Recap: Life In Color Miami 2-Day Festival 2014

    C16206713292_c58e05eb06_zommittee Presents Life In Color, an electronic dance music event that hosts massive paint blastings with sounds from the genre’s elite. Since it’s inception in 2006, LIC has harnessed a power unlike any other; going hard in the paint has been LIC’s field of expertise across the US with emphasis on good music, showcasing art, and inspiring the soul to dance. After SFX Entertainment acquired Life In Color in 2012, the world’s largest paint party has launched into a full-scale warzone with hundreds of gallons of neon paint and the top sounds of the electronic genre market. After hosting roughly 200 concerts annually, SFX took the innovative concept to the next level and announced a Life In Color Festival in the birthplace of the sensational dance music event.

    “It’s not even about just the music, it’s about the whole experience. It’s about getting together with you and your best friends and just having a good time.” 

    Life In Color painted the city of Miami right before the New Year, executing an incredible two-day extravaganza that took the musical celebration back to its roots. The IDMA nominated event is widely celebrated across dance floors as it provides an unparalleled experience for the atypical EDM fanatic. The Life In Color Festival indulged 2014 festival attendees with an engaging reveal of festival performers one by one led by none other than painter David Garibaldi.

    Garibaldi regularly exercises his ability to transform a blank canvas into a vibrant work of art, a game plan identical to Life In Color’s main objective of painting the world one city at a time. As the initial focal point of the festival, Garibaldi hand-painted portraits of each LIC Festival headliner with the natural movements of his body, placing major emphasis on the concept of art for the festival. Attendees also got to experience the art mastermind in action mode at the main stage, which you can check out in Garibaldi’s LIC recap video below.

    The year 2014 marked a pivotal time for Life In Color as the event expanded from the 2013 single day festival into an all-inclusive two-day event. As electronic dance music diehards stepped out onto the Miami Dolphins’ Sun Life Stadium grounds in late December 2014, LIC Miami Festival attendees were blissfully unaware of the mind-blowing experience they were about to endure. The two-day paint blasting spectacular far exceeded expectations with high-energy performances from music industry talents including, but not limited to: Kaskade, Diplo, Borgore, Nervo, Juicy J, Deorro, Adventure Club, The Chainsmokers, DVBBS, and many more.

    Thousands of attendees took over the Sun Life Stadium grounds decked out in white from head to toe. With two main stages and a more intimate stage devoted to shedding light to up-and-coming DJ/producers of Miami, festival attendees had a wide range of dance music acts to choose from, whether they chose to go hardstyle alongside Headhunterz or participate in the twerk-mania hosted by Diplo.

    16020279370_f04cb718d0_zLife In Color routinely brings alive the vibrant culture of electronic dance music. The breathtaking 2014 festival ratified the limitless future of going hard in the paint with LIC.  With two main stages featuring the premier dance music talents of the festival, the Downtown stage hosted by Emir Duru and the Paint Factory showcased the major acts; meanwhile the Paintopia stage featured an eclectic range of emerging DJ/producers of Miami. Seeing as LIC returned to their home turf for their largest production yet, it seemed only right to offer a showcase of local talents.

    All in all, the 2-day Life In Color Festival was a massive success. Electronic dance music fans were able to immerse themselves into a completely divergent experience than that of a typical music festival. Attendees walked into the Sun Life Stadium covered in white, but left the festival grounds a walking piece of art. The Miami festival is the staple show of the year for Life In Color, providing the biggest production and largest attendance record. As Life In Color heads into their 2015 Big Bang Tour, LIC will continue to paint the world one city at a time with this one-of-a-kind dance music event.

    Written by Emily Hall