by the Portuguese and as a reminder of this ancient history, Morocco and Portugal decided that the cities of Essaouira and Caparica in Almada would become sister-lands. It was obvious that this year that connection had to be explored.
Lineup: DJ Tennis, Behrouz, Daox, Birds of Mind, Cc:Disco!, Matthew Dekay Gusta-vo, Gescu b2b Maher Daniel and more
Dates: November 12th – 15th 2021
Location: Jacumba Hot Springs, California
Love Machine is a four-day, life-enriching and soul-enhancing weekend getaway in the sun-soaked Jacumba Hot Springs, near San Diego, California. This magical retreat plays out from November 12th – 15th 2021 and allows you to submerge yourself in music, health and wellness tucked away in the shadows of the California Desert. Music comes from world-class names like Mano Le Tough, WhoMadeWho, Audiojack, Doc Martin, Francesca Lombardo, Yokoo, Jonas Rathsman, Matthias Mayer and others, with live sets from WhoMadeWho and Stephan Bodzin Live.
Love Machine is a lovingly curated and intimate outdoor health and wellness retreat with mandatory covid entrance protocols. This escapist getaway features inspirational music, art, mindful and holistic workshops, yoga, and healthy lifestyle awareness and is based in the sun-bathed, boulder-strewn mountains of Jacumba California, just 75 minutes outside San Diego. Love Machine will include performances and workshops from local talents as well as stars from around the world, with large art installations, a range of mouthwateringly healthy food and a focus on plant-based living all making it an unforgettable experience.
The stunning location is the historic and beautiful Jacumba Hot Springs, an unincorporated community in the Mountain Empire area of southeastern San Diego County. The gorgeous resort consists of a completely renovated restaurant with two pools and a spa with many natural features including its unique desert environment, hot spring and clean air. It is a unique place to get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and reconnect with nature.
After the stressful times we have all lived through with the pandemic, Love Machine is the perfect tonic to store some much-needed balance and calm in your life.
Line-up: Dj Tennis b2b Carlita, Mano Le Tough, Stephan Bodzin, Audiojack, WhoMadeWho, Yokoo, Jonas Rathsman, Francesca Lombardo
Dates: October 7-10, 2021
Location: San José Del Cabo, Mexico
Unbøund Debuts on Exotic Mexico Beach in Baja w/ Sabo & Goldcap, Sainte Vie (Live), YokoO & More. San José Del Cabo boasts rich local culture and will host day and night parties in various unique locations
Unbøund Baja is an escapist festival paradise that connects people through music, wellness and cultural immersion. It arrives in San José Del Cabo from October 7-11th 2021. The stunning resort will become a center to explore yourself, heal yourself and dance away the nights and days with music from Sabo & Goldcap, Sainte Vie (Live), YokoO, Gab Rhome, Hoj, Kora, Parallells, The Scumfrog, Baham, Holder, Isaac Soto (Live), Itai (Live), Just Emma and Yøu&I. Head to weareunbound.com for further information.
Unbøund is a festival from the acclaimed Unbøund Events, a group of creators and curators connecting people through up-scale gatherings in the world’s most beautiful and secluded sites. The first of many intimate gatherings to come is in San José Del Cabo, Mexico for four days and nights this October. The festival offers a chance to immerse yourself in an endless adventure. Where the blue waters of the Sea of Cortez meet the sunset-tainted colors of the desert, in breathtaking open-air locations, on the boutique grounds of Hotel El Ganzo.
Lineup: Sabo & Goldcap, Sainte Vie, YokoO, Gab Rhome, Hoj, Kora, Parallels, The Scumfrog, Baham, Holder, Issac Soto, Itai, Just Emma, Yøu&I
Dates: 29th – 31st October
An all new boutique event brings world-class DJs to an idyllic location in the Indian Ocean this Halloween.
Travel, music and culture will all collide in a tropical paradise at Cult Excape Maldives from October 29th to November 1st 2021. For a few unforgettable days, this boutique festival invites you to escape from everyday life and sink deep into two luxury resorts in the Indian Ocean. Featuring non-stop entertainment and music from international headliner Flashmob plus Saudi Arabian talents BRK, RDJ, supporting DJs from the UK Adam Cotier and Lito, plus DYD from the Maldives, there is an array of world-class restaurants, bars, cafes, rich marina culture and much more, Cult Excape Maldives will be the holiday of a lifetime.
Lineup: Flashmob, BRK, RDJ, Adam Cotier, Lito, DYD
Art With Me Festival
Dates: 26-28 November
Art With Me Combines Music, Art and Wellness With Stunning Debut Festival in Miami
Escape the mundane and immerse yourself in the inspirational universe of Art With Me, an immersive festival that combines art, music, workshops, wellness and cultural experiences into a multi-day journey to inspire change through impactful creative encounters. This year the full festival experience and six associated pillars are coming to Miami for the first time ever this November 26th to 28th, 2021 with cutting edge names from the art world as well as world-class soundtracks from headline musicians, live acts and DJs
Lineup: Sublime With Rome, Lee Burridge Presenting All Day I Dream, Cultura Profética, Tycho:ISO50, Behrouz, Rodriguez Jr. (live) and more
Dates: Jan 20th – 24th
Location: Orlando – Haiti
Hype is rising around the first floating dance music festival to return with a massive lineup revealed; details released include Headliners, Supporting Acts, Stage Hosts, Artist-Fan Activities, and more. On sale now at GrooveCruise.com/Orlando.
