The Big Up-date: Ticket Contest, Lineup Additions, Workshops and More
Only nine weeks until the launch of the Big Up Music & Arts Festival! As if the gathering wasn’t astronomical enough already, the fine team has added to the lineup, released details about workshops, buses to the festival and more. If you haven’t already gotten your ticket, get on it now before prices go up Monday July 1!
The Big Up Music & Arts Festival squeezed a few more names onto the bill: dynamic genre-bending rock band The Heavy Pets and seeker of unearthed sound, Thriftworks. In addition to performing his solo set, Allen Aucion (aka DrFameus) will join Space Jesus Live on drums where he’ll provide the driving beat that propels the psychedelic, bass-fueled, hip hop-laced set. Consider the Source will also be performing a second set and showcasing an acoustic take of their Sci-fi Middle Eastern Fusion that’s prefaced by an interactive discussion on the eclectic instruments used by the innovative trio. Rounding out The Big Up’s 8-hours-per-day of inspiring workshops and activities, Jojo Mayer and John Davis of NERVE, who are credited as founding members of the “live-tronic” movement, will host a discussion on the process of recreating programmed, computerized beats in real time including bass effects and sound design. The new flier also reveals that there is at least one more artist announcement on the horizon. Who will it be?
Activities & Workshops
The Big Up provides much, much more than music alone. The transformative weekend also offers a variety of conscious activities such as daily morning and evening yoga, guided meditation, wellness clinics, art classes, hoop dance workshops, Philmont Farmer’s Market, interactive lectures on eco-building and sustainability, mandala workshop, body and face painting, a scavenger hunt, comedy show by One World Puppetry, ariel silk and fire performances, theme nights, and more than 20 food and craft vendors from around the country. Find a complete list of activities here.
Other Amenities: Party Busses, RVs and Add-Ons
Thinking about dialing your Big Up experience up to the next notch? Check out some ways to enjoy the festival in style, like by taking a party bus, renting concert field cabanas, private bathrooms or the opportunity to dance on stage while your favorite act performs.
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More information on large-scale multimedia installations, contests and games, workshops, yoga, a farmers market and collaborative art opportunities to come!
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