Safe In Sound Festival (2016) Takes Over the SF Bay Area

safe in sound 2016

Safe in Sound is the first ever full bass music festival by Rockstar Energy and SGE Worldwide that tours all over the country on an annual basis. This year’s tour calendar includes stops in at least 25 different cities in the span of three months from September to November.

Safe in Sound has a great reputation among the die hard bassheads largely due to the following four factors: stellar line up that includes biggest names in the bass heavy electronic dance music scene, state of the art sound equipment that provides 150,000 watt of massive bass, smart choice of the venues with great amenities in convenient locations, and reasonably priced tickets.

Sound quality is an important component at any festival and with the huge full bass names on the roaster such as Borgore, Snails, Slander, NGHTMRE, Flux Pavilion, Noisia, and Zomboy, you can’t take chances and rely on the whatever sound equipment available at the venue. That’s why Safe in Sound has partnered again with PK Sound who is providing a 150,000 watt rig which is the most powerful touring sound system ever used for an EDM tour. In addition to being Safe in Sounds partner for multiple years, PK Sound has earned its reputation in the past by providing monster systems for Skrillex’s FullFlex Express Tour, Excision’s Executioner Tour, and the Shambhala Music Festival.

Borgore, who was ranked #76 by the DJ Mag on its annual list of the Top 100 DJs, headlined this stop of the Safe in Sound tour. He played a great dubstep set that included both new and old tracks. He dropped his collaboration with Carnage named ‘Incredible’ in the second half of his set and some of his biggest hits in the very end – Borgore & Sikdope – Unicorn Zombie Apocalypse and “Decisions” – Borgore feat. Miley Cyrus. And, of corse, his most recent release “Daddy” was played at one point  during the night.

Check out this video from our Instagram feed in which you can see Borgore dropping some heavy bass:



Event that PLUR Baes attended was held in San Jose, CA on October 21. This tour stop was headlined by Borgore who was supported by Ookay, San Holo, Terravita, Laxx, Yntendo. The entire experience from purchasing the tickets to leaving the venue after the closing set was great. Highlights of the event included:

  • Reasonably priced tickets. It is not typical that festival tickets cost less than cover charges in many clubs. People who wanted to enhance their experience could purchase VIP tickets (just $20 more) that included the VIP entry and on-stage VIP bar with private bathrooms.
  • Amenities at the Venue. There was a coat check, multiple bars with short or no lines at all, water bottle refilling stations, vendors selling LED products and EDM apparel, designated outdoor smoking area to protect non-smokers from exposure to cigarette smoke, etc.
  • PLUR Crowd. People at Safe in Sound were happy, excited, and eager to party with each other and enjoy the music together. The crowd was all about the the music and the experience. Not once did I see someone being rude, bored, or standing alone texting during a show. Most people were 110% into it, 100% of the time. Everyone had a great time which also caused everyone else on the floor to feel the same way. The energy level of the crowd was very high and many individuals expressing their individuality by wearing unique and creative outfits:

Safe in Sound 2016

  • Event staff were friendly, polite, and professional though it was obvious that many of them weren’t into this kind of music. 🙂

Overall, Safe in Sound 2016 exceeded our expectations. Therefore if you’re lucky enough to live in an area with one of the upcoming tour dates, we would definitely recommend going. . . you will not regret it!

Full list of Safe in Sound Festival upcoming tour dates:

Fri, Oct 21 – San Jose, CA
Sat, Oct 22 – Seattle, WA
Fri, Oct 28 – Milwaukee, WI
Fri, Oct 28 – Phoenix, AZ
Sat, Oct 29 – Magna, UT
Mon, Oct 31 – Kansas City, MO
Fri, Nov 4 – Broomfield, CO
Fri, Nov 18 – Pittsburgh, PA
Sat, Nov 19 – Atlanta, GA
Fri, Nov 25 – Sacramento, CA
Sat, Nov 26 – Berkeley, CA