from the creators of outsidelands music + arts festival & bonnaroo music + arts festival,
a new event has emerged!
2017 introduced us to the first-ever LOST LAKE FESTIVAL! taking place right in the valley of the sun, phoenix arizona!
lost lake festival brought together music, culinary, games, and art like NO other festival ever has before!
keep reading to get a closer look at the fun, food, and stages they had to offer!
when i first heard about the new festival that would be taking place in PHX i knew i had to attend! once i found out that it was being put together by the same people who do OSL, i knew the festival would be a hit! this part of arizona is the perfect spot for a festival like this, and they chose the perfect season to execute it. it's super close to arizona state university which definitely drew in a big college crowd! the first day of the festival felt like the first day of school! nobody knew what to expect, since this was the first one ever! after scanning our tickets and getting through security, i was shocked at the amount of space the festival had! it was HUGE, taking place at Steele Indian School Park, one of arizona's prime parks with 75 acres of land! lost lake had enough games and food to last a lifetime! i chowed down on a bunch of things, my favorite being the pulled pork mac n cheese!
the lineup was a pretty good mix of artist, which is what i expected since i knew who was throwing it. from chance the rapper, to odesza, to the killers! a huge variety for everybody to enjoy! i really enjoyed chance's performance that night and honestly became a fan that night! my other favorite performances would have to be from MUNA and HAIM [photo'd below] , two all-girl bands that really know to rock! i attended the festival with my sister and she had never heard of either band! safe to say, she is now a fan of both!
ahhh, so we meet again. me and HARD Summer have history. a few years back i attended this festival for the first time, and i’m forever thankful that i did. HARD is what i consider my first EDM festival, for the fact that it was the festival that introduced me to electronic dance music and the community within. when they announced the 2017 edition i was ecstatic to purchase tickets and start planning my fits! keep reading to get insight on my outfits, the festival, and the artists!
HARD Summer takes place in the middle of july in the san bernadino area of california, so i always know to expect heat! so, i dress accordingly! i started planning my outfits for this festival 4 months in advance. i searched the internet for DAYS trying to find a designer, then i came across @ragsorriches and knew that i needed a custom piece made! she specializes in custom metal mesh clothing, so i literally drew her a sketch of what i wanted done and she brought it to life!
i cannot thank her enough for bringing my vision to life! take a look at the sketches and final version below!
hard summer switched locations last minute and announced it would be taking place at glen helen amphitheater! it was gonna be my first time at the venue, so i was excited to see what the hype was about! i was very surprised with the ease and togetherness the festival had. compared to previous years, this was the first time i felt they knew what they were doing. (and i think they have the glen helen staff to thank!) i do love the speedway, but i wouldn’t be against a 2018 hard summer at glen helen.
take a look at some of the pics i captured down below!