Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Forever Festival in Sterling Heights, Michigan [9-27-13] (Review)

A Review By: Justin D'Amico 

This past Friday was Forever Festival in Sterling, Heights Michigan. It was the first big EDM show ever held at Freedom Hill amphitheater, and it went rather well. The show was not quite a sellout but of a possible 8k tickets available, something like 6k were sold. There were two stages constantly going for a full day of rage.

The day started with some local talent and smaller names. Calico is a crafty Detroit producer who played the main stage (Forever stage), and Boji who was on the second stage (Eternity stage) is a resident at Elektricity nightclub. Beats Antique rocked out with all live instruments, including a banjo for a cover of Daft Punk's "Get Lucky". The night really got going right when Brown and Gammon started his set on the Eternity stage, until then all the music being played on the second stage was poppy. He kicked off the set with "The Force" one his the latest bangers. This put much of the crowd into dance mode, as good music should. Next up was Cookie Monsta on the Eternity stage and he killed. The back to back Freeway Tour guys stole a bunch of the crowd from the main stage including me.

Calvin Harris went before Flux Pavilion and he played a mostly moombahton set. This was unexpected as Calvin Harris is more well known for a sort of trance style of music. Calvin's set was excellent, he created an interesting blend with his popular songs and some lesser known tracks.

Flux Pavilion closed out the double headlined Forever Festival with a great set. Right off the bat he started with "The Scientist" and not just the track, he sang along too. His set had all the classics and some new stuff including the new Dillon Francis remix of Oliver's "Night is on my Mind". Flux Pavilion is currently on the Freeway Tour heading all over the US and Canada, this was stop number three on the tour. If you get a chance to go see Flux Pavilion you may also get to see the amazing laser show, depending on the venue. Forever Festival was a big success and hopefully it can become an annual event for the Detroit area to look forward to.


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