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Skyline Music Festival to Debut Memorial Day Weekend

J.M. Lesinski

Photo by Insomniac

As the summer music festival season approaches, uncertainty about the COVID-19 pandemic still has many festivals cancelling outright or pushing forward while they still can. Although the pandemic has sidelined some of the most iconic festivals like Electronic Daisy Carnival, which was moved back to the fall months recently, the pandemic has also allowed for the birth of new electronic music festivals.

One such festival, the brand-new Skyline Music Festival, was recently announced and will take place over Memorial Day Weekend, Friday, May 28th and Saturday, May 29th in Orlando, Florida. The two-day festival is slated to take place at Lot 54 at The Vanguard.

Skyline Music Festival will be presented under Insomniac’s Factory 93 brand, the sector of the company dedicated to the more underground electronic music scene. Factory 93 is well-known for merging creativity with bold self-expression through cutting edge digital art installations.

Immersive designs such as live graffiti, glowing landscapes, and other large-scale murals, are expected at Skyline Music Festival. There will also be a large selection of additional artwork and art projects on display alongside the live music.

“(Factory93) and I have worked to put together a very special Memorial Day Weekend event,” said Insomniac CEO Pasquale Rotella of Skyline on Twitter. “With great music, good vibes, large scale digital art exhibits, live graffiti murals, curated performance artists and much more.”

In the electronic dance community, Skyline Music Festival is currently being touted as a primarily techno-centric festival. In addition, a number of renowned deep house artists and DJs are on the exciting line-up for Skyline Music Festival.

The following are all the artists listed to perform at Skyline Music Festival: Blond:ish, DJ Tennis, Lee Foss, Maceo Plex, Nicole Moudaber, The Martinez Brothers, Anabel Englund, DJ Minx, Cocodrills, Durante, Eli Escobar, Francesca Lombardo, Layla Benitez, Lucati, Monoky, Serge Devant, Sacha Robotti, Spencer Brown, Qrion, Just Haylee, MASF, Meen Slugg, and Too Heavy Crew.

Most notable of the line-up is the increased presence of female artists and DJs set to perform at Skyline Music Festival. Blond:ish, Nicole Moudaber, and Anabel Englund are just a few of the amazing woman DJs and artists coming to Skyline, as well as Detroit-based DJ Minx, who will be bringing some Detroit house to the deep house roster.

“I am honestly thrilled to see so many female DJs and musicians performing at one live music event,” said electronic dance music fan and ticket-holder Ashley R. Johnson. “With how the year has been shaping up so far, I feel hopeful that more and more festivals will open up like Skyline.”

In regards to COVID-related protocol for large gatherings, temperature checks will for certain be conducted at the front gate. While Skyline Music Festival will be an entirely outdoor event, masks will be required on attendees at all times within the venue. It has been reported that masks and face shields will be provided at the gate as part of every ticket order, in case one forgets their own supplies.

Following the success of Insomniac’s Abduction Music Festival 2021 in April at The Vanguard as well, Lot 54 is more than ready for another festival. The four acres of open air make for a phenomenal setting for any music festival, while noise pollution to neighbors is kept to a minimum. Currently, Skyline Music Festival is listed to run from 5 p.m. to midnight both nights.

A map of Lot 54 at The Vanguard, set to host Skyline Music Festival May 28 & 29, 2021Photo by Insomniac

Skyline Music Festival will have two stages for the performing artists: the main stage and stage two. Food trucks and four bars will be available to attendees, as well as a medical tent not too far from the main stage. General admission passes start at forty dollars for the entire weekend event, though VIP passes, pods, and tables are also available for a higher price.

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I have worked as a professional journalist for over five years now, covering the arts, music, food, politics, and culture up and down both coasts of the United States. I have a B.A. in English from SUNY Fredonia with minors in Psychology and Creative Writing, as well as an M.F.A. in Creative Writing from California State University, Fresno.

Buffalo, NY

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