SAGA Festival, one of the festivals of ALDA Events, closes its second edition of existence with its debut at the National Arena.
SAGA Festival was presented by first time at the National Arena, to the delight of many (personally, I love football and a festival in it seems even better to me) and not so delight for others, after having attended the first edition in Romaero. Without a doubt, the previous one was an incredible location. A huge location full of hangars and planes, totally thematic for what SAGA was looking for but National Arena was up at the level. Based on the geometric form of the previous edition as mainstage and next to the Ferris wheel, it night he left us incredible images like this one.
Regarding the secondary Heat also kept the design, including the area behind the dj to enjoy from the booth and Spark was divided into several vertices of a square, which, illuminated when night fell, increased the staging of the place. As for the location, it was packed with food trucks with a wide variety such as pulled pork, rice with seafood, hamburgers, pizzas and much more. SAGA took care of the staging of the venue in detail, adding many entertainment activities, decorative elements and stands of each of the brands that participated in the event.
The first day we started with one of the artists who have grown the most in recent months. Acraze made the attendees who were arriving at the National Arena enjoy themselves as night fell. R3hab would perform right after a set that reminded us more of Afrojack than of himself, possibly because of their recent b2bs. We moved to the Heat stage where we would once again enjoy Fisher again, after a great set in the first edition. We would return to Source to see Deadmau5. An electronic music legend, who played many of his classics. The return to the past.
Dj Snake was the next to perform, a set that perhaps became a bit repetitive for us. Although a totally powerful intro, went from more to less throughout the set. The big winner was Timmy Trumpet, who after getting married, didn't want the opportunity to bring his wife to the stage to end up dancing hardstyle. He premiered a new collab with Hardwell, played the famous song 'Laserbeam' and even more dared with the rawstyle a few minutes before the end of the set with the Rebelion remix of the classic 'Titanium'.
On day 2 we decided to visit all the stages, get to know the venue even more and try several of the food trucks or ice creams that you can find around. We started with Tiësto at Source, who played several of his new songs like 'The Business' or 'Motto', also including his already classic 'Boom'. We are used to this Tiësto so any return to the past seems almost impossible. Still, a remix / ID to Chemicals, as well as the M83 track 'Midnight City'lead him on the path to success.
Afrojack continued with that classic dirty dutch style that characterizes him so much. He has improved a lot since his set in Ultra Miami and here he repeated with a good note. Finally, the finishing touch went to Reinier Zonneveld with an amazing set. Between the worlds of techno and hard, totally equitable, the Heat scene completely blew up. One of the best sets of the festival without a doubt.
Last day of festival. Perhaps the most anticipated due to the exclusive performances there were. We started with Fedde le Grand, who seems to have been 'trained' in recent years. We miss the hard rhythms of the Dutch artist, who now opts for more melodic sounds. After him, came a Salvatore Ganacci that fell in love with each of the attendees. He is undeniable, he has something that others don't have. He's a funny guy, but that connection with the public is always a plus. Outside of those songs that everyone plays and unique visuals, it was one of the best of the day.
Appeared Marshmello, who pleasantly, still exceeded what was contributed by Salvatore. its more than expected collab with Ray Volpe, more recent tracks like 'House Party' with Subtronics or 'Back In Time' with Carnage as well as classics like 'Alone' or 'Fly'. She colored the entire National Arena and had them dancing to dubstep. Finally Da Tweekaz put the finishing touch to the night. Starting with their new ID with Sound Rush and Tony Junior, in addition to another solo track, managed to engage everyone despite the rain that was falling. An end to a festival that is growing more and more every day and that little by little is establishing itself in Romania. Tickets for the next edition of SAGA Festival are already being sold on its website. Remember that the dates have been modified for the days June 23, 24 and 25!