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“…A blend of a boutique Burning Man and Sasquatch Music Festival, this experience-based environment is designed to engage and inspire attendees…”
Pigeons and Planes
“For one it will be held in the Oregon forest, in a field surrounded by woods. To make it even cooler WTF has a pool set up in the festival. Yeah, you heard that right…”
“…The forests of Oregon are a great place to try out a bunch of weird things, like the world’s largest temporary wading pool. You know, so you can listen to DJs all day while hanging out with a few thousand girls in bikinis, even if you’re hundreds of miles away from the nearest ocean…”
“Hosting both the largest disco ball on the United States’ West Coast and the biggest temporary splash pool in the world, there is WHAT THE FESTIVAL leading the Pacific Northwests’ list of events for travelers to attend this year…”
“With multiple stages, areas, and tents, this event goes beyond the ordinary. Classes, film screenings, culture, healing, even a tea service, What The truly lives up to its name…”
Run the Trap
“Atop the lineup sits The Glitch Mob who are absolutely slaying the festival circuit this summer in support of their new album. Their new visual show is supposed to be a spectacle in itself. Accompanying The Glitch Mob to Oregon will be R.L. Grime, Cashmere Cat, Washed Out, Claude Vonstroke and so many more. This does not look like a festival that you should miss…”
“WTF is the kind of event that has sprung from the need for an easier-to-experience, more intimate festival. This event has jumped up to Lightning in a Bottle’s level of production almost overnight. It’s clear that the founders are really serious about creating a legacy event that will be here for years to come.”
“What do you get when you grab a bunch of EDM, throw in some hard bass, and sprinkle a dash of Portlandia somewhere in Oregon? Pretty much a few thousand wild souls in a dark forest with barely any lights to guide their dancing pilgrimage except for the biggest disco ball in the Northwest United States… aka “What The Festival” in Dufur, Oregon.”
- NBC News | featured us in two amazing pieces in their national entertainment section, featuring interviews with Emancipator, Ghostland Observatory, Gold Panda, and some of the WTF production team!
- WTF! Is this the Millennial Generation’s Woodstock?
- Behind the scenes of a first-time music festival, the rewards and perils
“What The Festival was filled with music, memories, art and community. It was truly a transformational experience, one that should be enjoyed by every one. It’s a spectacle and the opportunity to be part of that spectacle is second to none. If you had the chance to attend this year, you know. If not, you will have to see for yourself next year.”
“… what was so striking about What The Festival was that it seemed to go off without a hitch, remarkable for a festival in its first edition. The sound quality was impeccable, there were little to no signs of any incidents, and for the most part everything ran smoothly and on time. It was a promising start for what looks to be a potential new addition to the yearly West Coast festival lineup, one that combines outdoorsy flair with more than the usual amenities, a camping festival with emphasis on comfort, ease and organization.”
“In fact, the first WTF?! was so smoothly run and seamlessly organized that the entire experience oddly resembled a spa vacation”
“Conceived by two Burning Man aficionados and executed by a team of dedicated staff and passionate volunteers, What the Festival?! toed the line between luxurious music festival and intimate spiritual gathering. Its venue, a privately owned expanse of grassy foothills flanked by towering cliffs and surrounding a lazily flowing river, was an adult’s version of Disneyland and walking through its lit up grounds at night was an enchanting experience.”
Headstash put together an amazing review with individual breakdowns of the weather, atmosphere, music, and even a few surprises.
“Organizers spared no expense making sure WTF?! was a truly unique and luxurious experience. This inaugural West Coast event has set a high standard for the future.”
All You Need Is Bass came down from Canada to experience the inaugural WTF and we really hope they’ll be back next year!
“To be honest, this weekend has left me speechless. What The Festival blew my expectations of what the ideal festival could be. The atmosphere, geographical landscape, and musical curation were all top notch. Forget the cluster-fuck and in-your-face commercialism of Sasquatch and Coachella, What The Festival just took the festival game to a whole new level.”
Destination Burning Man put together an excellent 2 part mixtape celebrating the bass music of WTF!