Pop quiz: What’s the number one thing missing from music festivals these days?
Dinosaurs, of course! This past weekend in Thornville, Ohio, Excision debuted his first ever Jurassic-themed bass music festival, Lost Lands. (Cue the Jurassic Park theme song.)
Lost Lands featured some of the biggest names in dubstep and bass music, including Zeds Dead, Cookie Monsta, Funtcase, Illenium, Kill the Noise, Seven Lions, Black Tiger Sex Machine, Crizzly, and many more. The inaugural Lost Lands 2017 music festival was a huge success and will no doubt come back even stronger next year.
Lost Lands 2017: The Music
Excision presented this prehistoric festival, and with three sets throughout the weekend, he made sure his music was all over it. Excision played a legendary B2B set with Datsik and a special Destroid reunion set with Space Laces.
Lost Lands featured a staggering 500,000 watts of bass and a sound engineering setup that was applauded by veteran headbangers. Both main stages were on an incline, so everyone in the crowd had a clear view of the performance no matter where they stood. On Thursday, artists playing the festival were allowed to hop up and perform on the Grove stage, leading to a whirlwind of bassy sets from legendary artists in a more intimate setting.
The stage design was amazing, and of course, beautifully decorated in the prehistoric fashion. The theatrics ramped up throughout the night and peaked when Excision took the stage every night. Don’t take our word for it, though. Check out the experience during Excision’s set with Space Laces.
Lost Lands 2017: The Experience
The positive vibes at Lost Lands were unreal, and we’re not just saying that. The inaugural year of any music festival is bound to attract the most dedicated fans, and Lost Lands was no exception. It brought out a crowd of dedicated bassheads and headbangers who truly understand and embody the meaning of PLUR. We didn’t have one negative experience all weekend.
Aside from the giant dinosaurs staged around the venue, there was an amazing light show and two volcanoes on either side of the main stage. Destroid’s set was so lit (literally) on Saturday night, that one of the volcanoes caught fire. It cut Destroid’s set short 20 minutes and took 20 minutes out of Zeds Dead’s set, but the fire team handled everything efficiently, and the festival was up and running in no time.
Another great feature of Lost Lands were the music production workshops. KJ Sawka and ill.gates collaborated with Ableton to work with aspiring producers and DJ’s and walk them through their production techniques. Camping with fellow headbangers was amazing, to say the least, and the whole weekend was refreshingly affordable. In the post historic times of grossly inflated music festival prices, Lost Lands ticket prices were well below those of competing music festivals who offer the same caliber talent.
Lost Lands Music Festival Gear
The Vibedration team squadded out at Lost Lands to promote the best hydration packs for music festivals. With such a dedicated crowd of bass music lovers, there were plenty of psychedelic onesies, trippy body art, and spacey rave gear. Overall the vibe was very heady, and Vibedration’s rave collection hydration packs fit the vibe perfectly.
We can’t wait to see what Excision has in store for Lost Lands 2018. If it’s anything like this year’s inaugural festival, it’ll be one for the history books. Remember, life’s a party, stay hydrated!
Until next time, Vibe Tribe out!