Cosmic Campout is Going to Blow You Away
Nestled on 3000 acres in Gore, Virginia (approximately 80 minutes from Washington, D.C.) is the beautiful Cove Campgrounds, home to the annual Cosmic Campout hosted by IMU Entertainment and MushMouth Media. Cosmic Campout is a multi-genre music and arts festival held June 1st and 2nd 2012, featuring; Archnemesis, Damn Right!, Stephan Jacobs, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong and more. The Festival will also feature live painters, late-night acoustic sets, fire performers, heady vendors’ and memories to last a life time.
The Idea for Cosmic Campout stems from the creative mind of Alex Economu of IMU Entertainment with the help of his bandmates, “Cosmic Campout™ was born from years of being musicians, producers, and promoters – from being inextricably linked to the emerging DMV [D.C, Maryland, Virginia] music scene, as well as being avid concert enthusiasts. It came from throwing festivals and shows throughout high school which led to most of us studying audio production and musical performance in college.”
Bringing both EDM and Live Bands together, Cosmic Campout strives to be more than just a music festival, but an experience for its attendees, “This is not just a party, but a community. The people we’ve seen support this festival are as immersed in the culture as we are – nearly all of them welcome new friends and experiences with open arms. By allowing musical styles which complement each other to converge, we can witness the birth of new styles. By being involved in these early years, we are given the privilege to help shape Cosmic Campout as it grows into this region’s most premier music and arts festival.” Economu explains.
Not only does Cosmic Campout 2012 supply amazing national headliners such as Archnemesis and Damn Right!, but it show cases regional talent as well. From Fairfax, Virginia comes Digital Eyes. Digital Eyes is the collaborative effort of Mohamed Chalal and Shawn Shelton, producers extraordinaire. Specializing in dubstep, moombahton, electro and more, since their inception at the first Cosmic Campout, Digital Eyes has rocked crowds in the DMV region for the past year and are ready to expand their reach with original material and live mixes that go beyond traditional DJing. For a preview of Digital Eyes, check them out on their SoundCloud.
Another local artist coming from Baltimore Maryland is the jam band, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong. For the past several years, Pigeons has been moving crowds up and down the east coast, sharing the stage with many key artists in the scene which include Papadosio, That 1 Guy, Telepath, Damn Right, The Werks, The Former Champions and many more. For more information about Pigeons Playing Ping Pong and a taste of their sounds, take a look at their website.
Other artists to share the stage Cosmic Campout weekend include
DJs: Tek Sub Port, Bassdread, Stranger, Disco Shaman, Allen Time, Chef Kreffington, Da Grim Reefer and Slumber Party.
Bands, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong, Les Rhinoceros, Mateo Monk, M.H. & His Orchestra, Satori Trova, IMU URI, Pigs from a Gun, Woofdog and Derek Zuk will be performing as well.
Tickets to Cosmic Campout can be purchased through MissionTix: HERE, for $20 at presale price. Note that the Cove Campground also charges a $30 camping fee per person which is to be paid upon arrival. Amenities of the Cove Campground include: on-site showers, parking next to your campsite, use of lakes and beaches, and much more! For more information about the Cove Campground, you can visit their website.
“We operate under the premise that no festival is truly new. Gathering around music is an ancient tradition, intrinsic to the human condition. We aim to give this instinct an outlet in the modern world. We aim to bring our experience and passion, both on the stage and behind the scenes, to every Cosmic Camper for the years to come.” – Alex Economu
Check out this performance/interview mash up of Archnemesis from our friends over at Officially OutRageUs.