Zedd & Kygo Performed At The Palm Tree Music Festival — Here's How It Went Down
It was not to be missed.
It was not to be missed.
Text: Valerie Stepanova
There are a few things we all have missed during the pandemic: large group gatherings and festivities with friends and family, dining at restaurants, seeing newly released movies in theaters and during film festival screenings, the list goes on. Most of them have likely come back into your life by now (bless!). Still, there are a few things that are still missing from the list of cultural events we were previously used to — music festivals. (Namely, Ultra and Coachella are still canceled for 2021.) However, this past weekend, the East Coast crowd was lucky to experience an in-person EDM (Electronic Dance Music Event) — courtesy of Norwegian DJ, songwriter and producer named Kygo. The multihyphenate tapped his lifestyle company, Palm Tree Crew, to put together a one-day, tropical-inspired festival experience dubbed Palm Tree Music Festival at the Francis S. Gabreski Airport in Westhampton on Sunday, August 29th. In addition to providing entertainment to its attendees, the event also served as a commemoration of the upcoming 20th anniversary of 9/11. A portion of the proceeds was donated to the FealGood Foundation and LT Michael P. Murphy Navy SEAL Museum. These organizations assist emergency personnel and ensure a continuing memory of honor to all United States Naval Special Warfare Operators, respectively.
"I'm excited to throw Palm Tree Crew's first music festival in the Hamptons," Kygo said in a statement. "We have curated an experience like no other, and are working with the best partners in order to make the festival a safe environment for everyone."
The event turned out to be a success in all regards. The festival attendees got to enjoy eight full hours of live music, delivered by a strong lineup of DJs including Zedd, Gryffin, Frank Walker, Forester, and — naturally — Kygo himself. In addition to jamming out to long-time crowd favorites like Kygo's "What's Love Got to Do with It" and Zedd's "Clarity," guests had the opportunity to socialize and mingle at tents set up by Palm Tree Crew brand partners like Bumble and CELSIUS Energy. Also in attendance were celebrities and models, as well as part of the cast of Bravo's Summer House. While there certainly was room for letting loose and having fun, the event organizers ensured the safety of festival-goers and the Hamptons community by enforcing COVID-19 policies, adhering to the requirements of the State of New York. Any guests presenting symptoms were required to receive a rapid PCR test on-site, and the rest were required to either show proof of vaccination or a negative PCR test within the past 72 hours.
"We are honored to work with the Palm Tree Crew and the team at Northwell Health to create a safe space, where guests can escape the day-to-day and enjoy the incredible lineup of artists in a truly unique setting," Jonathan Auger, President & Founder of JUICEWORKS COVID-19 Safe Entry Solutions, shared in a statement.
Take a peek at what went down at the festival for yourself in a series of photos, here. Then, for more music-adjacent content, take a peek at VMan's recent conversation with the rising R&B artist Kyle Dion.