After just announcing a full Kx5 album that’s due to be released sometime in 2023, Kaskade and deadmau5 are headed down to Cancun. The two electronic musicians, who have both become some of the biggest influences in modern electronic music, are teaming up with Festication for a new destination festival.
The upcoming event is set to take place at the Paradisus & Fiesta Americana Resorts in Cancun, Mexico from Dec. 16-18. Inspired by Kaskade’s Sun SoaKed and deadmau5’s We Are Friends Festivals, the new event will bring together collaborators with both artists, creating a lineup including sets from deadmau5, kaskade, Adventure Club, Green Velvet, J. Worra, Laidback Luke, Malaa, San Holo, Testpilot and more.
The all-inclusive event combines Kaskade’s Sun Soaked and deadmau5’s We Are Friends, with packages bought previously for either events still honored at the new SunsoaKed & Freind5. The packages provide three nights’ stay at either Paradisus and Fiesta Americana resorts, meals, drinks (including alcohol), transportation to and from the resort and access to all shows throughout the weekend.
Festication, the promotion company made between Disco Donnie Presents and Feline, also hosts Exision’s Paradise Blue and Illenium’s Ember Shores festivals, both of which also take place in Cancun. Sun SoaKed & Friend5’s makes the third in a series of destination and artist curated events presented by Festication.
Ahead of their shared festival in Cancun, Kaskade and deadmau5’s Kx5 will be taking over The Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on Dec. 10.
Last summer, Kaskade made history by becoming the first artist to perform at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, Calif. This year has seen him perform at Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco, grossing $1.1 million, Meow Wolf in Santa Fe, New Mexico grossing $22,500 and Seminole Hard Rock Hotel Event Center in Tampa, Florida with a gross of $22,782, according to reports submitted to Pollstar‘s Boxoffice.
deadmau5 has also had a massive year, starting off with appearing on the cover of Pollstar in January. This summer saw him embarking on the “We Are Friends Tour,” which kicked off at The Met in Philadelphia on July 15 and will continue until Dec. 16. The electronic musician grossed $129,756 for his July 21 show at The Sylvee in Madison, Wisconsin.
For fans hoping to catch Kx5 down in Cancun, registration for presale is currently open.