Departure Playa del Carmen announces phase 2 artists for 2022

Teaming up for the very first time, Pollen Presents, The Brooklyn Mirage, and The Cityfox Experience present DEPARTURE, a five day and night travel experience in Playa del Carmen, Mexico, from January 6th – 11th, 2022. Featuring a custom build mirage and two further unique stage builds, this innovation in creativity will host performances from the leading international names in electronic music, as well as fully immersive production created by the team behind New York’s beloved venue The Brooklyn Mirage and event curators The Cityfox Experience, the new experience represents an exciting new addition to the dance music calendar.

The phase two lineup for DEPARTURE adds even more global talent to an already robust lineup, which is now set to include highly-anticipated performances from Berlin-based South Korean dance icon PEGGY GOU, American techno act MACEO PLEX, Swedish producer and Drumcode Records founder ADAM BEYER, veteran German artist SVEN VÄTH, legendary Iranian American house and techno DJ and producer DUBFIRE, Swiss-Chilean DJ and producer and Cadenza Records owner LUCIANO, the Italian global ambassador of techno MARCO CAROLA, acclaimed London duo DUSKY, Southern California vocalist ANABEL ENGLUND, and more including &ME, ADAM PORT, CARLITA, CASSY, ILARIO ALICANTE, JOSEPH CAPRIATI, LAYLA BENITEZ, MASON MAYNARD, MIND AGAINST and RECONDITE.

Departure Festival Mexico 2022 phase 2 poster

This adds to a lineup that already includes South African house hero BLACK COFFEE, former RA #1 DIXON and his long time partner and collaborator ÂME for a special B2B set, Belgian techno sensation AMELIE LENS, performances from festival stalwarts and Mirage favorites SETH TROXLER and THE MARTINEZ BROTHERS, the return of DAMIAN LAZARUS to his spiritual home of Mexico, MICHAEL BIBI, SOLARDO and CAMELPHAT representing the UK’s vibrant tech house sound, and much more including ANDHIM, DJ TENNIS, JAMIE JONES, LEE FOSS, MATTHEW DEKAY, MONOLINK, NICOLE MOUDABER, NORA EN PURE, SAMA’ ABDULHADI, STEPHAN BODZIN and ZOMBIES IN MIAMI.

Each of DEPARTURE’s five mystical days will offer attendees more than 12 hours of marathon musical madness across five stages. Never-before-seen back-to-back and extended sets will leave onlookers spellbound and slack-jawed as they spend their days and nights grooving to rare pairings of underground purveyors, having truly unique moments that will remain in their hearts and minds for a lifetime. The possibilities for musical magic and unique on-stage collaborations are endless.