Winter Camp Music Festival – February 15 & 16, 2019

Inside Straight and Wavelength Productions to Host a Variety of Local, Chicago Acts
During the Third Annual Wintercamp Music Festival at Logan Square Auditorium
January 23, 2019 (CHICAGO, IL) – Wintercamp , an annual two-day music festival, returns for its third year to
Logan Square Auditorium on February 15 and 16, 2019. Their mission is to elevate local music, arts and
entertainment and give guests a platform to showcase their skills and creativity.
This year, Wintercamp is thrilled to bring together leading Chicago-based acts like Sir the Baptist and Adam Ness,
alongside national acts such as LWKY and Exmag, including this show as their Chicago stop on their nationwide
tour – ‘The Walls That Divide Us’. Joining the lineup both nights will be guitar phenom Marcus Rezak , artist at
large. Doors open Friday and Saturday at 6pm, with music until 2am and 3am, respectively.
Friday, February 16
· Bifunkal
· Bronson Rock
· Paris Monster
· Adam Ness
· Sir the Baptist
· My Boy Elroy
· LCD Soundsystem Superjam
Saturday, February 16
· KAVA ·Surrounded by OWLS
· R3AL
· Exmag
· Positive Vibr8ions
Each year, Wintercamp also donates a portion of its proceeds to a charity that reflects the ethos of the event.
This year, Wintercamp is proud to partner with Merit School of Music , a nationally accredited music school
located in Chicago’s West Loop. Their primary goals are to help young people transform their lives and experience
personal growth through music by removing barriers to participation.
Single-day ($25) and two-day ($40) tickets are available at: .


Spring Awakening Music Festival Announces Phase Two Lineup

Spring Awakening is proud to reveal the Second Phase which features the roster for this year’s six Branded Stage showcases! Additionally, GANJA WHITE NIGHT has been added to perform on the Equinox Stage, following their recent performance at Chicago’s Aragon Ballroom.

BASS KITCHEN returns with a stacked lineup of the very best in dubstep, trap, and low end frequencies. FLUX PAVILION makes a grand return to Spring Awakening with TWO sets – following his solo headline performance, he plays a special B2B set with fellow Circus Records mainstay DOCTOR P. Joining the stage are a squad of undisputed champions including BRO SAFARI, BEAR GRILLZ, FIGURE, and BLEEP BLOOP, ready to take everyone on a wild journey through bass and time.
Back by popular demand, the DJ MAG stage turns up with high-volume acts running the gamut of modern dance. NICKY ROMERO headlines this electro-heavy tent, also bursting at the seams with big room originators like CASH CASH and DEORROfestival pioneer and genre destroyer DESTRUCTO, and Toronto tastemaker GRANDTHEFT.
This year, OLIVER HELDENS’ imprint HELDEEP makes its Spring Awakening debut. Along with Oliver himself, the stage hosts the deeper side of dance music, with Datsik & Bais Haus’ supergroup, EPHWURD, OG turntablist A-TRAK, Night Bass originator AC SLATER, and French deep house stand-out MERCER.
Fans of techno and house music rejoice in The Mid and React’s newest series, REQUIEM. To christen it, we welcome the special reunion of dance heroes SASHA & JOHN DIGWEED, along with a truly underground lineup featuring originators like LEE BURRIDGE, LEE FOSS, ANTHONY, PROK & FITCH, and ANTHONY ATTALLA.
Returning for its second year, SUNDAY SCHOOL takes fans straight to house heaven on a golden chariot of groovy vibes. Revered house icon DUBFIRE delivers a festival-closing sermon, with essentials like PETE TONG, dance music luminary JOSH WINK, and UK house dons WILL CLARKE and WEISS.
Noted as one of Spring Awakening’s most beloved series, TRANCE ARENA once again welcomes the top names in trance from around the world, featuring GARETH EMERY, MARKUS SCHULZ, COSMIC GATE, ALY & FILA, and ILAN BLUESTONE.

The 2018 edition of Spring Awakening Music Festival takes place Friday, June 8th through Sunday, June 10 at the beautiful Addams/Medill Park in Chicago. Don’t miss a beat and follow Spring Awakening on Facebook and Twitter for the latest news and announcements.

