The art of capturing moments is one that develops over time. For some photographers, however, attaining a coveted, distinct action shot at a showcase comes naturally – comparative to the blink of an eye or reflex of the knee. Renowned Netherlands-based EDM photographer, Rutger Geerling (RUDGR), travels the world photographing behind-the-scenes of a combination of underground and popular festivals within the EDM realm.
Whether you have seen them a hundred times, or this is your first, The Prodigy’s 2014 UK dance festival exclusive is simply unmissable. One of the most exciting live bands of all time, The Prodigy’s intense show will go down as one of the defining festival performances of the year. Mark our words!
The inaugural MAD in Belgrade — brought to us by the founders of the renowned EXIT Festival — kicks off its life in a sombre reflective mood. As many of you will be aware, Serbia is in the midst of a massive humanitarian crisis, having suffered the worst floods the country has seen in over a century when the river Sava recently burst its banks south of the capital. In Belgrade there has been a massive influx of refugees, with many schools and public buildings having been turned into makeshift camps to house them.
For Europeans like this writer, Spring Break USA has a near mythical status. There are images of an endless sea of six packs, boobs, shimmering-sea day parties and sex. We know very little, likely because every journo or photographer that ever headed out there was eaten alive by packs of ferociously horny students. They have red cups.
Festival organisers are in the spotlight this week following the release of a survey highlighting the damage caused by music festival waste. It revealed that campsites contribute to a whopping 86% of total festival waste, of which 71% causes lasting damage to local plant life.
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Groove Island has confirmed the full line-up for its 2019 debut festival.
The festival is organised by Whet Travel, the team behind the legendary Groove Cruise, and will take place on California's Catalina island, featuring the likes of Andrew Rayel, Chus & Ceballos, Oliver Heldens and Mark Knight on top of the bill. Also set to play are the likes of Leftwing:Kody, Secondcity and Shiba San. DJ Mag will have the pleasure of hosting its own stage at the festival with a pretty superb line-up of acts.
Joseph Capriati played a near 28-hour set at Sunwaves over the weekend.
The Italian techno titan delivered an astonishing set of 27 hours and 40 minutes (and test of endurance), and in doing so broke his previous record of 25 hours at Heart Miami two years ago. He took to Twitter to express his pride and gratitude in smashing the set out.