For many longstanding summer music festivals, finding new and exciting ways to draw fans back for another season can prove challenging — but not for FloydFest. At Across-the-Way-Productions, the fires of creativity are burning brighter than ever. With its “Fire on the Mountain” theme, FloydFest is roaring into its 14th year with a fully streamlined reinvention of its roots, celebrating the authenticity of the music, people and setting that have sparked a music festival revolution. From July 22 to July 26, 2015, FloydFest is bringing a full five days of music and magic in the mountains, filled with endless opportunities to enjoy incredible music, healing arts, outdoor activities and more.
Located on a pristine, 80-acre plateau in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains, FloydFest has created a limited-capacity event with an authentic atmosphere where fans can experience an unparalleled intermingling of music, scenery, community and self-discovery. Following a renewed focus on logistics for 2014, FloydFest is turning inward for inspiration in 2015, going back to early roots and embracing a family-centric vibe coveted by fans who have been with FloydFest since its humble beginnings.
“We aim to be a boutique festival that continually exceeds the standards of our patrons, and that begins and ends with listening to our fans,” FloydFest Co-Founder and CEO Kris Hodges said. “Our fans said they loved being able to park on-site, so we’re providing more on-site parking. They like to jam to Bluegrass, Americana and Rock n’ Roll, so we’re adjusting our line-up to reflect that. Our fans are our family, and we’re going to give them the best FloydFest has to offer.”
The November artist line-up announcement hints at a healthy dose of FloydFest fan favorites and suggestions for 2015. Already on-board for FloydFest 14:
Drive-By Truckers ~ Leftover Salmon ~ Lord Huron ~ Shovels & Rope ~ Greensky Bluegrass ~ Sam Bush Band ~ Nikki Bluhm & The Gramblers ~ and many more TBA.
The re-invented musical line-up will pave the way for an increasingly down home, community-centered atmosphere, featuring patron-led panel discussions, group outdoor activities and evening s’mores sessions around campfires. Based on patron feedback, the Global Village will be completely revamped to offer patrons a full-fledged glamping experience with upgraded camping offerings, a cafe with continental breakfast and evening song and campfire sessions. The main field will bring an even greater diversity of offerings than in years past, bringing back the much-beloved circus trapeze and fire performances, added to the Healing Arts Village, extensive Children’s Universe, more than 100 unique artisans and crafters, gourmet regional food trucks and concessions and a wide variety of outdoor activities both on and off the festival site.
Now on sale for 2015, 5-Day, 4-Day and 3-Day Adult General Admission tickets can be purchased as a bundle with a General Admission Tent Tag. Coming with friends? Even better — this year, FloydFest is offering special HOV EZ Pass Bundles for groups of friends and family who travel to FloydFest together. The HOV EZ Pass Bundle include 4 Adult General Admission tickets, 2 Tent Tags and 1 Onsite Parking Pass. To learn more about ticket bundle options, visit www.floydfest.com/tickets.