Surviving Festival Season 101

Festival Season is upon us, and after two years of no festivals, people are rearing to get back out there. So naturally, you want to dress to impress and be comfortable at your campsite, all while bringing the least amount of stuff to haul, set up, and keep track of. So are you and your friends prepared? Here is a survival guide on surviving the festival season.

Festival Packing: What to Bring

With the limited car space and even less if you carpool, figuring out what
to bring is one of the hardest things with festivals. Let’s talk about
necessities first. Besides the tent, and all of the camping goodies, like a
shade structure, stakes, coolers, and chairs, you will want to bring Clothes!
You will want to bring cute clothes for the hot summer temps, but also cute
clothes for the potential rain, wind, and cool nights! Do a 50/50 split, and make
sure you don’t forget your accessories! 

Food! Unless you want to spend festival prices on food,
plan on bringing food! Some amazing food kits made for camping only require hot
water to make, like instant mac n cheese. Bring coolers with ice blocks and ice
cubes, as the blocks take longer to melt. Water! Just because
festivals say they will have water doesn’t mean they will have it forever! It
is super easy to bring some of the water jugs with you or collapsible fillable
bag canteens that hold 6-8 gallons. These are a lifesaver and can be used for
cooking, drinking, bathing, refilling your hydro packs, and cooling off! And
always bring a first aid kit with any medicine you think you may need!

Now that all the necessities, let’s talk about creature comforts. It’s always
nice to bring a mister and air mattress to make your campsite comfier. Bandanas
or scarves can also make great dust masks in a pinch during wind gusts. Totems,
tapestries, and other identifiers will make it easier for your group to find
each other and your campsite! Reusable plates and cups allow for easy sharing
and less waste to carry out with you! 

Lights are also super friendly to have! Not only to decorate your tent but
to make it easier to navigate the festival grounds at night! Contact info on
stickers or cards makes it easy to stay connected with the rad people you meet!
Lastly, little gifts and mementos to trade and gifts to people to remember you
by can really make the festival experience complete. We made you a fantastic
checklist to remind you of what to bring and use it for your next
festival. 

Festival: Rules for Survival

Now that you know what to bring let’s chat about the rules of surviving a festival! 

  1. Stay Hydrated and Aware of Your Body.

 Water is the elixir of life, and your body needs it! So remember to keep drinking water, especially during the day when it gets hot! You know your body better than anyone. If you are thirsty and exhausted, it’s okay to stop and take a break! And never be afraid to visit the medical tent if you need it! They are there to help you and not judge or get you in trouble!

  1. Pace Yourself!

It can be hard to want to go do and see everything. FOMO can be real, but you need to start slow and pace yourself. If you go too hard on the paint day one, the rest of the festival, you may end up miserable and in recovery mode. Make sure you rest up and take time for your body to recover from all the walking, dancing and partying! 

  1. Expect Things Not to Go Perfect.

No matter how hard you try, you can’t control the festival’s weather and other things that may go awry. But, go in with an open mind and a goal to have fun and make new memories, and you will be guaranteed to have the time of your life!

  1. Be Patient With Yourself! 

Festivals can sometimes be downright frustrating and hard, especially if you forget things or the weather goes south. Remember to breathe and try not to get frustrated. Don’t forget that you are there to let loose and have fun!

Now that you know what to bring and the rules while at a festival, do you feel prepared? Good! Now grab your festival tickets and friends, and we will see you at the campgrounds this summer!

  1. Have Fun!

Photos by ChanelBerumen

Festival: Survival Wrap-Up

Now that you know what to bring and the rules while at a festival, do you feel prepared? Good! Now grab your festival tickets and friends, and we will see you at the campgrounds this summer!


Bigfoot Electro 2022

On May 26th-29th in Tracy City, Tennessee individuals from all over collectively came together to experience the second year of Bigfoot Electro! With numbers close to selling out, the festival still remained an intimate and relaxing setting for all ages to enjoy. Throughout the festival grounds were vibrant green trees and warm summer sun. This year’s festival brought us three incredible stages: Mainstage, Big Chillin, and Underground Sound! Plus the awesome renegade stages that were set up around the festival for nonstop bass. Mainstage is where Danley Sound Labs created their magic. Over at the Big Chillin stage is where Hennessey Sound Designs completely took over. Finally, leaving Headway HiFi x Allegro Audio to create an amazing sound for the Underground Sound stage.

However, what really sold this event was the number of incredible artists on the lineup! Artists like Ternion Sound, Pushloop, The Widdler, Dmvu, and Integrate started the weekend out right on Friday night. On Saturday, the immaculate vibes continued with artists like Flintwick, Late Night Radio, Tiedye Ky, Yheti, and KLL SMTH giving us all types of distorted bass. Supertask continued to break boundaries with his new and improved audio-visual set on Saturday night as well, bringing custom-made visuals and sounds to the people of Bigfoot Electro. Lastly, Sunday night kicked off with an incredible set from ToneVision, which included Virtuosick on the violin for their Side-Project collaboration. Progressing into the night, the weekend finished strong with Thought Process, Player Dave, Khiva, Mr. Bill, and Truth.

