What The Festival is an annual three-day music, art, film and interactive festival held 90 miles east of Portland, Oregon taking place during the Summer Solstice weekend of June 16th-19th, 2017.
The festival provides the perfect getaway, by offering attendees a full-sensory experience with more than 90 electronic music DJ’s and producers from around the globe performing on 8 stages of Funktion-One sound, along with the largest splash pool in N. America, the ever expanding Illuminated forest home to the Groove Qube, experiential art, EasySpeak Talks, movement classes, hookah lounge, and more!
This year’s What the Festival is upon us in 9 days…I’m so excited!!…I’ve decided to spend a little bit of time reviewing some of the artist that are performing at What the Festival. Though there are many more artists I will be seeing this year, these are the that have me giddy…
Below I have put together a list of the artists that have caught my ears. I hope you enjoy the list as much as I do!
Read | What the Festival 2016 Recap
The DJ/producer is based in Niagara Falls Canada at 22 years old her unique spin on underground techno has caught the ears of Deadmau5 and Skrillex and made her a Hot Topic on music blog publications around the world. Her sound is as unique as a live show experience where she is gaining a cult-like following with every passing show having already garnered so much attention so quickly the stage is set for Rezz to explode not only at What the Festival but around the world.
Effin Stage: Saturday June 17th 10:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Denis Jasarevic is an electronic artist, musician, and producer from Slovenia but currently living in New York. His styles and influences are mostly blend of dubstep, electro, trip hop, hip hop, and glitch. He grew up influenced by American hip-hop artists like RZA Dr. Dre, DJ Premier, and European electronic music of the early 2000’s.
Fresh off of his 2016 album “Epigram” and seemingly in non stop tour mode Gramatik is set to Gramatik has all the right moves to make me shake it non-stop and I hope to see you in the crowd!
WTF Stage: Friday June 16th 10:45 pm – 12:00 am
Jackson Stell otherwise known as Big Wild has the ability to bring out all the feels when he drops his massive cinematic and spacious sound. He will send shivers down my spine when I get to experience him live for the first time. With an eclectic live show consisting of a hybrid drum set, a keyboard, and whistling, Big Wild has built a passionate following spanning all types of music lovers. Big Wild embarks on his own nationwide Invincible Tour this spring to showcase his new EP and give fans the next incarnation of his unique live experience. I can’t wait but I may have to cut his set a little short to run over to ReZZ!
WTF Stage: Saturday June 17th 9:15 PM – 10:15 PM
Mr. Moo hails from the forested hills of the Pacific NW.
I wanted to research some of the local acts from Oregon as I reside in Eugene, OR. My research has uncovered some pretty amazing talent…One of those talents being Mr. Moo. A classically trained violinist since the age of eight, Mr. Moo expanded into music production six years ago, influenced by the vibrant community of amazing musicians, and DJs, and producers that keep the dance floors of Portland poppin’. I actually saw him perform a ways back at an arcade bar in Eugene and was floored by his beautiful sound. Now I’m excited to him with a much larger crowd getting down to his sound.
Shinto A Go Go: Saturday (Sunday) June 17th 1:30 AM – 2:30 AM
Classixx ventures into the realm of everything with a sound that makes me feel like the summer is here even in the middle of winter. Tyler Blake and Michael David are childhood friends and started a DJ duo in the suburbs of Los Angeles. The name Classixx came from their liking of classic compilations of different music. The DJ duo is influenced by a plethora of music, ranging from old school R&B to Paul Simon to Kraftwerk. Grab your float toys and get ready to boogie down at the Splash pool on Sunday!!!
Splash Pool: Sunday June 18th 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
See you there!