Now less than one month away, FloydFest 13 is gearing up for a truly Revolutionary music festival experience. Taking place July 23rd – 27th on a pristine 80-acre plateau in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains, this year’s FloydFest creates the ultimate outdoor musical environment; a 5-day staycation filled with endless opportunities to enjoy extraordinary music, a unique variety of healing arts, family-oriented outdoor adventure activities, and more - all at an intentionally redesigned relaxed pace and with added attention to detail.
CEO and Co-Founder Kris Hodges cites a return to core values with the ‘Revolutionary’ theme of this 13th edition of FloydFest.
“We grew exponentially over the course of just a few years,” says Hodges. “We temporarily lost sight of our priorities. This year we’ve cut tickets, created more space, and completely re-vamped certain of the logistics that weren’t up to par with our standards.”
Hodges says that the mission statement, which states succinctly the company’s goal of “… being the BEST MUSIC FESTIVAL experience of our time. Selling a limited quantity of tickets to the highest quality event experience, bar none, celebrating music, art and life in an intimate, visually stunning environment,” will be on display throughout the event, a reminder to patrons of what is at the core of the company’s own Revolution.
Aligned with this effort, the event has located all parking and shuttling to the event campus, which is designed as primarily pedestrian, at a huge local private airstrip, and will be shuttling attendees in a fleet of deluxe coach buses, with gear storage underneath. Ticket options in 2014 have been extended to include arrival Wednesday, July 23rd, and a departure option of Monday, July 28th. “This year every patron will roll into FloydFest like a Rock Star,” states Hodges. “Our fans have earned it.” Shuttles will run constantly to and from the festival site from 12pm – 2am Wednesday, 9am – 2am Thursday – Sunday, and 9am – 12pm Monday. Ticket bundles for FloydFest can be purchased with 5-day, 4-day, and 3-day ticket options, and include Tent Tags for on-site camping. FloydFest pre-event discount tickets will be available online until the day of the festival, with full price tickets available at the gate. Bundled tickets and individual day tickets can be purchased at floydfest.com/tickets.
The Revolutionary theme permeates FloydFest’s musical line-up, which features a bold and unprecedented melding of R&B, Blues, Reggae, Americana, and more, including:
Ben Harper and Charlie Musselwhite ~ Ms. Lauryn Hill ~ Ray LaMontagne ~ Thievery Corporation (Full Band) ~ Ziggy Marley ~ Michael Franti & Spearhead ~ Buddy Guy ~ Robert Randolph & the Family Band ~ JJ Grey & Mofro ~ Lettuce ~Carolina Chocolate Drops ~ Groundation ~Conspirator ~ Donna the Buffalo ~ Rising Appalachia ~ The Duhks ~ Campbell Brothers ~ The Lee Boys ~ HuDost ~ Hackensaw Boys ~ The London Souls ~ Ben Miller Band ~ Jonathon Boogie Long ~The Deadmen ~ Quinn Sullivan ~ 2013 On the Rise Winner: Paper Bird ~ 2013 On the Rise Winner Runner Up: Crystal Bright & the Silver Hands ~ Tauk ~ Dirty Drummer ~ Blue Mule ~ The Floorboards~ Incendio ~ Biz’Cirque ~ Appalachian Flow Arts ~ George Tortorelli-Medicine Wind ~ Jim Beckwith (Hanuman Das)~ Oakes & Smith ~
Adam Ezra Group ~ Allen Thompson Band ~ Ancient Cities ~ Antique Firearms ~ Chris Kasper ~ Cold Chocolate ~ Curtis Eller’s American Circus ~ Deer Run Drifters ~ Driftwood ~ Elonzo ~ Gabe Morales Trio ~ Grandpa’s Cough Medicine ~ Madrone ~ Major and the Monbacks ~ Maria Levitov ~ Michaela Anne ~ Mighty Joshua ~ Oak Creek Band ~ Onward, etc. ~ Proverbial ~ River Whyless ~ Run Boy Run ~ Rusty Maples ~Seth Stainback and Roosterfoot ~ Spoon Fight ~ Super Ape ~ The Dirty Beggars ~ The Get Right Band ~ The Giving Tree Band ~ The New Familiars ~ The Shack Band ~ The Southern Belles ~ Underhill Rose~ and Les Racquet!
In addition to its 10 stages and jam-packed schedule of music, the event features a juried Vendor Village, with uniquely high-quality art offerings, multiple areas serving specialty craft beverages, (including Sugarland moonshine!) a Healing Arts Village, panel discussions on a variety of sustainability topics featuring activists and headlining artists, and a fun-filled and centrally-located Children’s Universe. Festival-goers will find exciting new activities in the Global Village, ranging from aerial workshops to professional massages, musical performances, and a ‘Revolution-wear’ fashion show. Numerous outdoor activities are offered throughout the weekend which highlight the beauty of the local area, including Osprey guided hikes, the Belcher Mountain Beat Down mountain bike tour, the 2nd annual Vasque 5K Trail Race, and float trips down the Little River with On The Water. Trips are limited, so be sure to sign up in advance.
To purchase tickets or for more information visit www.floydfest.com or by calling 1-888-VA-FESTS