There are plenty of reasons to visit Cancun, starting with the stunning white sand beaches, the warm crystal clear blue Caribbean waters, and the huge selection of luxury all-inclusive resorts, but everybody loves a good festival too. There are a number of different festivals held in the tourist destination throughout the year, many of which are music or food festivals.
And this year, a popular American music festival is coming to Moon Palace Cancun in April, which is one more reason to visit the Mexican Caribbean city.
HootieFest – The Big Splash
The inaugural HootieFest – The Big Splash took place in January 2022, and from all indications, including the return of the festival, it seems that it was a pretty big success. Like this year’s festival, it took place at Moon Palace Cancun, a highly rated and much-loved resort among Cancun tourists. This year’s event is a 4-day festival that will take place from Wednesday, April 26 – Saturday, April 29, and will host more than 10 different bands, including, of course, Hootie & The Blowfish.
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The Complete Lineup
Many of the bands that will be playing at HootieFest – The Big Splash this year are well-known by American rock fans, particularly those that grew up in the 90s. The full lineup that the festival website currently has posted includes:
- Voice of Harold
- Cowboy Mouth
- Edwin McCain
- Hootie & The Blowfish
- Occasional Milkshake
- Gin Blossoms
- Goo Goo Dolls
- Barenaked Ladies
- Collective Soul
@uservhou812 #cowboymouth #hootiefest2022 #hootiefest #cancun #redspoon ♬ original sound – Girtbarhooker
The festival is an all-inclusive event, so you have to purchase a package that includes the event itself and accommodations at the all-inclusive Moon Palace Cancun resort. Different packages are available at different price points, ranging from $2,074.51 per person to $4,574.00 per person, or even more if you want to put together your own custom package.
All food and beverage will be included with your package, as well as a number of other amenities that are either offered by the resort or with your HootieFest package specifically, like pool parties, a craft beer exchange, and mezcal tastings. Both four and five-day packages are available, but we’ll just list the four-day package prices here.
@georgehernandez253 Hootie and the blowfish did not disappoint!! They rocked!!#hootieandtheblowfish #foryou #travel #lovinglife #dadsoftiktok #jeeplife #cancunmexico ♬ original sound – George Hernandez
The Golf Course Package
Accommodations that come with the Golf Course package are in an area of the resort that is more secluded and quieter than the main part of the resort. This area of the resort has its own swimming pool, a clubhouse, two amazing restaurants (the Riviera Maya and the Trattoria), and a bar. Packages that fall into this category start at $2,074.51 USD per person for accommodations with two double beds for four nights and go up to $3,362.44 per person for a one-bedroom suite.
@officialldariusrucker @hootiefest Night 1 ✅#Repost @ ♬ Beautiful Baby – Darius Rucker & Various Artists
The Sunrise Package
The accommodations featured with the Sunrise package are located in the Sunrise section of Moon Palace Cancun, and that means you’ll be closer to the sea and you’ll have views of the stage from your room. This area at the resort boasts stunning pools, swim-up bars, and multiple restaurants, including a buffet and fine dining options. Packages that fall into this category start at $2,181.07 per person for accommodations with two double beds for four nights and go up to $4,475.57 per person for a one-bedroom oceanfront presidential suite.
@hootieofficial HootieFest attendees! 🌊 We’re doing a special Sunset Session on Friday of the festival, and we wanna know what you want in the setlist! Let us know 👇🏼 #hootiefest ♬ original sound – hootieofficial
The Grand at the Moon Palace Package
The Grand package comes with boutique-style accommodations and is located in a luxury section of the resort that is filled with extra amenities. In this section, which is only accessible to guests of The Grand and guests staying in premium rooms, you’ll find nine pools, five of which have swim-up bars, a waterpark, a spa, a speakeasy, and even a bowling alley, as well as premium dining options. Packages that fall into this category start at $2,517.32 per person for accommodations with two double beds for four nights and go up to $4,148.07 per person for a one-bedroom presidential suite.
@jayordain #hootieandtheblowfish #hootiefest #hootiefestthebigsplash #cancun #moonpalacecancun ♬ original sound – Jordain
The Premium Rooms Package
Premium Rooms packages are only available for five-night stays and start at $4,574.00 per person. The accommodations available for these packages are presidential suites, one, two, three, and four-bedroom villas, and residences. These packages are expensive but will provide the most luxurious vacation out of them all.
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