What do I love more than traveling, making videos and dancing to Kwaito music?
Nothing! However I do also enjoy electronic music and outdoor festivals.. This weekend I went on a little adventure to Utopia, a music festival that took place on beautiful river resort in Worcester and featured some of Cape Town’s most exciting acts (watch out for video coming soon). I danced my booty off, watched some great comedy, met lovely mental people and captured some rad footage. But I’m not going to talk too much about Utopia as you’ll see all about it in my next vlog.
However, my little field trip did get me thinking about what international electronic music festival I would like to attend if I won MyDestination’s Biggest Baddest Bucket list. I’ve actually been following this festival for a while now and had many dreams in which I get up on stage during Soulwax’s set and dance like a 7 year old on Christmas morning.
This festival is none other than the SONAR MUSIC FESTIVAL that takes place in Barcelona for three days every June, this year from the 13 to the 15th. Created in 1994 this International Festival of Advanced Music and New Media Art “is by virtue of a carefully balanced cultural offering, combining a playful nature, the avant-garde, and experimentation with electronic dance music’s newest trends” describes MyDestination Barcelona. Couldn’t have said it better myself.
Each year Sonar hosts over 8 000 people from more than 90 countries from around the world – now that’s a lot of potential friends, YOH. Their common goal: “to make the relationship between creativity, technology, mobility, innovation, and business more transparent and accessible”. Sounds Saucy.
Some of my favorite acts featured in this year’s line up include:
Two Door Cinema Club
And many more that I don’t even know exist….
Click here to visit MyDestination Barcelona for more Festival info.
Or check out the Festival website here for more pics and videos.
Our own local Act, Die Antwoord, played last year
(Images from the Festival Website, Barcelonapoint.com, gutierrez-rubi.es, spain-holiday.com)
A trip to Barcelona would not be complete without visiting the legendary works of Gaudi. We’ve all seen the film Vicky, Cristina, Barcelona and thought to ourselves ‘yes, now that’s where I’d like to spend my next Summer holiday’… (if we were all famous gazillion-ares) Why? To study the works of Gaudi of course, not to run off with some sexy, steamy, culturally stimulating Spanish artist!
For all the things Barcelona is famous for, including ridiculously good-looking, charming men, Antoni Gaudi stands out as one of the city’s most influential characters.
To learn more about him and his life in Barcelona visit MyDestination Barcelona’s article here.
Otherwise I shall leave you with some of my Gaudi favourites: