Dragonland Music Festival
The last weekend in February marked the first annual Dragonland Music Festival, located at the Central Harbor event center in Hong Kong. The festival brought together popular international artists, marketing the Festival as “One Day Dance” and “One Day Pop."
The festival's headliners for the first day were Redfoo, Steve Aoki, and Zedd. As Redfoo took the stage, inflatable zebras were dispersed in the audience. Redfoo’s set began with plenty of inflatable animals, glow sticks, and confetti to go around. At the end of his one-hour set the crowd was covered in rain, champagne, vodka, and confetti.
Steve Aoki took the stage dressed in the Hong Kong style of slick neutrals, dark shades, and shiny Adidas. The audience were warmed up and ready to dance (and get cake on their face during Steve Aoki’s song “Cake Face.")
The following day featured a lineup of American Pop artists featuring Carly Rae Jepsen, Iggy Azalea, and the Black Eyed Peas. The audience danced and bonded over their love of Pop music. Dressed head-to-toe in dragon decorated clothing, Iggy Azalea filled her extensive set by performing her hits such as Ariana Grande's “Problem."
The Black Eyed Peas undoubtedly received the most uproar and excitement from the audience. The group had an enormous amount of energy and yelled, “Let’s get it started!" They played through their old hits such as “Pump It," “Don’t Stop the Party," and “Where is the Love." The Black Eyed Peas reflected on how far they have come and how close they have become. Will.i.am expressed his love for the city of Hong Kong. He mentioned it was one of his favorite cities and places to perform. Between the song performances, they performed upbeat freestyles of songs from their first album. The festival ended with high energy and a nostalgic impression on the entire event.