Initial Lineup Revealed for Departure Festival Debut in Mexico

Departure 2022

Cityfox takes on its latest challenge – to recreate Brooklyn Mirage on the beaches of Mexico at the new destination festival Departure!


A dream team comprised of The Cityfox Experience, Brooklyn Mirage, and Pollen Presents, have come together to introduce Departure, a destination festival that is set to land in Mexico next year. Cityfox is known for immersive experiences and it seems this festival will take the concept to a whole new level on the beaches of Playa del Carmen with a custom-built “Mirage” main venue with two additional custom builds for ongoing music.

From January 6-11, 2022, Departure will also feature some of the biggest names in electronic music. Announced so far are iconic artists such as Black Coffee, Seth Troxler, CamelPhat, Nora En Pure, and DJ Tennis, to name a few. Beyond the music, there will also be immersive installations in the three custom venues along with non-musical activities tailored to the Mexican Riviera beaches. These activities include yoga, meditation, swimming, and gourmet food options.

Departure will also feature daily excursions including cenote trips, boat parties, scuba diving, jet-skiing, and hiking in the local ruins. And if the thought of all these amazing activities is making you tired, have no fear – hotel partners include luxury accommodations at The Grand Hyatt, The Thompson, The Hilton, Panama Jack, and Yucatan Resort where you can rest your head.

Departure is forgoing the enormity of typical festivals in favor of a more intimate and immersive event with limited attendance. With looming uncertainty regarding COVID and those willing to travel looking to destinations that truly feel like an escape from home, the festival is poised to capture an audience craving this experience and is upping the ante. If you’re looking for a beach escape this January, Departure is the place to be!

Head over to Pollen to sign up now for pre-sale access for hotel packages and more. Will you be heading to Departure in Playa del Carmen next year? Let us know in the comments!.


Departure 2022 Phase 1 Lineup:

Departure 2022 Phase 1 Lineup

Departure 2022Phase 1 Lineup By Artist:

  • Adriatique
  • Âme b2b Dixon
  • Amelie Lens
  • AMÉMÉ
  • Andhim
  • ANNA
  • Black Coffee
  • CamelPhat
  • Chloé Caillet
  • Damian Lazarus
  • DJ Tennis
  • Jamie Jones
  • Kaz James
  • Latmun
  • Lee Burridge
  • Lee Foss
  • Mathame
  • Matthew Dekay
  • Michael Bibi
  • Monolink
  • Nicole Moudaber
  • Nora En Pure
  • Sama’ Abdulhadi
  • Serge Devant
  • Seth Troxler
  • Sita Abellán
  • Solardo
  • Stephan Bodzin (live)
  • Tara Brooks
  • The Martinez Brothers
  • YokoO
  • Yotto
  • Yulia Niko
  • Zombies In Miami
  • + Many more amazing artists TBA

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Jared, aka JSkolie, was introduced to electronic music in the 1990’s by way of Orbital. He raved in parks and fields in South Florida where the entirety of the production was a DJ in a box truck. Now living in NYC, he attended his first Above & Beyond show in 2016 and his life has never been the same. Jared has been energized by the Trance community and its PLUR ethos. He is a supporter of harm reduction and is a DanceSafe volunteer. Jared enjoys endurance events and has danced for 12-hours straight while often recovering from raves with bike rides just as long. Or longer.

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