Paradiso Festival 2017 comes back to the scenic Gorge Amphitheatre to take attendees on another epic adventure where nature meets music!
With so many different festivals happening this summer, it can be overwhelming and daunting picking which one to go to. USC Events’ Paradiso Festival makes its return to the Gorge Amphitheatre June 23 – 24, 2017, with a unique lineup featuring acts from trance to dubstep. Though I have traveled a lot for festivals, I had yet to travel to Seattle and take part in an event at the Gorge.
My choice to attend Paradiso factored in my purchase of the Live Nation Festival Passport. I had friends going, too, which definitely made it an easier decision. Not to mention, the lineup was pretty good for two days and included acts I had yet to see live. So, here are my top five selections for this year’s Paradiso.
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Lisa’s Top Picks at Paradiso Festival 2017
Since their reappearance on Ultra Miami 2016’s lineup, Rabbit in the Moon (Live) shows have appeared on numerous line-ups including this year’s Paradiso. Rabbit in the Moon’s current members are David Christophere and Bunny. I missed their performance at Ultra Miami last year but have kept their names on my list of must-sees.
Many have found Rabbit in the Moon’s live shows to be a “sensory overload of auditory and visual stimulation.” Their electronic act combines a variety of different musical genres such as techno and progressive house. I am looking forward to seeing if they turn me into a “Rabbithead” at Paradiso.
Alan Walker’s “Faded” was a massive hit that just recently hit 1 billion plays on YouTube. You could not go to any festival in 2016 without hearing a version of it. Since then, his follow-up tracks “Sing Me to Sleep” and “Alone” have also enjoyed considerable popularity. He makes his way to Paradiso as a part of his Walker Tour: Summer 2017.
Walker’s growing popularity puts him on my list of acts to check out so I can see if he has something more to offer than catchy hit songs. Check out our most recent interview with Alan Walker to learn a bit more about him!
Nick Douwma, best known as Sub Focus, will be performing at the Gorge this year. His newest track, “Don’t You Feel It” featuring Alma, feels like a departure from his usual sound, but I hope we can expect a drum n bass set from him at The Gorge. I still keep the song “Tidal Waves” featuring Alpines on my iTunes playlist to this day.
Post-Dreamstate SF, I have been craving some tech trance energy, and seeing MaRLo at Paradiso will definitely help satisfy that. MaRLo’s sets have never failed to bring the energy and dance vibes.
Since the birth of his child in March, we haven’t seen much of him on the festival circuit in the States, but he is making his way to several US festivals this summer including EDC Las Vegas. His special Altitude shows are some of the most talked about shows in Australia. I hope he brings a little bit of Altitude magic to Paradiso.
Check out our chat with the man himself, here!
Keys N Krates
If you are not familiar with Keys N Krates, you might be surprised as the group differs from your typical band. The members are turntablist Jr Flo, keyboard player David Matisse, and drummer Tune. Their live shows enable you as an attendee to experience the majesty of them working in harmony with their special setup.
The last time I saw Keys N Krates was live at Nocturnal Wonderland in 2015, and I can say that their live sets play better at a festival than their non-live shows. Their non-live performances still hold their signature hip-hop sounds with their special remixes woven into their DJ sets.
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