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BPM expands to Europe with Portuguese festival

Long-running Mexican dance music festival BPM will this September stage its debut European event, in the Portuguese coastal resort of Praia da Rocha.

BPM Festival Portugal, running from 14 to 17 September, will be soundtracked by an as-yet unannounced line-up featuring a “discerning selection of DJs from the house and techno spectrum”, reads the launch announcement.

The future of the flagship BPM event in Playa del Carmen, Mexico, is still up in the air following a drug-related shooting in January which left four festivalgoers and two security staff dead. The mayor of Playa del Carmen, Cristina Torres Gómez, shortly after spoke of her wish that “not one more” dance music event should be held in the town.

A planned Brazilian spin-off was postponed following the shooting.


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