The BPM Festival announces additional 2017 showcases, previews documentary

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Once the New Year’s Eve celebrations have subsided, it’s time to head south for The BPM Festival, one of the year’s best showcases of techno, house, and other quality underground dance music. The annual event will return to Playa del Carmen, Mex. for its tenth anniversary this Jan. 6-15, 2017.

In addition to a near-endless phase one lineup announcement including 20 incredible artist and label showcases, festival organizers today added an additional 10 showcases (see full showcase list below), with over 70 planned to take place over the ten days.

Also highlighted in today’s announcement is the return of BPM’s signature dual-weekend “Ya’ah Muul” event, which on its own is a festival within a festival. The Sat., Jan. 7 opening weekend event will feature Carl Cox, Art Department, Steve Lawler, Victor Calderone, D’Julz, Chaim, Francesca Lombardo, and more. The closing weekend party on Sat., Jan. 14 features Seth Troxler, the Martinex Brothers, Loco Dice, Guy Gerber, Kenny Glasgow, Lauren Lane, and more. Each party runs from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m.

Three, seven, and ten-day BPM Festival passes, as well as individual event tickets, are on sale now.

BPM was originated as a post-NYE gathering of industry professionals (the name itself stands for ‘Bartenders, Promoters, Musicians’) and has now grown into a festival attracting over 70,000 fans from around the world. A full-length documentary will take viewers on a journey through the festival’s growth while featuring behind-the-scenes footage and interviews from artists and organizers. Watch the documentary’s trailer here and prepare for the film’s premiere during the festival with a free screening for fans.

BPM Festival 2017 Announced Showcases

*New showcase additions

Jan. 6  ANTS
Jan. 6  Knee Deep In Sound
*Jan. 6  MATERIA
*Jan. 6  Pets Recordings
Jan. 7  All Day I Dream
Jan. 7  Mixmag presents YA’AH MUUL I
Jan. 7  Kingdom
*Jan. 7  Better Lost Than Stupid
*Jan. 8  Suara
Jan. 8  Music On
Jan. 9  Music On
Jan. 9  Keinemusik
*Jan. 9  Intec
*Jan. 9  Repopulate Mars
Jan. 10  Diynamic in the Jungle
Jan. 10  Transmit vs Tronic
*Jan. 10  Dusky Presents
*Jan. 10  Kaluki
Jan. 11  Apollonia All Day Long
*Jan. 11  SNATCH!
Jan. 12  Paradise
Jan. 12  Stereo Productions
Jan. 12  [a:rpia:r]
Jan. 13  SCI+TEC
Jan. 13  Warriors
Jan. 13  Octopus Recordings
*Jan. 13  Solomun + 1
Jan. 14  Nicole Moudaber presents MOOD
Jan. 14  RUMORS
Jan. 14  Vatos Locos
Jan. 14  YA’AH MUUL II
Jan. 15  elrow

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Kent Otto

Kent is founder and editor-in-chief. He's always had a love and passion for music of all types, but didn't discover the music festival scene and community until moving to Southern California during his early post-college years. He returned to his roots in the Midwest in 2011 and has since been determined to share the magic and beauty of the music scene with as many as possible. Email kent@edmcalendar.com. Connect with Kent on G+.

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