Paradise Blue

We are proud to announce the second edition of Paradise Blue, Excision's vacation destination event in Cancun, Mexico! Paradise Blue will bring Headbangers together from around the world for a dream escape. Relax in luxury, experience intimate performances with your favorite artists, and bring home lifelong memories of headbanging on the beach with your best friends.

This three-day destination experience at the all-inclusive four-diamond Paradisus & Fiesta Americana Resorts in Cancun, Mexico will feature daily performances from Excision, as well as a main stage right on the beach and your choice of different vibes at various other stages throughout the property, specially curated for Headbangers.

Hours

Official Festival check-in is 3:00 PM Friday, April 28th, 2023. Official Festival check-out is 12:00 PM Monday, May 1st, 2023.

Music will run from mid-day Friday through the early morning of Monday.

Extended nights will be available when tickets go on sale through Paradise Blue at a discounted rate. Guests may extend their trip by up to 3 nights before and 3 nights after the festival.

Extended nights are highly recommended, as they grant access to a number of perks including:

  • Faster check-In and shorter lines.
  • A full night sleep before music begins Friday.
  • An extra day of all inclusive food, drink and resort experience.
  • First dibs on restaurant and spa reservations.

Full schedule & itinerary to be distributed prior to the event.

Packages

Packages are available at our two partner hotels: Paradisus and Fiesta Americana. Paradisus & Fiesta Americana are located in the heart of the Hotel Zone in Cancun, Mexico. The Fiesta Americana is located on the south end of the Paradisus Cancun resort with a direct path between the hotels. Both properties are world-renowned resorts and will be sure to exceed expectations.

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Excursions

Off-site excursions and on-site resort activities will be offered to all patrons and including catamaran expeditions, scuba diving, rappelling, and many other activities.

Schedules and more details will be shared soon.

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Guidelines

Make the most of our time at the event with a quick peek at the general festival guidelines. Become familiar with what you can and cannot bring along, ensure you have the proper identification, and prepare accordingly.

Ages

Paradise Blue is open to fans who are ages 18 and above. Attendees will be required to show a valid passport or government-issued ID.

Stages

The Paradise Blue Main Stage is located directly on the beach!

Late-night shows will be held at the Nexus Stage in the atrium inside Paradisus.

The Pool stage will be located at the Paradisus.

Airport Pickup

Paradise Blue will be providing free shuttle service to and from the Airport! Shuttles will run periodically starting Tuesday, April 25th, and continuing through Wednesday, May 3rd.

Resort Location

Paradisus & Fiesta Americana are located in the heart of the Hotel Zone in Cancun, 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 Cancun, Q.R., Mexico

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

Additional Nights

Many event attendees will choose to extend their vacation.

Arrive a day early to settle in, get familiar with the property, and prepare for the party. Stay a day late to relax, recover, and revisit your favorite moments from the Festival.

Extended nights are highly recommended, as they grant access to a number of perks including:

  • Faster check-In and shorter lines.
  • A full night sleep before music begins Friday.
  • An extra day of all inclusive food, drink and resort experience.
  • First dibs on restaurant and spa reservations.

Paradise Blue extended nights are guaranteed to be cheaper than booking directly through the resorts. If you notice any discrepancies, please reach out via the contact form below.

Extended nights that are not booked through the festival cannot be linked to other reservations, and guests will need to check out & check back in on the official festival start date if extended nights are booked elsewhere.

Cancellation & Rescheduling

All sales for Paradise Blue are final.

In the unlikely event that Paradise Blue is canceled, purchasers will be issued a full refund within 7 days.

In the unlikely event that Paradise Blue is rescheduled, purchased tickets will be honored for the new dates. If you are unable to attend in the new timeframe, you will be issued a refund for your ticket.

COVID 19 Policy & Guidelines

The health and safety of attendees is our top priority. As a result of rapidly changing circumstances surrounding the global pandemic, we will be updating you on our health and safety procedures closer to the event.

Rest assured, the event will comply with all applicable COVID-19 regulations.

Attending the Event

You may only attend the event if you purchase a hotel package.

Waitlist

Paradise Blue is likely to sell out. However, there will always be some unexpected occurrences that will open space back up.

Be sure to signup for email and SMS alerts to receive notifications!

Hotels

Paradise Blue is offering a selection of all-inclusive packages at the Paradisus and Fiesta Americana. Together, those hotels will comprise the festival site.

Both hotels are approximately a one-minute walk on the beach apart, and there is direct access between the two resorts.

Gifting Packages

You may purchase packages for another individual just be sure to list the correct names on the purchased package and that the individual is at least 18 years of age.

Other Guests

Only Paradise Blue attendees will be allowed on the property at the Paradisus, Fiesta Americana, and festival site.

Food & Drink

PLEASE NOTE: Unlike in 2022, you can only eat at the resort you are staying at.

However, Fiesta Americana guests may drink at the Paradisus bars on April 28-30 only. Both resorts are all inclusive of food and drink for their guests. Please plan accordingly!

Restaurant Reservations

Reservations will be necessary for all specialty restaurants in advance to guarantee availability and your preferred seating times.

Reservations can only be made in person, onsite at the resorts.

If you are arriving early at the festival, you can make your reservations for your whole stay when you arrive. Reservations are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Paradise Blue guests who extend their stay to arrive early have the first chance at restaurant reservations.

At both the Paradisus and Fiesta Americana, there are both reservation-only restaurants, and walk-in buffets.

