Today, the Caribbean concert vacation dubbed the Dead Ahead Festival was announced. The all-inclusive musical experience will occur at the Moon Palace Resort in Riviera Cancún, Mexico, from January 12 through 15, 2024. The event will celebrate the Grateful Dead songbook with two nights of curated collaborations-themed “Dead Ahead.”
The South of the Border event is slated to feature music courtesy of Bobby Weir, Mickey Hart, Jeff Chimenti, Oteil Burbridge, Don Was, and Jay Lane, featuring Derek Trucks, Susan Tedeschi, Rick Mitarotonda, Margo Price, and very special guest Sturgill Simpson.
Attendees of the event will receive two nights of performances from the Dead Ahead collaboration and two more nights of music with one headlining performance from Bobby Weir & Wolf Bros featuring The Wolfpack.
Moreover, during the evening, Oteil & Friends and Lettuce will celebrate the music of the Jerry Garcia Band. Additional artist support will come from Orebolo, LP Giobbi, Sierra Hull, Brittney Spencer, Jaime Wyatt, and a late-night rhythmic experience with Mickey Hart’s Noche de Ondas.
A full itinerary featuring pool parties, beach stage performances, and late-night shows will be revealed in the coming weeks. Moon Palace Cancún will provide guests with a wide range of luxury accommodations just steps from Dead Ahead’s state-of-the-art concert venue.
In addition to daytime pool parties, curated activities throughout the resort, and nightly concerts on the beach, guests are encouraged to flex their weekend with tours of the Yucatan Peninsula’s natural beauty and rich Mayan culture through various off-site adventures.
All-inclusive packages for Dead Ahead Festival 2024 will go on sale to the public on Friday, September 15 at 1 p.m. E.T. on www.deadaheadfestival.com. Previous Playa Luna guests will be invited to return to the beach via a special pre-sale, starting Thursday, September 14 at 1 p.m E.T.