Around the World With Our International Headliners: Jonathan Castellas
From Singapore to South Africa, New Zealand to Denmark, and nearly everywhere in between, our Headliners represent a world of diversity and culture.
So far, fans attending EDC Vegas 2016 represent a whopping 41 countries, four continents and 32 languages. Headliners are flying into Las Vegas from destinations as far as Indonesia, and as remote as Anchorage, Alaska. They’re coming from the luscious coasts of Costa Rica, from the rolling green hills of Austria, and from the windswept cliffs of Ireland. They’re journeying from the pristine lakes of Switzerland, from the rainforests of Guatemala, and from the sun-kissed islands of Guam. And they’re all coming to have the absolute time of their lives Under the Electric Sky.
In the fifth edition of this ongoing series, we’ve gotten in touch with a festival crew representing not one, but three corners of the world—Singapore, Vietnam, and Australia. Having journeyed together from Coachella to TomorrowWorld and now EDC Las Vegas, these guys are definitely no first-timers to music festivals. Headliner Jonathan Castellas has answered a few of our questions about the group’s upcoming trip.
What are your expectations for EDC Las Vegas? Have you ever been to an American festival?
I’m expecting BIG, in a word. I couldn’t think of a more perfect location to host such a huge EDM festival, where every artist I could possibly imagine plays over one weekend. I’ll be sure to also attend a few of the pool parties and gigs at any of the renowned megaclubs on the strip.
Who are you coming with? Do you know any other groups coming from Singapore, or Asia?
I’m actually coming with a couple of my buddies from all over the place. One lives in Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam), and the rest are flying in from Melbourne (Australia).
What’s the electronic music scene like where you live?
Singapore tries its best. I usually go to the annual ZoukOut Festival on Sentosa Island, which is pretty good but has trouble attracting the best acts consistently. That, coupled with the constant wet season, can be a little problematic. Ultra is coming here in September, I believe, so I’ll definitely be checking that out. I have also been to other festivals, such as Laneway, which are fun but bring a different vibe.
Apart from the festivals, there are a few good clubs here that are known for their own unique beat, such as Kyo and Kilo. There are also warehouse parties that are held here every month. For a small island in Asia of only 5 million people, I definitely think it punches above its weight. For more information on what’s going on in the area in terms of nightlife, check out this link.
Who are some artists you’re hoping to see on the lineup?
I’m a huge Above & Beyond fan and attend their concerts whenever (and wherever) I can. Other than that, I’m hoping to see the likes of Eric Prydz, Armin, Duke Dumont, Morgan Page and Kaskade, to name just a few.
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