Art, Vendors, & More!

In addition to the incredible places to catch sets, live painters were also set up around the main stage showing off their talent while getting down to great music. As a result, it was a great chance for people to chat with artists and get an idea of what’s going on in their minds while they’re painting. The vendors made it easy to get lost in the beautiful art and the creations of others. There were a wide array of different art and food vendors to catch your eye. From Julen the Artist, Hippie Street Co., and Space Fruit, as well as many others.

Some of the other vendors that made this festival so wonderful included The Pizza Machine, which ran a donation-based food vendor at the festival, so even if you couldn’t contribute to festival food prices, you wouldn’t go hungry. Think of it as a pay what you have donation!

Moreover, Manifest Green, a collective of people that help keep the festival grounds a clean and trash-free environment was also a must-have for the festival. We are lucky to call Tracy City, TN our festival home for the weekend. What better way to show our gratitude than making sure we leave nothing but our footprints behind on this gorgeous property! For reference, the photo below shows the repurposed art installation that was created out of excess cans during the event! It was truly wonderful to see it all come together.

Going With The Flow

If you’re into flow arts of any sort, you did not want to miss out on the insane performers Bigfoot Electro had in store for us all! Catch yourself getting mesmerized by the beautiful flow of others while hearing a wide selection of music at the same time. Every stage gave you the opportunity to watch how beautiful the element of fire can truly be. What’s even more exciting is that the festival gave individuals the chance to try this out for themselves in a fire flow workshop. You could talk to trained professionals about all things pertaining fire flow and even learn new tricks!

After Hours

Meanwhile, when most sets came to an end, it was time to head over to the projection dome. The Aether immersive experience powered by Microdose VR continued to blow minds. If you were lucky, you could catch some of the secret sets going on inside with KLL SMTH, Thought Process, and others! On the other hand, you could head over to the late-night renegade stage by the pond for some late-night bass if you weren’t ready for the night to end.

There were many late night/early morning activities you could find yourself at. On Saturday at 6 am, the special guest, Toadface came on the Big Chillin stage for an early morning set. You could also explore the area that surrounded Bigfoot Electro and find yourself at an extravagant waterfall and view to take in. Later in the night, The Wheel gameshow hosted by Levitation Jones gave two artists the opportunity to play a 20-minute set at the festival if the wheel landed on their name.

Conclusion

Overall, the weekend was one for the books; there are many reasons to mark Bigfoot Electro on your calendar for next year. Above all, you will have a beautiful time with memories and people you’ll never forget. To keep up with all things Bigfoot Electro, check out the provided links below. Nevertheless, if the music scene isn’t exactly your thing, this location also offers zipline tours and camping throughout the season!

Photos by Patrik Essy

Find Bigfoot Electro On:

FACEBOOK

WEBSITE

The Return of Block Party Eagle

After a two year hiatus, Eagle, Colorado is welcoming back the Block Party Eagle! A small mountain town  west out on I-70, Eagle is a laid back town with amazing mountain views! Known for being “Classically Colorado”, Eagle and music festivals go hand-in-hand. Block Party Eagle will take place June 3rd- June 5th in downtown Eagle. With 13 bands and three stages, there will be plenty to see and do. And to end the event, Sunday is designated for a Bloodies and Bluegrass Brunch.

The Lineup

Block Party Eagle boasts 3 outdoor stages to host the 13 different bands on the lineup. Spread out throughout Downtown Eagle, you will get amazing mountain views paired with the perfectly curated lineup.   Currently, they have announced Thievery Corporation, the new band Heavy Breathers (ft. George Porter Jr, JoJo Hermann, and more). Also on the lineup are Ripe, Common Kings, Sam Bush, Keller & The Keels, Eric Krasno & The Assembly, Rebirth Brass Band, Liver Down the River, The Runaway Grooms and Trees Don’t Move. The Bloodies and Bluegrass Brunch has Leftover Salmon performing as well. With everything from electronic to bluegrass and rock, there is something here for everyone’s ears to enjoy. 

New for 2022

There are tons of new things happening at Block Party Eagle this year! For the first time, there will be tent, car and RV camping available at the Eagle County Fairgrounds. Located a half mile away from the festival, this is a great option to keep the fun going after the music ends. Also new for 2022, is the upgraded VIP experience. There will now be a complimentary bar, VIP designated viewing areas, catered dinner each night, VIP tent, and private VIP porto facilities.

