Sea of Dreams LunaSea NYE 2013 to feature Gogol, Shpongle and more
The NYE event launches Thursday, October 25 at 11:11am with yet another colorful, energetic and theatrical lineup that is sure to bring the weird on a massive visual and artistic scale. The “GalaxSea” stage will feature international gypsy rock superstars GOGOL BORDELLO, playing their first San Francisco show in more than a year. Trailblazing electronic wizard Shpongle merges with performance art troupe Quixotic to debut SHPONGLE’s QUIXOTIC MASQUERADE (with a name like that, we’re expecting mysticism on a scale of 2011 touring production “The Shpongletron Experience. Diego’s Umbrella will open the stage with an extended set of their patented gypsy-pirate-rock and “8-bit warrior” ROBERT DELONG will close the stage.
Continue below poster for the event’s press release
The “LunaSea” stage will opens with 20+ piece REALISTIC ORCHESTRA, playing two sets of their patented JAZZ MAFIA material. The VAU DE VIRE SOCIETY will create an original theatrical production for the New Years countdown featuring aerial, circus, contortion, and dance, choreographed to a live band. After the countdown, drop and toast, the soundtrack of the New Year will be composed by Danish EDM superstar TRENTEMØLLER with an exclusive Dj set, his first in San Francisco in years. Then comes beloved SoCal innovators THE GLITCH MOB, who play an extended after-hours DJ set of their patented midtempo lunacy. The stage will conclude with one of the rising stars of dance music, Los Angeles midtempo hero PUMPKIN.
At Sea of Dreams, even the smaller stages often pack the largest punch. Case in point is the return of the OPULENT TEMPLE & OPEL EXPERIENCE, who present a unique audiovisual installation. Italian tech house hero PLAZA DE FUNK headlines the room joined by SunsetSF’s MOTION POTION and Opulent Temple residents SYD GRIS, DULCE VITA, COSMIC SELECTOR, DEX STAKKER and BRIAN WILLIAMS.
The Mezzanine stage will be engulfed in the sounds of the BASSCRAFT (VOID) SOUNDSYSYTEM where Sea of Dreams welcomes back DIRTYBIRD RECORDS, RAINDANCE and DAX PRESENTS. In that state of the art soundscape, DirtyBird’s CHRISTIAN MARTIN and WORTHY are joined by Raindance/Nexus beatsmiths MOZAIC, LITTLE JOHN, DIGITAL HONEY, DAX and ANTACID.
The Concourse will be transformed into an immersive land of LunaSea, complete with multiple sound-systems, cabaret performers, circus performers, contortionists, balloon drops, confetti cannons and over 50 massive pieces of inflatable art. The Metrowize/Kinetic events box office team that have cut entry times down to brisk 15-minutes-max will be back for a repeat performance.
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Wesley grew up in coastal Georgia and is a former resident of The Music City and the Big Easy where he helped get Live Music Blog: NOLA off-the-ground, managing it in New Orleans through Jazz Fest 2012. Hodges now lives amongst THE CALIFORNIANS as a newcomer to West LA. His favorite artists include My Morning Jacket, Sigur Rós, Widespread Panic, The Allman Brothers Band, Dr. Dog, Tame Impala, Anders Osborne, Radiohead and Bobby & The Midnites. Daft Punk is actually playing at his house tonight and you're invited.
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