Jump to content
×
  • Can you help us?

    If you have some serious passion for your local scene, and are interested in helping us build Australia's newest electronic music community, hit on the Apply Now button below to become an Ozclubbers contributor!

    Apply Now

     

  • Sign in to follow this  

    The East Coast Newest EDM Festival Gem: Clustxr Music Festival


    OzClubbers

    Nestled deep in the Appalachian Mountains, atop a mountain resort, the bass rumbled and people danced for 3 long filled days/nights of music, arts, and culture. While Clustxr was just a second-year festival, it’s obvious after this year, it’s here to stay. Being hosted at the gorgeous Ace’s Adventure Resort, it featured 3 days of non-stop music ranging from world famous acts like Downlink, Ill.Gates, Jansten, Dirt Monkey, Virtual Riot, & Barely Alive to the top touring regional acts such as Toadface, Lord Swan3x, Lancelott, Shy Guy Says, Echo Mecca, and many more.

    While providing a stellar lineup, Clustxr Music Festival also offered a full waterpark for all attendees submitting its self to being on the way to be Appalachia’s premier camping EDM music festival for years to come. With security entering and exiting the festival being smooth but effective, the professionalism of the staff from both Ace’s Adventure Resort & Clustxr, to the eclectic atmosphere attendees provided, this festival is one you will definitely want to check out next year.

    As day 1 came to a start, you could feel the festival jitters coming over everyone and the atmosphere being set for a great weekend. VEIL had the main stage underway providing the early day trance while The Flow(Along with all of his friends) already had a small party going while opening up the second stage, Interstellar Stage. With festivities well underway and music coming from all directions, the weather held off allowing the vibes to flow. As people continued to enter the festival and set up camp, everyone continued to mingle and connect with each other, slowly turning Clustxr into one big family over the weekend.

    Amidst Clustxr being well under way, Twin Syndrome & Prof had parties going on both stages, getting the crowd going and ready for more. Bringing the bass, West Va. Phenoms, Critk & Mongo went Back-To-Back preparing the mountains for the true wild & wonderful, Toadface. Providing the deep weeble wobbles we all love, he truly set the stage for what was about to be a weekend full of music & love. As the main stage ended, the campgrounds kept the bass kicking at the interstellar stage till the early hours of the morning bringing a wrap to an eventful day one.

    While the renegade stage started early and woke people up and got them ready for the day, they set the tone that it’s time to rage. With nationally known heavy hitters like Jansten & Dirt Monkey(With a B2B set included after their solo sets), Downlink, and an array of spectacular regional talent such as Lord Swan3x, Relevant Dimensions, Sektion, and even a much more special and intimate set from Toadface on the Interstellar Stage.

    As Lord Swan3x got the party truly started at the main stage, you could feel the anticipation building for one of the most sought after sets of the weekend, Dirt Monkey B2B Jantsen. With both playing very respectable solo sets, the B2B truly set things off in Appalachian swarp style. With one of the true dawns of EDM, Dowlink, up next, the true cluster was about to being. Nearly bringing the rail down, Downlink continued to prove why he is a true OG in the scene, all while showing love to the idea of Clustxr and building on what was happening. Leading the cluster of hooligans into the wide spectrum of music happening in the campgrounds, many continued to 360 while some 45’ed, bringing night 2 to an end.

    Beginning the 3rd and final day, what started as the idea of “Cluster” was formed into a single family of people that all had the same passion, music & arts. Pushing the idea of Rick Brown, creator of Clustxr, the idea of an event becoming more than a festival, but a family, had finally came together. Alongside the eclectic atmosphere, day 3 was off to a successful start. Regional acts such as Echo Mecca, Lancelott, & Shy Guy Says got the party started early on the main stage. As headliners such as Virtual Riot, Barely Alive(and a special unplanned B2B by both), and shenanigan producing legend, Ill.Gates, the final night came to a clean, elegant, but still nasty ending(unless you kept the party live in the campsite until the early hours of the morning).