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Explore the Micro-Environments at this year's Lightning in a Bottle

Lightning in a Bottle is much more than your average music festival.  Venture away from the main stages and find yourself transported into the many weird and wonderful realms nestled on the grounds of LIB, each micro-environment ripe with exciting expansions, new offerings, and scintillating music for 2016.
Step into the vintage portal between the Temple of Consciousness and The Village, and immerse yourself within the Grand Artique’s famed Frontierville.  This year updates to Frontierville included a renovation of the Grand Artique’s live music stage now named The Mission Stage.  This stage will host an array of entertainment including VKCE (Vokab Company x Crush Effect), Whilk & Misky, Dirtwire, Pimps of Joytime, NoMBe, and Jeremy Sole who will take his audience on a sonic trip through the past, present and future of Roots music during a very special 11am Sunday Revival.   You can count on The Mission Stage to be bumpin’ at all hours so check out the full line-up below or just follow your ears to the magic.  Also found with the Grand Artique are a tipsy Gypsy Encampment host to mischief and mayhem, Boss Whispers’ General Store & Trading Post, Skinny DeVille’s Bar (a rare blend of theatrics and deviant mixology), and The Poison Oak Hotel, a two-storied structure with an enormous fire and improvised melodies.
Not far from the Grand Artique explorers may find themselves at the boomin’ Jive Joint an interactive art installation designed to exude French Quarter vibes.  Here those lucky enough to find it are rewarded with super funky, soulful tunes by producer Super Tall Paul‘s legendary on the spot musical looping, and expect the unexpected as this spot is known for its comedic improv.  Witness Amori’s Casino & Burlesque, a sexy experience featuring live burlesque and cabaret and check out Giggle Juice Cafe at the Lost Hotel, which features a full-service restaurant, and juice bar.
For an added flair to the LIB experience, attendees have the option to purchase tickets to delicious and entertaining pop-up dinners at one of three immersive locations! Amori’s Casino & Burlesque, Giggle Juice Cafe, and The Last Supper Club will all be serving multi-course meals from Italian to Vegan, and enjoy their special brand of entertainment on the side. These unique experiences do sell out — reserve a seat by purchasing tickets here.
Early Arrival Offerings:
This year Do LaB has opened the gates to LIB a day early for those looking to maximize all that the festival has to offer. The purchase of an Early Arrival Pass comes with a plethora of experiences centered around opportunities to explore connections within the community before turning the music on for the full festival adventure.
Cacao Ceremony – The Temple of Consciousness will kick off its “spiritual” opening on Wednesday May 25th at 9:30pm with a traditional Cacao Ceremony. Cacao is a traditional plant rich in nutrients, as well as serotonin, tryptophan and dopamine. As such, the Cacao Ceremony brings with it the intention to stoke the spiritual soul of early arrivers at Lightning in a Bottle with a ritualized one of a kind experience that projects positivity and connectedness to open hearts from beyond the boundaries of culture and time.
Temescal Lodge – Near the Arch at the Temple of Consciousness and Pineal Playground, a ritual will be presented by authentic Mayan teachers on Early Arrival day. The Temescal Lodge will host an experience founded in the medicine of Ancient Mayan sweat, which is a practice that’s spiritually revitalizing and steeped in tradition.
Action Day – Join LIB 2016 artist Polish Ambassador for an Action Day at the Village from 1pm to 7pm. Action Day activities include: planting a few trees, placing mulch around existing ones to strengthen their roots, building a cob oven and much more!
Village Life – A vast collection of educational and ceremonial offerings from 2pm to 2am at The Village, featuring spiritually inspired workshops and tribal ceremonies to connect the past, present and future.
Torn Between by Hoodie – When natural landscapes come alive, the accomplished artist Hoodie can’t be far. Known for his uncanny sculptures comprised completely from twigs and branches, this tremendous artist plans to unveil a symbolic piece titled “Torn Between” that will celebrate the dichotomy of important decisions that affect us all in our daily lives.
Meditation Mountain by Nature Dreamweaver – Nate “Nature Dreamweaver” Hogen is an internationally celebrated installation artist known for his natural nest-like sculptures and ceremonial transmutation circles developed entirely from nature.
Other Experiences to Take Advantage of While Roaming LIB Include:
The Traveling Spectacular – A surrealist vaudeville experience inspired by the dreams and dust of a bygone age, live music by the Oddjob Ensemble, grand illusions, a sword swallowing houdini extraordinaire, vaudevillian comedy, alluring dancers and the fire-breathing Devil himself!
Transformation Station – A Human Décor Zone staffed by professional face and body painters, headed up by Audette Sophia of Become the Art.
Black Rock Observatory (BRO) – Look up to the heavens in one of two 21-foot domes housing a 20″ telescope for nighttime viewing and white light and h-alpha solar telescopes.
Highlove Vitality Elixir Lounge – An intimate speakeasy lounge, serving up tasty elixirs alongside burlesque, vaudeville, and aerial shows. Settle in for musical interludes, live performance, discussion panels, and dance parties. The elixir lounge is open around the clock, serving you when you need it most.
Playing Card Station & Oasis Rejuvenation Station – Choose some cards and create some cards at this Catalyst Card Playing Station, a social playing card experiment designed to bring more playfulness, depth, and interactivity to your festival experience. Spritz yourself down from the essential oil spritzer tree or dip in the bird bath – just next door.
Archival Ink by Fine Art Direct – Curators of this year’s art exhibition will showcase three separate galleries – Pop Surrealism, Visionary, and Counterculture. This year’s featured artists are Hans Haveron, Alex Grey, Mear One, Mugwort, and Sequoia. Come by to watch live body painting, artist signings, and to win a valuable print of your own.
2016 Grand Artique Full Music Lineup:
Pimps of Joytime – Whilk & Misky – Dirtwire – Jeremy Sole – VKCE (Vokab Kompany + Crush Effect – Diego’s Umbrella – Todo Mundo – NoMBe – W.C. Thornbrush & The Great American Show – Herbert Bail Orchestra – Lapa – Gene Evaro Jr. – Livingmore – Steven Roth – Bubble Gutter – Honey Larochelle – Moondog Matinee – Talia Keys – Miss Emmma & David Patrone – The Grand Artique Talent Show – Honeycomb – The Vibrometers – Francisco Fernandez & The Ferocious Few – Smoota – Carlo – Smoked Out Soul – Iconoclast Robot – Valley Queen – Father Bear – Love & The Zealous – Solar Sons – Blackwater Jukebox – Jazzy Fox – Iron Veil – Heart of Sound – DJ Ned Casual – Chris Brochu – Bootleg Sunshine – The Dank – The Kaygles – Well Well Well – Stagg – Spike McGuire – Those Folk
Purchase tickets to Lightning in a Bottle here.

