After a standout debut in 2017, RHA Festival is returning on May 25th and 26th to Punta Mita’s Riviera Nayarit, the luxurious tropical resort located on Mexico’s western coastline.
The 2018 lineup once again showcases the best in global house and techno, with Cadenza kingpin Luciano making his first return to Mexico in three years especially for RHA.
Belgian techno powerhouse Charlotte de Witte is also headlining, joined by DIRTYBIRD star Justin Martin and Mexico’s own underground hero Harvard Bass. The two-day event will also feature live showcases from Rodriguez Jr., Doc Martin (playing as Sublevel) and Lee Foss & Anabel Englund, while house selectors NOIR, Marques Wyatt, Holmar and Zen Freeman round things out.
This year a second stage has been added, held in a natural amphitheater by the ocean with views of Mexico’s famous sunsets. The larger open-air main stage is no less impressive, once again returning to the Cruz marina, with music running from late afternoon well into the night on each day of the event.
An hour’s drive from north from Puerto Vallarta and a two-hour flight from Los Angeles, Riviera Nayarit is in one of Mexico’s safest regions. The resort offers water sports like surfing and fishing, trips to the UNESCO protected Marietas Islands, and views of the Sierra Madre Mountains. There’s also plenty of nearby history—the ancient Wixárikas culture is indigenous to the region. RHA means “water flowing” in Wixárika, referencing their journey of life.
Tickets for RHA are on sale now. Check out the teaser video below.