We're not sure what has happened here at Beats Travel HQ, but is seems that winter is upon us once again.

In order for us to feel a little better about the doom and gloom, we've put together some of our top picks for the events and festivals on around the globe this winter - if you're thinking of escaping to pastures new.

DECEMBER

Heart Festival

Where: Wynwood Factory, Miami, USA.

When: December 6th & 7th, 2019.

Who's playing: The Martinez Brothers, Sasha & John Digweed, Damian Lazarus, Bedouin, Andrea Oliva, Artbat, Boris, Brina Knauss, Carlo Lio, Cassy, Chelina Manuhutu, Cocodrills, Culoe De Song, Davide Squillace, Denney, Fiin, Guy J, Hector, Hugo Bianco, Ilario Alicante, Popof, Rodriguez Jr. (live), Technasia & many more

What to expect: On December 6th and 7th, 2019, attendees of Heart Festival at Wynwood Factory will have the unique opportunity to experience the return of a legendary concept.

For Art Basel 2019, the team behind Heart Nightclub is reawakening the beloved brand as a 2-day, 63-act, genre-bending festival at the beautiful Wynwood Factory. Designed by the experienced team behind Heart Nightclub and Humans Alike, Heart Festival at Wynwood Factory features over 60 of the best electronic DJs and live performers utilizing three distinct rooms and one open-air lot, each featuring a top-of-the-line sound system and a distinct energy. The lineup features top-tier techno staples such as The Martinez Brothers, Sasha & John Digweed, Damian Lazarus, Cassy and Bedouin, but also brings live performers and creative up-and-comers, such as Rodriguez Jr.

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LXM FESTIVAL

Where:  Lisbon, Portugal.

When:  13 - 15th December 2019.

Who's playing: Boris Brejcha [In Concert / Album Release Tour] | Ann Clue |  Deniz Bul |  Theydream | I Hate Models |  Benjamin Damage (Live) | Ben Klock |  Dax J | Paula Temple | Answer Code Request (Live)  | Etapp Kyle

What to expect: he LXM Festival is based on an adult, concerned and responsible concept, which aims to affirm and believe electronic music as an expression and as an art form, no doubt. It is also a sample for the new generations; what is expected again; what is there to explore.

The LXM Festival also emerges based on the evolution of technologies and science. The venue for the event, the Parque das Nações International Fair of Lisbon, is located in Nova Lisboa, where the best means and accessibility are located, constituting as a reference of technological development, with road, rail and air communications. few minutes from each other.

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MAGNETIC FIELDS

Where:  Alsisar Mahal, Rajasthan, India.

When:  13-15th December 2019.

Who's playing: Maribou State (live) | The Black Madonna | Ross From Friends (live) | Deena Abdelwahed (DJ) | Hunee | Karenn Fieldlines w/ Gebruder | Teichmann | Palms Trax | Blawan | HAAi & many more.

What to expect: A magical musical carnival where the fun never ends – set within the historical & decadent Alsisar Mahal, Rajasthan. A three day bubble that captivated and spellbound everyone involved, leaving a little sparkle in their eye. Lazing on the lawns, hunting for buried treasure, secret parties, dancing on the rooftop, flying kites at sunrise and watching the desert come to life in a dazzling haze of mist and sunlight.

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THE PARADISE

Where: Cap Cana, Dominican Republic

When: 20-21st December 2019.

Who's playing: Maluma, Bad Bunny, Martin Garrix, Marshmello, Caleb Calloway and more

What to expect: Formerly known as Electric Paradise, 'The Paradise' has now gown into a two day event with a selection of the worlds biggest electronic artists, the best local food and art installations.

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EPIZODE

Where:  Phu Quoc, Vietnam.

When:  27th December 2019 - 7th January 2020.

Who's playing: ANJA SCHNEIDER, APOLLONIA, BEN UFO, CRAIG RICHARDS, GUTI, LEHAR, LILLY PALMER, LOCO DICE, LUCIANO, NICOLAS LUTZ, RARESH, RICARDO VILLALOBOS, wAFF, WILLIAM DJOKO & MANY MORE

What to expect: EPIZODE is a unique coming together of music, art and culture in Vietnam’s most picturesque island getaway, Phu Quoc. The 11-day long festival kicks off after Christmas and ploughs through the hustle and bustle of the New Year with magical sunsets, gorgeous sunny days and endless chances to explore the culturally rich local island all with a world-class soundtrack.

This year the festival will focus on green credentials with a new eco-initiative that will substitute plastic straws with organic ones made in Vietnam, introduce a cup-sharing system, reusable pocket ashtrays and a focus on educating the team, local partners and the audience about the responsibility that one can take to prevent the collapse of the ecosystem, through a series of advisory meetings, lectures, cleaning actions on the beach, in the forest, on the road and so on, all of which adds to the importance of Epizode Festival.

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NEW YEARS


BEYOND THE VALLEY

Where:  Lardner Park, Victoria, Australia.

When:  28th December 2019 - 1st January 2020.

Who's playing: RÜFÜS DU SOL | Set Mo | Tyler, the Creator | Skepta | Honey Dijon | Floating Points | Denis Sulta | Claptone | Matt Corby & more.

What to expect: The Beyond The Valley experience has been designed to cater for all your entertainment and comfort needs. Throughout the picturesque site you will find all manner of visual spectacles and art installations, a variety of camping options from General Camping to Lux Camp, a delectable range of food and beverage options and of course, 3 stages packed with some of the finest musical talent to grace the airwaves.

