Prior to taking to the pavement from NYC, we knew we were in for a memorable weekend in the woods with some of the Northeast’s most eclectic and expressive individuals.
What we didn’t anticipate was being welcomed into a whirlwind of wellness, fantastic beats, and even more fantastic beasts. The powers behind Elements Music & Arts Festival brought their A-game to Lakewood, PA.
Elements Music & Arts Festival 2019 (Day 1)
Though the logistics behind getting into the actual campground left much to be desired (waiting for a cheese bus for a near hour to make a pickup round for us to then haul ALL our belongings for 3 days), once there, we didn’t want to leave.
A true blend of music and art, Elements brought together power players and niche knockers alike. Throughout the weekend, ears were blessed with the likes of acts like Disclosure, Big Gigantic, Monolink, Seth Troxler, and Justin Martin. For those attending stage acts outside the primetime, we found fun and funk in Damian Lazarus, Gab Rhome, David Paglia, Akki, and the silent heroes behind the Pickleback cabin (seriously, you kept us awake in our tent for hours, but we weren’t even mad about it).
Elements Music & Arts Festival 2019 (Day 2)
Powered by the likes House of Yes and other heavy hitters in the game, the stages and scenes throughout the campground were feats of art, performance, and expression that were truly well done. Despite rain and oodles, and we mean OODLES of mud, performers kept their fantastic energy at play and programming close to their hearts.
Despite weather setbacks and the natural chaos that comes with the territory at a camping festival, hats off to the production team that kept programming and performances fire, literally. Also, shout out to Rawb Lane for giving us our daily dose of weird, one unbelievably large spoonful at a time.
The Wellnest was well-did indeed. For those seeking respite from daily raging, activities were more than available for people from all walks in the festival. Yoga, drink and draw, meditation, HIIT and a Parkour workshop were among the fun available to attendees. We’d be lying if we didn’t wish we could have been in two places at once for more of these.
Elements Music & Arts Festival 2019 (Day 3)
All in all, our hats are off for the team and attendees behind Elements Music and Arts Festival. A job well did. We’re still reeling over a week later. For anyone who was on the fence this year: add this one to your must attend in 2020!
*Post in collaboration with Andrew Siconolfi*