No Summer break is truly complete without some fun in the sun, a slip n’ slide party and a few surprises to keep everyone on their toes. Last year Woogie Weekenders were met with sun, fun and buckets on buckets of rain. Along with being a ridiculously great time, that rain melted the ground under our feet presenting all sorts of challenges, but we rallied and pushed on through it. This year’s Woogie Weekend will celebrate that storm that brought us together by introducing a few water games, in addition to a few other surprises. In fact, you’d be hard pressed to find another shindig this summer teeing up shenanigans like these. Wondering what fun you’ll get into this weekend? Head out to Oak Canyon Park and check out these six reasons Woogie Weekend will slay the whole day party game!
International House and Techno All Day Long
There’s no need to wait for sundown to get your Woogie on, because the party starts early at this festival. House heads and techno addicts will unite on the dance floor in a celebration of life, music and summer house party vibes. The Woogie Weekend lineup is loaded with international house and techno artists that will get the festivities going early with bass, beats and booty shaking all day long.
Love house and techno music but want to familiarize yourself with the lineup? Check out the Official Woogie Weekend 2016 playlist to get a taste of the sonic bliss that awaits you at Woogie Weekend.
Local Takeovers Afterhours
We’ve brought in five unique and amazing local crews to elevate the vibes with official after hours parties. Subtract, Deep, Favela Bar, Respect & Killahurtz have all established a place in the LA dance community with signature sounds and vibes that their events are notorious for, and will each be bringing those one-of-a-kind attributes to Woogie Weekend. Whether you’re a long term staple in the city of angels, or a visitor in town for the weekend, make sure to check out these local takeovers to experience the heart and soul of LA’s underground dance community.
Water was such a memorable part of what brought us all together last year, so this year Woogie Weekend is introducing water games to relive those glory days with 90% less puddles, but all the same great fun! Slip ‘n slide, water balloons and everything in between will be a part of the fun to cool off from woogying in the sunshine all day. Bring your swimsuit and come ready to get wet and wild!
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While all day dance parties and water games sound like a magnificently fun way to spend the afternoons at Woogie Weekend, there are plenty of opportunities to take it down a notch, relax, and soak in all the positive vibes that the festival has to offer. You can feast your eyes on some the awe-inspiring art structures that will be dispersed amongst festival grounds, or watch one of the many talented live painters transform a blank canvas into a masterpiece over the course of the festival. Woogie Weekend also offers morning yoga classes to hold space for meditation. Yoga classes also provide a place for attendees to ground down and recharge, which is a must when shifting gears after a heated dance battle or a water balloon fight.
Didn’t have time to shop for the perfect festival outfits and accessories before heading out to Oak Canyon Park? Worry not! This year’s festival will be hosting over 25 uniquely talented artisan vendors for all of your festival-wear needs and wants. Whether you’re looking for something festive and eccentric, or something earthy and comfortable, you’re bound to find it here. Support local and traveling artists by spoiling yourself.
The Community (You!)
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Last year’s attendees were put to the test during the unpredictable torrential downpours, and while many people would be discouraged by such a turn of events, the Woogie Weekend community banned together to support each other and keep speakers bumping and outhouses upright. In short, the festival spirit at Woogie Weekend was born strong and kicking. Many people found their forever festival family and squad, proving that unforeseen challenges can produce the most incredible bonds.
Become a part of the Woogie Weekend family. We can’t wait to meet you!
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