Headlining talent includes Gorgon City, Sofi Tukker, Markus Schulz, Claude VonStroke, Ferry Corsten, Jeffrey Sutorius, and CloZee. Dirtybird, Coldharbour, Odyzey, Day Life, Rules Don’t Apply, Born, Carnival, and Incorrect will represent the artist hosted stages for this international party to and from the Caribbean Sea. The universe also called well-known names John Summit, Dombresky, MitiS, Walker & Royce, Barclay Crenshaw, and many more into orbit.
Dates: 6th-11th January
Location: Tamarindo, Costa Rica
The authentic mix of adventure and rich cultural escape will be offered at the cultural hotbed of Tamarindo Playa while listening to some of your favorite House and Techno artists during the day and night.
Iconic sets that soundtrack a flame-red sun as it rises from the horizon. Intimate parties in a steamy jungle amphitheatre surrounded by deep greens and hanging vines. Afternoon dances around a glistening pool in the hot sun… Welcome to Ocaso, one of the most revered and soul-enriching festivals in the world. Having worked closely with the Ministerio De Salud in Costa Rica to meet all possible health and safety regulations, this stunning festival will mark its fifth anniversary with a series of extra special surprises from January 6th to 11th 2022, across indoor and outdoor venues like nothing you have ever experienced before.
Lineup: Amelie Lens, Seth Troxler, Doc Martin, Seth Troxler, Hot Since 82, Lauren Lane, Adriatique, Colyn and more
Dates: February 21st – 28th February, 2022
Location: Uvita, Costa Rica
Envision Festival announces return to Costa Rica in 2022. Experience a new future at idyllic 11th edition of the event
As we all daydream of mystical beaches, magical experiences, and those metamorphic dance floor moments, the Envision team is on a mission; to make the 2022 return of their carefully crafted festival more permanent and impactful than ever before. Their Official 2022 Trailer has been doing the rounds and gives an incredible insight for what to expect. Ultimately, it features mind-blowing footage from the widely hailed 10-Year Anniversary event, one of the last festivals to take place in 2020, this video is an astonishing invitation to join the 11th edition of the experience, and it’s spectacular craftsmanship will leave viewers envisioning a new future.
Dates: March 9th – 13th
Location: Happy Bay, St Martin
A 5-day and 5-night tropical techno escape. Experience the island paradise of St Martin in the Caribbean as you party in secluded beaches, lush jungle, stunning villas, boats and beach clubs – from sunrise to sunset to sunrise again.
Previous guests have included Richie Hawtin, Marco Carola, Ricardo Villalobos, Blondish and many more.
It is with firm dedication that we curate the scene’s most epic house and techno experience. From superstars to emerging talent, the lineup of over 80 international DJs will mesmerize and surprise you. This is the true culmination of forward-thinking electronic music innovators from around the world.
Dates:17-21 March 2022
Location: Sahara Desert
Transahara is the most authentic and original desert festival in the world. It is a magical musical oasis in a dried-up Moroccan lake in the shadow of a mysterious sand dune that you normally only find deep in the Sahara desert. It plays out near the city of Merzouga from the 17th to 21st March 2022 and coincides with the equinox, a very special and spiritual moment that marks the passage from winter to spring, darkness to light, meaning you will simultaneously see the moon setting and the sun rising on the same breathtaking horizon.
It boasts three carefully curated stages, including The Einstein Rosen Bridge which will be headlined by Adama, Aija, Beardy Weardy, Brojanowski, Eat Static, Emok, Guiseppe, and The Stephen Hawking Gate, headlined by Sebastian Mulleart, AMVN, Bas Ibellini, D-Nox, Eitan Reiter, John Acquaviva, Nitin, Miyagi, Konstantin, MR ID and many more.
For five days and four nights only, this ancient location will become a mixing pot of cultural exchange, artistic expression, and world-class house, psytrance, chill out and techno. There will be three stages with their own cultured look and feel. They will act as inter-dimensional and inter-musical portals to different worlds and have music playing non-stop between them.
Line-up: Adama, Ajja, Beardy Weardy, Brojanowski, Giuseppe, Eat Static, Emok, ETN, HypoGeo, Jaakko, Miss Tick, Morten Granau, Out Of Orbit,Perfect Stranger, Treavor Moontribe, AMVN, Bas Ibellini, D-Nox, Eitan Reiter, John Acquaviva, Karmaa, Konstantin, Leafar Legov, Marah, Matt Caines, Miyagi, MR ID, Nitin, Rechulski, Sebastian Mullaert, Yuli Fershtat