"The promotion is doing well but I wanted to change it to include equality and diversity," said festival founder
The festival's main event features acts like
In addition to the scheduled 14-hour Saturday event -- slated to run
While the event hasn't yet started, performers said they heard some criticism of the festival being advertised as a LGBT event. But Wild, who hails from
"For us, it's about the music. But some people are turning this into a war on sexuality," Wild said. "It's become too politicalized and it shouldn't be."
He promised his set on
1Life Festival, which will feature 38 acts, is beingign boasted as the first time for any LGBT event that there would be so many many artists at one venue at one time, Tran said.
"Typically, (artists) will play a four- or five-hour set," Tran said. "I said, 'Let's do something different. Let's make it more mainstream. Let's make it one-hour (performances).'"
Artist Levi, who plays progressive house with some trance and electro trance, said the hour time limit was a more than acceptable time frame because of the number of acts at festivals. Levi said he's already been "coming up with a lot of new material" just for the festival.
Tran said people who live near the National Orange Show, who have protested similar rave events in the past, should not be worried about the event despite the festival running until
"We worked it out where the music is indoors from midnight on," Tran said, emphasizing the outdoor music ends at midnight.
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