By: Anand Harsh
We can't begin to express the gratitude we feel towards our friends and family who have shown an incredible outpouring of love and support for us since we launched The Untz Festival earlier this year. It's the biggest thing we've ever done, and it makes us smile to think about all the artists, promoters, labels, and managers who have offered to lend a hand to help us pull this crazy thing off June 2-4, 2016 at Mariposa County Fairgrounds in Mariposa, CA.
Our Phase 1 lineup really illustrated what we're trying to do with the festival. We collected our biggest supporters, and the artists with whom we share an incredible bond (and believed in us since the beginning six years ago), and attempted to cover the entire underground electronic music spectrum. That's what speaks to us, and that's what our fans desire. Our Phase 2 lineup was an extension of that philosophy. Find the biggest and brightest stars on the verge of breaking out from all the genres we dig, and bring them together for a family fest.
In Phase 3, we wanted to give fans some cool rare looks and special collabs that they're not going to see anywhere else. First off, we added Kalya Scintilla's tribal trance project, Merkaba, which is a rarity Stateside. We also added a special prog and psy house set from Treavor Moontribe. And before there was Desert Dwellers, there was Amani vs. Teapot, which is a rare look at the desert-spawned precursor to the downtemple masters that's all uptempo craziness--who knows what they'll play!
And for those who like it jammy, The Untz Superjam puts members of The Werks up on stage with Nick Gerlach from Turbo Suit and Clark Smith from Dynohunter for an all out dance party that celebrates electronic music through the years.
These incredible acts join our headliners Phutureprimitive, Kaminanda, Wick-it The Instigator, Mr. Bill, Crywolf, Illenium, Fractal, Marvel Years, and so many more. Psychedelic bass, glitch-hop, electro-soul, future funk, weird bass, chill trap, and a boatload of livetronica; that's what The Untz is all about.
What you get with this lineup is a promise that The Untz is going to deliver the fun and funky vibes of a jam festival in the midwest in the stunning beauty of northern California. Just an hour from the mouth of Yosemite National Park, folks looking for an excuse to escape to the breath-taking forests of NorCal just found one. With four stages, including two indoor late-night stages that go all night long, and a special pre-party on June 2, it will be the intimate camping experience set against a beautiful backdrop you've been looking for.
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