Hootie & the Blowfish is pleased to announce their inaugural destination concert vacation event: HootieFest: The Big Splash in partnership with CID Presents & On Location. Hosted January 26 - 29, 2022 on a picturesque stretch of white sand beach at Moon Palace Cancún, the four day celebration of all things rock will feature three headlining performances on the beach by the band, as well as 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 pool party performances are still to be announced.
HootieFest packages will go on sale to the public on July 15 at 1 p.m and include all-inclusive resort accommodations, concert access, roundtrip airport transportation and more. A 24-hour pre-sale will begin July 14 at 1 p.m. ET. To sign up for early access, visit https://hootiefest.com
The destination event marks the first live performance by the GRAMMY Award winning band since their hugely successful Group Therapy Tour in 2019, which marked the 25th anniversary of their Diamond certified debut album, Cracked Rear View, and the band’s first tour in over a decade.
“We were blown away by the response from fans during our last tour,” notes front man Darius Rucker. “It was so special to be back on stage together and to know that people still love the music as much as we do. What better way to keep that celebration going than in Mexico!?”
In addition to daytime entertainment and nightly concerts, fans will be encouraged to explore Mexico’s natural beauty and rich ancient culture through various off-site adventures including diving in underground cenotes, visiting the lost capital of Chichen Itza, discovering the hidden gems of nearby Isla Mujeres, sailing on luxury catamarans, and more.
CID Presents’ ongoing 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 provider. In addition to a single-use plastic-free concert area, all waste discarded throughout the resort will be sorted during the event and diverted from landfill. These efforts result in more responsible and sustainable event production while directly contributing to the fight against climate change. Additionally, donations made throughout the package purchase process will go towards the Hootie & The Blowfish Foundation for redistribution to local charities.
Event organizers will closely monitor relevant recommendations and guidelines imposed by local authorities and The World Health Organization to ensure a safe experience for all guests.
For more information about HootieFest: The Big Splash, including how to book all-inclusive packages as well as health and safety precautions and payment plan details, please visit: https://hootiefest.com