In the unusual times of 2020, virtual raves have proven to be an essential entertainment option during the covid-19 pandemic. Here is our round up of the top 6 virtual festival events so far this year:
Earlier this year Beatport announced a 24-hour live stream on Twitch that created insane buzz around the EDM community. The most unique part about this virtual dance party was watching some of the world’s biggest artists live stream right from their homes and studios. Beatport delivered all on cylinders by attracting huge names like Carl Cox, Duke Dumont, and Rufus Du Sol.
Tomorrowland’s first ever Around the World digital festival went down the weekend of July 25-26th. Taking place on an island called Pāpiliōnem, the virtual world showcased incredible stages through green screen studios around the world. One of the most epic parts was the way they set up the digital crowd and how real the reaction felt when the beat would drop. No other virtual event this year has tried anything of this scale, so it was incredible to see production taken to the next level.
After the sad but expected announcement that the world-renowned festival would be postponed due to the coronavirus, Insomniac organizers came up with an epic solution to host a 3-day event virtually. Hosted by the legend Pasquelle himself, Insomniac recruited some of the hottest electronic artists across many different genres making it an epic lineup. Many artists traveled across the country to be live at the Insomniac location in LA where they took the production to the next level. PS big shouts out to Disenfecto for keeping everyone safe!
Digital Mirage launched a huge virtual experience back in April with 51 artists with an innovative fundraising approach that raised over $300,000 for Sweet Relief Music Fund. The event generated over 1M viewers and was arguably one of the most successful online music festivals to date. Some of our favorite acts came from TOKiMONSTA, Louis the Child, and Oliver Heldens who looked like he was part of an orchestra in a massive theater.
The Do Lab’s virtual edition of Lightning in a Bottle featured the diverse experience that the festival brings every single year. With music, yoga, cooking classes, cultural teachings, and live performances it made this virtual environment unforgettable. Their fully immersive stage and full-scale color was a true representation of the team’s commitment to top notch production and bringing an incredible experience to the festival community.
Presented by Trap Nation & Chill Nation, Room service had a fully loaded lineup for its 3-day virtual event in April. After the success of Digital Mirage, this event most definitely had high hopes to live up to. With sets from Zeds Dead, Gallant, and What So Not, viewers found themselves tuning in at 3am to catch the streams. All proceeds of the event went directly to Feeding America and Sweet Relief.
7 Ways to Wear a Festival Pashmina
For all the avid festival goers out there, I’m sure you are very familiar that a pashmina (otherwise known as a scarf) is one of the most essential and diverse accessories you can own. Whether you are wanting to add some flare to your look or wear it functionally as a face mask, there are so many ways to get creative when you add a scarf to your style. We have rounded up seven of our favorite ways to wear a scarf below:
- Classic- If it ain’t broke don’t fix it right? Throw a pashmina around your neck with a unique design and instantly stand out among the crowd at any music festival. The combination of a bold print and vibrant colors can take your outfit to the next level!
- Shawl- Ever forget a sweatshirt on a plane or when you are in transit? Bringing a scarf is a great way to save space in your backpack but also stay warm. When transitioning from day to night at a fest, it’s a perfect accessory to wear over your head and wrap around your shoulders when the sun goes down.
- Face Mask - Let’s be honest, the corona virus has really F’d up our 2020 festival plans. The beauty about being an avid festival goer is having accessories that you can use in so many different ways. You can wrap the pashmina around your face and tie it around the back base of your head to use it as a mask! Who said that you can’t look stylish at your local grocery store?
- Hair Wrap - Just got your hair done with some rad festival braids and you’re worried that sleeping in them may ruin them? Say no more if you own a VARAVASA pashmina, we got your back! Simply wrap the scarf around the back base of your head and tie it across your forehead tucking the outlying pieces in so that your hair is completely covered. Now, go enjoy your beauty rest for the epic day ahead!
- Headband- Scarves are the perfect item to use as a headband especially if the material is super soft and stretchy. It’s as simple as folding it in half and tying it around the back of your head. Another easy solution for all the head bangers out there trying to keep their hair out of their face! The perfect balance between style and functionality.
- Comfort- Throw the scarf over your head and let it hang around your neck for a stylish but comfy feeling. This look makes it easy to use the pashmina as a prop while you groove on the dance floor at a music festival with your squad.
- Under Hat - Hat game strong? Want to flex? Take your game to the next level by rocking a scarf under a flat brim fedora. You are bound to stunt when rocking this style.
Be it for fashion or function, there are so many ways to wear a scarf. We’ve listed some of our favorites but would love to know, how do you rock a scarf?