East Coast promoter Elements recently announced the creation of an “Open Air Retreat with Two-Part advance testing” for every guest. The “In My Elements” retreat is happening July 10th – July 12th and will feature only 225 guests.
“A primary goal of “In My Elements” is to pave the way and provide guidance for how advance testing could allow increased capacities for gatherings, so that events around the country, including our Elements Music & Arts Festival, can open safely in the fall.”
In My Elements will take place in the forest of Northeastern PA. The lineup is lined with techno and house acts from various parts of the US and world. Guests can see with acts like Maceo Plex, Doc Martin, and DJ Tennis.
GA passes, including entrance to the retreat, cabin bed, and COVID testing costs, as well as private cabin upgrades are now on sale. Testing costs included in the GA pass is a first of its kind in the music festival.
“Guests can be assured that the Element’s team has their back. If there’s another lockdown, or the gathering is canceled for any reason, they will be issuing full, automatic refunds of all tickets and credit card fees, no questions asked. ”
The festival has reiterated several times that the safety of the Element’s community is of the utmost importance. To ensure this, the Elements crew will ensure all guests, staff, and vendors will be required to participate in a 2-part COVID test prior to entry. Both parts are described in detail below and could be a model for regional and small festivals taking place across the United States.
Part 1: 3 days before the retreat guests will need to go to one of three locations, in New York, Philadelphia, and Boston, where tests will be conducted by medical technicians in an open-air setting. There will also be the option for an at-home mail-in test for an additional fee.
Part 2: Arriving on-site guests will be guided into distanced parking spaces where they will take a second active COVID test. They believe that encouraging testing and discovering asymptomatic COVID-19 cases helps to #stopthespread. All safety procedures can be viewed here.
In My Elements, an intimate gathering with just 225 guests, that puts a focus on the spirit with rejuvenating outdoor activities, new magical stages, and of course a killer line up for you to dance under the open sky. In My Elements playground features:
- Music for techno and house devotees.
- Intimate stages where guests will be able to experience the sounds from our Air + Water stages.
- Enchanted forests and lakefront settings for guests to explore.
- Special programming with daily yoga and meditation sessions and wellness activities, held in an open-air environment to help calm the mind and cleanse the spirit.
- Exciting art installations, wild shows, and community-driven art initiatives.
The event begins Friday, July 10th, and runs through Sunday, July 12th In Northeastern, PA. You can purchase tickets and learn more about the retreat here!
In My Elements Full Lineup
The Golden Pony
Tony Y Not
+ more regional DJs TBA