Did you Hijinx?
Hijinx Music Festival 2019 is a Philly based festival that brings together vibes, good music, and most of all the EDM Community.
Many traveled the last weekend of the decade to Philadelphia to attend the much anticipated Hijinx Music Festival. The hype drove us at Edmtrain to check it out and attend this year. Live Nation, the event promoter operated out of Beverly Hills, California, throws massive festivals and concerts all over the world. Live Nation is no stranger to the EDM scene. If you are contemplating whether or not to attend Hijinx Festival at the end of 2020, see below for our thought about this past event!
Let’s Talk About The Venue
Philadelphia can be a confusing city to navigate around, but the Convention Center is not hard to miss. The venue is located in the heart of Philly. We arrived shortly before the doors opened day one, and the lines were moving fairly quick but were wrapped around the block. Observing fans standing in the lines and a good majority were Bassnectar fans, which was one of the anticipated DJs of the first day of Hijinx at 10:30pm. Once the doors opened, the security team was on top of their game. Everyone was searched (even us and other media crew) to ensure everyones safety. The Philadelphia Convention Center is one of nicer venues we had attended and made a great location for Hijinx Music Festival.
The Hijinx artists performing had a range of diversity. Some of our favorite sets this year included Porter Robinson, Bassnectar, Skrillex, Zeds Dead, Subtronics and Excision B2B Slander. The production was on point and one of the better ones we have experienced. From the lasers at Bassnectar’s set, to the visuals at Porter Robinson’s set, it was absolutely a mind-blowing experience. One thing that did stand out was the sound system. It was loud enough for the crowd in the back to hear and not deafening on the rails all the way at the front. The stage was massive without sacrificing visuals, lasers or sound quality. We are excited to see the lineup for next year and how Hijinx and Live Nation will top this past performance!
There was never a dull moment at this festival as there was a lot going on. An area called ‘The Jellyfish Lounge’ which included couches, food, drinks and Instagram photo opportunities. It was a perfect area to take a break from standing or dancing. This wasn’t a festival you’ll find carnival rides or whatever. It was an intimate venue where you made friends, shared kandi and enjoyed a great show.
The Verdict & Overall Thoughts
This was a good festival to end the decade. The lineup was diverse that it attracted bringing a huge squad: there was something for everyone! If you have not attended a festival in Philadelphia before, this is one you should look out for the end of 2020! It will be listed under the Cities or Festival Tab on Edmtrain.com. It’s not an overpriced ticket to upgrade to a VIP pass (which had its advantages)which will make the experience even more magical. We loved Hijinx 2019 and already looking forward to the next one. See you next year Hijinx!
Published by Anthony Attia and Mike Toscano & Edmtrain.com