The Big Up Music & Arts Festival has unveiled its Phase Three lineup announcement adding fifteen more acts to the festival along with a special Kung Fu Tribute Set to Princefeaturing Jans Ingber ofThe Motet. Kung Fu fans in NYC also have twice as much to be thankful for, because a special Satellite Party is takign place TOMORROW NIGHT (Thursday, May 16th) at Brooklyn Bowl. You can also expect several other surprise guests because "We don't give a damn, We just want to jam, Party up!"
One of San Francisco’s most sought after DJs and live performers, AN-TEN-NAE, will bring his signature Acid Crunk compilations to The Big Up stage. Also joining the festivities is the highly versatile trio, Orchard Lounge, who has enlightened dance floors from Mexico to Maine with their eclectic mixes, from sunset chill-out to bass-dropping e-funk, and an array of other futuristic sounds. Philly based EDM producer Space Jesus will introduce festivalgoers to his live band where he manipulates Clay Parnell’s (Brothers Past) bass line, layering it over his psychedelic, bass-fueled, hip-hop-laced tracks, set to the beat of a live drummer.
Featuring a perfect blend of national touring acts and regional up-and-coming talent, the lineup is rounded out by IMANGELES, Elephant Wrecking Ball, Jahman Brahman, Dynamo and Badnutbeats, Izahead, I Yahn I Arkestra, Operation Dankstar, Jammin Toast, Baam Bada, People's Blues of Richmond and The Untz Challenge Winners, Beat Machine and Lost Optical.
Taking place August 8th – 10th at Hemlock Hallow Farm in Claverack, NY. These artists join Beats Antique, Holy Fuck, GAUDI, Escort, the world premiere of Abakus live band, a DJ set from Chris Keating of Yeasayer, Nerve, The Egg, host band Higher Organix, Dopapod, Brothers Past, DrFameus and more.
Stay tuned for details on large-scale multimedia installations, workshops ranging from music production to hands-on sustainable living, greening initiatives, yoga, farmers market and collaborative art.
“Countdown” weekend tickets that include all performances and three nights of camping are available for $120. VIP upgrades and RV passes are also available at http://thebigup.com/tickets/. Space is limited at this intimate, boutique music festival, so grab your tickets before they sell out! Party Up!
Phase 3 Artist Additions:
Kung Fu Prince Tribute set ft. The Motet’s Jans Ingber
Space Jesus Live
Elephant Wrecking Ball
Dynamo and Badnutbeats
I Yahn I Arkestra
People's Blues of Richmond
The Big Up 2013 Artist Line Up:
Beats Antique • Holy Fuck • GAUDI • Escort • Abakus Live (World Premiere) • AN-TEN-NAE • Chris Keating DJ set (Yeasayer) • The Egg • Nerve • Orchard Lounge • Higher Organix (host band) • Dopapod • Kung Fu x2 with special Prince set ft. The Motet’s Jans Ingber• Brothers Past • DrFameus • Normal Instruments • The Indobox • Consider the Source • Timbre Coup • Party Supplies • lespecial • SOUNDUO • Greenhouse Lounge • Space Jesus Live • Cosmic Dust Bunnies • Business Casual Disco • Former Champions • Jeff Bujak • Blacklight Rukus • Ian Stewart • The Edd • MUN • FiKus • Horizon Wireless • Speakerbot • Richard James & The Name Changers • Formula 5 • Lost Optical • Color Channel • ConnetICON • Interlopers • Galaxy Dynamite • Eitch • Laser Sex • Hot Jambalaya • Mister F • Rizzo's Dilemma • Stokeswood • IMANGELES • Elephant Wrecking Ball • The Blue Goddess • Aqueous • Spundose • Arpetrio • DJ Adam Amrod • Narkatta • ShwizZ • Sojourner • SOLARiS • Jahman Brahman • Dynamo and Badnutbeats • Izahead • I Yahn I Arkestra • Operation Dankstar • Beat Machine • Baam Bada • People's Blues of Richmond • Jammin Toast
For those who just can't wait to get UP, Connecticut’s nu-funk quintet, Kung Fu is teaming up with Jeff Bujak for an official Big Up Music & Arts Festival Satellite Party at the Brooklyn Bowl on Thursday, May 16th. Their unique brand of lethal ‘70s-style funk mixed with EDM ideology recently caught the attention of Sirius/XM Radio’s JamOn and they have a huge festival season approaching with main stage and late night slots at Mountain Jam, Gathering of the Vibes, All Good and of course, The Big Up. 2013 is off to an incredible start for the band with sold out shows throughout the northeast that have been described as "lethal funk," "explosive," "jaw dropping," and "musically mesmerizing." Fans can look forward to the release of their second full-length album Tsar Bomba in June 2013.