Backwoods Music Festival: A Story about Transformation
This upcoming Labor Day Weekend in Stroud, OK, Backwoods Music Festival will be hosting their annual event just as they have for the last three years. However, this year’s turnout is projected to be significantly larger than previous years, and the festival recently released a lineup that has surely caught the attention of former festival-attenders and newcomers alike. This year offers a little something for every genre-lover; appeasing to those into folk music, indie, jambands and electronic. A few of the highly anticipated headliners featured on the lineup include Porter Robinson (live), Infected Mushroom, Boombox, Break Science, Dirtyphonics, Doctor P, The Floozies, Lettuce, and Papadosio, and will take place right off of Route 66 in Stroud from September 4th-6th.
Previously known as Backwoods Bash when it originated in 2008, this event showcased a dominantly local crowd of indie, folk, and Americana artists that came together in support of a non-profit organization. This small-town festival has since blossomed into something of epic proportions over the last 6 years. Last year’s occurrence was considered a “cross-over year” in that the festival changed locations from Prue, OK, changed dates from the usual Memorial Day Weekend to Labor Day Weekend, and finally, altered their name from Backwoods Bash to Backwoods Music Festival.
This year’s event has introduced something relatively uncommon in the festival world, but could begin to trend in future festy seasons; Backwoods held an auction for a headliner spot on the lineup that concluded a few days ago on the 6th of April, and the last news released about the auction reveals that the highest bid stood at $145,000, and a portion of the proceeds will go towards local non-profit charities. The highest bid has yet to be announced, but we will be sure to share some more info about the final bid and of course who placed the highest big whenever it is released. In the meantime you can be sure to keep up with other upcoming festival news and purchase tickets to Backwoods Music Festival at their official site.