From cruise festivals to festivals in the snow, there are some fantastic music festivals coming your way this january. Here’s The Sherp’s recommended list!

1. BPM Festival

When: January 8 to January 18
Where: Playa Del Carmen, Mexico

Over the years, BPM Mexico has served as a very important 10 day festival (set on some of Mexico’s best beaches), where attendees can have a taste of Mexican night-life along with some prime Mexican culture. BPM is an early start to the spring festival season!



2. The Day After Festival

When: January 16 to January 18
Where: Panama City, Panama

Thousands from across the world will descend along the beautiful shores of Panamá for the return of The Day After Festival. Join ShowPro and Disco Donnie Presents once again for Latin America’s #1 destination festival in Panama City this January


3. CTM Festival

When : January 23
Where: Berlin, Germany

CTM Festival is the most important festival of innovative pop, electronic and experimental music in German-speaking countries today. During its thirteen years of existence, CTM has gained a reputation for being an essential event, ranking among the world’s most cutting-edge festivals, and has received repeated praise from the media as being „Germany’s most important gathering for electronic and experimental music” and “Berlin’s best Pop festival.”




4. Bugged Out Weekender

When: January 16 to  January 18
Where: London, UK

Bugged Out is one of the UK’s longest running club nights reaching 20 years in 2014. The Bugged Out Weekender is staged at Butlins Bognor Regis Resort. With multiple indoor music arenas and state of the art production, comfortable apartments or hotel rooms with your own bathroom (beats camping!), great facilities on resort and convenient transports links and journey times for our revellers – it really is a fantastic base for the Bugged Out Weekender.

5. Holy Ship

When: January 3 to January 6 and February 18 to 21
Where: From Miami to the Bahamas

Holy Ship, is a electronic music catered cruise festival that takes place in two phases and  edition includes a private island party with Busy P, Duke Dumont, Flume and Armand Van Helden ,yoga activities, signature onboard activities, theme nights, and workshops with intimate artist involvement. Aboard the towering Msc Divina, the lineup includes Knife Party, Laidback Luke,Flume, Destructo among many others.

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6. Jam Cruise

When: January 6 to January 11
Where: Florida, United States

A cruise fest, that started it all. Imagine five days on a boat, travelling to three different countries, amazing music and the gorgeous Mexican horizon always in your sight. Sounds terrific no?

Jam cruise

7. Sneeuwbal

When: January 31
Where: Utrecht, Netherlands

Sneeuwbal is pretty much a prime winter festival of tech-house & deep house +  great stages, brilliant pizza, skiing and the works,  all held in a quaint city centre.

8.  70000 TONS OF METAL 2015

When: January 22 to 26
Where: Florida, USA

We’ve all heard of dance music cruise festivals, but have you heard of some that cater to metal fans?

The aptly named 70000 TONS OF METAL festival is a floating metal extravaganza that includes 60 bands, 120 shows and only 3000 people on a 154,000 ton ship.