Electronic dance music two-dayer We are FSTVL returns to the east London borough of Upminster this Saturday and Sunday, bringing bigger, better and brasher stages with even more entertainment.
Last year We Are FSTVL took the leap and debuted their own camping village. With an additional night too for camping ticket holders, there were more artists added to the lineup and an increased capacity for the sell-out event.
This year organisers have promised to up their game again, with their biggest production to date and a major lineup across the weekend, including Carl Cox, DJ EZ, Sub Focus, Eric Prydz, Marco Carola and Pendulum.
Once again, We Are FSTVL is collaborating with major club brands like Glitterbox and Defected to bring festival goers a variety of stage lineups and productions. This year’s brand new open air stage The Powerhouse is hosted by by BassJam on Saturday and GRMDAILY on Sunday, and is set to give the crowd a hair raising, pyro experience they won’t forget in a hurry.
We Are FSTVL is the closest thing to Coachella you will find on this side of the water, offering an array of backstage exclusive (XCLSV) and VIP packages, offering those with a bit more cash to flash a chance to mingle with the artists backstage, as well as massages, a private bar and posh toilets.
Be aware that We are FSTVL are introducing a drinks token scheme this year, which means festival goers will have to pay for their drinks using an electronic wristband – a system that didn’t go down too well at Cardiff’s short-lived X Music festival, where the cashless system made an ordeal out of ordering a drink. Although you are able pre-order drinks token via the We are FSTVL website, which will hopefully improve the experience.
With the fabulous weather predicted for this weekend, We are FSTVL is a chance to don your best festival raving gear and dance your heart out in the sunshine to some of the biggest names in electronic dance music – but don’t forget your jacket, We are FSTVL is held on an Aerodrome site so it can get windy.
We are FSTVL takes place on 26 & 27 May at Damyns Hall Aerodrome in Upminster. For full lineup info and tickets visit the We Are FSTVL website.
Words by Courtney Philomena Barnes