Stilldream Festival 2012 : Friday, September 21st – Monday, September 24th : Belden, CA
From the looks of it, the lineup for Stilldream Festival is set to be on point. I’m excited for a little touch of Burning Man flavor at one of the most beautiful places on earth. I’ve been craving some good electronic music after not going to the playa this year, and a few of my favorite BM DJs will be performing.
Here is a quick idea of some artists that should not be missed…
I can’t wait to see DJ Dan again. In a recent article about the changing EDM scene, DJ Dan was hailed as one of the legends still keeping it real and spinning fresh, new sets each time he plays. I love a good banging house set that brings me back to the days of seeing him rock the main rooms all over NYC. I’ve watched DJ Dan rip it down at Burning Man, he’s always left me with energized dancing shoes and a happy grin. I look forward to him injecting his own personal flavor into the festival.
Another set I want to catch is FreQ Nasty. The last time I saw him was also at Burning Man, he played in the middle of this huge wall made of colored LED squares. His set that night was mind-bending and the visuals on the screen were amazing.
FreQ Nasty still keeps it quite nasty and lively, a good show for sure. NicoLuminous is another artist that I definitely don’t want to miss. I’ve heard about his sets and have been listening to his tracks for a bit now. Be prepared for some on-the-spot beat boxing and mixing. You can read more about the spectacular lineup HERE.
Returning to the same site as last year, the festival will be held in Belden, California, located on a river in the Sierra Nevada mountains. The privately owned Belden Town Resort hosts beautiful grounds, a bar, and general store. There will be free drinking water, allowing you to fill up your reusable water bottles, always a nice feature while raging and camping! This year a floating dancefloor will make its appearance on the river near the beach stage. There will be workshops happening all weekend in the Concha Dome, including yoga, jewelry instruction/wire wrapping, poi, and more!
If you see a guy with a cape and a treasure chest of beer, sitting next to a girl gifting whiskey and dirty tarot card readings, come say what up!
P.S. This is a great 2011 recap video that you should watch before you go. It got me all fired up…