Today RÜFÜS DU SOL and Crania have announced Sundream Baja, the next chapter of the band’s iconic boutique festival concept. Debuted in Tulum earlier this year, the immersive experience will take over El Ganzo Sculpture Gardens in San José del Cabo from May 5th-8th. Attendees can expect four days of parties, wellness activities, art installations, intimate DJ sessions and live performances from some of the Grammy-award winning band’s closest kin and inspirations.
Sundream reflects the immersive, transcendental ethos that has become synonymous with RÜFÜS DU SOL and their global community. RÜFÜS will be bringing both their groundbreaking live performance and tastemaking DJ set to the weekender experience, a picturesque juxtaposition of the two facets that make them one of the most exciting acts in the world. The band will be joined by fellow live electronic icon Monolink, Berlin-based duo and Afterlife founders Tale Of Us, Solid Grooves label head Michael Bibi, plus the back-to-back vision quest energy of DJ Tennis and Carlita’s newly formed Astra Club.
The lineup continues with Rose Avenue riser Luke Alessi, minimal tech heroine Yulia Niko, amapiano champion Desiree, and Swedish producer and DJ Jonas Rathsman who will also bring his Modern Tales project to the mix alongside brother Franz Novotny. Experimental techno duo Weval will round out the billing with their left of center sound, while Jimi Jules, who’s groundbreaking ‘My City’s On Fire’ may well have been the ultimate tune of Sundream 2022, makes his much anticipated debut at the event.
As a continuation of the band’s dedication to shining a light on the lesser known and avant-garde movement leaders, Spanish-born underground champion Arodes joins the all-star cast alongside Mexico City staple Maria Nocheydia, Tulum-based DJ and producer Litos, and fellow Mexican underground champion Kalexis to round out the stacked lineup.
Sundream Baja has found its next home at the idyllic El Ganzo Sculpture Gardens. This unique venue is less than ten minutes from the center of San Jose Del Cabo, tucked away just behind the beaches of Los Cabos where the Pacific Ocean touches the desert gardens of Baja. This vast 12-acre park land is home to a stunning collection of monolithic sculptures by some of Mexico’s most famous living artists, while also housing thousands of cacti, succulents and palms from deserts around the world. The gardens are designed to honor cactus in all its forms, in the tradition of the indigenous people of Mexico.
The event will also take over the creative container of Crania with a series of intimate performances. Located adjacent to the Sculpture Gardens, Crania is an extreme reclamation project that hosts bespoke events and experiences centered around; art, music, food, sustainability, innovation and creation.
The Sundream Baja announcement follows a Grammy win for RÜFÜS earlier this year, double nomination for 2023, and ARIA win in Australia. The band also recently wrapped up the US leg of their Surrender tour, which saw them sell out some of the country’s biggest venues like The Gorge, Red Rocks and LA’s Hollywood Bowl, onwards to a triumphant sold out homecoming run in Sydney and Adelaide with Melbourne and Perth on the horizon next week.