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Day Zero has always been a singular entity in the world's music circuit, establishing itself the day the
world was predicted to end nstilled it with a delicious sense of spirituality, escapism and abandonment,
which continues to pervade the gathering today. It's amidst this con text and the backdrop of Mayan
jungles and ruins that Day Zero has witnessed epic nights and sunrises soundtrac
ked by the likes of Massive Attack, Jamie Jones and Trentemøller and career defining closing sets
like that of Acid Pauli in 2014
- set to return in 2016.
The Yucatan peninsula is a magical and ancient part of the world, beating to its own rhythm within its
cenotes, jungles and beaches. Day Zero has built a community and vibe that harnesses its location’s unique energy, channeling it into one of electronic music’s most potent and profound events.
At dusk Day Zero's Spiritual Guide Carlos the Reindeer will open proceedings with a special blessing
soundtracked by Mexico’s leading sitar player Sidartha Siliceo. Over the course of Day Zero hundreds of
individual performers will come together for ceremonies, performance and dancing. Outside the
spectacle of the main stage, temporal spaces and performances will encourage disco very and
exploration throughout the site’s jungles, waterways, and caves.
For 2016 Day Zero announced a special partnership with visionary event crafters Red Moon,spearheaded by Cirque Du Soleil founder Guy Laliberté. Red Moon’s immersive environments combined
with the immaculate Tulum wilderness will combine in an event destination like no other.
In Guy Lailberté’s words,"Damian and I have been becoming close friends over the years
and we share a kindred spirit for fun, good times and extraordinary experiences. I have always been impressed with his Crosstown events. They have a special way of bringing tribes together from all over the world and
creating magic moments. I am delighted to be involved with Day Zero."
True to form Secret Production will return to Day Zero and curate the performances and experiences
that are not to be missed. Fresh of a successful collaboration on Get Lost LA the immaculate visions of
H.O.W.L. (Handle Only With Love) will create a new twist on the visual aesthetics of the event, and long
time partner Verboten from New York will be partnering on promotion, logistics and bar operation.
January 8 sees Damian Lazarus joined by a legendary cast of comrades as Crosstown Rebels celebrates
13 years as one of the most powerful electronic pioneering forces of this millennium. Musical offerings
from the core Rebel sound will include Acid Pauli, Bedouin, Blond:ish, DJ Three, Eduardo Castillo, Felix da
Housecat, Fur Coat, LUM, Metrika, and Serge Devant.
"There is a magical and irresistible energy about Tulum that has really affected how I live my life," said
Damian Lazarus. "When you combine amazing music and wonderful people in a place like Tulum, it
becomes much more than just another party. Day Zero is a chance to connect with loved ones, re-engage
spiritually with the stars and planets, engage in some ancient and primal rituals, and generally
experience something you simply can't find anywhere else. I am profoundly happy to announce our
return in 2016.”Day Zero presents an opportunity for the like-minded to gather, reset, and
relearn - a coming togetherof the world’s best party people and a source of inspiration for the year to come.
Crosstown Rebels background
The Crosstown Rebels started their mission in 2003 powered by a modern electronic
canon spearheaded by Damian Lazarus. The label has inspired countless unforgettable dance floor moments and nurtured many universally adored music makers. Soon to be entering its thirteenth year at the forefront of future-
moving dance music, Crosstown Rebels remains the electronic pioneering force of the past decade.