The Low Down On Equifunk
Any excuse to go back to sleep-away camp is a good one in my book. Throw in unlimited beer, top-notch musical acts and wild pool parties and this becomes an offer not to be passed up.
Entering its fifth run, Equifunk remains a one-of-a-kind experience on the summer festival scene. Let’s start with the fact that it is ALL INCLUSIVE. That’s right—food, water, beer, and sleeping accommodations all provided with your festival ticket for the reasonable price of $315—what you would normally pay for just a ticket itself. If you’re looking to get the most bang for your buck, look no further.
Then there’s the all-star lineup, complete with a variety of genres that has something for every taste. Personally I was sold at headliner Galactic. These New Orleans boys are infamous for putting on an epic performance filled with high energy and good vibes. Their unique style makes them an irreplaceable addition to any lineup, and I can only imagine what a poolside Galactic show must be like.
Other New Orleans natives on the bill include Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk, always bound to be a phunky time.
On deck late night we have Sucker Punch, performing live for the first time in ten years. This conglomerate of members from the Disco Biscuits, The New Deal, STS9 and Lotus is definitely a highlight and not to be missed.
What remains on the lineup is an eclectic mix of funk, soul, rock, hip-hop—you name it, it’s probably there, and definitely gonna get you groovin’. Orgone, The Pimps of Joytime, and RAC are just a few amongst the many performers that will make this weekend unlike any summer camp I’ve ever attended.
Grab your sleeping bag and head up to Camp Equinunk in the Poconos August 17-19 for a weekend of no counselors, no rules, just good music and maybe a little debauchery.