End Your Pointless Existence at the Day Zero Music FestivalBy Noisey Staff
According to the Mesoamerican Long Count calendar, next Saturday marks the conclusion of a b'ak'tun, which basically means that "all degenerate peoples of the world" will be annihilated. Point is, you'd better start planning your weekend now. You could go the cardinal sin route, and fill up on weird drugs and fried food while trying to sleep with everything that walks in your way. You can walk the "Melancholia" line and form a tight silent unit with your immediate family and hold hands while awaiting the apocalypse. Or you could go the Day Zero way, and head out to Mexico to await the end of days at a rave set in the nexus of Mayan civilization.
For those into the last option, here's your solution: The Day Zero festival is a huge, 24-hour rave, set against the backdrop of a pyramid site on Mexico's eastern peninsula. The festival will feature a bevy of performers "highlighting the culture of the Mayan people." There will also be art installations, spiritual teachings, and kids from all over the world. Finally, you'll be able to find every single electronic artist you've wanted to see lately (we've attached a full list below, but we'll tempt you with the promise of Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs, Art Department, Trentemoller, and a collaborative set from James Lavelle and Massive Attack).
The festival kicks off next Friday, December 20, and will run until the actual end of the world occurs the next night, which is 5:11AM CST (at that point full galactic alignment will occur for the first time in 25,625 years, and the earth will align with the center of the Milky Way, and the combined gravitational effect between the Sun and the supermassive black hole at the center of our galaxy will destroy Earth).
Let's put it this way: If the world does end, this will be the best party for the rest of the Earth's history. So you owe it to yourself to go. Buy your tickets right here.
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