Festival Feed-Back

With the Spring festival season rapidly approaching, we reached out to some locals who know a thing or two about the circuit to get their thoughts and feelings on some of their favorite festival experiences. Here’s what they had to say…
Larry Fiske (Avid Concertgoer) What has been your favorite festival?
Fun Fun Fun Fest 2012 (Austin) What made it so great? The number of stages and the variety of the lineup. There’s always something good to see, including stand-up comedy! Favorite festival performance? Toss up between LCD Soundsystem at Pitchfork 2010 (Chicago) and Trail of Dead at Fun Fun Fun Fest. If you threw your own festival, who would you want to headline?
Les Savy Fav Trey Hebron (Promoter, Passion Project Founder) What has been your favorite festival? Purple Hatters Ball (Suwannee)
What made it so great? The setting of Spirit of Suwannee and the reason for the congregation, celebrating the life of Rachel Morningstar Hoffman. The people, the time of year, the music and the overall vibe are spot on. Favorite festival performance?
Flying Lotus at the Boku Music & Art Festival (New Orleans) If you threw your own festival, who would you want to headline?
Younger me says Phish, of course, but these days something more like Chromeo or Radiohead.

Vladimir Kulishvskiy (DJ/Promoter) What has been your favorite festival?
Re:generation (Deerfields, NC) What made it so great? The serene scenery of the natural Blue Ridge mountain area, and lots of STS9 sets. Favorite festival performance?
Flaming Lips at Blackwater 2011 was something else. The production and the effervescence of the crowd was amazing.
If you threw your own festival, who would you want to headline? Hiromi Uehara, she is the most impressive musician on planet Earth!

Walter Gant (Podcaster, The Short Box) What has been your favorite festival? Primavera Sound (Barcelona, Spain) What made it so great? The diverse lineup and traveling overseas. Spain is awesome! Favorite festival performance? Postal Service at Primavera and Tribe Called Quest at Rock the Bells. If you threw your own festival, who would you want to headline?
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What has been your favorite festival? Electric Forest (Rothbury, MI) but Bonnaroo is a close second. What made it so great?
The location of the event and the way they set up the Forest. That, and the friends you meet and continue to see there year after year. Favorite festival performance?
One year at Bonnaroo I got to see Bon Iver and RHCP in the same day but the best ever was STS9 during a Sunday 4 am set at Bonnaroo 2011. They closed it out with Easy Like Sunday Morning as the sun was coming up. It was a moment for sure! If you threw your own festival, who would you want to headline? Mos Def all the way, or maybe Jay Z or Post to Post Links II error: No link found for term slug "Medeski, Martin & Wood". Oh, Prince! Prince for sure!

Jack Twachtman (Bar owner, Burro Bar / BREW Five Points) What has been your favorite festival? Austin Psych Fest 2013 What made it so great? It’s a very organic festival that isn’t overhyped. The crowd is the perfect size and because it’s focused, the lineup is unbelievable but still fairly diverse. Plus, it’s in Austin where psych music began and continues to thrive! Favorite festival performance? Titus Andronicus really killed it at Pitchfork 2010. Sleep blew my mind at Villette Sonique 2012 in Paris but in the end, Slayer at Fun Fun Fun Fest 2011, because SLAYER!
If you threw your own festival, who would you want to headline? My Bloody Valentine

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october, 2021

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