Long Islanders, get ready to dance when the Palm Tree Music Festival hits the Hamptons this weekend. After its success in 2021, the festival is back and even bigger than ever as the tropical themed event takes over Francis S. Gabreski Airport in Westhampton Beach on Saturday, June 25.
“Palm Tree Music Festival is where we bring our favorite brands, favorite artists and friends and family to come together and enjoy the tropical vibes that the brand’s ethos is built upon,” says event co-founder Myles Shear. He adds the Hamptons was a "no-brainer" location for its luxurious appeal.
The all-day roster features six acts set to take the stage from 3 to 11 p.m.
“The lineup is curated around feel-good music,” says Shear.
Tropical house DJ and festival creator Kygo, who has garnered over one billion streams worldwide, serves as the headliner. The 30 year-old Norwegian innovator is currently promoting his third album, “Golden Hour,” which has been certified Gold. His set is sure to include current hit singles, “Freedom,” “The Truth,” “Lose Somebody,” “Freeze” and a cover of the Steve Winwood song, “Higher Love” featuring vocals by the late Whitney Houston.
The English electronic house music duo, comprised of brothers Guy and Howard Lawrence, will amaze with tracks like “My High” and “Douha (Mali Mali)” off its Grammy nominated album, “Energy” plus new single, “Waterfall.”
The mysterious man with the golden mask, who hails from Germany, first came on the DJ scene in 2015 with his debut album, “Charmer.” Since that time, he has scored with hits like “No Eyes,” “Before I Lose My Mind” and his remix of Elton John and Dua Lipa’s “Cold Heart.”
Back in 2019, writers/producers/vocalists Xander Carlson and David Parris came together to form a musical partnership in Los Angeles. Together, this indie duo blends acoustic instrumentation with electronic elements on songs like “Falling Fire” and “All My Days” from its sophomore album, “A Range of Light” to cuts such as “To Feel Alive” and “The Flood” off its new record, “Watercolor.”
Much like Kygo, Australian DJ Thomas Jack digs laid-back summery dance vibes on his tracks like “Rivers” featuring Nico & Vinz, “Rise Up” with Jasmine Thompson and new single, “Sandman.”
After singing backup for Celine Dion and opening for Ricky Martin, this Australian pop singer/pianist is branching out on her own career bringing her full band to the festival stage. Expect to hear her recent singles, “Thinking of God,” “I Told You” and “Human to Fall Apart.”
“I want people to experience all the emotions from pure joy to heaving crying, hugging-all-your-friends-type therapy to a transcendent experience,” she says. “And leave the show mind blown and feeling different.”
The overall aesthetic of the event is set to evoke a tropical paradise to match Kygo’s musical vibe. There will even be special palm tree-themed clothing to purchase for those who want to take home some sunshine.
To keep your energy up throughout the day, attendees can refuel by grabbing a snack at an array of 18 food trucks cooking up everything from burritos and tacos to pizza and sandwiches to desserts. There will be a variety of bars on-site serving beverages from Long Drink, Stella, Blue Point, Ghost Energy and more.
Take a break from the concert area and play some outdoor games (cornhole, Jenga and Ping-Pong) or engage in brand activations like demonstrations, giveaways and photo-ops.
For those who have the means to snag a VIP ticket, access is granted to a backstage lounge with an open bar as well as the VIP pit in front of the stage. There’s also special VIP seating at tables (holds 10) on elevated risers allowing for clear sightlines to the stage complete with full bottle service, alternate food options, luxury RVs, golf cart shuttle transportation, concierge service and private bathrooms.
PALM TREE MUSIC FESTIVAL
ADMISSION General admission is $225 per person, VIP experiences start at $400, must be 21 and over.
INFO 3 to 11 p.m., June 25; Francis S. Gabreski Airport, Sheldon Way, Westhampton Beach, palmtreecrew.com