Concrete, containers and electronic music!
Last Friday 15 of August, DGTL Festival opened its doors to an unforgettable experience, inviting the assistants to dance under The Netherland's rules.
The festival took place at Parc del Forum in Barcelona, Spain. DGTL besides having a cutting edge musical offering, it's also focused in art and sustainability. 2015 was the year of plastic recycling. All plastic used during the festival was picked up and recycled by volunteers who joined the "Trash Army". Also, there was not a piece of printed informative flyer/program given during the festival, all the info was shown by big signals attached to art installations like Paquito's Big Metal Tree, you could find as well a giant copper robot and the Bull's correfoc.
On the other hand, surrounded by containers and concrete blocks, Digital, Phono and Stereo stages gave artists like Maceo Plex, Henrik Schwarz, John Talabot, Ben Klock, Ame, Dixon, Marcel Dettmann, George Fitzgerald, Job Jobse, Paco Osuna and Adam Beyer and more, the chance to play their best beats under amazing LED illumination and visuals projected on solar panels behind them giving a futuristic and energetic vibe.
The food experience was remarkable, with food trucks which had a wide variety of plates: fries with homemade sauces, the traditional hot dog, Thai "Dragon balls" and Maka Maka's gourmet burgers right next to a dinning place made with pallets which awaited the dancers to sit and and relax for a minute while they enjoyed their food.
The second day a stormy weather came but it didn't keep this new generation from having a good time. DGTL's organization colored the audience with free plastic raincoats and the party kept going until the last wave of sound touched the park. This inspiring people, more than bringing together the best underground DJ's, are trying to leave a footprint and teach people how to make an impact, build something up and start a revolution where music, sustaniablility and art can work together. Thank you DGTL festival, see you next year!.
Above you can see a few images of our experience and what we saw during the festival.
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