22 Scenes from Vujaday Music Festival, The Anti-Fyre FestivalArticle by: Laura Mason|@masonlazarus
Thu April 26, 2018 | 09:10 AM
The inaugural Vujaday Music Festival, which took place April 4-8, 2018, on the island of Barbados splashed onto the scene with nary a Fyre Festival-esque hiccup in sight.
The gorgeous, 21-mile-long Caribbean island buzzed from dusk 'til dawn thanks to the underground house and techno heroes who converged at six different picturesque venues to delight over a thousand attendees from all over the world, as well as locals. There was the beachside venue Pirate’s Cove, where festival-goers worked out their calves while dancing in the sand; the 100-acre Bellevue Plantation Estate, which was built in 1735 and boasted a with pool and bougainvillea, coconut, and mahogany trees; then there was the beachside the Copacabana, along with an exclusive VIP party at Nikki Beach Barbados; and finally, there was the stunning Cornwall House which featured Instagram-worthy vistas of the sea and the jungle.
Dirtybird favorite Justin Martin, Chicago house and techno legend Green Velvet, and Toronto resident and Hot Creations signee Nathan Barato all played, as well as San Francisco-based house DJ atish, Desert Hearts maestros Mikey Lion and Lee Reynolds. House, techno and disco artists such as Lauren Lane, YokoO, Nitin, Lee Foss, and Behrouz supplied their own solid sets, as did Italian sensation Francesca Lombardo, All Day I Dream founder Lee Burridge, and DJ Tennis. And that's just the tip of the...palm tree?
Proving that you don't need over-the-top luxury and yachts filled with models to have the experience of a lifetime at a music festival, Vujaday nailed it by delivering an ironclad lineup and letting the beauty of nature works its own magic. Check out photos from Year One below.