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Favorite ThisLighting of the Moon brings big talent to the midwest July 26-28

Published: July 11, 2018

By: Ellie Salrin

Lighting of the MoonThe inaugural Lighting of the Moon Festival brings international sensation Grouch (for both a Grouch in Dub set + DJ set), Phutureprimitive, The Human Experience, David Starfire, Andreilien, Moniker, Living LightPlantrae, Mindex, Of The Trees, Deerskin, and more to the midwest for a full moon weekend of music, art, and camping July 27th and 28th.

On top of bringing in the big psytrance and psybass star from New Zealand for two sets, Lighting of the Moon also features a number of talented artists from the region's biggest cities, and small outposts for art in and around the midwest. Lusid, Flintwick, Danny Grooves, Wookie Goldbrick, and more are based in the region, and have been building the scene from the ground up.

Taking place on stunning, sacred land of New Haven Event Park in Ava, Missouri this two day festival (with a Thursday pre-party) boasts an eclectic lineup of noteworthy musicians alongside opportunities to learn and co-create in nature.

GrouchLighting of the Moon will feature over 40 musical acts across multiple stages, live artists, workshops, healing arts, craft, and food vendors, swimming, yoga, and star gazing curated by a forward thinking production team that has been creating events in St. Louis and beyond for over a decade. The festival is family friendly and will offer a children’s area for parents and little ones.

The boutique festival is selling only 1,000 tickets in its first year, keeping in tune with the tight knit, community driven ethos around which it was created. Two day General Admission passes are currently $90, and include all music, car camping, and activities, with Thursday pre-party tickets available for $10.

VIP weekend passes are available for $150 and include VIP camping area, networking zone, private restrooms, access to showers, commemorative poster, and Thursday early arrival. RV passes (no hookups) are currently available for $40. All ticketing info can be found at

Don’t miss out on this incredible opportunity to dance, explore, and rejuvenate at this one-of-a-kind event under the July full moon.

Tags: BreaksDrum and BassDubstepElectronicaGlitchHip HopPsytranceTrap