With its fourth year done and dusted, Pitch Music & Arts Festival goes from strength to strength by proving to be one of the heavyweights amongst the music festival industry. Fusing together a mixture of techno, house, disco and electronic sub-genres, Pitch has successfully established its own category, the tech-doof.
Pitch is clear on its offering of music and creative installations, an integral part of its unique experience which differentiates itself from other festivals over the Labor Day long weekend, and does not fail to deliver on its promise.
Friday night was all about the new Resident Advisor stage, with its minimalist, white, grid-like stage design that lit up entirely along with the beats. Project Pablo was a crowd favourite, delivering a smooth upfront new age house set that sent the crowd wild. Not naming names, but tops were removed amongst all of the excitement.
The return of the Pitch Black stage was a highlight at all times over the weekend, often at full capacity as patrons packed in to see a whole array of their favourite disc jockeys and performers. Highlights from within the cage included Filippo opening the cage on Friday afternoon, Job Jobse spinning for four hours straight on Saturday evening which led into a circus of heavy tech beats from Skateboard and a sudden change of pace saw the crowd fist-pumping in ecstasy to ABBA as Folamour delivered a saucy fusion of new and old-wave funky disco.
Sunday night featured a number of heavyweights back-to-back on the Main Stage, with Richie Hawtin, Maceo Plex, Stephan Bodzin, and ANNA closing the evening taking punters on an intergalactic odyssey through a variety of sub-genres of dance, techno and house with spectacular stage lighting and visual aspects to perfectly complement the sweet, sweet sounds.
Since day 1 we have been the biggest fans of Pitch music and if you have not yet been, be sure to mark this one down in your calendar for next year. It’s one of the best festivals going around and one you should definitely not miss out on!