Hootie and the Blowfish announce Hootiefest: the Big Splash


All-inclusive concert vacation hosted by the band takes place in 2022 in Riviera Cancun, Mexico

Hootie & the Blowfish has announced its first destination concert vacation event, HootieFest: The Big Splash, in partnership with CID Presents & On Location. Held from January 26-29, 2022 on a scenic white-sand beach at Moon Palace Cancun, the four-day celebration of All That Is Rock will feature three of the band’s headlining performances on the beach, as well as guest appearances. by Barenaked Ladies, Blues Traveler, Toad the Wet Sprocket, Better Than Ezra, Spin Doctors, Toadies, Sister Hazel and Drivin N Cryin. Additional details, including the performance of the pool party, have yet to be announced.

HootieFest packages go on sale to the public on Thursday, July 15 at 1 p.m. and include all-inclusive resort accommodation, access to concerts, round-trip airport transportation and more. A 24-hour presale will begin Wednesday, July 14 at 1 p.m. ET via hootiefest.com.

The destination event marks the GRAMMY Award-winning group’s first live performance since their highly successful Group Therapy Tour in 2019, which marked the 25th anniversary of their Diamond Certified debut album, Cracked rear view, and the group’s first tour in over a decade.

“We were blown away by the reaction of the fans on our last tour,” notes frontman Darius Rucker. “It was so special to be back on stage together and to know that people still love music as much as we do. What better way to continue this celebration than in Mexico! “

In addition to daytime entertainment and evening concerts, fans will be encouraged to explore the natural beauty and rich ancient culture of Mexico through various off-site adventures, including diving in underground cenotes, visiting the lost capital of Chichen Itza, the discovery of the hidden gems of Isla Mujeres nearby. , sail on luxury catamarans, and more.

CID Presents’ continued commitment to a comprehensive greening program continues in partnership with Hootie & the Blowfish and Moon Palace, which has been designated as a low carbon tourism supplier. In addition to a single-use plastic-free concert area, all garbage thrown throughout the complex will be sorted during the event and diverted from landfills. These efforts translate into more responsible and sustainable event production while directly contributing to the fight against climate change. Additionally, donations made throughout the package purchase process will be donated to the Hootie & The Blowfish Foundation for redistribution to local charities.

Event planners will closely follow relevant recommendations and guidelines imposed by local authorities and the World Health Organization to ensure a safe experience for all guests.

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