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Top 5 Riviera Maya Music Festivals Coming This Winter

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While tourists are guaranteed to find stunning white-sand beaches and massive all-inclusive resorts in Cancun, the city is increasingly becoming a top destination for music festivals. From electronic music to pop and everything in between, travelers can enjoy a range of music festivals that are sure to energize your next tropical holiday. In this article, we’ve rounded up some of the best music festivals in Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean to include for your next sun-soaked vacation

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January 14, 2023 – Tomorrowland Encore – Tulum 

Tomorrowland, the world’s largest and most popular electronic music festival, is coming to Tulum on January 14, 2023. Eager fans are lining up to purchase tickets for the event, which will combine music and nature for an unforgettable spectacle. Artists including Cellini, Maceo Plex, Nina Kraviz, and Vintage Culture will all perform on one of Tomorrowland’s iconic stages, surrounded by lush Tulum jungle. Tickets for the once-in-a-lifetime festival are already on sale and range from $80 for the early bird tickets to the more exclusive $1400 inside stage tickets.

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December 2 – 6, 2022 Only The Wild Ones Weekend 2022 – Puerto Morelos

The Only The Wild Ones Weekend 2022 is an action-packed music festival where attendees can enjoy concerts right from their resort pool. The unique concept, combining all-inclusive comfort with renowned artists, is being held this December at Dreams Sapphire Resort & Spa in Puerto Morelos. The resort destination is increasingly popular, and many are choosing it over Cancun, where they can experience a more authentic Caribbean atmosphere.

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The event caters to a range of musical tastes, but indie and rock are two genres that predominate the event. Dispatch, an American indie band, O.A.R, and Guster, are some of the bands and artists that are featured in the line-up. The goal: an intimate musical experience in paradise. Tickets are already on sale and include accommodation and all-inclusive services.   

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December 16 – 18, 2022 – Sun Soaked 2022 – Cancun

Sun Soaked 2022 is the perfect all-inclusive destination festival. Held in Paradisus Cancun, a luxurious 4-star resort situated in the city’s resort district. Featuring a line-up of sought-after artists, including Green Velvet, an American DJ and producer, as well as J. Worra, a rising electronic/dance music star.

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The action-packed event also features plenty of opportunities for outdoor excursions, giving visitors a taste of the Caribbean sun. Look forward to tours of some of the area’s top cenotes – freshwater lagoons – as well as plenty of catamaran sailing. Ticket packages are on sale and include accommodation, access to all musical events, and transportation. 

January 14 – 17, 2023 –  Playing In The Sand 2023 – Cancun

A concert-vacation experience, Playing In The Sand is a music festival in the heart of the Mexican Caribbean. Party-goers can dance to an adrenaline-inducing range of music featuring a truly unique backdrop – the Caribbean ocean. All the performances take place at the renowned Moon Palace Cancun, which features a mile-long stretch of white-sand beach.

Dead & Company, a renowned rock band, will perform each night at the grand festival, where music, beach, and all-inclusive luxury join forces.

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January 19 – 22, 2023 – Luke Bryan’s Crash My Playa 2023 – Cancun

Luke Bryan’s Crash My Playa 2023 is the ultimate country music festival to look forward to in 2023. Organized in the upscale 5-star Moon Palace all-inclusive resort, the festival brings together some of the most iconic names in music, including award-winning Luke Bryan and famed country singer Dylan Scott.

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The 4-night all-inclusive experience invites guests to sit back and enjoy long sunsets in some of Cancun’s top beaches, after which attendees can party all night long in the resort’s pools. Although pricey, the event packages include everything from accommodation to excursions to all-inclusive delights. 

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