'America's First Gay Massive' Happening in SoCal
By Neal Broverman
The 1Life Festival was just announced for July 5 at the National Orange Show Fairgrounds — about 40 minutes east of downtown Los Angeles — and promoters are calling it the "first large-scale electronic dance musical festival produced for the LGBT audience."
The festival will follow more in the vein of the Electric Daisy Carnival, rather than the White Party. Booked acts for 1Life include Bent Collective, Kristina Sky, Robbie Rivera, and Greg Downey (pictured). "The production value and overall vibe is geared to exceed the expectations of any electronic dance music festival enthusiast and at the same time is designed to provide a welcoming care-free environment to anyone who is a part of or supportive of the LGBT community," according to a press release.
The 14-hour event will feature three main stages with over 30 EDM artists, as well as carnival rides, art installations, and vendor villages. Aside from the actual festival, pre- and post-events are planned in Los Angeles.
"The LGBT community has always been at the forefront of dance music," according to the release. "It's time for a world-class festival that focuses on serving that community while recognizing the diversity of the LGBT dance music audience." Click here for more info.