Road To Elements 2020: 5 Reasons Elements Lakewood Stands Apart From The Rest
If you don’t have plans for Memorial Day weekend yet, don’t worry because we have you sorted. We’re returning to eastern Pennsylvania for a wild weekend of world-class music, immersive art, and wanton revelry. BangOn! NYC is throwing its crown jewel event, Elements Lakewood Festival for the fourth straight year. This festival has grown in size and stature year after year without losing its intimate, community-based identity that makes it so incredible.
It’s no secret that there are countless music festivals littering the landscape and while these events are a dime a dozen, Elements Lakewood is in a class of its own. At its core, this gathering is a celebration of everything the scene is about; community, art, and quality music. Drawing inspiration from the natural world, Elements Lakewood is a multi-dimensional, sensory utopia.
While this year’s lineup is reason enough to make your way to Elements Lakewood, there are so many other beautiful aspects to this gathering. We’ve broken down five major reasons we have fallen in love with this festival and why you will too. Check out our list below and get ready for a damn good time this Memorial Day Weekend.
The setting of Elements Lakewood is easily the first feature that makes it stand out. Taking place at a nostalgia-inducing sleepaway summer camp, three-day bacchanal comes to life in an array of dazzling ways. The entire BangON! team should be credited with transforming every inch of the campgrounds with imagination and invention. Each nook and cranny of the site is utilized and drenched with magic.
This year Elements Lakewood is bringing something new to the experience in the form of the Vibe Villages. The festival is comprised of several stages with the Earth, Water, Air and Fire stages acting as the major cornerstones of the diverse environment. This year the Vibe Villages will add even more depth and eclecticism to proceedings. Each of the main stages will have an accompanying village while there will also be The Bazar, Central Camp, and The Backwoods.
In terms of the audiovisual experience, Elements Lakewood cuts no corners. Towering flame throwers, resplendent 3D-mapping, kaleidoscopic light-shows, and massive sound-systems, make this festival a sensory whirlwind. Whether it be the Fire Stage’s incredible pyrotechnics or the Earth Stage’s psychedelic visual display, this festival is tailor-made for festival-goers who love to indulge in otherworldly sights and sounds.
Elements Lakewood is a living breathing art installation. There is no end to the immersive experiences that inhabitants can dive into. The verdant forest comes alive with spellbinding artwork and at any moment a troupe of performers can descend on unsuspecting denizens. While the music at Elements Lakewood is certainly world-class, the art is what takes center stage.
By far what we love most about Elements Lakewood is the vibrant community that comes together for this gathering. BangOn! has been responsible for creating some of the most impactful experiences in the dance music scene for the past decade. For anyone who has dived into the world of BangOn!, Elements Lakewood has become the culmination of all their experiences. The community at Elements Lakewood is a beautiful, tight-knit collection of like-minded music lovers who are both eccentric and welcoming. This Memorial Day we can’t wait to reunite with this amazing extended family.
Finally, the intention behind Elements Lakewood is what truly makes it stand apart from other festivals on the east coast. Rather than feeling like some kind of corporate cash-cow, Elements Lakewood radiates with sincerity and inclusion. This festival in many ways is the evolution of the scene and a living breathing, extension of the underground. If you’re looking for an honest, unique and authentic music festival experience, then Elements Lakewood is exactly what you need in your life.
Get ready for Elements Lakewood with these exciting pre-parties happening all across the east coast.