10 Snapshot Moments 8/26 – 7:02 p.m. – 8:15 p.m.
Martin Staaf aka Liquid Stranger bluntly explains the nature of the unapologetic music industry to Leah Culver as small pools of fans, media, and artists prepare to migrate to the main stage, Oceania. A cart arrives for Staaf and Raver Magazine and within minutes, Staaf is dominating Oceania with Imagine Music Festival’s first capacity crowd. Michael Beas captures the entire set with unrestricted stage access, delivering some of the hallmark images of Imagine Music Festival 2016.
8/27 – 12:35 a.m. – 2:05 a.m.
Oceania transforms into a colorful, aquatic fantasy after the sun dips below the horizon. The VIP viewing platform is packed with jovial
8/27 – 4:58 p.m. – 6:10 p.m.
Festival goers are dismayed to discover that Saturday’s sun is even harsher than the day prior. Luckily for them, Iris Presents has scheduled some of the festival’s strongest performances for Day 2. However it’s an unlikely pair of DJs who catch the attention of aloof attendees looking for a place to go: IMF alumni Ill Gates and his partner in grime,
8/27 – 10:16 p.m. – 10:56 p.m. The Disco Inferno stage has pulled the largest crowd it will see all weekend with the arrival of DJ Hanzel. Iris Presents has laid out special flooring for shufflers to get down, and the pyrotechnics emanating from the stage and the surrounding infrastructure create an intriguing ambiance. As fireworks from the main stage explode in the distance, DJ Hanzel cuts the music to quip about the originality of
Imagine Music Festival possesses a certain spirit that can’t be replicated, everyone was feeling it, still one the best music festival ever!
techno-aristocrats sipping Grey Goose and exhaling thick clouds of shisha into the night. Steve Angello takes to the stage, flipping the destructive vibe left by Snails and turning it into a smooth rollercoaster of familiar classics punctuated with a healthy dose of purist house anthems.
KJ Sawka. The Amazonia stage is one of three stages added for the final two days of the festival, and the only stage besides Oceania with music blocks ending at 3 a.m. Ill Gates vs. KJ Sawka is the first performance of many to showcase the unique, funky atmosphere of the Amazonia stage.
fireworks. And then – “Maybe go one deeper?” Perfection.
8/28 – 2:23 a.m. – 3:01 a.m. Zeds Dead closeout Oceania on Saturday night. With a swath of dubstep performances populating Oceania on Day 2, Zeds Dead fuse their usual sound with a bout of grunge and harmonic dissonance to keep things fresh. The duo starts their set with the classic Pulp Fiction recording from “Journey of a Lifetime”, a rare occurrence that delighted those following the duo since their inception in the late 2000s.
8/28 – 3:54 p.m. – 5:02 p.m. After a trio of jaw-dropping performances from Leah Culver, Daniels Jack, and Sunday Service, the Raver Magazine crew grabs a melt from the Gouda Boys, one of the most popular food service stations in the festival scene, and continues onward to the Amazonia