What do a fire breathing dragon, a pirate ship and Bassnectar all have in common? Aside from being collectively badass, you can also expect to see all three of these things at BangOn!NYC‘s Elements Music & Arts Festival on August 11th! What you won’t find there however is loud corporate presence or uncomfortable crowds. It’s a refreshing break from what we tend to experience at other NYC-based music events. That’s because five years and a new venue later, this hometown fest is still staying true to its roots. Much like BangOn!NYC’s infamous east Williamsburg warehouse parties, Elements continues to shine bright due to its inclusive, DIY-vibes.
While the event itself has blossomed dramatically over the last few years (the 2017 installment saw close to 8,000 attendees over two days) there’s still plenty of room to grow in its amazing new Hunts Point, BX home. As if the sprawling waterfront venue isn’t convincing enough on its own, we believe names like Bassnectar, SNBRN, Goldfish and Emancipator should provide incentive for folks to take the train line less traveled to the city’s summit. Add that to an array of art installations, a fleet of roving art cars, a full schedule of wellness activities, aerial dancers, fire eaters and hot damn! Now that’s what I call that a stacked Saturday.
In anticipation of our return to Elements, we’ve prepared a high energy playlist featuring tracks from our favorite artists. Whether you’re a basshead, a dirtybird or a lover of crunchier beats, there’s something to keep your head boppin’ below. And if you haven’t snagged tickets to Elements yet, GET ON IT! General Admission and VIP tickets are still available HERE.