Endless clear blue seas, gently swaying palm trees, secluded cenotes and lush green jungle. Miles of soft sand beaches, a rich melting pot of Caribbean cultures, mouthwatering gastronomy and high spec production with a world class soundtrack from a huge line-up including Steve Bug, Shaun Reeves, Franky Rizardo, Danny Serrano, Andre Buljat, Sergio Parrado and many more, with some monster headliners still to be announced. These are just some of the reasons the bespoke and boutique Meet! Festival is a game changing underground gathering that has put the eyes of the world on the Dominican Republic.
Its 2019 debut was the first and largest ever event of its kind, and now the festival is back from April 14-17 2022 with a bigger and better lineup than ever before. Early bird festival passes start at just $60, with hotel and festival packages starting at $649 per person, going up to $999 for VIP packages. Head to www.meetfestival.net now for further information.
It all goes down in the picture perfect and dreamlike faraway paradise that is Punta Cana in the Caribbean, with a main stage hosted at the Radisson Blu, daytime beach parties, pool parties and exclusive secret after parties all rolled into 4 incredible days. Next to a line-up of internationally established DJs, live performers and an array of local acts, Meet! Festival offers endless hours of extra fun, from aquatic activities, to stunning local cuisines and the most beautiful hidden spots to chill out and soak up the stunning coastal atmosphere.
The first wave of headliners include Visionquest founder and internationally acclaimed US techno master Shaun Reeves, Dutch Saved and Defected associate Franky Rizardo, as well as Danny Serrano, Andre Buljat, Lexlay, Sergio Parrado and many more.
The brainchild of influential underground label Yet! Records, Meet! Festival was the first and most important event to happen in the history of dance music in the Dominican Republic. It has already helped to consolidate the local scene as an ideal place for industry professionals to enjoy a musical escape in paradise. It is designed as a meeting place for friends old and new (hence the name Meet!), somewhere to hang out and soak up the vibes, a space to further the scene and develop new ideas.
Partners for the festival include Spanish/Dominican label YET Records, event production specialists Bunker Prodrucciones and CLAMP, who since 2014 have been at the heart of the local scene, establishing themselves as icons of the culture and production of electronic music events in the Dominican Republic. Underground label, Happy Techno, independent label Phantom Deck, Uruguayan heavyweights La Terraza, audio-visual pioneers The Pink Flamingo’s and Punta Cana promoters Verano Desert also help make Meet! Festival a reality.
There will be a grand opening party on Thursday 14th, with day time and sunset parties kicking off from the Saturday at Soles Chill Out Bar, a classic in the Dominican Republic scene located in the middle of Bavaro Beach. The incredible main stage will be located at the Radisson Blu across the weekend, an all inclusive 5* star boutique hotel with private beach plus 6 restaurants, spa, gym and a large swimming pool, offering a range of accommodation options at different budgets, and there will also be late night after parties and secret events to keep everyone dancing through the night.
As well as the music, there is a wealth of fun to be had including the ATV Buggy Tour on which you can visit Cabo Engaño, the easternmost cape where the Caribbean Sea meets the Atlantic Ocean, as well as a mega-splash zip-line, swimming with dolphins and plenty more.
Meet! Festival is all set to return to the Caribbean with a bang and will undoubtedly become a bucket list event for many years to come.