The BPM Festival Announces Global Expansion Plans in Brazil and Europe for 2017
The BPM Festival: Brazil / April 28 – May 1, 2017
The BPM Festival: Portugal / September 2017
“BPM is very firmly established on what I would call the techno tourist trail.” – Pete Tong MBE
Renato Ratier at Warung Stage at The BPM Festival’s Ya’ah Muul Party on January 7, 2017 | Photo credit: aLIVE Coverage for TheBPMFestival.com
As its ten-day, ten-year anniversary festivities hit full stride, The BPM Festival announced plans to expand the BPM brand globally with two new festivals in Brazil and Portugal in 2017.
The BPM Festival: Brazil will be taking place this spring, from April 28 – May 1, 2017 in the picturesque beach resort towns of Praia Brava, Itajai and Balneário Camboriú with Brazilian partner Gustavo Conti, owner of highly acclaimed Warung Beach Club. The open-air venue, famous for its golden sunrises, has been consistently ranked in the top 25 in the DJ Mag Top 100 Clubs poll and is often cited as one of the “best clubs in the world” by many of the world’s most renowned underground DJs.
Across the pond in Europe, The BPM Festival: Portugal will be held in an untapped beach region in September 2017. The festival will be partnering with Will Gregory with more details to be announced.
Since The BPM Festival’s inception in 2008, the simple idea of friends dancing on a sandy beach in winter, sparked by Co-Founders and DirectorsCraig Pettigrew and Phillip Pulitano has ignited the international dance music scene on the Mayan Riviera in Playa Del Carmen, Mexico over the last ten years. Both co-founders reflected on the festival’s growth and the influence it extends in kicking off each new year as it looks towards global expansion.
“BPM’s organic growth over the last 10 years speaks to the integrity of the artists and the music that we present. We’re proud to have launched a dozen plus DJ careers and be a stand out platform for quality underground music. We are looking forward to expanding our vision and festival family aesthetic to Brazil and Portugal ” said Craig Pettigrew.
Phillip Pulitano continued, “after 10 years of honing our craft, we’re ready to take our grand show on the road. We hope to continue our commitment to diverse and forward-thinking lineups and expand to new territories and show the beauty of the different countries to our international fans who are the true techno tourists.”
For more info about breaking news and lineups for BPM global events, stay tuned to www.thebpmfestival.com and all the social media channels.
BPM Sunrise: Looking towards BPM Global | Photo credit: aLIVE Coverage for TheBPMFestival.com
The BPM Festival Global Press Conference | Photo credit: aLIVE Coverage for TheBPMFestival.com
(from left to right: Will Gregory/Portugal Partner, Phillip Pulitano/BPM Co-Founder & Director, Craig Pettigrew/BPM Co-Founder & Director, Gustavo Conti/Brazil Partner, Vito Tomasicchio/BPM Director, Ralf Madi/BPM Director)
The BPM Festival Global Team | Photo credit: aLIVE Coverage for TheBPMFestival.com
(from left to right: Gustavo Conti/Brazil Partner, Will Gregory/Portugal Partner, Ralf Madi/BPM Director, Craig Pettigrew/BPM Co-Founder & Director, Phillip Pulitano/BPM Co-Founder & Director, Vito Tomasicchio/BPM Director)
About The BPM Festival
The BPM Festival is an annual ten day and night electronic music festival, founded in 2008 by Craig Pettigrew and Phillip Pulitano, held in Playa Del Carmen, Mexico. BPM, which stands for “Bartenders, Promoters, Musicians” was originally conceived as a post-New Year’s gathering of industry professionals and has grown to a 70,000+ global gathering of DJs, producers, revelers and industry professionals; a must for any music lover with a discerning taste for quality underground dance music. The BPM parties are hosted both day and night at multiple venues in Playa Del Carmen, a picturesque beach town that runs along miles of soft white sand beaches and sparkling turquoise waters on the Mayan Riviera. The town offers a variety of luxurious and affordable boutique hotels and condos, and endless options for dining and tourism, including: ancient Mayan ruins, cenotes, aquatic sports and ecotourism.
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, as well as “Festival of the Year” at the first ever Electronic Music Awards & Foundation. In addition, The BPM Festival won “Best Festival” in the EMPO Awards in 2015 with a nomination in 2016. Now embarking on its ten year anniversary in January 2017, The BPM Festival continues to be a dance music lover’s tropical paradise and the perfect winter getaway.