    While Clustxr had unfortunately came to an end, the smiles and happiness of attendees over the 3 magical days was obvious the next morning. Proving themselves as one of the regions premier EDM festivals in the region, Clustxr is already starting planning to come back even bigger and better for next year.

    The post The East Coast Newest EDM Festival Gem: Clustxr Music Festival appeared first on By The Wavs.

    Source: ByTheWavs

    Sign in to follow this  



  • Comments

  • We source our news and reviews from a number of sources.  From our local volunteer contributors (writers and reviewers) around Australia, to syndicated news sources including Your EDM, Dancing Astronaut, MixMag, By The Wavs, MNML, No Dough Music, Techno Kittens, Drum and Bass News, BBC, Junkee, and Trance Family.  Where the article has been sourced via syndication, you will find a link at the bottom of the article to the original source.

    Our local volunteer contributors are creative people who are passionate about the dance music and club scene in Australia and want to share their passion with others.  If you feel you fit into this category, we would love to hear from you!  Send us an application to become a contributor (writer / reviewer) by visiting https://ozclubbers.com.au/application

Add Your Event for FREE
Invite A Friend


  • Similar Content

    • AdamMadd
      By AdamMadd
      Sydney’s global dance export, Go Freek, have just produced their catchiest tune to date. ‘Love Is The Weapon’, steps in an exciting new direction for the electronic heavyweights as they blend their signature offensive bass lines and tech-house percussion with a truly addictive topline. After spending quite some time in the U.S. smashing stages at the likes of EDC and Nocturnal Wonderland and playing European boat parties with artists such Detlef and Latmun, they’ve finally managed to find some time between drinks to get in the studio and deliver this sure hit, out today on Sweat It Out.
       
      "When you work on something long enough you become emotionally attached and your art becomes a part of you. In the case of ‘Love Is The Weapon’, it was in the works for over 8 months. It grew from an idea that was almost thrown away, and has now become our most unique and exciting record to date. I remember having a moment of hysterical laughter and tears when we wrapped up the final mixdown. My mum complained that after first listen she had an earworm for days to follow. We are so proud of this record." Go Freek.
       
      And proud as punch they should be after the career successes these boys have achieved over the years. With multiple ARIA Club Chart Top 10s, including their record breaking #1 collaboration with Dom Dolla on ‘Define’ and #2 on ‘Call Out’ and ‘Put It Down’ in 2016 and 2017 respectively. It comes as no surprise then that Go Freek have been given the nod of approval from some of the biggest names in dance, including Claude VonStroke, Camelphat, A-Trak, Don Diablo, Anna Lunoe, Claptone and most recently support from arguably the most popular DJ of 2018, FISHER, on their previous single, ‘Time’.
       
      With a 12 date national tour around the corner, there is no doubt ‘Love Is The Weapon’ will earworm it’s way into every aspect of your life. Be sure to send this one to your mum.
       
      ‘Love Is The Weapon’ is out now via Sweat It Out. 


    • AdamMadd
      By AdamMadd
      Faithless have sold in excess of 15 million records worldwide and have played live to millions across the globe
       
      Hits include: Insomnia // God is a DJ // Salva Mea // We Come 1
       
       
       
      One of the Pioneers of the dance music world: Sister Bliss from Faithless, will be touching down in Sydney this December for the first time in 10 years. Currently playing in some of the world’s hottest clubs, Sister Bliss will excite her Aussie fans with an exclusive Faithless DJ set.
       

      As the musical force behind Faithless, world-renowned DJ and record producer Sister Bliss needs no introduction.  Together with iconic front-man Maxi Jazz and producer Rollo Armstrong (brother of Dido), she formed Faithless: one of the most successful electronic acts with a career spanning 20 years, including 7 albums (two at number 1) and six top 10 singles.  To date, Faithless have sold in excess of 15 million records worldwide and have played live to millions across the world.
       
