PROGRAM OF FESTIVITIES

Ondalinda is centered at the intersection of music, art, culture, sustainability, and place. We focus on the merger of each of these elements to create something truly special and unique. Our Ondalinda x Careyes edition celebrates the magic of Mexico honoring each of these components. This edition plays into the natural wonder of Careyes, allowing guests to experience all that this spectacular location has to offer - from it’s stunning properties, private coastline and magical landscapes.

In an effort to protect and preserve the beautiful world in which we live, Ondalinda and the Careyes community have worked to make increased efforts in sustainability practices. This year, all disposable dinnerware including glasses, plates, and utensils, will be made from plant-based goods and will be 100% compostable. To create less waste and lower our carbon footprint, Ondalinda has partnered with Naeco to create reusable water bottles for use at the event. At each venue, guests will find water stations to refill their bottles and stay hydrated. These custom Naeco x Ondalinda bottles will be available for purchase for a $10 donation which will go to Pelagic Life - a foundation that is working to protect the Mexican waters and the marine lives that inhabit them. This year, Ondalinda is also putting together an initiative to offset our carbon footprint.

SPECIAL AND UNIQUE

Ondalinda is centered at the intersection of music, art, culture, sustainability, and place. We focus on the merger of each of these elements to create something truly special and unique. Our Ondalinda x Careyes edition celebrates the magic of Mexico honoring each of these components. This edition plays into the natural wonder of Careyes allowing guests to experience all that this spectacular location has to offer. From it’s stunning properties, private coastline, delicious restaurants, and natural wonders, guests are encouraged to explore throughout the event.

Each year Ondalinda x Careyes seeks to tell a story, one that has been pulled from and inspired by the tremendously rich Mexican Culture and the varying landscapes of Careyes. Our annual themes help us to guide our event and communicate a beautiful and rich story, transporting you through unique atmospheres and otherworldly set designs.

The theme of this year’s Ondalinda x Careyes is MULTIVERSE & MAYAN COSMOLOGY, a cosmic journey into parallel universes and alternate realities. Throughout the history of Mexico, many indigenous communities have had and continue to have a strong tie to the cosmos and what lies beyond. At this year’s edition of Ondalinda x Careyes, we will tell a part of this story each night as we travel together into infinity…

Our Universe is wonderful, vast and mysterious and it is also encompassed in each one of us as individual beings. At our 2019 edition, we will explore the duality of our Human experience as we journey through the different universes that co-exist as a mirror to each of our realities. Here, we will have an opportunity to discover each other's worlds, cultivate intellectual diversity, cultural richness, and see new perspectives. That journey will allow us to come together as ONE with the Universe and experience the communion of our souls with each other and with Nature.

LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR 2019 EDITION BELOW...

WEDNESDAY NIGHT

Opening Reception at Playa Rosa Beach Club | 7 PM - 2 AM

Theme: Coquillages & Crustacés (Sea & Shells)
Dress: Beachy Chic

Welcome cocktails provided by Veuve Clicquot and dinner will be served at Playa Rosa Beach Club as we gather for our opening celebration. Following dinner, we will be hosting rising star, Victory, to open the event with a live vocal performance. Signed to ROCNATION, her music has been compared to the likes of Tracy Chapman and Nina Simone with sounds rooted deeply in jazz. After her performance, KMLN will keep us dancing with an uplifting DJ set, setting the tone for the days ahead.

Welcome Reception at Playa Rosa Beach | Beginning at 8pm

Theme: The Vortex
Dress Code: Beachy Chic

On Wednesday evening, we invite you to step into our vortex and embark on a collective journey through Ondalinda’s galactic realms. Welcome cocktails will be served and dinner will be provided at Playa Rosa Beach Club as we gather for our opening celebration. Following dinner, we will enjoy music by two of our favorite Mexico City-based DJs - Alonso Rivero and Marty.

Our main registration and wristband pickup will open Wednesday afternoon at Playa Rosa Beach Club beginning at 2:00pm and will continue through 11:00pm. If you are unable to register on Wednesday, there will be a registration desk located on the Plaza which will be open through Friday evening.
When you come to register you must:
1. Have completed our registration form prior to picking up your wristbands. If you already have your tickets and need to request your registration form, please email Kristen@ondalinda.com.
2. Present a copy of your event ticket on your mobile or in printed form. Please also bring a copy of your photo ID.
3. Sign our event waiver (this will be sent out to all confirmed attendees prior to the event).

On Wednesday evening, dress comfortably and beautifully in beachy chic evening attire.

THURSDAY NIGHT

Opening Reception at Playa Rosa Beach Club | 7 PM - 2 AM

Theme: Coquillages & Crustacés (Sea & Shells)
Dress: Beachy Chic

Welcome cocktails provided by Veuve Clicquot and dinner will be served at Playa Rosa Beach Club as we gather for our opening celebration. Following dinner, we will be hosting rising star, Victory, to open the event with a live vocal performance. Signed to ROCNATION, her music has been compared to the likes of Tracy Chapman and Nina Simone with sounds rooted deeply in jazz. After her performance, KMLN will keep us dancing with an uplifting DJ set, setting the tone for the days ahead.

