By: Cole Epley
The Untz Presents: Summer 2010 Festival Preview, Vol. I
The most comprehensive previews of the hottest electronic festivals this summer!
Welcome to the first installment of The Untz’s Summer 2010 Festival Preview. We’ve worked long and hard to research the hottest, most in-demand electronic music festivals this summer has to offer and we’re proud to finally present it to you—the fans! Below, you’ll find summarized blurbs about each of the 10 scintillating festivals which comprise our first volume of previews.
This initial bunch of festivals features events from all around the country—from Northern California to the Mid-Atlantic, from the Ozarks of Arkansas to the riverfront of
The following festivals are introduced in chronological order from earliest (late May) to latest (late June) and are fully linked up for your informational satisfaction…satisfaction. So, without further ado, shall we get started?
Harmony Park – Geneva, Minnesota
Nestled into the serenity and cool comfort of southern
In its ninth year, LIB rouses itself from a yearlong hiatus to prove that lightning can and will indeed strike again. Make your Memorial Day weekend exponentially more memorable and join the thunder of the 6,000 LIB attendees to bear witness to the sound and fury of almost 80 acts, including Berlin’s electro/house duo Booka Shade, UK breaks vanguard Adam Freeland, Bluetech’s Satori Special, EOTO, Big Gigantic, An-Ten-Nae, The Glitch Mob and Beats Antique. Free workshops, live art installations, dance troupes, surprise acoustic jam sessions and three robust stages of music are sure to make Lightning in a Bottle over Memorial Day weekend a hot product.
Hart Plaza in downtown Detroit, Michigan
For 10 years, electronic fans have made the journey to the
Wakarusa Music & Camping Festival (Interstellar Meltdown)– June 3-6, 2010 (FEATURED FESTIVAL)
Mulberry Mountain near Ozark, Arkansas
With the incorporation of the much-anticipated Interstellar Meltdown (sub) festival, Wakarusa promises to impart an electronic experience unlike any other to be found on this continent. Expect main-stage sonic rapture from STS9, Disco Biscuits and Bassnectar, then hot-foot it on over to the Outpost and Satellite Stages, where nearly 50 separate electronic artists and DJs will convene to blast festival-goers into interstellar overdrive via two late-night stages. EOTO, Big Gigantic, Boombox, Lotus, Dubtribe Sound System and James Zabiela will all be working the Outpost Stage into a frenzy, while Mark Farina, Mimosa, Kraak & Smaak, Spacemen and Bluetech throw beat-infested tomahawks into the heads of those at Satellite Stage.
Bobolink Music Festival 2010 – June 4-6, 2010 (FEATURED FESTIVAL)
Nestled deeply in the serene Sierra Madre mountain range of
The biggest Mid-Atlantic party of the year will not be the 4th of July—rather, count on that honor going to the 12th Annual Starscape Festival, which will be throwing down all day and night on June 5, 2010. Starscape’s lineup this year reads more like a who’s who in the electronic scene, and features five stages of music and live entertainment including Lotus, Two Fresh, The Disco Biscuits, Charles Feelgood, Pretty Lights, Wolfgang Gartner and Future Rock among the 40-odd artists poised to dust the cobwebs out of attendees’ heads for the day-long soiree. Find out more about this year’s event here.
The Big Bounce at Belden Festival – June 18-21, 2010 (FEATURED FESTIVAL)
Two weeks separate the two very special events happening at Belden Town Resort & Lodge this summer—the perfect amount of time to catch up, recover and regroup for round two at the Big Bounce at Belden! Emerging from humble beginnings, the Big Bounce at Belden returns this year to deliver an all-star cast of electronic artists from all reaches of the continent and beyond: Dubtribe Sound System will be making their only stop in California this summer at the Big Bounce, and you won’t want to miss Beats Antique, Sub Swara, VibesquaD, DJ Vadim, MiMOSA, Random Rab, Kraddy or MartyParty! Check out the full preview and follow the links for all you’ll need to know.
Red Marines Music Festival – June 18-20, 2010 (FEATURED FESTIVAL)
In its sixth year from conception, the Red Marines Music Festival will again convene at Indian Valley Reservoir to celebrate those things which we hold most dear in life: friends, family, love and music. World-class sound and visual production and organization again bring Red Marines to the foreground to showcase such mind-transforming acts as Cosmosis, Electronarcosis,
Sonic Bloom Music Festival – June 25-27, 2010 (FEATURED FESTIVAL)
Undoubtedly the most revered electronic festival Colorado has to offer, this summer’s Sonic Bloom Festival features a hard-hitting lineup of many of the hottest electronic acts from near and far: EOTO, VibesquaD, Zilla, Big Gigantic, Eskmo, Jantsen and Evan Bluetech, among others. The
Over the last weekend in June, the L.A. Coliseum will once again host the wildest, freakiest, most out-of-your-mind carnival experience you could expect to find on this side of the looking glass—complete with full-scale carnival rides, five stages, over 70 world-class artists and well over 100,000 companions with whom to revel in the festivities, the Electric Daisy Carnival: L.A. promises to be one of the most outrageously fun electronic festivals in the hemisphere. Deadmau5 is among the top of the bill for this year’s event and will be joined by the likes of Armin van Buuren, Groove Armada, Benny Benassi, Moby, Kaskade and MSTRKRFT; stay tuned to The Untz for the full event lineup and schedule. In the meantime, get the rest of the dirt on EDC:
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