Starscape Festival Preview
Date: May 16, 2010 (Sunday)
By: Cole Epley
Prepare for the biggest party of the year in the Mid-Atlantic, and we aren’t referring to the 4th of July. No, what we’re referring to is the 12th Annual Starscape Festival at
Starscape’s lineup this year reads more like a who’s who in the electronic scene, and instead of regenerating the list and becoming repetitive, we’ll do our best to give you a taste of what to expect: five stages of music and live entertainment ranging from DJs to visual art performances all encompassed within the intimacy of Fort Armistead Park’s natural serenity and beauty. Lotus, Two Fresh, The Disco Biscuits, Charles Feelgood, Pretty Lights, Wolfgang Gartner and Future Rock are among the 40-odd artists poised to dust the cobwebs out of attendees’ heads for the day-long soiree. Be sure to visit the homepage to get the full-on lowdown on this summer’s Starscape Festival.
Tickets: Get your tickets at the festival homepage, through Musictoday or at retail ticketing outlets throughout the Northeast. General admission fees are $59.50, or you may treat yourself to the VIP Package which is $159.50. The VIP Package includes special VIP access to members-only viewing areas at all five stages, exclusive ON-SITE parking, a free Starscape 2010 laminate as well as access to The Lost World VIP Area, which includes a full open bar and private restroom facilities, among other things. The festival kicks off at 2 P.M. on Saturday and will run until approximately 6 A.M. on Sunday.
Lodging: Festival organizers have teamed up with the Sheraton Hotel in downtown
Stages & Vendors: Starscape has established five separate, unique stages for this summer’s event: Main Stage features some of the best livetronica acts in the game today as well as a wooded backdrop and a hard surface dance floor to facilitate the inevitable funkfest that’s sure to ensue; Beach Stage has been enhanced from prior years with an improved sound and light show and is situated with full views of the Patapsco River, Key Bridge and the rising sun; Dance Tent is a 10,000 square foot enclosure which will embody a ‘mega-club atmosphere’ complete with light- and laser shows, top-notch sound systems and video; Drum n Bass Arena upgrades include the transition to open-air, enhanced sound system, video walls and LED lighting among other improvements; Nudashank Gallery will facilitate the bulk of the art gallery, a performance area and activities for festival goers.VIP ticket holders will have access to the abandoned concrete bunker known as The Lost World VIP Area. The Lost World features a full open bar, private restrooms and a lounge complete with couch and chair seating. A diverse selection of food and drink vendors will be located throughout the park’s confines, as well as access to restroom facilities.
Untz Featured Genres: livetronica, drum & bass, electro, house, dubstep, techno, breaks, downtempo and hardcore.
The Disco Biscuits
The New Deal
Trouble and Bass Live
Craze & Klever
Drum n Bass Arena