      Inspired by her love for discovering new music, Sister Bliss launched her own label: Junkdog Records.  An outlet for signing new music she believes in, Junkdog has been championing the freshest of alternative music.  Between her label duties and a busy schedule of upcoming releases, she continues to DJ & play to fans across the world.  She also broadcasts a weekly radio show, 'Sister Bliss in Session' currently syndicated to 40 countries globally.
       
      2015 marked the 20-year milestone in Faithless’ illustrious career and to celebrate the band curated a special remix album, ‘Faithless 2.0’, calling on the great and the good of electronic music to remix their catalogue; Avicii, Tiësto, Flux Pavilion, Above & Beyond, Booka Shade, Claptone, High Contrast, Eric Prydz, Purple Disco Machine and Armin Van Buuren.  An artistic retrospective and testament to one of the most influential bands of a generation and as revered today as when their journey began two decades ago, 'Faithless 2.0’ was released in October and went straight in at No. 1. Following this success, the band will continue to tour their iconic show, as well as working on brand new material with more to come!!
       
       
       
       
       
      Faithless DJ Set
       
      Saturday 1st December – The Court, Perth
      Buy Tickets: http://bit.ly/OneFineDay2018
       
      Sunday 2nd December - ivy courtyard, Sydney (Rodd Richards presents)
      Buy Tickets: https://bit.ly/2MplyHs
       
      Thursday 6th December – San Fran Bath House, Wellington (SOLD OUT)
       
      Friday 7th December – Studio, Auckland (SOLD OUT)
       
      Saturday 9th December – Revolver, Melbourne
      Buy Tickets: http://revolverupstairs.com.au
       
      For more info, go to:
      Rodd Richards Presents:
      https://www.facebook.com/RoddRichardsPresents
      https://www.instagram.com/roddrichardspresents
       
      Faithless Facebook:
      https://www.facebook.com/Faithless
       
      Faithless Instagram:
      https://www.instagram.com/faithlessofficial
       
      Faithless Twitter:
      https://twitter.com/faithless
       
      Sister Bliss Facebook:
      https://www.facebook.com/thesisterbliss
       
      Sister Bliss Instagram:
      https://www.instagram.com/thesisterbliss
       
      Sister Bliss Twitter:
      https://twitter.com/thesisterbliss
       

    • AdamMadd
      By AdamMadd
      The entertainment stakes continue to rise for the 2018 Melbourne Cup Carnival, with one of the world’s biggest dance music festival brands, Ultra Australia, to join Flemington’s iconic Birdcage Enclosure.
       
      The Ultra Australia marquee will feature on the front row of the Birdcage on both AAMI Victoria Derby Day, Saturday 3 November and Seppelt Wines Stakes Day, Saturday 10 November.
       
      Victoria Racing Club (VRC) Chief Executive Officer Neil Wilson said the Club was pleased to welcome Ultra Australia to its impressive stable of invitation-only marquees: “This is the first time a music and festival brand has featured in the Birdcage and we’re delighted to have Ultra Australia add to the party atmosphere at Australia’s biggest party, Cup Week.”
       
      The marquee, themed by Ultra, will feature some of the hottest Australian and international DJs, celebrities, fashionistas and music lovers.  Travis Grech from Ultra Australia said it will be a taste of the Ultra Australia Music Festival to be held at Flemington Racecourse in February next year: “Ultra Australia is very excited about having our very own facility inside the Birdcage during the Melbourne Cup Carnival.  We will be launching the Ultra Australia Music Festival in style with our own decor, theming and entertainment to create a dance music festival atmosphere trackside,” Mr Grech said.
       
      The VRC lifts the Melbourne Cup Carnival curtain on AAMI Victoria Derby Day on 3 November, followed by Lexus Melbourne Cup Day on Tuesday 6 November, Kennedy Oaks Day on Thursday 8 November and Seppelt Wines Stakes Day on Saturday 10 November.
       
