Suwannee Hulaween 2022 gifted festival goers with life-long memories and unforgettable sets from some of our favorite acts. From dubstep to downtempo, the vibes remained high all weekend, and the energy on the dancefloor was immaculate. We compiled a list of highlights from some of our favorite performances of Hulaween 2022.

Suwannee Hulaween started off guns-blazing, kicking off the festival with Liquid Stranger’s highly-anticipated Wakaan Takeover. At the mystical Spirit Lake stage, dubstep dons like Jantsen, Ravenscoon, Canabliss, Zingara, Tape B, and Tripp St. all brought their unique, bass-heavy soundscapes to the Spirit of Suwannee Music Park, setting the tone for the weekend. Meanwhile, Gigantic NGHTMRE (NGHTMRE b2b Big Gigantic), Gorgon City, Jauz, and Maddy O’Neal delivered explosive sets at the widespread Hallows stage. Thursday’s headliners included Liquid Stranger, FISHER, and The Disco Biscuits, promising fans with an insane night at whichever set they decided to migrate towards. A late-night surprise set at the Incendia stage from A Hundred Drums kept the party rolling as the forest came to life.

On Friday, The Amphitheater stage offered a variety of freeform bass, inviting A Hundred Drums, MZG, Opiuo, and Manic Focus to spin their sounds amongst the trees in this unique natural amphitheater. To close out the night, CloZee enchanted festivalgoers with a euphonious finale complete with a dazzling laser show. Booming renegade sets in the campgrounds and pop-up Incendia stage collaborations from Player Dave and EAZYBAKED left bass heads fiending for more by nightfall.

The vibes were high Saturday at the Spirit Lake stage, with LP Giobbi’s upbeat Femme House Takeover keeping the crowd on their feet throughout the day. At The Amphitheater, Player Dave opened up the dancefloor, followed by hype, packed-out sets from modern bass music champions EAZYBAKED and Of The Trees. In the evening, The String Cheese Incident, Louis the Child, STS9, and TOKiMONSTA brought their vibrant energies to the main stages and delivered exhilarating headliner caliber sets.

While Sunday was a lighter day for electronic fans, intimate sets from huge names like Two Feet and Sylvan Esso at The Amphitheater stage made for an enchanting close to the festival.

Without a doubt, Suwannee Hulaween 2022 had some extremely impressive acts on their lineup. Check out our most memorable sets of the weekend below and relive the experience again!

Opiuo

Opiuo rocked The Amphitheater stage on Friday night, throwing down his intoxicating funk-bass hybrid to festivalgoers at a packed-out gathering. Through spinning tracks like “Dopamine” and “Gravitate” from his 2022 album, A Shape of Sound, Opiuo had the crowd awestruck by his cohesive, colorful performance. Controlling the audio and visuals from behind the mixer made for an interactive set that had fans itching for an even longer set. Opiuo continues to dominate his field with his recent Battle Cat” release through the Muti Music label, which premiered through Heard It Here First last week!

Photo by Tara Gracer

Liquid Stranger

Liquid Stranger headlined Thursday night of Hulaween with his Wakaan Takeover at the Spirit Lake stage. Amidst his legendary Dimensions tour with support from Tripp St., Ravenscoon, and Tape B, Liquid Stranger shook the forest with his one-of-a-kind bass firepower during night one. His haunting tune, “Deep Space”, and his psychedelic dubstep banger, “Misfits” featuring Sully, had the whole crowd rowdy, as sophisticated lasers danced upon the treetops. This was definitely one of the most populated headlining sets of the weekend, but we wouldn’t expect anything less from Liquid Stranger and his dedicated Wakaan family!

Photo by Josh Skolnik

A Hundred Drums

The underground sound of A Hundred Drums found a new home in the Spirit of Suwannee Music Park throughout the weekend, inviting the innovative producer to rinse her raw sounds at both The Amphitheater and Incendia stages. Fans flocked to AHD’s sets to hear her vibrational, drum-based melodies that were seemingly designed for a Halloween-themed festival. Providing some of the most unique experimental bass of the weekend, the contrast between A Hundred Drum’s daytime and nighttime sets beautifully showcased her adaptability and impeccable sound design know-how.

Photo by Tara Gracer

FISHER

The crowd at FISHER’s Hulaween set was massive, as the Australian native had everyone shuffling to the beat of his Thursday night headlining set at the main stage, The Meadows. Spinning fan-favorite house tracks like “Yeah The Girls”, “Losing It”, and “You Little Beauty”, FISHER delivered a high-energy performance that left festivalgoers buzzing by night one. Meanwhile, animated LED screens behind FISHER illuminated the crowd with hypnotic visuals. Paul Fisher’s outlandish persona, wicked dance moves, and infectious, drum-heavy tunes certainly provided Hulaween with a hefty dose of house music.

Photo by Tara Gracer

Of The Trees

Arguably one of the busiest sets the weekend, Of The Trees was sure to pack out The Amphitheater stage on Saturday night for his Hulaween debut. The “Honeydust” creator annihilated The Amphitheater, blowing the minds of fans with his signature bass-fueled glitch-hop. Showcasing a saturated mixture of experimental bass, trap, and downtempo, Of The Trees delivered a ground-shaking performance that intoxicated listeners with his complex sound design. It was truly an experience to hear highly-anticipated tracks like “Spanish Moss” and “The Owl Song” amongst the enchanting live oak trees that surrounded this one-of-a-kind set.

Photo by Bryan Edward

Gigantic NGHTMRE

Gigantic NGHTMRE’s Thursday night set at The Hallows was definitely one to remember, as the trio came out of the gate swinging with a brilliant combination of their unique stylings. Big Gigantic brazenly dropped bangers from their acclaimed Brighter Future 2 album, while NGHTMRE relentlessly threw down all of the hits off of his recent debut album, DRMVRSE. The synergy between NGHTMRE’s melodic dubstep and Big Gigantic’s funky saxophone riffs made for an incredible performance that set the bar high for the weekend. Fusing these bass masters into a single act has unlocked a sound that we can only hope to hear more of!

Photo by Jay Strausser

Louis The Child

Louis The Child brought a refreshing energy to Hulaween Saturday night with their Back to The Future-themed headlining set at The Meadows. Crowd pleasers like “Talk” featuring Royal the Serpent and “Blow The Roof” with Kasbo and EVAN GIIA, from their To Believe EP, had the audience singing along and radiating the most immaculate vibes. Louis the Child was sure to throw some heaviness into their set as well, vibrating fans with a bass-heavy rendition of their hit, “Love Is Alive”. The pair blissfully closed out Saturday night with a euphoric finale complete with confetti cannons and fireworks!

Photo by Jay Strausser

Canabliss

Canabliss made her fierce Hulaween debut by helping kick off the Wakaan Takeover at the Spirit Lake stage on Thursday afternoon. Fans swarmed the stage to catch the self-taught producer throw down her unique future bass that engulfed the crowd in the divine soundscapes from her Plasma EP. Canabliss harnessed some wild energy during her set, especially while rinsing her fan-favorite tune, “Dealer”. The audacious attitude and confident stage control that Canabliss exuded further solidified her status as a trailblazing woman in the bass scene, and we cannot wait to see what else she has in store!

Photo by Patrick Hughes

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