BAO festival, a two-day electronic music extravaganza, has been taking UAE by storm for a couple of years.
With EDM superstar DJ Steve Aoki headlining the event, BAO fest 2019 was out of the world. Last year the event took place at the Meydan Racecourse and thousands of EDM heads were spotted partying all night long. The star-studded event witnessed the magic delivered by Martin Garrix, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Afrojack, and Don Diablo. Steve Aoki, the highest-grossing dance DJ, headlined the event. A line-up of similar interesting names is expected and the event will be held in the same venue as last year, The Meydan Grandstand.
What is BAO Festival?
Inspired by China’s legendary explorer Zheng He, this EDM fest marks a celebratory bond between the Middle East and the Far East.
The Facebook page of the event reads; “Six centuries ago, China’s greatest explorer led seven voyages to the Middle East in pursuit of treasures and riches. What he found was a tantalizing culture full of intrigue and mystery. Respect was born and bridged, and the Far East & the Middle East created an everlasting bond that remains today. Now its time to embark on a mesmerizing new journey to the first-ever BAO Festival, a 2-day electronic music extravaganza at Meydan that revisits the past in order to unite the future.”
Its first-ever event took place on November 29 and 30, 2018, with leading DJs from across the world.
“Experience the unforgettable fusion and friendship of the two cultures, as the beats of the biggest names will come straight from the BAO Main Stage and echo to the corners of the world!” the bio further reads.
How much does BAO festival cost?
Tickets are already available on dubai.platinumlist.net. Early bird discount starts at Dhs230, and a premium package with unlimited food and drinks, plus a private area with top views of the stage, costs Dhs1,250.
What to wear to an EDM fest?
If you’ve already bought the ticket or if you are considering buying one, then you also need to consider what to wear.
Music festivals are a platform of self expression. You can wear whatever you want, try out a new look, you can choose to go vintage or stay mod. Looking trendy though, is on the cards. So we are picking the trendiest EDM looks you can try for the BAO fest and other EDM festivals coming your way.
We had previously noted that comfort fashion is in vogue and what better place to flaunt it than at an EDM fest?
Neon and animated unisex trousers or shorts will complement the night-long event as you party away without any worries. Galaxy prints have stayed in trend for quite sometime and since we know it is not going anywhere anytime soon, the mesh of colors of the universe will look extra-perfect for the party. It will also suit your glow in the dark accessories, which a must for EDM parties. Don’t know who made these rules but we sure know that galaxy rompers are the next big trend.
For men, we loved the galaxy zipper jumpsuit on Amazon.
Thank god comfort is in fashion. Celebrities including Kylie Jenner and Bella Hadid have all rocked chunky sneakers this year. Pairing a white set of chunky soles with a dress, shorts, denims and anything under the sun makes the ensemble look statement worthy. Chunky shoes aka Ugly shoes aka Dad shoes, pioneered by Balenciaga has surely taken the world by storm and given us a break from pencil heels to make a statement.
We heart the chunky sneakers variety on Namshi.com.
Sports bra as a top
Forget crop tops, the hybrid of sports bra and a crop top is what is trending this season. From Bollywood stars to Hollywood celebs, sports bra offering ideal coverage is promoted to a top and is often seen paired with cycling shorts or power suits. You can style the hybrid wear the way you want during the EDM fest to express your style. Also, it helps you stay cool when the party gets intense and everyone around you is sweating.
H&M has a good selection of sports bra hybrids that can be worn as a top. We like this medium support bra which is in sale.
Sizzle your attire with glow-in-the-dark accessories. Since most of the EDM parties are all-nighters, glowing in the dark is a superpower you can own. Bold individuals can try out glowing lipsticks, face paint, beads, hairbands, dress, and shoes whereas non-risk takers can try bracelets and nails.
Amazon has a set of neon face paints and LED finger lights.
Find your ‘it’ kit
Of course, you want to stand out, so channel your inner EDM spirit. Five years from now, how will you look back at this event? Will you remember what you wore? What significant part of your attire will you remember most? It’s time to find your ‘it’ kit. It may be as insignificant as a hairband or a goggles, or a bindi, but you can totally own it and make the accessory personally yours.
We think this bling goggles on Amazon is lit. Even the customers think so. One verified customer writes; “SOOO SICK! Perfect for my edm photo shoot! Super high quality.” However, you cannot walk around in these, but you can sure enjoy the music when making a statement.
So here we wrap up the EDM outfit trends of 2019, but remember it is your party to own. Don’t be afraid to go all out and express yourself.
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