TULUM –Each year, Damian Lazarus and the multi-faceted team behind Day Zero Tulum set out to produce the wildest party in the world. Positioned amongst the ritualistic history of the Mayan people and a future-forward understanding of modern hedonism, the festival sits at the apex of what a rave can be. Today Damian Lazarus has announced the full lineup for Day Zero, returning to the transcendental jungles of Tulum on January 12th.
Where: Tulum, Mexico
Making his exclusive Tulum 2024 appearance, South African icon Black Coffee will join Lazarus for a legendary b2b set playing straight through the sunrise to close out the festival. The performance follows both artists’ full season residency at Hï Ibiza this summer, which remains one of the island’s most celebrated nights.
Day Zero’s traditional opening ceremony will see Sidartha Siliceo purify the air for revolutionary performances to follow from the most eclectic and exciting lineup yet. Billing features Life and Death founder DJ Tennis, Detroit champion Seth Troxler, avante garde staple Acid Pauli, UK selector Skream, and underground staple Dennis Cruz.
The lineup continues with Berlin’s Patrick Mason, French underground kingpin Dan Ghenacia, Crosstown veteran Bartolomeo, deep digger BINH, NYC house icon Joeski, Uruguay’s Nicholas Lutz, and a hybrid DJ set from electronic trio WhoMadeWho.
As the first international festival in Mexico to create a stage purely for Mexican artists, Day Zero will once again host an array of forward-thinking Mexican talent on the El Teatro stage. The El Teatro lineup includes Day Zero alumni and stage curator Métrika, queer underground champion Mystery Affair, M.N. Roy founder Mandrake, Monterrey’s Kalexis Nocheydia, Sooscaveman, Cabizbajo, and audiovisual performance duo Shiro Schwarz.
Continuing to showcase emerging artists from the Crosstown universe and beyond, Lazarus has also invited the illusive Oceanvs Orientalis, Parisian icon Chloé Caillet, Crosstown kin Tibi Dabo, Franco-Mexican duo Los Eclipses, eclectic duo Mimi x Fy, and rising star Airrica.
In Lazarus’ own words, “for this 11th edition of Day Zero Tulum I wanted to shake things up a little and invite the best collection of old friends and new. Across the three stages in the jungle this time around we will present the ultimate music, performance and arts experience. Plus playing exclusively in the region for us will be Black Coffee, who will join me for the legendary back to back session to close the morning. I simply cannot wait to open the doors and blow people’s minds on January 12”
Traversing physical and spiritual realms, Day Zero invites partygoers on a marathon journey through the avant garde. Ancient Mayan rituals and performances by local guides and mind-bending production technology are melded into the dense jungle backdrop, offering an intertwining of the modern and mythic.
A pure demonstration of the curational prowess of founder Damian Lazarus, Day Zero is soundtracked from sunset to sunrise by revolutionary live acts and selectors, featuring regional debuts and Tulum exclusive performances from artists on the outer edges of the dancefloor.
Echoing the Mayan reverence for the earth and its resources, Day Zero embodies a profound respect for the natural world and in turn remains dedicated to environmental protection through its Crosstown Consciousness initiative. Day Zero’s partnership with Mexican company Petgas converts all waste from production into fuel to power the event, while the event’s recycling programming sets a new standard for how events in the region should operate.
Day Zero 2024 follows Crosstown Rebels historic 20th anniversary celebrations, which included a CR20 World Tour, 8-track compilation, and 240 page coffee table book. Shaping the electronic music landscape for over two decades, Crosstown Rebels has remained one of clubland’s most influential tastemaking entities through the consistent discovery of emerging sounds and debut of global superstars like Jamie Jones, Seth Troxler, Maceo Plex, and Art Department. Crosstown Rebels events are woven into the fabric of underground party culture, with the globally touring Get Lost, the ahead of its time Rebel Rave series, and of course Day Zero.
A profound exploration of musical connection, the natural world, and cultural appreciation create the magic that has steadily made Day Zero a premiere wonder of the global party calendar. Once again, Lazarus calls on those looking to chart a new path forward this new year to make their collective mark amongst this extraordinary celebration of artistic expression.
General Release tickets on sale August 29th.