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Magic, Masquerades, Music, and Mayhem have long been associated with
New Orleans’s culture. It is no surprise that we find ourselves entering into this old
historic city on the weekend of All Hallows Eve to Worship the Music in one of
America’s strongest growing traditions, VooDoo Fest. With the exception of
2005, when Katrina destructively descended upon the city, the bayou has had its
waters rippled with the sounds of heavy weights since 2000 A.D.
Now, as Voo Doo Fest approaches its 15th annual celebration and it seems that the
strength of this years line up was curated to draw spirits from all corners of the
country. Eclectically speaking, this line up is all across the board, and I am mad
curious to see how they blend.
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Combining deadmau5 on a roster with Jack Ü, Alesso, the great Giorgio
Moroder, Santigold, Duke Dumont, Destructo, along with growing acts like Jauz, Nina
Las Vegas, Mija and Joywave is like handing out electronic ear sugar to a sea of candy
ravers. Ozzy will be gracing us with his unholy presence while Florence and the Machine
spreads her glowing wings once a gain to a crowd of thousands. Modest Mouse,
Jane’s Addiction, Girl Talk, Metric, The Joy Formidable, Django Django and Peaches
will haunt our hipsters.
For anyone going here is a quick survival guide that will help you through the weekend:
If you haven’t yet booked your air travel, you’re kind of cutting it close!
Voodoo takes place on the festival ground of City Park in New Orleans. If you have a VIP pass, your ticket package may include a parking permit–or you may be able to buy a parking pass. If you are general there are pay for parking areas outlined on the maps you will find on the cite
Parking: Parking lots from 5-15 minute walk from the festival range from $60-$100. Shuttles look to be the most cost-effective option. Map below
By the way–if you don’t purchase a parking pass, be prepared for a nightmarish situation trying to find street parking. You’ll be better off using an alternative form of transport if you don’t want to throw down for a pass.
You can take a taxi to get dropped off at Voodoo and there will also be a very clearly marked area for picking up taxis when you’re leaving. Just remember how many people will be there, though, and plan to fight for cabs. Here is a list of cab companies in the area, all of which were recommended by the festival in previous years:

  • United Cabs Co: 504-522-9771
  • Checker-Yellow: 504-943-2411
  • White Fleet Cab Co: 504-822-3800
  • Coleman Cab Co: 504-586-0222
  • Yellow-Checker Cabs: 504-525-3311

Also UBER can be helpful here.
Public Transit
There’s a streetcar stop located by the festival entrance in front of the Museum of Art. The only problem? There are only two cars that leave after the headliner finishes, so by our calculations that means .10 percent of the crowd can squeeze onto them.
The festival heavily recommends biking to get to City Park, and New Orleans is pretty friendly for cyclists. You should enjoy the ability to get to and from the festival without waiting in any traffic, but make sure you make additional plans if you’re going to be drinking throughout the day!
Voodoo partners with tons of New Orleans hotels to offer affordable rates during their festival weekend. You can enter in the dates you want to stay here and check out what they’ve got!
Voodoo offers camping. Clicking on that link will give you all the info you need and lead you to a site where you can purchase camping passes. If you decide to go this route, don’t forget to bring extra cushions for sleeping–no one likes to be sore when they wake up–and plenty of water!
Alternative Lodging
Air BNB is an innovative alternative to hotels. The site lets people list their extra rooms, apartments, homes, etc., and rent them out for a night, weekend or more. There are still availabilities if you search on there!
Couch Surfing is similar to Air BNB, and you might get the opportunity to stay with someone who is going to Voodoo themselves.
Maybe this is a bit of a “duh” suggestion, but send out a tweet or two–you probably don’t know everyone following you and maybe a friend can help!
Don’t skimp on what you bring to New Orleans. It’s better to be safe and over-prepared than sorry and under-prepared.

  • Water – Take a water bottle especially if you’re planning on standing in line before doors open.
  • Cash – Most purchases will require cash. There are ATMs, but you’ll have to sacrifice your children in transaction fees.
  • Sunscreen (no aerosol cans), bug repellant
  • Poncho – Don’t be that guy near the front with an umbrella if it starts raining, okay?
  • Hand sanitizer – Perhaps the best way to fight off the germs.
  • Phone charger – Just in case you need it…and you know you will.

Finally, here are a few notable items that Voodoo does or does not let you bring….these are items that people very often have questions about, and not every festival follows the same protocol:

  • YES small, soft backpacks and purses
  • YES small blankets and beach towels
  • YES small flashlights
  • YES backpacks that hold water–but they have to be empty
  • YES Collapsible, soft folding chairs
  • NO tents (except in designated camping areas)
  • NO pets
  • NO audio or video recorders, or still cameras with lenses longer than 4 inches
  • NO laser pointers

Congratulations! You’re going to Voodoo, which means it’s actually not going to be blisteringly hot at your festival of choice. The high should be in the mid-70s with lows dipping into the 60s. Remember, Voodoo is a rain or shine event!
Also, don’t forget the very simple fact that you’re going to be in New Orleans! Bourbon Street is barely getting started by the time the festival ends, so remember to bring extra clothes for the nightlife after you’ve had the chance to shower off your festival day.

