Stubbed toes, wine with out cheese, and Buddies with out the theme tune.
From Edinburgh to Auckland, our STA Journey employees talk about their favourite festivals, go-to hometown music venues, and highway journey responsible pleasures.
Tania Gasnier, Head Designer, STA Journey New Zealand
The home windows are down, nobody can hear, I’m on a highway journey listening to… ‘So Rattling Funky’ by Codes, with my audio system could be nearly blowing from the bass.
The music that at all times takes me again is… ‘Africa’ by Toto and ‘One other Day in Paradise’ by Phil Collins make me nostalgic for being on safari in Kenya and Tanzania. My coronary heart squeezes once I hear them, and I’m crammed with a longing to return.
Journey with out music would really feel like… Wine with out cheese. I at all times make a playlist to narrate to the placement I’m travelling, whether or not or not it’s laid again island vibes or one thing to assist me energy up a mountain.
Favourite competition at residence: Fritter Competition, Whangarei. A competition the place native eating places compete to create the most effective fritter. Nice meals, nice Kiwi bands. Meals is as necessary to me as journey is!
Favourite competition to journey to: Bluesfest in Byron Bay, Australia. A 3-day lengthy competition celebrating blues and roots music. Such a feel-good vibe. Good tunes, tenting, and a great deal of shenanigans.
Emma Neely, Advertising and marketing Exec, STA Journey USA
Journey with out music would really feel like… Bread with out butter or oil or cheese or any of the great things. Nonetheless good, however sort of dry.
Go-to venue for stay music: Chicago has so many nice music venues, from the legendary Wrigley Area to packing a picnic to take heed to music at Ravinia Competition and Huntington Financial institution Pavilion on Northerly Island proper on the waters of Lake Michigan.
Favourite competition at residence: Whereas Chicago could be greatest identified for Lollapalooza, Riot Fest, North Coast and Pitchfork… their latest nation competition Windy Metropolis Smoke-out is by far my favourite. Not solely are you able to take heed to among the newest acts out of Nashville, however you are able to do so whereas sampling the nation’s greatest BBQ.
In 2021, I’ll be at… Nation Thunder in Arizona. It’s principally a 4-day lengthy tailgate. Hell yeah! Nothing beats tent tenting, taking pics for the ‘gram to point out off your nation gear and ingesting one too many beers all whereas listening to good ‘ol nation music. Bonus: every day of the competition has a theme to decorate as much as.
Ibtisaam Ganief, On-line Advertising and marketing Exec, STA Journey South Africa
Journey with out music would really feel like… actually unhappy! Think about not vibing to some deep home or twerking to some Diplo and Main Lazer.
The home windows are down, nobody can hear, I’m on a highway journey listening to… I can hit all Shakira’s notes. Waka Waka eh eh!
Go-to venue for stay music: In Cape City, I just like the setup at Shimmy Seaside Membership and the vibes on the out of doors events at Hillcrest Quarry.
Favourite competition at residence: I really like Origin Competition in Heldrestroom. It’s a weekend lengthy psychedelic music and humanities competition. Every part about it simply feels proper. Once I’m there, I really feel one with individuals and my environment.
In 2021 I’ll be at… Rocking the Daisies. I went for the primary time final yr and noticed Sho Madjozi, Biggie and Russ stay.
Renee Yiannakis, Digital Buying and selling Supervisor, STA Journey Australia
Journey with out music would really feel like… Not having the ability to inform story properly. The context is there, however the engagement and curiosity has misplaced me.
The home windows are down, nobody can hear, I’m on a highway journey listening to… Lenny Kravitz ‘Fly Away’, The Weeknd ‘Blinding Lights’, ‘It’s My Life’ Discuss Discuss, ‘Mom’s Daughter’ Miley Cyrus.
The tunes that saved me in lockdown: You don’t know what date it’s and let’s be frank, your temper adjustments day by day, so my go-to playlist is a combined of all completely different genres. Some days once I need to unwind, I’ll pay attention to relax tracks from Michael Kiwanuka, Grace Jones and Large Assault, and once I’m feeling extra energetic, I’ll take heed to Tensnake, Azari & III, The Weeknd and New Order. I additionally love listening to Greek music. There’s one thing in regards to the tunes which might be so dreamy and jogs my memory of summers spent on the islands.