Bloodies & Bluegrass

On Sunday, there is an opportunity for the perfect festival send off: Bluegrass, Bloody Mary’s and Brunch. Your Bloodies & Bluegrass ticket grants you access to the full brunch buffet, endless Bloody Mary’s and Mimosas, an open bar, and music performed by Leftover Salmon. This ticket is $119 and separate from the music festival, but makes the perfect add-on to end a perfect festival in a perfect way.

Ticket Details

So let’s talk about the details. The upgraded VIP tickets are $259 and include access to the music on Friday and Saturday along with all the other perks we talked about above. 2 Day GA passes are $129 and include access to the music Friday and Saturday. Camping passes range from $49 to $129. Bloodies and Bluegrass is $119 and gets you brunch, booze and bluegrass. Kids 12 and Under are free in GA, and they have teen passes available. For other travel and ticket information, check out the event webpage. This event looks amazing and is definitely one event you should not miss! 

Get Ready to Rumble at Thunder Beats Music Festival!

Get Ready to Rumble at Thunder Beats Music Festival!

Get ready to rumble at Thunder Beats Music Festival! This new and electrifying three-day event is bringing the heat to Pensacola Interstate Fair Grounds in Florida on April 22nd – 24th, 2022. Presented by Thunder Ranch Entertainment Holdings, Thunder Beats is planning to fill the void in the Gulf Coast with this incredibly stacked lineup.

Line up

Attendees should brace for impact when these powerful artists take the stage. To name a few artists, Marshmello,  Kaskade, Deadmau5, Adventure Club, Dillon Francis, Ganja White Night, RL Grime, Zomboy and even more will be playing.

Regional talent also announced includes Autokorekt b2b Weird Waifu, Airglo, Bobby Duque, Celo  and more. A second phase of the lineup will be announced in the coming weeks.

Thunder Beats will host over 100 artists across three stages throughout the weekend. There will also be a limited ticketed pre-party on Thursday, April 21st, and nightly onsite afterparties, limited to 3,500 attendees!

Tickets and Pricing

Three-Day General Admission weekend passes for Thunder Beats Music Festival are on sale as of January 26th – starting at $300, plus fees. 

Three-Day VIP weekend passes will be available starting at $400, plus fees, and includes VIP access to the festival, VIP-only restrooms, viewing areas, VIP bars, exclusive merch, concierge, VIP lounge, and snack sessions on top of all GA areas of the festival. 

Parking is complimentary for all VIP attendees and includes separate VIP parking lots with a special entrance to the festival grounds. Single-day passes, group packages, pre-party, afterparties, add-ons, and more options are available online here. Thunder Beats Music Festival is an all-ages event on Friday and 18+ on Saturday and Sunday.

Conclusion

Thunder Beats Music Festival is produced by Thunder Ranch Entertainment Holdings. Visit the website for the most up-to-date information. Fans can stay connected on Instagram and Facebook.

Move It At Body Language Music Festival On March 4th – 6th, 2022

Body Language Festival

Move It At Body Language Music Festival On March 4th - 6th, 2022

Get ready to move it at Body language. This brand new and innovative three day festival is held by RBDeep, which is a sub-brand of Relentless Beats. It will be catering the growing demand in the scene of house, techno, and underground music. Body Language will be calling Rawhide Event Center home on March 4th – 6th, 2022 in Chandler, Arizona. This is the perfect time to shake off the winter doldrums and get some spring in your step with this body-moving lineup.

Body Language is already breaking ground on first-time festival property with some of the heaviest hitters in the house and underground music world. These world-renowned artists are Adam Beyer, Carl Cox, Boris Brejcha, and Kaskade (redux).

There will be three stages, next-level experiences, and new production that has become a magic card for recent Relentless Beats events.

Lineup

Additional artists on this significant lineup include Dombresky b2b Noizu, Drezo, Eats Everything,  Hannah Wants, Kasablanca, Kyle Watson, Malaa, Rebūke, Shiba San, Wax Motif, and more!

Phase 02 of the lineup will be announced in early 2022, featuring more of the hottest names in underground music. Some of the artists to come have never stamped their name into the Arizona scene till now.

Tickets and Pricing

Body language is an 18+ event. Three-Day General Admission passes for Body Language are on sale now for $229, before fees. Three-Day VIP passes will be available at two levels: Standard VIP, including everything that a GA ticket provides, plus express entry, a commemorative lanyard, access to VIP deck with premium view, premium bar, and VIP lounge. A three-Day Platinum VIP includes everything that the Standard VIP pass has, plus 5 drink tickets per day, side stage viewing at the main stage, access to Artist Hospitality Lounge, Steakhouse Quality Dinner, and Festival Concierge. You must be aged 21 and up to purchase Platinum VIP passes.

For full details and all ticket options, including payment plan options, visit here.  

Body Language is produced by Relentless Beats and RBDeep. Visit their website and other socials for the most up-to-date information!