Todrick Hall believes the LGBTQ+ community has much to celebrate this New Year’s Eve. Most importantly among them: increased visibility. For too long, the LGBTQ community was hidden, existing on the fringe of society. Not anymore. “With so much representation in the media — movies, books, television, and even politics — young queer children and teens finally have positive influences to look up to,” he says. “They have a roadmap and blueprint of what being an LGBTQ+ American can look like.”
Hall will ring in 2022 in Miami, joining Kim Petras (above), Sofi Tukker (below), and Purple Disco Machine (bottom of page), performing at Dreamland, a festival weekend that is being heralded as “Queer-chella”; a playful reference to the music and arts festival held annually in the Coachella Valley in California's Colorado Desert.
Presented by Jake Resnicow and Pollen Presents, Dreamland will run from December 30 - January 2 at some of Miami’s best venues including the Oasis and will take over five hotels – Freehand, Clevelander South Beach, Generator, Stiles, and Essex – with immersive art and experiences, musical performances, beach workouts, yoga, and pool parties.
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“This will be a magical New Year’s weekend under the stars with the LGBTQ community coming together in love to celebrate our many accomplishments,” says Resnicow.
For his part, Todrick Hall is most excited about the festival taking place in South Beach. “Everybody knows that if there is one place in America to party, it’s Miami,” he says. “If I was looking for a city to turn up in and I saw Miami on Tinder, I’d do a very quick swipe right. I am very excited to ring in 2022 in a city that knows how to represent and celebrate like no other city. And not just any city in America….in the galaxy!”
Packages for the four-day - five-party event start at $599 and include three-night accommodations at one of the exclusive host hotels and an all-access weekend pass. Payment plans are also available with a $99 down payment.
Jake Resnicow is a premiere promoter in the LGBTQ+ space, and was honored in 2018 as one of the OUT100 Most Influential LGBTQ People of the Year. His Pride Festivals in New York, Miami, Las Vegas and Los Angeles are spectacles, and he’s produced some of the most prestigious fundraiser events, raising over $30M for organizations including Life Ball, Trevor Project, The White Party Gala, Ali Forney Center, Lambda Legal and It Gets Better.
“My mission is to change the way our community sees LGBTQ+ events,” Resnicow explains.
He’s doing it. During Resnicow’s New York WorldPride party at Javits Center, Kygo debuted “Higher Love,” his single with the late great Whitney Houston. At Resnicow’s Utopia Isla Mujeres party, Diplo appeared on stage and performed a surprise set.
His co-producer for Dreamland is Pollen, a leading travel company that builds, curates, and delivers incredible experiences with mega stars like Justin Bieber, Kygo, and "Prince of Reggaeton" J Balvin.
Jake Resnicow and Pollen Presents Dreamland: New Year’s Festival, taking place December 30 - January 2 in Miami Beach, FL. Tickets to Dreamland are available now at TakeMeToDreamland.com