It’s all elemental with Elements Music & Arts Festival! This festival is known as the Northeast’s premier boutique festival experience and just recently, it has announced the phase two lineup for its 2023 edition. Best described as an escape unlike any other, Elements is co-created by all those who embark on the journey. The festival itself serves as a place that ensures to foster a creative getaway for everyone that attends. The creators aim to inspire and offer a break from the stresses of everyday life. It’s the ultimate carefree weekender where music, community, art, camping, and adventure join together in perfect unison, taking over Long Pond, Pennsylvania from August 10th-14th. Ready to join in on the fun?
Elements already unleashed a crazy lineup but they have since then released a lineup that is even more fire, which of course, is the point of elements, am I right? Phase Two continues to deliver the BIGGEST and most impressive billing to date but also includes new styles of electronic and jam. Groove to over 100 artists at 10 huge stages!
Let’s talk about that lineup! There are tons of new additions on the lineup including North London producers Gorgon City, Anjunadeep favorite Lane 8, Canadian dance icon REZZ, a Thursday pre-party set from Seven Lions along with an Ophelia Records stage takeover, and the iconic sounds of electronic jam legends STS9.
Phase two continues with beloved duos Eli & Fur, Giolì & Assia, and Coco & Breezy presenting their own unique styles. House and techno heads can get their dancing shoes ready with sets from Will Clarke, Tony y Not, and Gab Rhome, while the heavier strains of dance music will be provided by Moore Kismet, Manic Focus (Live), and Jon Casey. Lovers of jam can also rejoice over Lotus and Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad being added to the bill.
Phase Two is killer, of course, but Phase One included some major headliners as well. Attendees can look forward to a performance from the one-and-only Skrillex fresh off his double album, plus the mesmerizing sounds of Porter Robinson (DJ Set), house music heavyweight Chris Lake hosting a Black Book Records stage takeover, crowd-favorite John Summit, the potent musical stylings of the Pennsylvania kid Subtronics, and Belgian bass duo Ganja White Night.
Phase one continued with the esoteric frequencies of globally revered beatsmith and Grammy nominee TOKiMONSTA, French icon Tchami, the piano-weapon gold of LP Giobbi plus a FEMME HOUSE stake takeover, and trippy low-end producer LSDREAM. Next up is live performances from English vocalist Elderbrook and East Coast funk-jam icons Pigeons Playing Ping Pong, the dark styles of Mersiv, Peekaboo, and Of The Trees, plus more 4×4 tendencies from a stacked cast including SNBRN, Nala, Noizu, HoneyLuv, and Westend.
What is there to do beyond the music? TONS! There will be fantastic music, of course, but festivalgoers can explore Burning Man style art, Vibe Villages, and so much more. Elements will also showcase 3D video projection mapping, interactive performances, and large-scale art installations, plus a Health & Wellness lineup with yoga, aromatherapy, dance, comedy, sound baths, and multidisciplinary workshops. Attendees can stop by the vendor village for unique jewelry, creative art, and festival attire, or refuel at a 24-hour food court with an array of healthy and organic local food provided by Pocono Organics, one of North America’s largest regenerative organic certified farms.
The festival began with humble roots, but now, after 5 crazy editions, the festival is ready to look forward to the future, still while remaining a purely independent festival. Founded by Timothy Monkiewicz and Brett Herman in 2013, Elements has grown rapidly from a one-day event on the Brooklyn waterfront to an immersive camping experience that has quickly become a staple of the festival circuit. The move to Long Pond has aided in this growth, with Elements now hosted in the woodlands adjacent to the raceway. The venue is powered by an onsite solar farm, further assisting Elements in its long-term sustainability goals.
Long Pond proved to be the perfect new home for the revered Elements community in 2022, welcoming revelers to its magical fields and immersive forest landscapes. The venue quickly became a celebrated prodigal home for the long-running event, the location is one of the Northeast’s most unique venues, a clear capitulation of the imaginative feeling Elements has become known for amidst its dedicated community.
The venue is less than 2 hours from New York City and Philadelphia, making for an easy drive from a variety of locations throughout the Northeast. Shuttle passes will also be available for those looking to avoid driving, which provide rides from New York City, Philadelphia, Boston, and D.C. to and from the festival. It’s the perfect way to ride in style!
And we know that festivals can always improve- and Elements relies on the feedback of its community to ensure their festival is top notch! The team listens to the feedback from fans just like you to make changes. This year, there are changes to the venue layout as well as new workshops and art installations. The festival also encourages guest participation and have opened up a number of applications here for visual artists, vendors, and more, along with group camping here.
Tier Two GA and VIP passes are on sale through the Elements Festival website. Passes are moving quickly and are on track to sell out. Fans can purchase passes with an initial deposit of $47 for GA and $62 for VIP and pay the rest after. Thursday early arrival passes can also be purchased, which allow attendees to beat the rush and celebrate the beginning of the festival with an exclusive pre-party featuring Seven Lions.
If you want to ensure you have the best time- Elements also offers a variety of options related to accommodations, which range from car camping to on-site glamping, nearby hotels, and preset RVs and tents for those seeking an elevated experience. New car camping options include Quiet Camping in an area that’s tucked away from stages and allows for more peace and rest, along with a Premium Camping option which is located closer to the stages