At the end of August on the 31st took place for the second time in Antwerp “Unicorn Festival” in a magical forest. This event has taken place succesfully in Gent in Belgium several times before. Because of the bad weather last year the event in Antwerp literally drowned, so they tried it this year again at Magiq/Mirror Palace. Unfortunately the weather Gods seemed not happy again this year. Despite that the organizers have tried their best to make it work, they had to fight up against rain, clouds and muddy fields. The concept of this festival is: A diverse mix of music, art and happy, passionate and pleasant party people. Free your mind, feel the beat and feed diversity. Unicorn Dresscode: very you!!! PINK IN OUR LIVES was there too to give you inside information ;o)
Unicorn Festival took partly place in and outside Magiq. 2 stages. One underneath a beautiful roof of threes, and one in a beautiful old-fashioned mirror tent. Inside the mirror tent there was a big area where you could dance, drink and watch the uniporn cinema. Outside was a big forest with a tent where you could dance, eat and drink at several booths. They placed a cocktail bar, a springcushion and a mechanic bull in the shape of the unicorn to entertain the crowd and the Deejays kept the crowd moving their feet.
Trees, water, grass, a mirror tent, music and loving people are the perfect ingredients for a mythical festival. Unicorn is an open-minded party for everybody, but mostly advertised for the LGBT-community. The atmosphere is very friendly and everybody can be themselves, but it has a long way to go before getting big like Milkshake Festival Amsterdam. Our suggestion is if you have an inside and an outside setting, you have to make sure that both venues will be as popular to visit at the same time. In the beginning most people were outside, but even when the weather was not that good, the music inside was not entertaining enough for people to stay inside. During the evening you saw that the music got much better inside and people started more to open up at the dancefloor in the mirror tent. At a Festival people should dance from beginning till the end at that was unfortunately lacking in the beginning.
However the organization did everything to make it work and in the end they succeeded. Hopefully next time the weather will be better like they deserve and if you enjoyed Unicorn, you can visit their other party Le Zoo next Saturday on the 20th of September. Unicorn and Le Zoo are parties that are different than any other parties and are working with an unique concept. Do you feel unique? Do you feel special? Then please visit one of their parties next time and have a great evening with your friends. Here is their Facebook page to find out more and look at the pictures to get in touch with your unicorn!!!