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 is 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.
One of our biggest supporters since the jump has been Phutureprimitive, and it's been a dream of ours to have him on our inaugural event. Rain just concluded the California leg of his fall tour with Bass Physics, who also happen to be on the bill, and we're beyond excited for him to join us in June.
Speaking of fall tours, The Werks just powered through California at the end of their big west coast run and absolutely blew the roof off every club and theater they hit along the way. These livetronica and dance rock titans keep growing, and it's absolutely wild to see their upward trajectory. Their brand new album, Inside a Dream, just dropped last month, and they're continuing to crush both studio and live work.
Just this past weekend in Miami, Crywolf debuted his new live show, which he's bringing to Mariposa. The talented singer-songwriter and producer released Cataclasm last month to rave reviews and the delight of his rabid fan base. The new stage show is going to be unlike anything fans have ever seen.
Like we've said before, livetronica is our bread and butter. Our Phase 2 lineup contains some extraordinary entries from that jam and hybrid electronic world. Midwest stars Turbo Suit break new ground in California alongside Colorado acts Greener Grounds, Vine Street Vibes, and Transfer Station. When Kinetik Groove joins up with Blunt Force, you get a lil' somethin' called Kinetik Force, and those three sets will be a sight to behold. Noted downtempo composer Ryan Farish will also be breaking out his first fully live performance, as well.
Half a decade ago, we helped send Unlimited Gravity and Project Aspect to their first festival as contest winners. All these years later, they get to help us break in our first festival with a special B2B throwdown. Former winner of The Untz Challenge GKEN-E also joins the fun. We're thrilled to add special UNTZ faves Branx, CharlestheFirst, Outersect, LWKY, Cosmic Coast, Soul Cymatic, Grid Division, and all the way from Israel, one of the best newcomers in psy bass from this year, TRIBONE.
These incredible acts join our Phase 1 headliners Desert Dwellers, Kalya Scintilla & Eve Olution, Kaminanda, Wick-it The Instigator, Mr. Bill, Illenium, Fractal, Marvel Years, DYNOHUTER, 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 initial 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.
We can't stress enough how limited this launch of The Untz Festival will be, so make sure to snag your Early Birds today, and if you're bummed you missed our first tier pricing, you're not sunk just yet! You can get a special 4-pack of tickets at that Super Early Bird price. Visit www.theuntzfestival.com to grab your passes today!
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