Destination / Wish You Were Here

Panorama festival, NY

We took a trip across New York’s East River to Randall’s Island – an expanse of leafy green that provided the ideal setting for the first-ever Panorama festival. For three glorious days we celebrated music, art and technology, singing along to some of our favourite bands well past sundown.

We saw …
Blood Orange declared his unfaltering love for New York City with a standout performance set against graphics of the cityscape and various streets. And we declared ours for him by dancing our hearts out front and centre. Another surefire highlight was LCD Soundsystem, proving they are far from losing their edge with a set worthy of their longstanding cult status that had the crowd mesmerised, energized and feelin’ fine. As always, Sia brought the goods, as did Sufjan Stevens and Brooklyn synth pop duo Holy Ghost.

We wore …
With New York in the midst of a heat wave, staying cool was a must. An easy, breezy cotton dress paired with sneakers, a wide-brimmed hat and sunglasses provided relief from the relentless heat and blistering sun, which, without a cloud in sight, certainly had the best seat in the house.

We explored …
A music festival and so much more, Panorama celebrated art and technology with The Lab, a 70-foot video dome that acted as a fully immersive 360-degree VR theatre. New York-based artists gave festival goers an experience they will never forget with seven digital art installations comprising seemingly endless lights and mirrors, cotton candy and more – a modern day fun house elevated by the most cutting-edge technology.