It’s good to be LCD Soundsystem. Coming back from retirement to be embraced by an adoring audience can put a band in an enviable position of being able to pick and choose their gigs, and LCD has taken that notion to an intriguing extreme. They’re curating their own festival, but they’re not dropping their admirers into the California desert or anything; instead, they’re adopting a full-blown vacation vibe for the endeavor and holding the event in Mexico in the middle of the winter. Hey, isn’t that what you would do if you had your own festival?
The Riviera Maya on the Mexican Yucatan Peninsula is the site of Beach Vibes, which runs from January 26-28, 2017. The Barceló Maya is the beach-based resort hotel that is the home to the event, which features not only an impressive list of performances and DJ pool parties, but also “daytime local adventures” that encompass everything from catamaran and snorkeling to deep sea fishing and golf. Besides LCD themselves, the Beach Vibes roster includes Hot Chip, Carl Craig, DJ Harvey, Holy Ghost!, Horse Meat Disco, Tim Sweeney, Shit Robot, and plenty more. Pre-sale packages for the event become available 1Pm EST on July 8, and general sale begins at 1PM the following Monday.