  • Backpack – Way, way easier to carry than a shoulder bag or holding stuff all day.
  • Two pairs of comfortable shoes – Make sure they’re already broken in. Nothing worse than getting blisters from a pair of brand-new boots.
  • Shorts – At least for the daytime. It’s not so hot that pants will be miserable, but we’re worried about the possibility of rain when it comes to jeans.
  • Watch – Your iPhone won’t last forever, you know, so just check your wrist instead
  • Extra socks – Seriously. You want to walk around in wet socks all day if it rains?
  • Sunglasses
  • Hat
  • Costume

 Drink Water Constantly
Here’s a list of fun things to do in the emergency room after you’ve passed out from dehydration: [content not found]
Overdo the Booze 
See above with that whole thing about passing out.
Prepare for the Worst 
Nice people tend to return lost items or put them in the lost and found. Consider making your name, phone number or a friend’s phone number very obviously noticeable on your possessions.
With so many different sounds coming from such a heavy hitting line up, along with
visionary artist decorating the grounds with installation , and deadmau5
unveiling a new futuristic staging, Voodoo Fest 2015 is probably the best way
anyone could finish out this years festival season. Being that is mere minutes from
the French Quarter in a city whose bars just don’t close, you can bet there will a lot of
pranking and rebel rousing as swarm of costumed and candy masked mischief makers
fill the city for this unholy weekend. So, if you find yourself down in
New Orleans make sure not to miss this deadly dance party, it might just haunt you
for the rest of you life…….
Check it out:
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An Interview with Goldroom at Wakarusa Music Festival

This past weekend I got to sit down with Goldroom (Josh Legg) and chat about his new EP and experience at Wakarusa 2015. Despite some technical difficulties in the beginning of his set, he had the crowd dancing to his sunset disco set at The Satellite Stage, Friday evening with the beautiful setting sun as the backdrop. Here’s what he had to say,


So Josh, Did you get a chance to go out and explore at all today?

I didn’t, getting the chance explore festivals is my favorite thing. I love disappearing into the crowd and seeing bands I’ve never seen before and just hanging out and meeting people.

Are you staying tomorrow?

No I’m leaving for Little Rock in a couple hours, so I can fly to Europe to go to Greece

When did you start producing music and how did you get into it?

It depends on what your definition of producing music is – looking back I think it started when I was about 12. My cousin gave me a Task AM 4 track cassette recorder. With a 4 track recorder you can record instruments on side A and dub them to other instruments on the other side, like it is now but it was on cassette tapes. So I was writing from the moment I started playing guitar, I started writing songs on it, when I was 10 years old. So I was always writing songs and recoding them and I got really interested and excited about how to make the recording sound as good as possible, I didn’t really know it but that’s when I started learning about producing.

Do you only play guitar or do you play other instruments also?

I played Cello for like 8 years – I love cello, it’s my favorite. But a few years into that I started listening to rock and roll and forced my parents to buy me a guitar and then I started playing guitar and learning it and really fell it love with it. I play keys and bass also. When we play live with the band I play keys and guitar

So you just had an EP come out “It’s Like You’ve Never Went Away” – Tell me about that?

Yeah, it was kind of interesting. I’ve been an independent artist since I started and basically what happened with this EP was my label Dowtown Records and Snapchat came up with this idea for a collaboration that they wanted me to be apart of. So they pitched me on it and I thought it was really exciting. We shot four music videos vertically for phones and it’s really a short film that’s broken up into 4 music videos. So it’s kind of the first time that it ever happened before so the idea of getting the chance to do something that’s never been done before is pretty exciting.

Who are you inspirations and where did your influences come from for this EP?

My real influences and inspirations have always came from the same place, that’s classic song writing from the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s. I just want to write songs like Tom Petty, that’s all I care about doing and I just want to make classic Americana but put it over this really cool palate that I love. I’m trying to take classic folk music and Americana and write songs that are meaning full and lasting and that would work if I just played them on guitar and sang them but then placed them over this very narrow sliver of electronic music that I love


What would you like your listeners to take away from you EP?

Hopefully it can be an escape for some people. Music has always been an escape for me and when I was 14 and hating life I would just lie in bed and listen to music and imagine being somewhere nicer, warmer. I think I still make music coming from that place, so my hope is that I can make people feel something and want something more

Do you recommend any artists in your similar style to check out?

Most of my favorite artists don’t make dance music but I have a great community of riends that make the same music and come from the same background as me and kind of approach electronic music from a band and song writing perspective. And everyone should go check out guys like Poolside, The Knocks, RAC, The Youth. These are all people that I’m really close with Gigamesh – were all really close with each other and support each others music which is great and isn’t something that I really had until I started this project and found some kindred spirits and we all been approaching this style of music from the same perspective.

