Festivals

Bella Terra Festival Continues to Grow in 2014



August 11th, 2014

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New York’s Bella Terra Festival is another addition to a growing number of music festivals that seeks to deliver an experience that delves beyond the typical weekend of live music. In addition to a diverse line-up of artists both well-known and local, the festival also hosts a variety of workshops and seminars focused on healthy living and learning new skills and exercises. The venue that hosts Bella Terra, Gardner’s Ice Cream and Coffee in Stephentown, NY, features 700 acres of space to accommodate its four stages and sprawling campgrounds. Gardner’s is host to a diner and mini golf course, both of which will be open to Bella Terra guests throughout the weekend of August 21st to 24th.

 

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Bella Terra’s lineup is a healthy mix of established headliners, underground veterans, and fresh, new talent. Livetronica acts like Conspirator, Papadosio, Break Science, and Keys N Krates are among the artists with top billing. Those who like their bass music with a hip-hop twist will want to check out Minnesota and Araabmuzik, as well as Space Jesus, who will be performing a live set with special guests including Allen Aucoin of The Disco Biscuits. Aucoin will also be doing a solo set as his DJ alter ego Dr Fameus. There’s plenty of New England talent on the lineup as well, including dubstep artists like The Bolivian Marching Affair and Craig Rumble. Additional local artists include Bamboora (house/electro), DJ Wubson (trap/bass), DJ Knowledge (progressive house/moombahton/big room), and The Indobox (dance rock).

 

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Besides the live entertainment, the festival also offers a Wellness Village staffed by professionals in the fields of holistic healing and general health of the body and mind. There’s also a community stage that hosts workshops and classes on a wide array of topics like Kung Fu, production software like Ableton, Tarot readings, and more. If you’re an independent artist and plan on attending the festival, there will also be an open-air market where you can display and sell your work. Top graffiti artists from around the country will be painting live on an eight-foot tall mural, which has become a highlight of the festival in recent years.

 

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GA tickets for the festival are separated how much time you plan on spending there – four-day passes are $156, three-day passes are $136, two-day passes are $106, Saturday passes are $70, and Sunday passes are $50; VIP tickets are similarly tiered. VIP ticket perks include backstage access, artist meet and greets, discount beer, shower access, and more. Every vehicle entering the campground will require a parking pass, which is $10. Those looking to get an early start on the festivities can purchase an early entry pass, which costs $25 and allows you to enter the campgrounds at midnight on Thursday.

 

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Conspirator
The Hieroglyphics
Papadosio
Break Science
AraabMUZIK
Keys N Krates
Rootz Underground
Minnesota
Abakus
Run DMT
Dr. Fameus
Dank
Pimps of Joytime
Turkuaz
Mr. Lif & Otis Grove
Night Moves
Jimkata
Space Jesus
D.V.S*
Cinnamon Chasers
Alan Evans
PlayOnBrother
The Alchemystics
DeeJay Theory
The Problemaddicts
Bamboora
DJ Knowledge
Jen Durkin & The Business
Black Rebels
The Nephork! All Stars
Wobblesauce
Rev Tor
The Fritz
Cheatcode
Evac Protocol
Adam Amrod
DJ Anonymous
B.A. Dario
Bandikook
Banooba
Beastman
Big IC
Bitcrusher
Blvck Alive
Bob Barker
Bobby Paltauf Band
Brightside
Capital Zen
Cosmal
Craig Rumble

Digital $torm
Digital Dharma
Dinoblunt
DPR
Formula 5
Frido Lays
Gems Geneva
Gil-T
Goosepimp
Gravity
Green Jeans
Honeycomb
Icculus
J. Demonic
Jeff Avery & Tell MC
JSB
The Kings
KR The MC
Leave It On Stage
Lengua Divina
lespecial
Longview Gunslingers
Leila
Mass Air Flow
Mass All Day
Mentally Ill
Metaphysical
Mushroom Cloud
Native Heads
Of The Trees
Outerstyle
The Party Band
Political Animals
Proper Dosage
Racket Boys
Red Barrington
Redshift w/ MC – 22
Relative Souls
RooKatta
The Russian
S.A.M.
Sean Byrne
Soappy
The Technicolor Lenses
The Sounds
Tweed
Twist of Fate
Vinyl Child
Wubson

 

 

  Written by contributor Steve Cahill. Find him on Facebook here. Photos h/t Bella Terra and Tony Colasurdo Photography.



Steve's obsession with music began when he was 16; he saw his then-favorite band, Metallica, play the TD Garden in Boston. His musical tastes have broadened since then, but he is still chasing that feeling of excitement & unity he felt at his first show. His introduction to the dance music came when friends brought him to a Bassnectar show, and he hasn't looked back since. When Steve heard MASS EDMC were looking for writers, he jumped at the chance to get more involved. Writing for MASS EDMC has given Steve a rare opportunity to combine two of his passions: writing & live music.