Moon Celebrations at Cabeza del Indio | Beginning at 10pm

Theme: The Moon & The Divine Feminine
Dress Code: Celestial White

On Thursday evening, we will honor the moon and celebrate Ix Chel, the Mayan Goddess of the Moon, Water, Childbirth, Healing, and Weaving. Here, we invite you to pay tribute to the moon and its vital connection with giving and supporting life. The evening will open promptly at 10:00pm with a guided sound journey by maestro, Roberto, for those of you who wish to participate (we highly recommend it!). Dinner will be simultaneously served and after we will enjoy a DJ set by Eduardo Castillo, followed by a worldly, live performance by Poranguí, Ryan Herr, and Shamans Dream.

Draw inspiration from the stars and the moon - on this night wear white and be ready to glow. Boots or close-toed shoes are recommended as the event will take place on the beach.

FRIDAY NIGHT

Opening Reception at Playa Rosa Beach Club | 7 PM - 2 AM

Theme: Coquillages & Crustacés (Sea & Shells)
Dress: Beachy Chic

Welcome cocktails provided by Veuve Clicquot and dinner will be served at Playa Rosa Beach Club as we gather for our opening celebration. Following dinner, we will be hosting rising star, Victory, to open the event with a live vocal performance. Signed to ROCNATION, her music has been compared to the likes of Tracy Chapman and Nina Simone with sounds rooted deeply in jazz. After her performance, KMLN will keep us dancing with an uplifting DJ set, setting the tone for the days ahead.

Parallel Universes at The Polo Fields | Beginning at 10pm

Theme: The Heavens and The Underworlds
Dress Code: The Gods of The Heavens and The Guardians of The Underworlds

The Nahua people believed that the world of the afterlife was arranged in 13 layers of heavens and 9 of Underworld, each ruled by a specific God. They believed, at the time of death, the individual had to make the trip back to the maternal womb, to their place of origin. On their trek they would be faced with many challenges before reaching Mictlan, the realm of the dead, where they would meet pure darkness and stillness. On this night, we invite you to trust the journey and play with us in-between the darkness and the light. Friday, will open with a communal-style dinner set amongst thousands of candles. Following dinner, we will enjoy playful DJ sets by Lovestruckk and Shane One (Pillowtalk, The Wild Ones), and a live performance by shining stars, Bob Moses.

For this theme, choose to come as either an ethereal God / Goddess of the Heavens or a dark Guardian of the Underworld.

SATURDAY NIGHT

Opening Reception at Playa Rosa Beach Club | 7 PM - 2 AM

Theme: Coquillages & Crustacés (Sea & Shells)
Dress: Beachy Chic

Welcome cocktails provided by Veuve Clicquot and dinner will be served at Playa Rosa Beach Club as we gather for our opening celebration. Following dinner, we will be hosting rising star, Victory, to open the event with a live vocal performance. Signed to ROCNATION, her music has been compared to the likes of Tracy Chapman and Nina Simone with sounds rooted deeply in jazz. After her performance, KMLN will keep us dancing with an uplifting DJ set, setting the tone for the days ahead.

Greeting the Aliens at ... [surprise location] | Beginning at 10:30pm

Theme: Lightbeings
Dress Code: Out of this World

Light beings exist in a reality where time does not exist.
"The dividing line between past, present, and future is an illusion” -Albert Einstein.

On this night, we will attune ourselves to a spacetime clock, representing time as an infinite spiral. It is with this galactic clock that our light beings traveled through space to join us for our final evening's celebration... Together, as we conclude our galactic journey, we invite you to come dressed in out of this world attire - ready to explore somewhere new and undiscovered. On Saturday evening, we will party through sunrise with music by Mandrake, Dramian, Öona Dahl, Marvin & Guy, and DJ Tennis.

On this night get colorful and inspired as we takeoff to another universe. We recommend that you wear comfortable shoes for dancing all night long. Bring a change of clothes and bathing suit for a sunrise swim.

 

Over the ceremonies a delicious paella dinner and mezcal provided by Mezcal Creyente, will be served at Casa de Nada. After, we’ll enjoy a live performance by Nick Barbachano & Danit as well as a DJ set by Oceanvs Orientalis.

 

Over the ceremonies a delicious paella dinner and mezcal provided by Mezcal Creyente, will be served at Casa de Nada. After, we’ll enjoy a live performance by Nick Barbachano & Danit as well as a DJ set by Oceanvs Orientalis.


 

Over the ceremonies a delicious paella dinner and mezcal provided by Mezcal Creyente, will be served at Casa de Nada. After, we’ll enjoy a live performance by Nick Barbachano & Danit as well as a DJ set by Oceanvs Orientalis.