You’re playing a bunch of festivals this summer, which are you most excited for or that you already played?

Hangout fest in Alabama was really cool because it was literally on the beach and I’m going to be really happy about that any time it happens. I’m also really excited for Electric Forest, because everyone keeps telling me over and over again that it’s the greatest festival in the world and were going to spend a couple days there so I’m going to get to have my own adventure there and go out exploring. I’m really, really excited for that. I’m also playing a live set and a DJ set there, so that’s pretty cool. Then probably FYF Fest in LA just because that’s been a minute since I’ve played in LA, for LA fans, the hometown one is always big and FYF is a festival that I’ve loved for a longtime, it’s like Coachella’s little sister. So it’s going to be very cool to play that.

What can we expect from you for the rest of the year?

Working a lot with my band and like improving the live show and making it bigger and better and at this point I don’t have any more excuses, I have to finish my album. I think I’ve put out enough singles, I realized the other day I’ve put out an hour of original music but I’ve never released an album, so it’s time for me to finish my record, I’ve been writing it for 4 years now so that’s definitely the goal for the next new months.

Is there anything else you’d like to add?

I didn’t get a chance to explore today but I was very spiritually won over by the Ozarks, the drive in was so beautiful and you just feel like you are enveloped by nature then getting the chance to DJ in the middle of all that was very special, it was very cool.

Huge thank you again to Josh for taking the time out of his schedule to meet with us at Chicago Music Festivals this past weekend

Check out his new EP “It’s Like You Never Went Away” below


Wakarusa Music Festival Announces Full Music Schedule


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The 12th annual Wakarusa Music Festival music schedule has been announced! The 2015 festival will feature electrifying Main Stage performances by Umphrey’s McGee,The Floozies and Gigantic Underground Conspiracy on Thursday, followed by Chance the Rapper, STS9 and Big Gigantic on Friday. The Roots, Ben Harper & the Innocent Criminals and Major Lazer will headline the Main Stage on Saturday and closing out the festival on Sunday evening: Portugal. The Man, Lotus, and Thievery Corporation. Wakarusa Music Festival will take place at the magnificent Mulberry Mountain in Northwest Arkansas June 4-7, 2015.

WakarusaPoster2015For the second year, Wakarusa will showcase a new era of art, creativity and interaction on Mulberry Mountain with the Mulberry Mountain is My Muse art grant program. This year the program will welcome 20 art installations, over 15 visual artists and collaborators and over 100 roving performers. This year’s festival will include a plethora of activities including, disc golf, yoga, hoop and flow workshops, and a Friday evening costume contest and parade, lead by MarchFourth!. Additional activities include a Sunday morning drum circle with Brandon Draper, rides on the Waka ferris wheel, hiking, canoeing, rafting, tubing, fishing and more!
In addition to hundreds of food and craft vendors, patrons will also have a chance to visit Wakarusa’s, non-profit area: BLVD for a Better World. BLVD For A Better Worldwill feature 10 regional and national non-profit organizations whose goal is to help promote political, environmental, health and social activism. This year’s non-profits include: Rock the Earth, Conscious Alliance, Love Hope Strength, Multiple Sclerosis Society, Mulberry River Society, Native Expeditions, HeadCount, Leave No Trace andArts Society of Ozark.
New this year will be the Wakarusa Farmer’s Market, organized by The Arts Society of Ozark and several local agricultural non-profit organizations. Fresh produce will be available on-site and brought in from local gardeners and farmers all located in Franklin County, AR. Patrons will have a chance to enjoy fresh vegetables, honey, jams, jellies, cheeses, free range eggs and more.
GA, VIP and RV Unreserved Camping are on-sale now. For those who want to camp in style, Wakarusa Glamping packages and the WakStar Tour packages are still available. Tickets can also be purchased at one of our ticket outlets in nine states. For more information on ticketing, artist lineup schedule and all things Wakarusa please visit:


In the mean time enjoy our playlist and get pumped for your trip to the mountain!

