This year's Festival has all the trappings of what you would expect at a rockin' Wakarusa- just add gorgeous mountains, waterfalls, and hot air balloon rides and you have Wakarusa 2009! Wakarusa at Mulberry Mountain is the perfect melding of where music and Mother Nature would love to meet.
The Arkansas Times says of Wakarusa's line-up, "Most any genre you could imagine is represented in the line-up, but amidst the diversity emerge common bonds. Like a reliance on long, improvised instrumentals." The Black Crowes, STS9, Yonder Mountain String Band, and Gov't Mule are just a few of the more than 90 bands playing the Festival this year. With the quality of bands and quantity of music- well over 125 sets of music- Wakarusa can pack more musical bang for your buck. Wakarusa is also very excited to announce one of the most incredible electronic lineups in the country this festival season- The Interstellar Meltdown. Wakarusa's new Outpost Stage will be home to the digital all-night groove. Overseeing The Interstellar Meltdown are the likes of: The Egg, 20/20 Soundsystem, Shpongle doing a DJ set, Buckethead and many more.
Aside from the award-winning artists performing at Wakarusa there are many activities to partake in as well: gorgeous mountainside hikes, swimming, floating, disc golf, fishing, even daily morning yoga at the Outpost Tent. Wakarusa will even be hosting a Friday Night Costume Party. The winners of the contest will win big prizes. If you're one of the chosen finalists, you'll get the opportunity to strut your stuff on the main stage while your peers decide the best costumes!
Tickets are available, but going quickly. You can visit one of Wakarusa's regional box offices in select locations throughout Arkansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, and Kansas. Or you can visit Wakarusa's website: www.wakarusa.com, to purchase your tickets and camping spot today! Can't make it for the entire Festival? No worries! Get a weekend pass, or just come on Saturday. Want to get as close to the action as possible? Purchase your VIP pass now. You will never want to do Wakarusa any other way with provided food, beverage, and front row viewing at each stage included in the VIP package. Don't want the Wakarusa party to end? Purchase extended camping and keep the Wakarusa spirit flowing through June 10th.