Winter is here, its cold, and miserable which means its time to travel to warmer and tropical climates along with supreme music events and festivals to soundtrack your vacation. Attendees will have to chance to fly to festivals and events in Brazil, Mexico, Thailand, Vietnam, Barbados, The Caribbean & more. Here is the complete list of festivals and events that are happening this winter season, some are happening right now but will last until the end of the month. Pick your destination and go!
Baba Beach Club is a private 5 star luxury hotel with a cool spa, beach activities, tropical design and lots of lush green vegetation. It's decadent, hip and unpretentious, but despite the focus on luxury it also knows how to throw a party. Nicole Moudaber together with BE-AT.tv, Be Svendon, Maxxi Soundsystem, Shaded and Yokoo are a few of the names to have played on the newly fitted Funktion One sound system, the most powerful in Asia which boasts tens of speakers and sub units to make sure every beat is delivered in high definition clarity. Ibiza club brand Circo Loco will be throwing their first ever South East Asian gig at the venue in January which will be a very special occasion for the country and those travelling in Thailand over the winter period. The skies above the club are crystal clear and cloudless and as day turns to night it turns a wild mix of red, purple and blue really takes the breath away. The sea is close by for a dip, and the whole place is generally regarded as one of the country's most luxury hotels and a one of a kind place to party. The perfect winter getaway for music lovers.
Dec 28th - Jan 26th, 2019
The majestic Esto Es Tulum takes place in the ancient and beautiful Tulum, Mexico from December 28th to January 26th. Brands like Circo Loco, Do Not Sit On The Furniture, Muse, ANTS, Acid Sundays and many more, plus a host of international DJ names from the worlds of house, tech and techno will all be on hand to make this the perfect way to end one year and start the next.
Tulum is one of Riviera Maya's most important archaeological areas and offers a beautiful mix of ancient Mayan cultures, with rich colors and textures, beautiful green-blue sea, warm sandy beaches and hot sun guaranteed. It boasts thousands of luxury and boutique accommodations in the local area, all a few steps from the Caribbean sea. Esto Es Tulum itself will take place in the stunning 'Cenote Casa Tortuga' meaning 'Turtle Cenote', a stunning natural water cave in the jungle where some of the world's biggest artists will be playing over the course of 4 week spectacle.
Luciano & Friends
The Martinez Brothers
Rampa vs &Me
& many more
Phu Quoc, Vietnam
December 31st - January 10th
After two hugely successful editions, EPIZODE festival will return once more, bringing it's game-changing musical and cinematic experience, where you are the central character. Taking place on the island of Phu Quoc in Vietnam from December 28, 2018 - January 8, 2019, this year's festival will play host to Apollonia, Mr. G (live), tINI, Sammy Dee, Dewalta, Red Axes, Fumiya Tanaka, and more. These acts will join the likes of Ricardo Villalobos, Nina Kraviz, Seth Troxler, Zip and Sonja Moonear for a series of day and night parties on painstakingly designed stages in a Vietnamese island paradise. Epizode's tropical scenery makes it a festival site like no other, boasting white sandy beaches, lush jungle landscape and a myriad of enchanting art installations.
Feb 28th - March 3rd
Envision is a four-day well being and music festival held o n a beach on Costa Rica's Pacific coast with the rain-forest as a dramatic backdrop. There's a big focus on yoga: classes run all day in two 'yoga temples', with top teachers from around the world. Expect workshops on anything from permaculture to natural remedies and astrology, while music – across four stages – will be provided by local and international live acts and DJs. There are pre- and post- festival tour options available too, to explore this beautiful, lush country. Phase 1 lineup for the festival includes eclectic music from across the world with performances confirmed from: Lee Burridge, Bedouin, John Acquaviva, GRIZ, Sabo, Tycho, Nicola Cruz, Trevor Hall & many more.
Miami, Florida, USA
Entering its sixth and largest installment iii Points will be featuring club music legends from around the world, many making their Miami debuts, from 5 PM - 5 AM nightly across festival stages. The all-star global lineup, dubbed III Points All Night, includes the likes of UK heavy hitters Ben UFO and Joy Orbison in a rare stateside back-to-back set, as well as back-to-back set from Mariel Ito the groovier alter ego of Maceo Plex and Danny Daze, New York hero Honey Dijon, rising Korean-American star Yaeji, lo-fi house champion DJ Seinfeld, German experimental Lena Willikens, techno auteur Laurel Halo, breakout Peggy Gou, house veteran Jacques Greene and reclusive icon DJ Stingray.
"With Miami being one of the hubs of electronic music, we typically get blessed with amazing underground acts every week down here," says III Points founder David Sinopoli. "So we really pushed to make the III Points All Night bill be acts that haven't played here before or rarely come. On top of that, we are making creating a small indoor warehouse that will have a focus on three of our favorite labels this year—Berlin-based Keinemusik, Tel Aviv-based Disco Halal and Miami-based Omnidisc."
III Points All Night joins festival headliners SZA, Tyler, The Creator, ASAP Rocky, Erykah Badu, James Blake, Beach House, Herbie Hancock, Blood Orange and The Internet as well as many more descending to Miami on February 15-17, 2019.
Koh Phangan, Thailand
Feb 14-19, 2019
After a much talked about first edition in 2018, 5 Senses Thailand announces its second installment will take place from Feb 14-19, 2019. The paradise island of Koh Phangan will play host to the festival, with its white sand beaches, azure waters, and tropical flora covering the surrounding hills. Soothe your soul and move your feet while surrounded by the beautiful sights, sounds, and smells that only Thailand can offer. Providing the carefully considered soundtrack will be international headliners Behrouz, Francesca Lombardo, Thomas Schumacher, Supernova and Graham Gold, plus real stars from the underground such as Davide, Dirrty Dishes, Mikah, Axel Haube, Sense of Sun, Fake Shamans, Silky Thunder, Konrad Ritter and Salvo Salvatore and a specially selected team of 14 residents, with many more world class headliners to be announced over the next three months.
Saint Martin, The Caribbean
March 13th - 17th
Set on the paradise island of Saint-Martin / Sint-Maarten in the Caribbean, featuring a wealth of international DJs and electronic music talent, SXM Festival prides it itself upon drawing the most discerning crowd of music lovers. A reaction to large, faceless festivals around the world, SXM sees an influential group of dance-floor aficionados – who value and respect the scene's history and culture – come together in beautiful surroundings to dance together and experience the joys of one of the Caribbean's most fun and friendly locations.
April 3rd - 7th
After a successful debut year, the second edition of Vujaday Music Festival in Barbados has returned to announce a stunning phase 1 lineup featuring legendary Welsh DJ and producer Sasha, electronic duo and Grammy winners Bob Moses, and All Day I Dream founder Lee Burridge. The lineup announcement continues with Detroit house and techno staple Moodymann, a live performance from Octave One, Vivrant label founder and renowned Swedish artist Jeremy Olander. Brooklyn house duo Bedouin, Life and Death founder DJ Tennis,.Berlin house hero YokoO, American production duo and Crew Love members Soul Clap, Women on Wax founder DJ Minx. Sheik ‘N’ Beik founder Rechulski, from Toronto, Nitin, current Barcelona resident Jade. Members of Desert Hearts - Mikey Lion and Lee Reynolds will be on the bill. Begin your adventure to Vujaday Music Festival.