      Tickets and hospitality packages can be purchased from flemington.com.au. @FlemingtonVRC @UltraAustralia #MelbCupCarnival #UltraAustralia
       
      The full-scale Ultra Australia event will take place in Melbourne at Flemington Racecourse – 23rd February 2019 and Sydney at Parramatta – 24 February 2019 - http://www.ultraaustralia.com.
       
      About Ultra Music Festival:
      Ultra Music Festival is an annual outdoor electronic music festival that takes place during March in the city of Miami, Florida. The festival was founded in 1999 by Russell Faibisch and Alex Omes and is named after the 1997 Depeche Mode album, Ultra. Ultra Music Festival is held in Downtown Miami at Bayfront Park. It was a one-day festival from 1999 to 2006, then grew into a two-day weekend event from 2007 to 2010. Since 2011, Ultra has taken place across three days (Friday through Sunday) during the month of March. In 2012, a record attendance of 155,000 people attended the festival. In 2013, for the first time in Ultra’s history, the festival took place across two consecutive weekends welcoming a combined attendance of 330,000 people. In 2014, the festival returned to its original one weekend format, selling out pre-sale tickets in under five minutes. The most recent edition of Ultra, in 2017, welcomed 165,000 people to the festival.  As of 2016, Ultra Music Festival is home to seven stages that span the picturesque Bayfront Park which include the Main Stage, the Live stage, the MegaStructure, the Worldwide stage, the UMF Radio stage, the Resistance stage, and the Oasis stage. Other Ultra Worldwide festivals and events take place across the world in locations like: Cape Town & Johannesburg, South Africa; Seoul, Korea; Singapore, Singapore; Tokyo, Japan; Hvar and Split, Croatia; Mexico City, Mexico; Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Bogotá, Colombia; and many other destinations. At the end of Ultra Music Festival 2017, it added two more countries: India and Australia. The twentieth edition of Ultra Music Festival took place March 23–25, 2018.
       
      About the Victoria Racing Club and Melbourne Cup Carnival
      Host of the Melbourne Cup Carnival, the Victoria Racing Club at Flemington was founded in 1864 and is the world’s largest member-based racing club, with more than 30,000 members. Regarded as the world’s most vibrant racing event, the Melbourne Cup Carnival is a uniquely Australian celebration of sport, fashion, food and wine and culture, attracting more than 310,000 racegoers to Flemington Racecourse over four magical racedays each year and injecting more than $444 million into the Victorian economy. The jewel in the Melbourne Cup Carnival crown is the Lexus Melbourne Cup, a 3200m Group 1 staying race, one of the world’s richest, offering $7.3 million in prize money and held on the first Tuesday in November.
       
      For more info on Ultra Australia, go to:
      http://www.ultraaustralia.com
      https://www.facebook.com/ultraaustralia
      https://twitter.com/ultraaustralia
      https://www.instagram.com/ultraaustralia

    • Nordic-By-Nature
      By Nordic-By-Nature
      After a massive month touring overseas, Aussie’s Mashd N Kutcher are currently on their Australian tour and have recently dropped their NEW Music Video for: ‘Don’t Stop Believin’ feat Addison! The video features the boys with junior versions of themselves, starting out as musicians, playing on the ‘Don’t Stop Believin’ theme. 
       
      Also a few more gigs added:
       
      Mashd N Kutcher are headlining a show in China next week: Friday 24th August – Dr Oscar Nightclub, China (Hardwell & Armin van Buuren recently played) Mashd N Kutcher are headlining a festival for the first time, in Myanmar: Saturday 15th September – Invasion Festival, Myanmar Stay tuned for NEW Music, Club Records, Remixes & more special collaborations  
      ICYMI, Mashd N Kutcher pranked fans at a recent show in Germany.  The video hit 527K views in less than 24 hours (currently at: 2.5 Million views).
       
      TITLE: DON’T STOP BELIEVIN’ (FEAT ADDISON)
      ARTIST: MASHD N KUTCHER
      LABEL: CASABLANCA RECORDS AUSTRALIA
      OUT NOW!
       
