In a phrase, one of the simplest ways to summarize Wicked Woods Music Festival 2022 is with the notorious Owen Wilson phrase: “Wow.”
At this intimate Canadian competition, its organizers, workers, attendees and artists actually do get depraved within the woods. Nestled within the coronary heart of the Columbia Valley—minutes from Fairmont Sizzling Springs—Depraved Woods is hosted on 144 acres of land, with a backdrop like none different.
On Wednesday, Might twenty fifth, potential attendees had been welcomed to the competition web site to get their camps arrange and nestle into the woods for the weekend. Earlier than lengthy, the grounds materialized because the all-too-familiar land turned adorned with colourful tents, tapestries and LED lights.
Hundreds of ravers had been elated to lastly be at a music competition as soon as once more. There was a surreal, palpable feeling within the air.
The festivities kicked off on Thursday at The Hallow with a stellar hip-hop set from Sleeveless Records‘ label boss Stylust. Whereas all had been certainly able to throw down after a two-year hiatus, socializing and dancing all day and evening did take some getting used to.
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However it wasn’t lengthy earlier than Depraved Woods got here to life on Friday. By now, everybody was settled in and all three levels had been open for enterprise: The Hallow, The Unicorn Lounge, Ursus and a bonus stage referred to as The Portal. Whereas it was windy within the afternoon, the expertise on the Ursus stage was nothing wanting spectacular due to Lazy Syrup Orchestra’s groovy sounds and panoramic views of the Columbia Valley and Rocky Mountains.
The competition’s immaculate vibes had been effervescent over by Saturday, the final day of Depraved Woods. Regardless of being the third and closing day of the fest, you would really feel the collective rapture from the competition’s ravers, who knew that this was just the start. Depraved Woods was one among Western Canada’s first music festivals to return following the onset of the worldwide pandemic.
All in all, the connection of buddies—each outdated and new—at Depraved Woods 2022 was an integral side of this intimate competition, which invited its visitors to be their true, genuine selves deep within the wilderness. As talked about, it took some getting used to, however we in the end remembered why we love the digital music scene with a burning ardour.
In any case, the place else are you able to see a guitarist dressed up as Spiderman seem on stage throughout The Funk Hunters‘ set? At a competition, nearly something goes.
That is the great thing about all of it.
Should you’re fascinated about getting depraved within the woods this fall, tickets for the September version can be on sale quickly. For extra info, navigate here.
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