Bassnectar is coming to Hotlanta for a back-to-back Friday and Saturday night old school style RAVE, and it’s going to be one for the books. The venue is a stark warehouse with a capacity of 10,000 ravers, equipped with no special lights, no confetti cannons, and no LED stage. This show is going to be all about the music, and people are dying to get in.
The event is set to take place September 9 and 10 (for you locals, the weekend after Dragoncon) and keeping in tradition of old school raves past, the location is still a secret. We do know it is for sure in Downtown Atlanta, and the website selling tickets gave us this much: “There will be a map point & info to follow, but to be clear this is not a “show” – it’s a gathering.”
Unfortunately for us, the event is already sold out (NOOOOOO!!!) but Bassnectar is already working on bringing the show out west: “We are always daydreaming up new ideas, and our team is busy working on more events like this,” he says. “(We’re) currently scouring the West Coast for potential venues.”
The show will feature a special space called The Haven, a pillowed and blanketed decked out chill room where guests will be encouraged to escape from the wildness for a few minutes and relax with their friends, and maybe even start a massage line. There will be drinks and snacks available here to keep ravers safe and hydrated. Sounds incredible.
Bassnectar says his inspiration for this event is to get away from all the razzle-dazzle of the main stage and encourage fans to live in the moment. In an interview with Billboard, he recalls his own first experience attending a rave: “I had no idea where it was or what it was going to be like,” he said. “A kid from school found the directions last minute…it was like a treasure hunt. When we got out of the car, you could hear the bass booming in the distance. We just followed the bass until we found ourselves at the doorway to a building.”
In trying to recreate his first rave Bassnectar is doing something very special for his fans, creating for them a memory unlike any made at any festival anywhere. It just goes to show that when the lights and stages are stripped away, EDM really is all about the connections you make and the music you dance to, no matter where you are. <3