Go-to venue for stay music: Melbourne has so many stay music venues. I really like the Discussion board due to its gothic structure and its heritage internet hosting iconic Australian and world-class acts.
Helen Daglish, Social Media Exec, STA Journey UK
The music that at all times takes me again is… Alt-J’s first album ‘An Superior Wave’ at all times takes me again to my journey to Bali in 2016. It’s such a chilled-out album and I really feel so nostalgic listening to it now.
The home windows are down, nobody can hear, I’m on a highway journey listening to… Finley Quaye ‘Sunday Shining’. It’s the final word summer time highway journey tune!
The tunes that saved me in lockdown: Most of lockdown has been spent working from residence, so I’ve been listening to music that gained’t distract me an excessive amount of. My go-to playlist has been ‘Digital Focus’ – good beats and no lyrics. 4 Tet, Bonobo and Tokyo Prose.
In 2021 I’ll be at… I’d like to go to one of many summer time music festivals in Croatia. Both Dimensions, Outlook or Hideout. And naturally, Notting Hill Carnival subsequent August in London. The very best road occasion EVER.
Ben McCabe, Retailer Supervisor, STA Journey Cavendish South Africa
The music that at all times takes me again: Junior Jack, Tube & Berger ‘E Samba 2018’. It takes me proper again to Ibiza, and the superb European summer time, partying at O Seaside Membership and Pacha with my mates.
The home windows are down, nobody can hear, I’m on a highway journey listening to… Rufus Du Sol ‘No Place’.
Favourite competition at residence: My favourite stay music venue is Kirstenbosch… summer time live shows are at all times a vibe! Second favourite residence competition hands-down could be Rocking the Daisies, it at all times brings actually massive worldwide artists.
Favourite competition to journey to: NOS Primavera in Portugal, Mad Cool in Madrid or Glastonbury within the UK.
Benjamin Foster, B2B/Teams Supervisor, STA Journey New Zealand
Journey with out music would really feel like… stubbing your little toe day-after-day, eternally.
The home windows are down, nobody can hear, I’m on a highway journey listening to… ‘Ironic’ Alanis Morissette.
The tunes that saved me in lockdown: Something by Ludovico Einaudi.
Go-to venue for stay music: Neck of The Woods in Auckland.
Favourite competition at residence: Laneways in Auckland. Often line up and near residence.
Favourite competition to journey to: Holi Moo Competition in Delhi. Superb vibes, tremendous colourful and everyone seems to be so glad!
Dale Badenhorst, Junior On-line Advertising and marketing Exec, STA Journey South Africa
Journey with out music would really feel like… The toilet with out your telephone. Certain, there are different issues to maintain you entertained, however it’s simply not the identical.
Go-to venue for stay music: For stay band motion, Nomad Bistro in Cape City. Small little place in a facet road the place you simply observe the sounds of the music to achieve the ‘all you possibly can eat’ BBQ ribs. Oh and sure, the music is nice too.
The home windows are down, nobody can hear, I’m on a highway journey listening to… River Turns into Ocean ‘Addicted’, ‘Burn it down’ Silverstein, ‘All I Need’ by A Day To Bear in mind, ‘Filthy’ by WSTR, and ‘Medicate’ by Principle of Deadman.
The tunes that saved me in lockdown: Lo-Fi Hip Hop, Pop Punk playlists and clean morning jazz. A combination to maintain you going.
Louisa McFadden, Retailer Supervisor, STA Journey Wellington New Zealand
The home windows are down, nobody can hear, I’m on a highway journey listening to… Shania Twain ‘Man I really feel like a girl’ or ‘Mr Brightside’ by the The Killers.
Journey with out music would really feel like… Buddies with no theme tune.
Go-to venue for stay music: I’m from Scotland, so LOVED going to the Edinburgh Fringe for all of the completely different music genres or The Hydro in Glasgow.
Favourite competition to journey to: Tomorrowland, it’s like no different expertise I’ve ever had!
In 2021, I’ll be at… I’d LOVE to go to Coachella or Glastonbury.