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Summer Goals in One Weekend: What The Festival 2016



February 26th, 2016

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Smoke hookah with friends, check out an indie film festival, take classes in twerking, tutting, and hip-hop dance, get some massage therapy, and see world-renowned electronic music producers – wouldn’t it be fantastic to accomplish all of these things this summer? How about doing all of that, and more, in one weekend?
Enter What The Festival. This transformative 4-day festival takes place in scenic Wolf Run Ranch in Dufur, Oregon from June 17th to 20th. Now in its fifth year, this self-described summer camp for adults provides a great variety of experiences to tantalize all your senses. Check our article documenting last year’s WTF to get a detailed sense of the spirit of this event.

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wtf 2016 grounds daytime

The music lineup at WTF this year encompasses an eclectic mix of both new and classic electronic. Festival favorite Thievery Corporation headlines this year, setting the tone with their eastern world influenced trippy brand of electronic music. After a whirlwind European tour in March, Bonobo will be taking the stage with a live DJ set. FKJ (French Kiwi Juice) promises some feel-good chill vibes, perfect for pool-side drinking.

wtf 2016 grounds woods

wtf 2016 disco ball sunset

WTF will also showcase young talent in the modern electronic scene such as Lido, Mr. Carmack, Djemba Djemba, Louis the Child, Pomo, Ekali, JackLNDN, Penthouse Penthouse, and Jai Wolf. Boston’s own Lettuce will be jamming out with their energetic funk sound, adding a bit of live-music variety to the heavily-electronic based line-up. Gaslamp Killer, Random Rab, and Kasbo will be filling the fix for those seeking more quirky and experimental acts. And when it’s time to really get your dance on, acts like Le Youth and Darius will pump the crowds with feel-good energy.

wtf 2016 stage sunset

wtf 2016 grounds red sunset

When attendees aren’t grooving to music put on by this stellar line-up, activities abound for play, artistic fulfillment, and relaxation. Explore visual, sculpture, and 3D art in the Illuminated Forest and Big Art and Soul. Learn to really shake that booty or perfect the downward dog pose with dance and yoga classes at Movement. Chill out with friends at the Casbah Hookah Lounge, or check out the Oasis Spa for a sauna-session and massage therapy. Decked out Cinema will even be playing some indie short-films from around the world.

wtf 2016 dragon stage night

wtf 2016 disco nighttime

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GA tickets for WTF are available for $273.50. Various camping options are available, including car camping for $175 and RV & trailer camping for $315. To get some exclusive perks and VIP treatment, purchase the OMG Experience; it’s a full 4-day pass that provides access to the hookah lounge, exclusive classes, happy hour at the EQ lounge, bar service at the splash pool, extra drink tickets, close-up side-area stage viewing, and more.
What The Festival is a place to discover new music, dance to your favorite artists, make new friends, and enjoy beautiful natural landscapes. It’s a transformative experience and an idyllic summer getaway. Run with Your Pack and see what awaits.

 

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Written by contributor Sylvia Parol. Find her on Twitter here.



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