In Case You Missed It | Highlights From Day N Night Fest 2017

Author: Kristen McCloud
09.13 / Music

This past weekend, Revolt TV brought the second annual Day N Night music festival to Anaheim, California. Featuring some of the biggest names in hip hop, the three-day festival offered performances by the best of the best, making it the perfect event to top off summer.

Hosted just outside of the Angel Stadium, the venue and stages were on the smaller side but that didn’t take away from the outrageous performances. The festival kicked off on Friday with OVO duo Majid Jordan, who spoke on their upcoming album, Space Between. Although Kodak Black was MIA for his Friday night performance, fans quickly left his scheduled stage to catch other big names on the lineup. Including Khalid who gave a laid back performance, casually grooving across the stage in a Gucci t-shirt while crooning crowd faves like “Location” and “Young, Dumb, & Broke.” Travis Scott quickly picked up the pace, giving a high-intensity show while flying over the stage on a mechanical bird singing tracks from Birds in the Trap Sing McKnight. Between running out of breath from screaming his lyrics and encouraging mosh pits amongst the crowd, Scott’s set definitely wasn’t for the faint of heart.

Saturday featured a beautiful performance just before sunset by one of our faves, SZA, who connected with fans by casually conversing in between songs. The singer’s vocals were practically identical to those heard on her album, making for a great performance and earning her props from the crowd. Post Malone graced the same stage as SZA, and although he admitted that he was a bit--unsurprisingly--inebriated, his performance didn’t miss a beat and fans sang along the entire time. Lil Uzi Vert’s high-energy performance--which followed in Travis Scott’s pro-mosh pit footsteps--was contrasted with Chance the Rapper’s following set, which was no less energetic but offered a much more wholesome vibe. Although he came on 15 minutes late, Chance played overtime to compensate and included hits from Coloring Book as well as tracks from Acid Rap and his 10 Day mixtape for OG fans.

Sunday was the most packed of the three, with attendees and performers alike ready to close out the festival with a bang. Artists-to-watch Masego and Daniel Cesar gave soulful performances on the smaller stages, with Masego jamming out on the saxophone in the middle of his set. 21 Savage performed in B&W checkerboard-print overall ensemble, which proved to be an interesting outfit choice for the rapper and was a topic of conversation among festival goers. YG’s performance pretty much defined the word “lit,” including live strippers and throwback hits like “Left, Right” and ”Toot It And Boot It,” which made the crowd go crazy. The rapper also made a political statement by including a skit with a Donald Trump impersonator before performing “FDT”--needless to say the whole crowd was on board. The day closed with headliner Kendrick Lamar delivering an impeccable Kung Fu Kenny-themed performance which included nods to Mortal Kombat and trippy visuals. The production and performance quality were top-notch and it was the perfect way to end the festival.

Although Day N Night just got its start a year ago, the crowd turnout and quality of the artists show that it’s here to stay. We’re excited to see what the festival brings next year; check out some of the performances below!

Photo by: Drew A. Kelley