Ember Shores Festival Guide 2022

Ember Shores is officially one week away and we couldn’t be more excited! ILLENIUM’s highly anticipated destination festival makes its return for the second time to Cancún, Mexico. The festival takes place on December 2-4 over at the all inclusive Paradisus Resort and all-inclusive Fiesta Americana Condesa. Being that the event takes place in an all inclusive setting, that means that food and drinks are all included. That means your wallets don’t take a hit every time you go to the bar like at any of your other standard music festivals. Ember Shores doesn’t just hold a special place in the heart of any Illenial, that includes all the attending artists! ILLENIUM brings along all of his friends and other new and upcoming artists to perform throughout the weekend. It truly is a special and memorable weekend for all fans and artists.


This year’s Ember Shores lineup is seriously stacked. Besides ILLENIUM’s frequent collaborators like Said the Sky and Dabin, there are the heavy hitters Dillon Francis, Subtronics, CloZee, and Ilan Bluestone. There is no shortage of sadboi music that weekend as Nurko, Trivecta, William Black, Blanke, and many more will be bringing in the feelsy wubs and vibes during their sets. Music will start from 12pm each day and will ring away all the way up to 3am.


What is so unique about the festival is that you do not need to worry about set time conflicts. There are a total of three stages in which the day starts at the Phoenix pool stage. After the sun starts to set, partygoers head on to the Ember beach stage which has a beautiful beach backdrop, before heading on over to the Ignite atrium stage to close off the night. Each day is stress free as attendees only need to move from each stage to stage to enjoy the music from their favorite artists.

Ember Stage
Phoenix Stage
Atrium Stage


The Paradisus and Fiesta Americana are located in the heart of the Hotel Zone in Cancún, Mexico. The Fiesta Americana is located on the south end of the Paradisus Cancun resort with a direct path between the hotels.

Paradisus: Blvd. Kukulcan km 16.5, Zona Hotelera, 77500 Cancún, Q.R., Mexico

Fiesta Americana: Blvd. Kukulcan km 16.5, Zona Hotelera, 77500 Cancún, Q.R., Mexico

Food & Drinks

Being that Ember Shores is an all inclusive festival at two top resorts, all food and drinks are unlimited! Pardisus has a total of 10 restaurants and 7 bars on site. Whereas the Fiesta Americana offers 10 restaurants and 5 bars on site. For specialty restaurants, reservations are required and will need to be made in person. Fret not if you can’t make a reservation, both resorts are world renowned for their buffets.


Ember Shores takes place in Cancun which is known to be a paradise with warm beaches and scenic views. Attendees can take advantage of this tropical environment by taking part of the partnering excursion activities. SoDown and Nurko are teaming up with Ember Shores by taking part of the cenotes excursions which anyone can join . Whereas Bass Physics will be throwing down a special cataraman cruise excursion. All excursion details can be found here.

What to Bring

Attendees are encouraged to dress comfortably as it can get quite humid throughout the day and even towards the night. Glowing/illuminating costumes are also allowed so feel free to come out in your dress to impress festival fits! Flags are also allowed as long as they do not include sharp objects or anything that can hurt others. Like any other festival, your typical rave survival gear such as hydration packs, sealed chapstick, earplugs, reusable aluminum water bottles, and portable chargers are allowed. The full list of items that you can bring and shouldn’t bring can be found here.