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June 10 2021

The Media Nanny Festival Passport – Anabelle Kemplen

It’s time for our brand-new feature: The Media Nanny Festival Passport! Our nannies will share some of their best festival stories with you, like their craziest memory and dream festival lineup. Today, Senior PR Manager, Anabelle tells you all about her favorite festivals and more! 

 

My name is: Anabelle Kemplen

My colleagues call me: Bells

The first ever festival I’ve been to is: Big Day Out in Sydney

My favourite festival I’ve ever been to is: DGTL

The festival that is on my bucket list is: Glastonbury

My favourite drink to have at a festival is: Stëlz

 

All the festivals I’ve been to are: Tomorrowland, DGTL, Mysteryland, Sensation, LUVYA, Toffler, Kingsland, Amsterdam Open Air, Audio Obscura, Awakenings, AMF, A State Of Trance, The Flying Dutch, Don’t Let Daddy Know, ADE, Ultra, Listen Out, Field Day, Stereosonic, and Big Day Out.

 

My ultimate dream lineup is:

  • 15:00 – 16:00: Bedouin
  • 16:00 – 17:00: Damian Lazarus
  • 17:00 – 18:00: Tame Impala
  • 18:00 – 19:00: Disclosure
  • 19:00 – 20:00: Daft Punk
  • 20:00 – 21:00: HI-LO
  • 21:00 – 22:00: The Blessed Madonna ft. Dua Lipa
  • 22:00 – 23:00: Nic Fanciulli
  • 23:00 – 00:00 : Reinier Zonneveld

 

The craziest memory I had during a festival was: at Ultra 2019 when Oliver Heldens played the sunset slot on the mainstage. As the sky turned dark, Oliver surprised everyone, including some of his team, with his darkest sounding set to date. Lit up by lasers and fireworks, the crowd went absolutely nuts as he progressively played deeper and heavier tracks, from techno to other bass-heavy styles. The best part was watching everyone’s reaction. The whole team looked at each other in amazement. Many fans and DJs called it the best set of the night. It went on to be the #1 most streamed set of Ultra 2019.

 

The typical festival moments I can tick off are:

  • Drank my first beer before 11am
  • Been in the centre of a mosh pit
  • Danced on stage
  • Walked into the wrong tent
  • Went crowdsurfing
  • Lost my friends
Anabelle Kemplen