Wakarusa Festival 2014 Announces Full Lineup

January 21st, 2014


Wakarusa Festival 2014
Wakarusa Music Festival makes its yearly return to Mulberry Mountain in Ozark, Arkansas, for four days of camping and non-stop music. Running from June 5th to June 8th, the eleventh year of the festival will be its biggest yet, with six stages, a line-up of over 150 acts, and nearly 200 unique live sets promised for the weekend. Described by previous attendees as a life-changing pilgrimage, the festival’s 2013 recap promises an essential sense of community that has kept veterans coming back again and again for over a decade.

Wakarusa Festival 2014

This year’s line-up includes the expected mix of jam bands, producers, and the hybrid acts that hover in between. Headliners include jam legends Umphrey’s McGee, revered producer Bassnectar, psychedelic rockers The Flaming Lips, and livetronica outfit STS9. Dubstep kings RuskoAlvin Risk, and Adventure Club will keep the face-melting drops going while DJ Snakeill.GatesheRobust, and Buku keep it turn’t up on the trap front. BoomboxManic FocusThriftworksBreak Science, and Keys n Krates bring their progressive, genre-spanning brand of EDM to the line-up that infuses elements of hip-hop and soul into traditional bass music. Mash-up master 3LAU will be there, and Gigamesh and The Knocks handle disco and house duties. Infected Mushroom will be bringing their Fungus Among Us live set-up to the show, which is incredible to say the least.
Early bird GA tickets are still available and begin at $164 before fees. There’s also a VIP option that starts at $705 before fees. VIP benefits include early admission to the festival, a special shaded campground, premium viewing areas, and complimentary food and beverages supplied by the event staff. If you opt for a standard festival ticket, you’re given three choices of campsites tiered by price. The first is the riverside campground, beginning at $39, and is farthest from the main festival venue. A 24-hour shuttle bridges the gap between the two and makes the three-mile journey manageable. In the middle is the West Woods campground, whose passes begin at $79. Finally, you can have a prime camping spot between the six stages and main festival grounds for $119 before fees.

Wakarusa 2014

Artists and producers are encouraged to get involved in the festival as well. Art submissions are being accepted until February 28th. If you’re photoshop savvy you can enter the poster design contest for a chance at having your art promoted on a massive scale. Then there’s the fourth annual Waka DJ Classic which aspiring producers can enter for both a spot on the Wakarusa line-up and a cash prize. Joining the festival’s street team puts you in the running to win exclusive merchandise packs, free admission to the festival, backstage passes, and more.


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The String Cheese Incident
The Flaming Lips
Umphrey’s McGee
Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros
Michael Franti & Spearhead
John Butler Trio
Infected Mushroom
Adventure Club
Dr. Dog
Xavier Rudd
Walk Off The Earth
Vintage Trouble
The Green
Claude VonStroke
The Werks
DJ Snake
Alvin Risk
The Floozies
The Knocks
Robert DeLong
Black Joe Lewis

The Mowgli’s
Turnpike Troubadours
J Roddy Walston and The Business
Murder By Death
Moon Taxi
The Dirty Guv’nahs
Nicki Bluhm and the Gramblers
Nahko and Medicine for the People
St. Paul and The Broken Bones
The Pimps of Joytime
The Revivalists
Break Science
Wick-it the Instigator
Keys N Krates
Aaron Behrens and the Midnight Stroll
Mike Love
Random Rab
The Hood Internet
Fortunate Youth

Andy Frasco
The Funk Hunters
Fort Knox Five
Mountain Sprout
Mountain Standard Time
The Magic Beans
Wild Child
Ben Miller Band
Treetop Flyers
Air Dubai
The Weeks
Moon Hooch
Uncle Lucius
Freddy Todd
Manic Focus
Up Until Now
Space Capone
Rusty Shackle
Mike Dillon’s Band of Outsiders
Caroline Rose
The Silent Comedy
Wheeland Brothers
Coyote Union
The Tarlatans
Atlas Road Crew


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  Written by contributor Steve Cahill.

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.

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