Featured photo courtesy of Elements Lakewood, Alive Coverage Photography
Once again, festival season is in full swing. With lineups dropping left and right, it’s easy to get caught up in the midst of it all. But as your certified festival gurus, it’s our obligation to tell you when we see showstopper lineups like the one Elements Music and Arts Festival just released. Deep in the woods of Lakewood, PA, Elements happens over May 22-25 and is the perfect Memorial Day weekend getaway festival — camping, lake days, and all.
Each stage name represents one of the four elements: fire, earth, air, and water.
We see what you did there, Elements Festival. But let’s talk more about what each individual stage will have to offer!
The Fire Stage
This stage is packed with some serious heat. Also, the stage is literally surrounded by flames. On first glance we’re presented with Diplo as a headliner, but upon further inspection, you’ll notice that it’s a Diplo Higher Ground takeover. And for those of you who may not know, Higher Ground is a house music label owned by Diplo himself. So right off the bat we’re starting on a high note.
In addition, the Fire Stage will also feature a Bonobo DJ set, Chris Lake, Walker & Royce, Dr. Fresch, and more.
The Earth Stage
Next up, we’ve got the Earth stage. This is the place to be if you’re wanting to get in touch with your body, mind, surrounding nature, and (of course) some experimental bass music. Not only do the headliners consist of Jade Cicada, Tokimonsta, and Gramatik, but it boasts a strong undercard too. Some of the artists playing will be Emancipator, Rusko, Manic Focus, the Widdler, and the list goes on. There’s so many good artists, you could stay at this stage all weekend if you wanted to.
The Air Stage
Where do we even begin? No pun intended, we might need to catch our breath before talking about this one. Yotto, Cassian, a Bob Moses club set… there’s no denying it, this lineup is looking more and more convincing by the second.
On top of that, we’ve got three words for you that stand out on any festival lineup, and that is: Desert Hearts takeover. Desert Hearts is a collective centered around house, techno, and the radical culture of self-expression behind it. We can guarantee it’s something you won’t want to miss.
The Water Stage
Last, but certainly not least, there’s the Water stage. So grab your floaties, because headlining this stage will be none other than good ole’ Claude VonStroke himself. He’ll be joined by Golf Clap, Gerry Gonza, and there’s still more names to be announced.
The lineup for each stage is so well crafted, it’s hard to pick a favorite.
Luckily, you don’t have to! Elements Festival strongly believes in celebrating the diversity within electronic music, appreciating each element for what it brings, and fully immersing yourself in the experience. It’s cultivated around music, food and nutrition, art and performance, sustainability, and personal wellness. There will be sound baths, guided yoga, healing massage stations, and even secret stages featuring some psy-trance and hip-hop, but you didn’t hear that from us.
Tickets and camping passes for Elements Music and Arts Festival are now available here. Bring a tent and embrace the wilderness, or you can choose to glamp with your friends. Either way, we’ll see you at Lakewood!