Hootie & The Blowfish Announce ‘Hootiefest: The Big Splash’ January Cancun Destination Event

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Infectious ‘90s hitmakers Hootie & the Blowfish have announced its inaugural destination event, HootieFest: The Big Splash, in partnership with CID Presents & On Location. The getaway takes place Jan. 26-29 at Moon Palace Cancún in Quintana Roo, Mexico. 

Billed as a four-day celebration of all things rock, the event promises three headlining performances on the beach by the Darius Rucker-fronted band, along with appearances by bands including Barenaked Ladies, Blues Traveler, Toad the Wet Sprocket, Better Than Ezra, Spin Doctors, Toadies, Sister Hazel and Drivin N Cryin. Additional details, including pool party performances, are still to be announced.
HootieFest packages go on sale July 15 at 1 p.m and include all-inclusive resort accommodations, concert access, roundtrip airport transportation and more. A 24-hour pre-sale will begin Wednesday, July 14 at 1 p.m. ET. 
The event comes after the band’s “Group Therapy Tour” in 2019, a comeback of sorts for the band on the 25th anniversary of its diamond-certified debut album, Cracked Rear View, and its first tour in more than a decade, which took in 47 arena and amphitheatre dates across the U.S. 
“We were blown away by the response from fans during our last tour,” frontman Rucker says n the announcement. “It was so special to be back on stage together and to know that people still love the music as much as we do. What better way to keep that celebration going than in Mexico!?”
For the event, CID Presents continues a comprehensive greening program in partnership with Hootie & the Blowfish and Moon Palace, employing a single-use plastic-free concert area and all waste discarded throughout the resort sorted during the event and diverted from landfill. 
The announcement states that event organizers will closely monitor relevant recommendations and guidelines imposed by local authorities and The World Health Organization to ensure a safe experience for all guests.