Salt Lake City Knows How to Get Freaky!

Photos by @jozizzy for V2 Presents | Written by Taylor Dickason

The Experience

Things definitely got a little freaky in Salt Lake City, UT this past weekend. For two days, festival goers transformed into zombies, animals, and aliens to gather at the Great Saltair and immerse themselves in their favorite music for Get Freaky Festival. Some of the most common costumes that I noticed were angels, devils, unicorns, cats, Priests, and Harley Quinn. Some unique looks that I saw included Bob Ross with a paint brush and paint pallet. And the most unique and terrifying one I saw was a giant panda with an LED face and fang teeth.

Getting In with Ease

Getting to and from the festival was almost effortless. We drove each day and were able to park at the venue for $10. Day one, we parked right outside of the venue doors and only had to walk about a minute. With this, the colder temperatures outside were not an issue. For day two, however, we had to park at an additional lot down the street from the Great Saltair. Fortunately, festival organizers provided shuttle buses to and from the venue for no additional cost so that we did not have to walk in the cold. Getting into the venue was also effortless. Security lines moved very quickly and everything was very well organized.

The Music

The line up at Get Freaky included a lot of variety, so there was something for everyone!

Day One

Day one had a very “house heavy” line up including artists such as A.O.T., Born Dirty, Joyryde, Noizu, and a B2B including Volac and Phlegmatic dogs. I saw Whipped Cream for the first time and was very impressed by her stage presence and how engaged she gets with the crowd during her sets. As per usual, Alison Wonderland did not disappoint and she got spiritual with everyone to close out day one at the main stage!

Day Two

Day two had a very “dubstep heavy” line up in the tent including names such as Blanke, Hekler, Sullivan King, Riot Ten, and Bear Grillz to close the night. Main stage held the most popular set of the weekend. Porter Robinson closed out the night after already playing another set in Denver. Due to weather conditions delaying his travels from his set in Colorado, he started his Get Freaky set about 15 minutes late, but most definitely did not disappoint!

If you haven’t been yet, Get Freaky is definitely a festival I would recommend checking out! I know for sure I will be back in 2020! 

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