      ADDED TO ‘NEW MUSIC FRIDAY’ SPOTIFY 6/7
       
      #1 LIVE Electronic DJ Duo in Australia
      Writing & Performing Pop / Electronic / Dance Records for 6 years
      Over a Billion video views across ALL Platforms
      Over 25 Million Streams across ALL Platforms
      Multiple Platinum & Gold Singles in Australia
      2x Gold Certified Records in 18 Months: ‘Do It Now’ & ‘My Sunshine’
      ‘Do It Now’ Top 10 Track on iTunes, #1 Shazam Chart, reached over 3 million+ streams and added to every major commercial radio station across the country
      ‘My Sunshine’ Top 5 on iTunes - #1 Most Played track on Australian Radio and reached #5 on iTunes
      ‘Need Me’ ft Sammi Constantine – Added across all radio Australia wide
      Mashd N Kutcher on Socials: 250 million video views in all, 1.3 million followers Facebook, 103,000 Instagrammers, 100,000 viewers on Snapchat and over 385,880 YouTube subscribers
      Mashd N Kutcher prank fans at a recent show in Germany.  The video hit 527K views in less than 24 hours (currently at: 2.2 Million views – as at 29/7). Watch here:  https://www.facebook.com/mashdnkutcher/videos/1023262531176260
       
      In Brief:
       
      Mashd N Kutcher return with a modern reinterpretation of the Journey classic: ‘Don’t Stop Believin’!
       
      Part DJ’s, part live instrumentalists, this keyboard and drummer duo from Brisbane Australia, have cemented their name as one of the most prominent Australian electronic music acts of recent years.  Three short years after they began, Mashd N Kutcher became one of the most talked about acts in the industry, consistently touring across: Australia, Asia, New Zealand, North America, South America and Europe.  From multiple DJ Mag Top100 clubs, to international festivals such as: Ultra Music Festival, s20 and Electric Love Festival, Mashd N Kutcher have now amassed a whopping 700+ live shows.
      Their music has been keeping Australia’s airwaves busy with Platinum and Gold selling singles: ‘My Sunshine’ - becoming the #1 Most Played record on Australian Radio in February and hitting Top 5 on iTunes multiple times.
       
      Unless you’ve been living under a rock, there is no doubt Mashd N Kutcher would have appeared in your newsfeed one time or another.  The pair have one of Australia’s biggest social media reaches online in music, with each video reaching tens of millions of views.  With over a whopping half a billion video views in total across all platforms, the boys have received not only online & radio praise, but also endorsements and partnerships from globally recognised brands.  This includes international media coverage by some of the world’s biggest news outlets including: The Discovery Channel, The Disney Channel, CBS, Good Morning America and Inside Edition.
       
      With their unique combination of music, live performances, brand versatility and social media presence, Mashd N Kutcher are a force to be reckoned with.
       
      MASHD N KUTCHER LIVE SHOWS:
      24/8 – Dr Oscar Nightclub, China (recently added)
      1/09 - King Street Hotel, Newcastle 
      15/09 – Invasion Festival, Myanmar (recently added)
      22/09 - Regional Adelaide - Venue TBC
      29/09 - The Helm, Mooloolaba, Australia
      13/10 - Club 54, Launceston, Australia
      19/10 - Racehorse Hotel, Ipswich, Australia
      26/10 - Goulbourn Workers Club, Goulbourn, Australia
      27/10 - Dog N Duck, Adelaide, Australia
      More to come..
       
      Instagram: https://UMA.lnk.to/MashdNKutcherDSBIN
      Facebook: https://UMA.lnk.to/MashdNKutcherDSBFA
      Twitter: https://UMA.lnk.to/MashdNKutcherDSBTW
       
      For more info, go to:
      https://www.mashdnkutcher.com
      https://twitter.com/mashdnkutcher
      https://www.facebook.com/mashdnkutcher
      https://www.instagram.com/mashdnkutcher
      https://soundcloud.com/mashdnkutcher
       
       
×

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use. Privacy Policy, and Guidelines