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2-Part Payment Plans Now Available: Lightning in a Bottle

NOW AVAILABLE: 2-Part Payment Plans for your Full Weekend Pass!
Getting to LIB shouldn’t be stressful. With the 2-Part Payment Plan you can pay for half your Full-Weekend Pass now and the other half in May!
Sign up here:

Grab yours now before tier two pricing runs out!
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Final artist lineup for Euphoria Music & Camping Festival!

EUPHORIA MUSIC & CAMPING FESTIVAL added more acts for its 4th annual blowout event returning toCarson Creek Ranch in Austin, TX from April 10-12, 2015. Joining the already star-studded lineup are RL Grime,EOTO & Friends, Thomas Jack, Gigamesh, G Jones, Freddy Todd, and D.V.S*, among others.
These acts join Pretty Lights, Ghostland ObservatorySTS9Adventure ClubThievery CorporationThe New DealSunSquabi, SuperVision, Herobust, Manic Focus, The Werks, SavoyVibe StreetZoogmaThe Geek x VrvBlack Tiger Sex Machine, and more. This is the biggest lineup in four years!
More acts will be added in the coming months, and all sorts of on-site activities will be revealed a we hurtle towards#EMCF15. Visit for more info!


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Phases of the Moon: It Just Felt Right

Phases of the Moon encompassed everything that is right within the festival community: Beautiful people coming together to celebrate life, art and music.I left the festival feeling grateful, enlightened, and inspired. The sense of community circulating the festival grounds was undeniable and incredibly moving. The crowd was a seamless mix of young and old, each generation bringing something different to the table. Throughout the entire weekend, energy levels were high and minds were in sync. This defined unity became the underlying melody that played throughout the weekend.
Upon entering festival grounds, I was greeted by an array of colorful ribbons and silky fabrics weaved across the sky in an intricate design, creating what was called, The Sanctuary. The Sanctuary was a dream-like oasis, which offered various transformational workshops throughout the weekend. This allowed people to escape from the festival frenzy and focus on relaxation and rejuvenation, through healing practices like yoga, and meditation. Aside from the sanctuary, there were various other art installations scattered among festival grounds, along with a huge field designated for disc golf.
Yes- the waiting situation the first night was a bit irritating, but it was hardly the calamity social media made it out to be. By the time Friday rolled around, yesterday’s line was merely a distant memory; a minor hiccup in the execution of a magical fest. Given the circumstances of the storm the night before, the festival crew did an amazing job turning the weekend around. Their continual effort to keep the ground dry and mud-free far exceeded my expectations. In fact, the bales of hay and scattered mulch only added to the ambiance, bringing back childhood memories of hayrides and corn mazes.
Sitting in the grass watching Gov’t Mule was unlike anything I had ever experienced. I breathed in the crisp September air while the lingering summer sun warmed my bones. I saw two old men digging with twigs in the dirt, giggling with each other the way small children do. A scene so ridiculous, you couldn’t help but join in their laughter. I watched a dozen different people pause to play soccer with a wandering, yellow-haired toddler, spilling their drinks and goofing around just to make the boy smile. Something about the look in his eyes took me back to summer nights playing kick-the-can in the old neighborhood. A shirtless man teetered across a tightrope, wooing the crowd with his meticulous turns and tricks. Meanwhile, a band of gypsies draped in fringe and lace danced through the crowd, turning heads and breaking hearts with dazzling eyes and mischievous smiles. Mesmerized, I gazed on as young lovers embraced one another and aged lovers shared a dance.
Time stood still as I idled somewhere in between nostalgia and unimpeded bliss. It felt like coming home after a long trip, or a glass of wine after a tough day; like playing catch with your dad or hearing your favorite Led Zeppelin song on the radio—it just felt right. In that captivating moment, I felt alive. It was god damn beautiful.
Phases of the Moon held moments like these; timeless moments that remind us to slow down and enjoy the simple things in life. Appreciate all that you have, and seek meaning with each rising sun. Smile as often as possible, and spill your beer if it means making a kid laugh. Be good to yourself and be good to each other. And always take time to cherish those special moments that make life worth living.
IMG_7368_ Article written by Stephanie Bacos