With three days, performers and bands on three different stages, including headlining performances from Duran Duran, Lorde, and the Lumineers, Wonderbus strived to bring together people from different demographics and musical interests and succeeded immensely. The first day was an evening with performances from Cannons, Daisy the Great, and Tayls, and it closed with a classic performance from Duran Duran. Their set included oldies such as Hungry Like the Wolf and The Wild Boys.

Day two saw performances from Chloe Lilac, The Knocks, Day Tvvo, and Cautious Clay, all of who brought energy and uniqueness to their performances. MAX, who performed hits such as his new single ‘Wasabi’ and his collaboration with Suga from BTS (complete with Suga’s Korean rap), and pop rock band Coin, left the crowd ready in anticipation for a headlining performance from Grammy award-winning artist Lorde, who did not fail in amazing the crowd with each of her songs. The stunning set was composed of a giant spinning sundial, a projected sun that eclipsed as the performance went on, and a yellow-suit-clad band and dancers. Lorde herself sported bleach blonde hair and a sparkly pink body suit, appearing (in her own words) like a “sun worship cult leader.” Her unique set and charisma left the crowd screaming and wanting more.

Despite being the hottest of all days, the performers of day three did not fail to keep the energy up. Detention, who recently performed at Wonderstruck, had the crowd moshing in the over 90-degree heat. The Vindys had a performance complete with three brass instruments and chilling vocals right from soundcheck to the last note. Some fans may have been confused when Colony House took the stage instead of Meg Myers, who was scheduled to play. They addressed this with a backdrop that read “We are Colony House and we are happy to be here” and the replacement did not fail to disappoint. Alternative soft rockers, Beach Bunny took the stage with notable hits such as “Prom Queen” and “Cloud 9.” The festival closed out with a performance from The Lumineers as part of their “The Brightside” Tour.

Words by Ana Flores and Emma Fischer

Emma Fischer

Emma Fischer

Emma Fischer (she/her) is a graphic designer and photographer. More of Emma's work is at emmafischerdesign.com.