Concerts & Clubs

Concerts & Clubs
Still wet and wild, just a hotter spot
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Concerts & Clubs / Organizers of this weekend’s Love Festival, the state’s largest outdoor music festival, promises easier access, speedier services (in the form of more ATMs and taxi services) and an improved overall festival as the popular summer massive moves from Wet ‘N’ Wild Waterpark in Kapolei to Kakaako Waterfront Park. Promoter Greg Dehnert said his staff wanted this year’s event to trump all the others.

“We constantly learn and improve as a team,” Dehnert noted. “This is a huge team effort. Every year we want to improve every single aspect.”

The seven-hour-long dance spreads across six stages fueled by mega-watts upon mega-watts of sound. Canadian producer duo MSTRKRFT is the headliner this year. Notable DJs Roc Raida, Q-bert, Kascade and Diplo have played Love Festival in years past. More than 30 local DJs will also take part in the madness.

This will mark the second time Dehnert has organized a music event at Kakaako. He was the main organizer for “Phuture 2000,” a family event dubbed “Hawaii’s Official Millenium Party.”

“It was a world-class event and I always had desired to take it back to that stage,” says Dehnert. “My partner Reza and I discussed this for a few years now. The move would happen sooner or later. 2012 is a magical year.”

Dehnert’s goal of 12 years ago will come to fruition Saturday. Be a part of the buzzzz.

Kakaako Waterfront Park, 102 Ohe St., Sat., 7/21, 8pm–3am, General $40+, After party $25 [thelovefestival.com], 1(855) 235-2867