Brooklyn, NY – Over the weekend, the 5th Annual Full Moon Festival presented by Matte Projects and sponsored by BOMBAY SAPPHIRE GIN took place at a brand new location – the Brooklyn Mirage in Williamsburg from 3PM-Sunrise.
In honor of the 5th Anniversary, the Full Moon Festival lineup featured special performances by Penn Badgley of Mothxr, Yelle, Tensnake, The Deep, Rufus du Sol, Wolf + lams, among many others. Surrounded by 20-foot high living walls and adorned with tropical flora, euphoric misters, and beach sand from the South of France, the Brooklyn Mirage welcomed over 5000 VIPs, music, fashion and lifestyle influencers. A lush urban jungle with both indoor and outdoor spaces, the temporary pop-up revealed panoramic views of the Manhattan skyline and presented an empty canvas for the Full Moon Festival to inspire, design, and produce a live music experience like nothing they’ve done before.
The day-into-night summertime shindig also featured specialty Bombay Sapphire gin-infused popsicles along with additional craft concoctions created by TasteArtNYC Founder and Mixologist Warren Hode to quench the thirst of the music-loving crowd.
Performances by Yelle, Tensnake, Wolf +lams, Soul clap, Rufus du sol, Oliver Nelson, Mothxr, Pillowtalk, Jdh & dave P, Nick Monaco, The kite string tangle, No regular play, Life on planets, Slow hands, & Navid Izadi.
Bombay Sapphire ‘Gin & Juice’ Popsicles
(Batch of 6x 6oz Popsicles)
8oz Bombay Sapphire gin
Skin of one grapefruit
24oz of tonic
6oz cucumber lightly salted
8 thinly sliced cucumber coins
1.5oz lime juice
Method: Combine 2oz Bombay Sapphire gin, bay leaf, grapefruit skin, tonic, in a pot and bring to a simmer. Wrap and place pot in ice bath. When cool, strain.
Add lime juice, 6oz gin and salted cucumber and puree in blender until smooth.
Fill Popsicle molds. Drop one cucumber coin per Popsicle. Leave 4 hours.
Throw a Popsicle party!
— Created by Mixologist and Founder of TasteArtNYC Warren Hode