Off in Arizona there’s an amazing architectural eco-city called Arcosanti. The desert oasis that is the festival known as FORM grew from the minds of Hundred Waters after they played in Arcosanti and fell in love with the utopic space. Now a couple year later with drummer Zach Tetreault as the festival’s co-founder, FORM is not just a festival but a creative retreat worth the travel to. Unlike big box festivals FORM has a just a 2,000 person cap, with a sharp focus on the musical curation, as well as that of the art, panels and other activities that take place over the 3 days in May.
This year’s line-up was top notch featuring Courtney Barnett, Blood Orange, Daniel Caesar, Charli XCX, Beach House, Flying Lotus and even Skrillex among several others. We headed south with some 35mm film to get sandy and soak in the good vibes. Check out our captures and connections below where we asked the artists, festival goes, and people behind the scenes what makes smaller festivals like FORM more special.