TULUM, Mexico – In the heart of the lush jungles that cradle the ancient ruins of Tulum, a transformative journey awaits the adventurous spirits seeking an unparalleled fusion of mysticism and revelry. Damian Lazarus, the visionary force behind Day Zero Tulum, together with his multifaceted team, embarks annually on a quest to craft the most extraordinary party on a global scale. This extraordinary festival, a nexus between the ancestral traditions of the Mayan people and a futuristic exploration of hedonism, stands as a testament to the limitless potential of the modern rave. As the sun sets on January 12, an otherworldly experience will unfold once more within the transcendental embrace of Tulum’s verdant landscapes.
Guided by an ethos that transcends mere entertainment, Day Zero beckons intrepid sojourners to traverse the boundary between corporeal existence and ethereal dimensions. The rich tapestry of Mayan rituals seamlessly intertwines with the pulsating beats of cutting-edge live acts and avant-garde selectors, casting a spell of rapture that spans from dusk till dawn. Against the backdrop of the primeval jungle, ancient mysticism converges with modern innovation, conjuring an atmosphere of enchantment that blurs the line between reality and myth.
Founder Damian Lazarus’ unparalleled curation elevates Day Zero to a symphony of sensory delights. Regional debuts and exclusive performances by artists on the fringes of the electronic soundscape merge with the rhythms of the earth itself. The global underground elite mingles with visionary Mexican talents and emerging stars of the Crosstown universe, crafting an odyssey of sound and sensation that remains unrivaled within and beyond the confines of Tulum.
Manifesting a profound veneration for the Earth and its bountiful resources, Day Zero embodies a resolute commitment to ecological preservation through its pioneering initiative, Crosstown Consciousness. A groundbreaking collaboration with Mexican company Petgas converts production waste into sustainable fuel, powering the event while championing a new era of environmentally conscious gatherings. The festival’s recycling programs set an unprecedented standard for sustainable event management, forging a path that others in the region would do well to follow.
Day Zero 2024 follows in the wake of Crosstown Rebels’ historic 20th anniversary festivities, an epochal celebration marked by a global CR20 World Tour, an awe-inspiring 8-track compilation, and an opulent 240-page coffee table tome. Throughout its storied existence, Crosstown Rebels has exerted an indelible influence on the electronic music landscape, heralding the rise of luminaries like Jamie Jones, Seth Troxler, Maceo Plex, and Art Department. From the iconic Get Lost series that journeys across the globe to the avant-garde Rebel Rave events, and of course, the enigmatic Day Zero, Crosstown Rebels has woven its threads into the very fabric of subterranean revelry.
A profound exploration of sonic communion, reverence for the natural world, and cultural homage converge to weave the enchantment that perennially transforms Day Zero into a preeminent spectacle on the global party circuit. Once more, Lazarus extends an invitation to the seekers of novelty, urging them to etch their mark upon this splendid celebration of artistic expression as the calendar turns anew.