By: Jacki (Moon) Horne
The definition of “euphoria” is a feeling of happiness, confidence, or well-being; Euphoria Festival in Austin, Texas is creating an all-encompassing euphoric experience at Carson Creek Ranch on April 25th & 26th by integrating music and art, yoga and workshops, as well as imagination and innovation. This year marks the third installment of Euphoria festival, but 2014’s new and improved edition is jam-packed with enthralling extras and stimulating surprises.
Euphoria Festival is comprised of an eargasmically eclectic lineup this year with both its standard of international DJ acts, as well as a fresh incorporation of live acts dispersed amongst three stages. Both the live and DJ talent on this year’s bill is admirable to the seasoned festival goer, as it includes the likes of Lotus, Beats Antique, Zeds Dead, Bonobo, Gareth Emery, The Crystal Method, Boombox, OPIUO, Sunsquabi, The Motet, KOAN Sound, The Floozies, Eminence Ensemble, D.V.S, Late Night Radio, Bro Safari and many more impressive names in the festival scene. In addition to national and international touring acts, the festival will showcase local producers and DJs at its late night campground lounge.
The two-day, two-night festival is also including a camping option for the first time at its new open-sky venue along the Colorado River, known as Carson Creek Ranch. The venue is located just moments from the heart of Austin, Texas in a location that is removed enough to feel exotic, yet close enough to capture the magic of the proclaimed “live music capital of the world”. The main-stage is mapped out to be directly in front of the Austin skyline, which is destined to create an unforgettable live music experience.
More than just your average rave, Euphoria Festival will be a treat for the ears, eyes and soul this year. The full euphoric experience offers art installations, as well as yoga and transformational workshops. Euphoria’s “Fairyland” is the upcoming festival’s big-kid playground, which will be located in the middle of the venue’s spacious wooded area that overlooks the scenic Colorado River. Fairyland will be the Alloveus Art Gallery’s home, set to showcase kaleidoscopic art pieces from leading visionary artists. The zone will be curated by scene star Chance Roberts. The festival workshops will also take place in Fairyland throughout the days.
With two tiers of tickets now history, all that remains are 2-day GA passes for $99 plus fees, and w-day VIP passes for $169 plus fees. Let's just say that the VIP platform is LESS than many major festivals charge for their general admission passes, so that's a steal. You can tack on camping for just $50 plus fees, so why don't you spend the night? Grab your tickets at euphoriafest.com/tickets.
Resembling its elder Electric Forest Festival in Michigan, Euphoria Festival builds the bridge between whomp and jam, fun and well-being, as well as exploration and relaxation in Austin for the first time. If you live near Austin, or have the means to travel to the city in April, make sure to check Euphoria Music Festival.
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