Wonderfront Fest 2022: Day 2

As Wonderfronters gathered for day 2 of bliss in sunny San Diego, the festival vibe was in full affect. Cue the cute festival outfits, sun hats, selfie stations, and even a ball pit. That’s right, a ball pit! Wonderfront is a festival that you come to for the incredibly stacked lineup, but you could also find yourself hanging at a super “instagram-able” drink station complete with cute benches and arches for photos.

Thank you Ketel One, Celsius, Nova and Pacifico Beer!

Upon entering the seaport village area, the 110% Movement opened up the ImmerXion stage with the BEST affirmation talk (over encouraging yet soothing music). I, among many other festival goers, was literally drawn into the stage like a moth to light. It was remarkable. Thank you 110% You really gave us Wonderfronters the best kickoff to the day (and for me personally, a piece of affirmation and inspiration to take home).

Later in the village, the Coors Light stage headlined Desire, HIRIE and Tai Verdes for our daytime dose of excellence and vibes. At night, we got down and dirty with Swae Lee and G-Easy himself. Both guys watched each other’s sets from the side and it was very wholesome if you ask me. The friends genuinely fed off each other’s hype energy alongside the overflowing crowd. In opposition, the ImmerXion stage immersed the crowed into an actual rave, complete with LED lights extending around the dance floor. Headlining day two here were good-vibe kings Goldfish, and EDM superstar Whethan.

Speaking of rave, the Silent Disco over at Rucco Park was poppin’ off with DJ Reels & DJ Pacman. On the way over there by the water Taxi, the Spirit of San Diego showcased Soul Flow, Keni Can Fly, and Daring Greatly. The TUStreams Stage at Rucco Park had remarkable energy courtesy of Echosmith, J Boog, and The Driver Era. It was a dance party in the park!

Over at Embaracado North, the two neighboring main stages at the end of the beautiful peninsula headlined an incredible array of artists including Mod Sun, Judah & The Lion, Fitz & The Tantrums, Two Feet and SOJA. Closing out the night were the Kings of Leon, giving an incredible performance alongside true rockstar stage energy. Saturday was done, but Sunday was on the horizon.

Photography by Olivia Valdes

Photography and article by Franny Kovacs

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