Inside Full Moon Festival
In it’s fourth year, the one-day independent music festival remained true to its beginnings. Originally created to resemble the exotic and mysterious celebrations of full moon in other parts of the world, Full Moon Festival brought together an eclectic combination of music, art, food, and people – adding its own NY vibe to the ancient tradition.
With only two music tents and a selective range of artists, the event fostered a unique atmosphere, somewhere between a festival and a party. “Because of that setting everyone shares something. Everyone is on the same page and experience something together.It has the power of a festival but has the intimacy of a party,” says Full Moon co-founder Brett Kincaid.
The lineup included acts like The Knocks, Penguin Prison, Le Youth, The Aston Shuffle, Chela, Wave Racer Son Lux, JDH & Dave P (of Fixed) and more, enabling people to get to know new artists and open up to a different festival experience.
While other festivals rely exclusively on the line-up to attract a crowd, Full Moon founders take a slightly different approach. “Music is the most important part of this but we don’t commoditize it. We don’t book an act because we think they can help with ticket sales. The festival is 50 percent line-up and 50 percent Full Moon” says Kincaid.
Check out the gallery to see some behind the scene moments.