Year two of Vujaday Music Festival proved to be even more successful than its inaugural run in 2018.
From April 3 to 7, hundreds from Canada and the United States congregated for hours of non-stop partying at the house and techno music festival. The laid back Barbadian culture and relaxing landscape that blended with the energetic pumping music of internationally recognised deejays led to patrons jamming into the wee hours of the morning. The festival featured more than 20 international techno, house, and electronic deejays. The likes of Lee Burridge, Kim P, Danny Tenaglia, Mattahias Meyer, YokoO, Octave One, Joe Santoro, Papa Lu, Bedouin, Bob Moses, WTNY, Ryan Shepherd and more were part of the lineup.
The music festival kicked off at the Tiki Bar on April 3 to the euphoric sounds of Andy Cue, Leila Marek, DJ Abraham, and Peter Damian.
This year’s format was a vast change to 2018. It included day and night venues to accommodate the around-the-clock partying schedule of festival attendees. Covering the east and south of the island, the venues included Tiki Bar, Copacabana, La Cabane, Bellevue Plantation, Harbour Lights, Blue Pineapple, and Cornwall House. There was also a boat cruise featuring DJ YokoO on April 6.
At the picturesque and lush lawns of the Bellevue Plantation, the music was pounding and the partying was revving up on Thursday. Thanks to the impressive lineup of Moodymann, Octoave One, and DJ Minx, patrons were reluctant to part ways in the morning.
One of the most bustling partying spots was the Harbour Lights on Friday night. Patrons were in for a trippy ride compliments Desert Hearts. From 9 p.m., the crowd of locals and tourists trailed in the venue to the sounds of Simon Jain. The electrifying atmosphere heightened when the duo of Lee Reynolds and Mikey Lion hit the stage. Hands were up, feet were chipping and heads were nodding during the duo’s exhilarating set.
British deejay and producer Damian Lazarus completed the show with his rousing set of bangers.