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LOST PARADISE

Where:  Glenworth Valley, New South Wales, Australia.

When:  28th December 2019 - 1st January 2020.

Who's playing: The Veronicas, RÜFÜS DU SOL, Matt Corby, Hilltop Hoods, Mansionair, The Jungle Giants, Green Velvet, Hobo Johnson, Methyl Ethel, Mallrat, Set Mo & more.

What to expect:  Lost Paradise is a  mind-blowing New Year's festival experience held just an hour's drive from Sydney in the lush bushland of the Central Coast's Glenworth valley.

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NYE IN THE PARK

Where: Victoria Park, Sydney, Australia.

When: 31st December 2019.

Who's playing: HERMITUDE, GIRL TALK (USA), CROOKED COLOURS, SAFIA, CLIENT LIAISON, SNEAKY SOUND SYSTEM, YOUNG FRANCO & MORE.

What to expect: Ring in 2020 with a New Year festival filled with tunes from the finest local and international DJs. Dance the night away to hip-hop and electro duo Hermitude, US party DJ Girl Talk, and dance music marvels Sneaky Sound System.

Joined by Owl Eyes, indie pop artist GRAACE, and other electro bros like Client Liaison, Touch Sensitive and Young Franco.

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SOHO GARDEN DUBAI NYE

Where: Soho Garden Dubai.

When: 31st December 2019.

Who's playing: Solardo | Dixon.

What to expect: The freshly renovated Soho Garden Dubai complex is set to host a massive NYE double party, joined by the likes of superstar DJ Dixon plus international party brand Elrow who will be welcoming Solardo for the occasion.

With a 6,000 cap for both parties, this is a NYE venue with something for everyone, with one entry ticket gaining you access to both parties for the night.

It will be the second year in a row that Elrow takeover Soho Beach for NYE, with the unforgettable festival concept returning with its Sambodromo Do Brasil edition, offering more music, more decorations and more fun than ever before.

World-renowned for its epic fiesta style festivals with thousands of inflatables, creative costumes and fun surprises along the way, Elrow will ensure that it’s a night to remember. Not only will revellers be surrounded by an entire club full of colour, decorations and confetti, but also enjoy a stellar night of the best house music on offer. In need of no introduction,

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REGGAE ROAST NYE

Where: The Refreshment Room, Stratford, London.

When: 31st December 2019.

Who's playing: Reggae Roast Family + Special guests.

What to expect: Reggae Roast, one of the UKs leading Reggae Soundsystems & party starters, have forged a reputation as the leading light in the resurgence of the British Reggae, putting on some of the best parties and festival stages across the country. Having recently signed to the world famous Trojan Records they are at the forefront of the UK Reggae and Bass Music scene.

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JANUARY

PROJECT SOUND

Where: Tulum, Mexico.

When: 4-6th January 2020.

Who's playing:

January 4th - Solomun +1
January 4th sees Solomun's world renowned +1 concept makes the trip over from its home in Ibiza and will see the Diynamic label founder play with Maceo Plex, the space techno pioneer behind the Ellum Audio label, all amongst the incredible nature of the jungle.

January 6th - Innervisions
Then, on January 6th, masters of deep house emotions and Innervisions founders me and Dixon will play back to back for an extended all night set that will find them go into every corner of their record bags to serve up a truly enchanting set.

These three parties are set to be historic night in the heart of the Mexican jungle that will be talked about for years to come.

What to expect: Cult and long-established promoters Project Sound invite you to spend the New Year with them, deep in the mystic jungle of Tulum, Mexico at their specially built new club, Templo Xunanha. This organic structure will come alive with Mayan spirits and world-class sounds from Solomon, Maceo Plex, Ame and Dixon.0

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GROOVE CRUISE

Where: Costa Maya, Miami, USA.

When: 9-13th January 2020.

Who's playing: Above & Beyond, KSHMR, Loco Dice, Markus Schulz, Nora en Pure, Roger Sanchez, Solarstone, Cocodrills & many more.

What to expect: 96 hours of non-stop music plus eight theme parties! Dance all day and night to more than 50 artists at multiple stages, plus eight costume themes!

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FEBRUARY

ENVISION FESTIVAL

Where: Uvita, Costa Rica.

When: 17-24th February 2020.

Who's playing: Rufus Du Sol, Tipper, Clozee, Monolink, Yokoo, Be Svendsen, Random Rab & many more.

What to expect: Envision is the world's biggest eco friendly festival, a 7 day wellbeing and music experience held on Costa Rica’s Pacific coast where the jungle meets the ocean. There’s a big focus on yoga: classes run all day in two ‘yoga temples’, with top teachers from around the world.

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Expect workshops on anything from permaculture to natural remedies and astrology, while music – across four stages – will be provided by local and international live acts and DJs. 2020 will mark the 10th year anniversary of Envision, so expect bigger and longer celebrations for this special global landmark event.

In an effort to leave a positive footprint, Envision hosts a reforesting program which has planted more than 12,000 trees over the last 8 years. To protect the environment and cut down on waste, ALL single use plastics and outside alcohol are banned, while vendors serving foods onsite pledge to uphold Envision’s commitment to buy locally grown produce for an authentic dining experience that can’t be found anywhere else in the world.

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