Exclusive performances, comebacks and the birth of new events that threatened to be at the forefront of the scene. We analyze what 2020 took away.
2019. The last summer events and festivals end and you start planning. Fall events remain, yes, but your head is already thinking about the festivals you are going to attend next year. You are waiting for those to be announced Early birds to be the fastest finger buying them or perhaps, you prefer to wait for the festival to close the bill. Any option is valid.
Months go by and with it, the artist confirmation phases of each festival. Surprise or disappointment, you discuss it over and over with your colleagues. In case of surprise, you feel lucky. There are very classic comments like: "I'll finally see X dj!", «Cartouche at the price I bought it» or "It's one of the most exclusive confirmations I've seen here". It is time to analyze all those events with their respective confirmations that the global pandemic dragged its way.
ULTRA-MIAMI | EXCLUSIVE B2B
Festival season always starts (not this past year) in Bayfront Park. He was returning to his famous location and Ultra decided to throw the house out the window with maybe, the biggest poster we would see this 2020. We could highlight David Guetta closing the festival after a year full of successes or the Laserface and orbit-tour de Gareth Emery y Zedd respectively on the Live Stage. Still, the key to success was b2b. Jauz with NGHTMRE, Kayzo with Slander, Malaa in tandem with Dj Snake or 4B with SAYMYNAME. Not to mention the Resistance b3b. The hard finally debuted in Miami from the hand of Coone, who would take the witness of Dr Phunk's performance on the main stage of Ultra Abu Dhabi, also canceled. A poster of 10.
PHUTURE NOIZE X-QLUSIVE: SILVER BULLET | PRESENTATION OF THE ALBUM
Along with Q-Dance, Phuture Noize would present his album Silver Bullet in April. After growing exponentially in recent years, Marco Spronk has become a reference in the world of hard and this was the icing on the cake. Luckily, we have already known 3 album tracks as are "Sharks", "365" and "Masquerade".
DREAMBEACH FESTIVAL | ALISON WONDERLAND'S FIRST SHOW AT A SPANISH FESTIVAL
Piece by piece, Dreambeach was possibly forming the most exclusive poster in its history. Names like The Chainsmokers, Sefa, Dr. Peacock or the very Dj diesel aka Shaq, they made him a reference this year. One name stands out among all: Alison Wonderland. I was going to be the Australian DJ's first show at a Spanish festival, making it one of the most powerful confirmations of the national scene. Fortunately, it has been possible to keep it for the next edition.
SENSATION | RETURN
Sensation was coming home like Beyond Sensation with the aim of recovering the emptiness that it left. For years, it was, is, and will be, with its subsequent event, one of the biggest events in the Netherlands. A trailer full of "hype" and the news of the return to the Johan Cruijff Arena foreshadowed the magnitude of the event. Despite its cancellation, it made a live stream in which Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano they were the main protagonists.
OCTOPUS FESTIVAL | NEW ASPIRANT TO THE NATIONAL THRONE
The news broke on the Medusa Festival networks: they had been "Hacked" by Octopus. This is how this festival was presented, which confirmation to confirmation, surprised everyone with a poster that would face many international festivals. Not only has he been able to keep all poster, if not that it continues adding artists like D-Sturb or The Satan. Possibly the most anticipated event on the national scene.
CALVIN HARRIS | RETURN TO THE FESTIVALS
Always at the top of the most coveted artists on the world scene, there came a time when I felt that the public did not enjoy festivals, it was not real. He decided get away from events of great magnitude and establish themselves in theaters, more specifically in Las Vegas. After moving to Ibiza in the summer of 2018 and 2019, this year it was headliner at various festivals like Sziget or Creamfields. Calvin Harris, or Love Generator, his new aka, were going to give a lot of play this summer.
EVER AFTER MUSIC FESTIVAL | ONE OF THE BEST DUBSTEP FESTIVALS IN THE WORLD?
We were stunned to discover this festival held in Canada. Slander b2b Subtronics, REZZ y Zeds Dead They headed the poster but ... how do you classify others? Sullivan King, Yultron, Marauda or SVDDEN DEATH as VOYD and in b2b with Eptic. Ontario was to witness the arrival of many, many Headbangers Feeling like partying. It remains to be confirmed if the poster will be maintained.
CORSTEN FERRY | "WHAT THE F" TOUR
It could be any tour, but it isn't. "What the F" It was the tour in which one of the most inonic artists of the trance genre would participate with his 3 alias: Ferry Corsten, Gouryella and System F. There was a small option to see him in Europe, his first date in london.
ESTO ES MIO | THE CAREER OF ARMIN VAN BUUREN IN A SINGLE SHOW
In November, Armin van Buuren revolutionized networks with a new show that would remind the Armin Only and that would deal with their 20-year musical career. It was divided into 4 dates, plus a last one for all ages, for greater ease of attendance. Postponed to days May 20, 21, 22 and 23, 2021, we hope to be able to enjoy the story of Armin van Buuren in a single show.
DEBATES, TRAVEL AND DECISIONS | SUMMER FESTIVALS
Go to Dreambeach or Medusa? Go to Tomorrowland or split your cost over other festivals? Plan the vacations of your work around festivals, meet new people through groups created solely for the festival and propose your own theme for this they miss each other too much. Many times it is not the music or the event, it's the people you surround yourself with in it. Many festivals have the ability to bring together people from all over the world, in which they are all one, something totally unthinkable in many of the situations we live today.
We could talk about many more events, the article would never end. Tomorrowland, Awakenings, Defqon.1, Intents, Electric Love, Medusa, Parookaville, A Summer Story, the return of Monegros, Sziget, Mysteryland and even those who have had the opportunity to move their dates as EDC Las Vegas, Rampage or Animal Sound. The truth is that we do not know when events of great magnitude will return, but we do know that all the memories and friends they gave us will not be forgotten. We are looking forward to recalling them in the near future!