Photo taken by Tate Bucalo.
Music till sunrise, the 2-minute walk from camp to the festival, running into old friends, and meeting new ones – these are just a few of the countless little things that make Sound Haven an enchanting and unforgettable experience. The Festival Babes embarked on an extraordinary adventure, immersing ourselves in the mesmerizing world of deep wubs and good vibes. In this blog post, we are thrilled to share our enthralling journey through the heart of Sound Haven, where the rough start only led to incredible memories and magical moments that we will cherish forever.
Despite a bumpy beginning, Sound Haven's intimate atmosphere and welcoming community quickly won our hearts. Amidst the enchanting setting, we discovered a place where people played Super Smash Bros till the sun came up while the bass still echoed in the background. It was the perfect recipe for forming bonds and creating beautiful connections with both old and new friends. Homie fests have a unique charm – the surprises they hold make each moment truly unforgettable.
One aspect that had us raving endlessly was the impeccable production quality at Sound Haven. Thanks to the collaboration between Igg Live and Soundsystem Cultures, the sound system was unparalleled, capturing the bass and melodies we craved. The lasers were with us till the sun greeted us, while the UFO stage transported us to a different world entirely – one of pure joy and escapism. The meticulously curated production was a constant vibe that enhanced every moment of the weekend.
The lineup was a breathtaking array of talent, featuring exceptional artists like Super Future, Lab Group, Tape B, and many more. Each artist poured their heart and soul into their performances, igniting the crowd's energy and setting the stage for an unforgettable weekend. The Festival Babes were delighted to meet some of these incredible artists, including KLL sMTH, Kirby Bright, and Tiedye ky, who proved to be as down-to-earth as they were gifted.
Pictured: kLL sMTH, interns Carley Pfister, and Hailee Andrews.
Sound Haven went above and beyond by offering attendees a diverse range of experiences beyond the music. From invigorating yoga sessions and flow workshops to soul-nourishing spiritual healing workshops, the festival nurtured the mind, body, and soul. The festival grounds were a captivating wonderland filled with experiential vendors, talented live painters, and captivating murals that brought art and creativity to life. Not to forget, the enticing food options that catered to various dietary preferences, including vegan and locally-sourced delights.
Sound Haven proved itself to be unlike any other festival, a utopia of extraordinary production, heartwarming connections, and awe-inspiring artistry. The Festival Babes left the magical grounds feeling rejuvenated and exhilarated, eagerly anticipating next year's edition. We can't help but reflect on the many memories created and look forward to future adventures curated by Sacred Hive. Until then, the echoes of Sound Haven will forever reverberate in our hearts, reminding us of the boundless joy found in music, art, and genuine human connections.