It is time once again to embark on a journey, or better yet, a Voyage. A voyage with friends, great artists and the one and only DADA LIFE. The Voyage is making its return once again this year back to San Bernardino at the Grounds at San Manuel Amphitheater. When asked about how The Voyage all began, Olle and Stefan said, “It started in southern California, in the Los Angeles area for us, and it has become like a second home for us there. That's where we first started playing in america, and that's where the music really took off first. So by starting the voyage there it was a way for us to almost give back. It just made sense.”
So why San Bernardino? With so many iconic venues in the Los Angeles area, what made this Amphitheater stand out? For Dada Land, the answer was simple. “Basically because it works with the hot air balloon and we just want to fly over the crowd, land behind the stage, and go from there straight to our set. And to find a location that can make that possible, this was pretty much the only area where we could do it.” But that location allowed the Dada Life to bring so much more to the event too than just a show. Not only will their be world class artists playing they show throughout the day, But there is also a laundry list of activities for the festival goers to enjoy. These activities include a photo booth, silent disco, arts and crafts, general store, a water park, scavenger hunts, a banana tossing and champagne spraying contests, a BBQ with Stefan and Olle, Food items designed by the duo, spike ball contest, and much more to still be announced. But don't forget, not all of these activities come with just the GA ticket. To enjoy all of these fun things planned you have to extend your trip and buy a camping pass at The Voyage.
With fun things planned throughout the day and night it was still very clear Dada Life had two activities that they could not wait for. When I asked Stefan and Olle what activities they were most excited about Olle said, “For me personally, its our attempt to break the Guinness World Record for most people in banana suits. For me that's the biggest moment.” Olle went on to explain that its not just about the group achieving this goal, but about them being able to share that moment with the fans! In fact, the guys went a little more into the process and informed that if you participate and wear a banana suit that you can actually get a Guiness World Record too for being a part of the achievement! So if you haven't gotten your banana suit order it right now! Stefan then went on to talk a little about what hes most excited for at the festival. He said, ” I personally have been looking forward to the classic set where we will play all the old stuff. I was so nervous because I didn't know what people would expect when we did it last year. But after that set we got alot of great feedback so I am looking forward to it this year.” As for a specific time, alot of these activities at the festival will be staggered and going on throughout the day. So not to worry, there is plenty of time to do just about everything.
This festival has all the right ingredients to make for one adventurous weekend. Whether you decide to camp and stay over, or to just attend the show, everyone is sure to have a great time. Tickets for car camping are already sold out but luckily GA tickets and tent camping are still available so act now or risk missing an unforgettable weekend. Dont forget, if you want to camp and enjoy all the activities the voyage has to offer you will not only need a GA ticket, but also one of the two camping passes! Want to look it all over for yourself, get the whole scoop here and even check out last years after movie. Hope to see everyone there, and enjoy your Voyage!