The BPM Festival is set to make its return to Tamarindo, Costa Rica for its sophomore edition, kicking off the brand’s groundbreaking 15th anniversary. Moving from the previously planned 5-day 2021 dates, the now 7-day and night event will take place January 12th through January 18th, 2022, providing fans with a week’s long celebration featuring the very best in underground house and techno. Hosting a multitude of unique label showcases sprawling across an array of daytime and nighttime venues, fans attending the 2022 edition can look forward to highly-anticipated debut BPM sets from Anfisa Letyago, Jeff Mills, and Ricardo Villalobos, all while nestled in the idyllic Tamarindo beach. For the brand’s latest Costa Rica event, festival-goers can look forward to returning BPM mainstays who are slated to make their Costa Rica debut such as Apollonia, Boris, Darius Syrossian, Detlef, Jamie Jones, Joseph Capriati, Marco Carola, and The Martinez Brothers. Attendees can also enjoy highly-anticipated performances from Carl Craig, Hernán Cattáneo, Latmun, Neverdogs, Renato Ratier, Richy Ahmed, Stacey Pullen, Technasia, and more. Additionally, the event will be live streamed via Beatport, Ibiza Sonica, and BALEARICA. Set to be a monumental celebration, The BPM Festival will take its brand’s dedicated fanbase back to its newfound tropical home base for many revelrous nights soundtracked by some of techno and house music’s finest tastemakers.
Known for its lush ecotourism, the surf town of Tamarindo is the prime location for exploring Costa Rica’s abundant nature, exemplified by its many national parks, beaches, and jungles. The tropical landscape will provide the perfect backdrop to the latest chapter in The BPM Festival’s story, and serve as a continuation of their knack for blending world-class talent with picture-perfect locations. With tourism now open and thriving since 2020, Costa Rica is warmly welcoming international tourists.
Over the years, BPM has made a commitment to host the best in techno and house, boasting editions in picturesque locales such as Mexico, Portugal, and Tel Aviv, as well as satellite events in Bali, Brazil, Dubai, Ibiza, and more. Headliners making their return appearance in Tamarindo include Chus, Davide Squillace, Dubfire, Loco Dice, Luciano, Matthias Tanzmann, Michael Bibi, Nicole Moudaber, Paco Osuna, Rony Seikaly, and Skream.
Showcases returning to BPM’s Tamarindo edition include Detroit Love, Ibiza Sonica, Kaluki, Luciano & Friends, Mood vs Mindshake, Rony Seikaly’s Majaninia, SCI+TEC, Seran Bendecidos, SlapFunk, and Vatos Locos. Those looking to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Matthias Tanzmann’s Moon Harbour imprint will also be able to ring in the celebrations at the much-anticipated Trust vs Moon Harbour showcase. Debut BPM Costa Rica showcases set to be featured are comprised of Robbie Akbal’s Akbal Music, Sydney Blu’s The Blu Party, and The Martinez Brothers’ Cuttin’ Headz, with debut BPM showcases including Jesse Calosso’s Boogeyman, Amsterdam-based house imprint PIV, Carlo Lio’s Rawthentic, Michael Bibi’s Solid Grooves, Yaya’s Tamango vs. Neverdogs’ Bamboleo Records (Tamango making its debut in specific), and Ricardo Villalobos and Sonja Moonear’s We Are What We Are.
Attendees can book their stay for The BPM Festival: Costa Rica via the event’s official hotel partner, the Tamarindo Diria. The most centrally located hotel within Tamarindo, it is the only beachfront in the city, and serves as a prime location for the festival. Those looking to book can opt for 7, 10, and 14-day package options, and can add up to 3 days before or after the festival starts or ends to extend their stay. These range from decompression, surf, and yoga packages, with trips to Santa Teresa, Volcano Arenal, and Nosara, and each include airport transfer to Liberia (LIR) or San Jose (SJO) airports. For those seeking gambling amenities, Diria has it covered with its very-own full-fledged casino across the street. The hotel will also be hosting a “BPM Welcome Party” exclusively for hotel guests. Hotel packages are sold separately from festival passes, reservations can be made at bpmtulu.com.
Those traveling internationally for BPM Costa Rica will have the option of flying into either Liberia International Airport (LIR), which is approximately 60 minutes via car from Tamarindo, or San José’s primary international airport, San José International Airport (SJO), a 3-4 hour car ride away. International attendees must follow all COVID-19 entry guidelines set forth by Costa Rica before entering the country, which includes completing Costa Rica’s online Health Pass form at salud.go.cr and securing mandatory travel insurance.
The BPM Festival will be offering flexible ticketing policies for the 2022 edition, such as credit, resale, and refund options in the event that one might not be able to attend. Those opting for credit will have their passes rolled over to next year’s festival, and those wishing to resell or transfer their passes can do so at face value via the Xtixs platform. Additionally, The BPM Festival will be providing an 85% refund within 30 days if one chooses to pursue this option — further information can be found on The BPM Festival’s official ticketing policy page via thebpmfestival.com/faq-passes-costa-rica.
The BPM Festival is a must-attend event that began as a gathering of bartenders, promoters, and musicians in 2008. In a short amount of time, it’s grown to be a massive staple on the global festival calendar, with each annual edition being held in Playa del Carmen, Mexico until 2017. Celebrating its 15th year anniversary at its newest flagship event, the brand will continue the festivities throughout the remainder of 2022 with new events in various locations to be announced.
The BPM Festival invites their BPM familia to their own private jungled oasis, one which is designed for dancing across multiple stages and multiple nights, all built out of natural elements such as bamboo, wood, and foliage. All transformative experiences require careful curation to truly make an impact. Further information venues, on-site health measures, and additional lineup details are soon to follow.