This past weekend, many of you may have gone to Nocturnal Wonderland. Many of you may have seen the same main stage acts that play at every major festival these days. However, if you were at the main stage at Nocturnal Wonderland at 12AM on Saturday night, you would have witnessed something different. Here’s what happened:
Nicky Romero, who had originally been scheduled to headline the festival’s primetime set time, had flight delays that caused promoters to quickly search for an act within the festival to be thrown into the the spotlight of Nocturnal’s Labyrinth Main Stage. They quickly opted for Slander, whose high-energy sound was perfectly suited to slaying a crowd of several thousand gathered at the main stage.
Slander quickly transitioned from festival house bangers to their own brand of tunes, dubbed “Heaven Trap”, with the support of a roaring crowd that may or may not have known who they were previously. A high energy set from the blooming duo combined with a stage designed by the pioneers of the ‘true’ festival experience proved that, in the right setting, the headliners really are the fans, big name acts aren’t the only draw. Slander provided with all the bells and whistles behind them produced a set that was no different in quality or energy to Romero’s when he finally arrived to the stage.
When a young act like Slander puts in a crazy amount of work in putting out quality music and playing incredible shows, it has the potential to pay off big time in the form of a huge opportunity to be seen and heard by a greater mass of people. Moral of the story: EVERYTHING HAPPENS FOR A REASON.
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