Latin America’s festival season kicks off this month - with fresh events taking place across the region. So whether you want to get down on an intimate beach in Mexico or in a vast stadium in Buenos Aires - we have you covered! These are the best festivals in Latin America this year...
BPM was originally conceived as a series of events for workers in the hospitality industry (BPM stands for bartenders, promoters, managers). These days, the ten-day event attracts the world’s best underground DJs and promoters, who converge on multiple venues across Mexico’s Playa del Carmen for one of dance music’s most exciting events.
BPM FESTIVAL WEBSITE
ULTRA BUENOS AIRES
Ultra is one of dance music’s most popular events, and now boasts festivals in every corner of the globe. Latin America’s edition takes place in the Argentinian capital of Buenos Aires, and features seven arenas of music spanning a diverse spectrum of modern electronic music. EDM fans will flock to the main stage for artists including Tiesto & Axwell /\ Ingrosso, while fans of underground music can get down to techno dons including Marco Carola, Adam Beyer and many more.
ULTRA BUENOS AIRES WEBSITE
With events in Santiago, Chile and Buenos Aires, Argentina, Lollapalooza is one of the region’s most popular festivals and boats a broad musical scope that brings fans of numerous genres together. For instance, this year’s Santiago event features RL Grime, Kaskade, A-Trak and Zedd alongside mainstream artists such as Snoop Dogg and Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds. 2016 will also see the launch of Lollapalooza in Bogota, Colombia, demonstrating the strength of the scene in the region.
Electric Daisy Carnival has taken place in Mexico for three years now - and is firmly established as a beacon for dance music in the region. The 2016 event, which takes place in February, features an incredible line up that pits underground heroes like Jamie Jones & Nicole Moudaber with EDM heavyweights including Alesso and DJ Snake.
EDC MEXICO WEBSITE