Finding the Hype in Hyperion Music and Arts Festival
The Hyperion Music and Arts Festival in Spencer, Indiana is showing signs that it will be the next staple stop in the music festival circuit instead of just another one-timer Midwest music fest. The festival will be putting summer festivals to rest for its second year in a row this September 5-7 compliments of Stable Studios for the moderate price of $80 for a three day pass.
The festival’s growth can be measured by the names of two big acts added to the list this year: Grammatik and Snarky Puppy. Those two big names got the wookies talking but returning acts like Papadosio, The Coop, Jaik Willis, and Ultraviolet Hippopotamus will still be on our minds as we close out the summer and welcome fall at this years festival.
At Stable Studios, an hour drive outside of Indianapolis, the doors will be opening up Thursday September 5th to the 3 day ticket holders. All parking will be off site at $5 per car and it is recommended that people car pool when possible. There will be a shuttle service running to and from the parking grounds and the festival grounds.
The Lancore Valmon Circus will be performing mind bending stunts like contortion, triple trapeeze, bungee trapeeze, swinging ladders, and a whole slew of stunts that are questionably possible. You know, in case if you’re into that kind of thing. The Amazing Giants will also be in attendance. You may have seen them overhead at Electric Forest the past two years or even at the Kentucky Derby. Newly added to the ticket are the Chicago Fire Technicians who feature hoop and poi fire spinners because everything is better with fire.
Visual art will be provided by artists like Buddha Bones, who will build sculptures in the forest, and freelance visual artists that paint according to vibe like Rae Vena among many other freelance artists. Artistic lighting will be provided by Jeff Lowes Liquid Lights, who has provided brain tantalizing psychedelic backgrounds for bands such as Cornmeal, BoomBox, and UV Hippopotamus.
We are all aware of the fact that music festival trends are quickly blending into the mainstream and I have heard some say that some festivals aren’t the same as they used to be musically or demographically speaking. Maybe some of your favorite festivals feel crowded after you saw it grow and develop from a seedling. There is hope that can satisfy the jaded. It is in festivals like the Hyperion Music and Arts Festival that provide the opportunity to see big regional acts as well as national acts in a more communal setting.
All additional information about tickets, location, and lineup will be available on their website and they can be found on Facebook with regular updates as well. Hyperion Music and Arts Festival will announce their third addition to the lineup on May 15 and judging by who they have already booked, the third round should be a big deal.
In case you missed last years festival, checkout their festival recap video from Hyperion Music and Arts Festival 2013. Hyperion Music and Arts Festival Recap Video 2012