By: Jonathan Gross
When you're as deeply invested in the festival scene as we are, you're always looking for that event that takes the party to the next level. That's what drew us to Pirate Party in Lolo, MT, taking place this year from July 31st to August 2nd. Filled with vibrant fans dressed to the gills in swashbuckling swag, this intimate affair underlines everything we love about the electronic music scene, without any of the hassle. Skip the long lines and tired lineups. The Pirate Party's where it's at.
We eat, sleep, and breathe underground bass, so this lineup makes us think Musik Lives Here, Headyworks, and Domevizion have been reading our diary. First of all, you've got an absolute legend headlining the festival. The Terror on 4 Decks, himself, Dieselboy reigns supreme over this collection of bass junkies. Then you've got a dubstep all-star in Getter, and a European trap lord in Tomsize.
If it's psybass you want, then you've come to the right place. Desert Dwellers, Andreilien, Sixis, and more bring that squishy, glitchy, and global sound to western Montana. Glitch-hop fans need to look no further than Mr. Bill, AMB, Psymbionic, Beat Fatigue, and CloZee for the finest in precision editing. Two of our favorite producers on the planet are on this festival: Stylust Beats and Wick-it The Instigator. And you need to watch out for the craziest set of all, which pits ill.Gates and KJ Sawka in head-to-head, button-to-button combat. That's going to be filthy. There are so many cool west coast bass acts like Intellitard and Duffrey, Canadian acts like AtYyA, and international superstars like Griff. There really is something for everyone!
This lineup is so nutty, you're probably going to want to consult our guide to the Top 10 Pirate Party 2015 Artists for some suggestions on how to handle this thick bill.
It's not just the crazy outfits and music that make the weekend. Beautiful Lolo Hot Springs is an incredibly gorgeous resort. Soak in the same mineral-fed springs that entertained Lewis & Clark's party more than 200 years ago. Jump in the pool, wander the beautiful grounds, and hike up into some of the most picturesque settings, imaginable. No need to boil at your campsite when you can take a dip in the cool water!
On top of incredible artists in a beautiful setting, these organizers know how to throw a party. Themed stages are lit up with the top production teams in lasers and sound. It's a feast for the eyes and ears at Pirate Party, and we want you to join in the fun.
Visit piratepartymt.com for all your info and ticket needs. We'll see you up at Lolo!
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