Sponsorship

Sponsorship packages for Paradise Blue are tailored to the goals of the sponsor and can take many shapes. Inquiries can be submitted via the contact form below.

Vending

Paradise Blue will have various curated vendors on site. Vendors looking to participate in the inaugural edition of Paradise Blue may reach out via the contact form below.

Item Policy

Few things are necessary to enjoy the show, but there are a couple of items that you shouldn't leave home without. When in doubt, please take a moment to reference our guide covering everything you can and cannot bring past the front gates.

If at any time an acceptable item is deemed harmful to other patrons, it may be confiscated and retrieved after the event.

Acceptable

  • OK Dust and Surgical Masks.
  • OK Disinfectant Gel and Wipes.
  • OK Reusable Aluminum Water Bottles (Arrive empty).
  • OK Hydration Backpacks, Camelbaks, Bota, etc. Bladder must be removable, transparent and subject to inspection. (Arrive empty).
  • OK Glowsticks, Flow-wands, Batons, or Orbs.
  • OK Orbits, Flowlights, Poi, or Pixel Whips.
  • OK Hula Hoops (Including LED).
  • OK Handheld Camera Devices (GoPro, Digital Phone, Point-and-Shoot Cameras, Disposable Cameras)
  • OK Binoculars.
  • OK Selfie Sticks.
  • OK Mobile Phones.
  • OK Portable Battery Chargers.
  • OK Lighters.
  • OK Earplugs.
  • OK Sunglasses, Kaleidoscope Glasses, and Goggles.
  • OK Hats.
  • OK Ponchos.
  • OK Glowing/Illuminated Costumes or Jewelry.
  • OK Lip Liner, Lip Gloss, Lipstick, Sealed Chapstick.
  • OK Plastic Tarps and Blankets.
  • OK Fatheads and Posters.
  • OK Flags, Decorated Pool Noodles, and Totems that DO NOT contain metal pieces, sharpened elements, or are capable of being pounded into the ground or hurting others. Totem Guidelines: Maximum height 10 feet, made from a lightweight material (foam, PVC, etc.). Poles must be no thicker than one inch in diameter and cannot contain solid metal pieces. Decorated pool noodles recommended. Any item deemed dangerous, promoting illegal activity, or hate speech will not be permitted. Totems are subject to inspection.

Prohibited

Illegal substances are prohibited and strongly discouraged at Paradise Blue.

  • NO Animals (except service animals).
  • NO Laser Pointers.
  • NO Spray Paint.
  • NO Large Chains.
  • NO Tactical Gear.
  • NO Fireworks, Flammable Products, Projectiles, or Explosives.
  • NO Weapons of any Kind (Including Pocket Knives, Pepper Spray, etc).
  • NO Professional Recording Equipment - Photo, Video, or Audio (Including Detachable Lenses, Tripods, Big Zooms, etc).
  • NO Vending Without Permit.
  • NO Drones or Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs).
  • NO Bicycles, Scooters, Go Carts, Skate Boards, Hoverboards.
  • NO Open Fires or Grills.
  • NO Items deemed as posing a threat to the safe enjoyment of the concert by management.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is airfare included in package pricing?
Airfare is not included in the price of your package.

How do I add or change guest names for our room?
Lead bookers can add names to their reservation via the Paradise Blue rooming form attached in your See Tickets confirmation email. Guest names can be added to your reservation by the lead booker only. For changes after filling out your rooming form, please submit your inquiry via the contact form below.

Can I purchase an Paradise Blue ticket and stay at another hotel? Will day passes be offered?
Paradise Blue festival passes are available only to patrons of the Paradisus and Fiesta Americana. Day passes will not be available for the festival.

Can we purchase more than one room on a card? Can we use multiple cards for one room?
A maximum of two rooms per credit card can be purchased. At checkout, the purchaser can opt to have links sent to the other members of their party, who then pay their portion of the cost.

Can I attend the event without a hotel package?
Sorry, but you may only attend the event if you purchase a hotel package.

What is the maximum number of packages I can buy?
Each individual may purchase a maximum of two packages.

When is check-in and check-out?
Hotel check-in begins at 3:00 PM and check out time is 12:00 PM. Early arrivals will be accommodated based on availability. If you arrive early, the resort can hold onto your luggage, and you can enjoy the pool and all of the other great amenities.

Can we change or transfer names on the room?
Name changes and package transfers are possible on packages and we are ready to assist you. Please submit your inquiry via the contact form below.

What if a group member is unable to attend the event?
All Paradise Blue sales are final. However, packages and wristbands can be transferred on fully paid packages. For additional questions, please reach out via via the contact form below.

Travel Basics

Documentation (Passports / I.D.'s)
If you are not a Mexico resident, a valid passport will be required to enter the country. You will also need a valid I.D. to check-in to the hotel and obtain your credentials.

Wifi
Wifi is free and provided by the resorts.

Outlet Converters
The resorts use U.S. outlet format, no converters necessary.

Laundry
Laundry is available for a small fee, and is provided by the resorts.

U.S. Currency
The resorts accept U.S. currency.

Phone Plans
It is recommended to contact your phone provider before traveling to get a temporary international plan. This will avoid the risk of long-distance fees.

ADA Accessibility

We are dedicated to providing an accessible festival experience to all fans. Paradise Blue will feature an array of accessible features, including ADA-accessible rooms, ADA viewing areas, and shuttles between resorts. Some or all ADA accommodations will be provided based on need and availability.

Please complete the ADA Accommodation Request form linked below so that we can better plan for your accommodation and needs.

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