Rakastella Festival Returns to Miami ft. Ben UFO, Jayda G, Eris Drew b2b Octo Octa + more
We all love festivals- and this is one of the best! Life and Death and Innervisions’s collaborative party Rakastella is all about love – love for music, love for one another, love for exotic locations, and for the unpredictable magic that occurs when good people dance to cultured sounds. Seriously, we love it! The festival itself is showing true resilience after a two-year break. As a result, the sustainable oceanside festival is back on December 4th, 2021. Of course, you can expect diverse and eclectic musical thrills, special sunset moments, and breathtaking vistas at the historic and picturesque Virginia Key Beach Park, Miami, with headliners Âme, Anfisa Letyago, Ash Lauryn, Avalon Emerson, Ben UFO, Dixon, Eris Drew & Octo Octa, Jayda G, DJ Harvey, DJ Holographic, Jimi Jules, DJ Minx, DJ Tennis, and many more exclusives.
We were definitely waiting for this festival to return! Rakastella’s unforgettable 2019 edition left people wanting more. The festival was unique in that it set a new benchmark for eco-friendly musical experiences. Now it returns with another thoughtful lineup that covers both established international greats with vital emerging newcomers from all manners of diverse backgrounds. We’re so ready!
The world-class music plays out over multiple stages, all with their own unique identity and special production.
You’ll see so much at this festival. For starters, the one and only dance-punk DJ Harvey will play an exclusive set. Meanwhile, get your groove on while Âme & Dixon play one of their famous back-to-backs. Plus- Eris Drew and Octo Octa make a long-awaited back-to-back Miami debut and are sure to bring their high energy sounds. Meanwhile, Innervision artist Jimi Jules brings his enchanting grooves. On top of that come diverse DJs from all over the world and many different genres such as the UK’s Ben UFO, Atlanta-based house heroine Ash Lauryn, Detroit’s revered DJ Holographic, Detroit’s “First Lady of Wax” aka DJ MInx, electronic innovator Avalon Emerson, hit-making party starter Jayda G and many more. Talk about one stellar lineup.
You ready to grab tickets yet? This idyllic gathering plays out in Virginia Key Beach Park. The park itself dates back to 1896 and the formation of the state of Miami itself. The barrier island park features expansive wetlands, scenic beaches, and sweeping views of the bay and the Atlantic which make for a unique backdrop for spine-tingling musical moments when the sun sets. Can’t wait to see it!
The environment is so important! I love the strides this festival is taking to respect the environment. Check out our post on how to be more eco-friendly at festivals! Meanwhile, Rakastella is hugely respectful of the local environment and ecology so they are proudly bringing back the Keep Her Wild program, powered by Ascendance Sustainable Events. This mission is to protect the beautiful Virginia Key and minimize the event’s environmental impact and raise attendee awareness. All single-use plastic and styrofoam are banned at the festival, there is a return of aluminum canned water, paper cups, and vendor compliance requirements. How great is that!?!?!
Rakastella is a unique opportunity for endless discovery and a wealth of experiences that enrich the soul.