Suwannee Hulaween unveils another cutting-edge boutique lineup for 2018: String Cheese, ODESZA, Tipper, STS9, Gramatik, REZZ, more

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Suwannee Hulaween is one annual boutique gathering that is developing a devout following with its expert curation and wildly magical grounds. The Halloween weekend festival, running from October 26-28, 2018, hosts an impressive talent roster that brings an exceptional mixture of jamtronica, emergent bass, and deep house to The Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park in Live Oak, Florida.

Set in the midst of 800-acres of Spanish moss-draped oak and cypress along the black Suwannee River, and complete with the largest bat house in the southeast US, the storied festival grounds have earned a reputation of inexplicable imagination and exploration. 

Sitting atop this year’s festival billing is the longtime host band of the festival The String Cheese Incident, plus a top billing of Grammy award winners and nominees featuring live-electronic front runners ODESZA, a South-East exclusive by modern funk icons Jamiroquai, and very special showing by singer-songwriter Janelle Monae on the wake of her blowout Dirty Computer record.

The star-studded billing continues with the reigning king of west coast bass Tipper, five piece American funk band Vulfpeck, multiple sets by leaders of the post-rock dance movement STS9, the alternative radio chart topping wonder of The Revivalists, dark-electro wunderkind Rezz, plus the unique electronic stylings of Gramatik, NGHTMRE, Troyboi, Snakehips, Emancipator Ensemble, Manic Focus & the MF’n Band, Justin Martin, Kill Frenzy, Eats Everything and many more.

Tickets on sale now.

Suwannee Hulaween announces charitable causes around sold-out 2017 event

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When Pretty Lights‘ sold-out destination festival Island of Light was canceled due to hurricane devastation on Puerto Rico, the producers of the event decided to turn their awareness towards relief efforts and raising money for victims.

As it happens, the production team at Silver Wrapper, who were set to produce Island of Light, happen to also be the producers of Hulaween. Therefore, their fifth annual halloween gathering, taking place the weekend of October 27 at Spirit of Suwannee Music Park in Live Oak, FL, will also provide those at home with a chance to not only be in on the action…but to do so through the act of giving.

This year, Silver Wrapper will be webcasting three String Cheese Incident sets as a pay-per-view stream, Oct. 27, 28, & 29, 2017, with every dollar being donated to hurricane relief funds. The producers believe Hulaween has the capacity to raise a lot of money for victims in their home state of Florida as well as Puerto Rico.

Hulaween is also running a food drive for a local Florida charity and a pre-party with all proceeds going to the same cause.

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Big Gigantic Ignites Shows Along the Brighter Future Tour (Concert Review)

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Among the cities along the first week of Big Gigantic’s Brighter Future Tour, the Boulder based duo made a point to express how happy they were to be back in Asheville, NC. EDM has a minor foothold in this artistic mountain city, but seeing as it’s been a long standing source of awe at the Moog Synthesizers location and a choice few electronica festivals over the years, (Including Moogfest and Mountain Oasis) the existing current here is strong.

The concert itself was a late season festival reunion. There were wristbands from Bonnaroo, Coachella, Electric Forrest, and many others. Equally as set up for the oncoming Big G explosion was the venue itself. The Orange Peel ‘social aid and pleasure club’ has hosted a wide range of diverse EDM acts over the years. It hosted one of Skrillex’s Scary Monsters shows back in 2011 as well as earlier performances by Paper Diamond, ExcisionMadeon, Break Science, and two back to back NYE sets by RJD2 this past year and the year before. Big Gigantic’s reprise at the Peel last month was definitely worthy of the sold out shows it’s been known for here.

As the night took shape, Big G mostly played the material off of Brighter Future, with some crowd pleasers from years past peppered in for good measure. Most notable from the first few songs was “Highly Possible” featuring Waka Flocka Flame, which the pair rocked the rafters with. Also making an appearance from years past was “It’s Going Down” which revived that bass thumping fury that the crowd still remembered.

The throwbacks continued into the encore with infamous snippets from Rusko and Knife Party (“Hold On” and   “Bonfire” respectively). It also included great reminders of Big G’s previous album with “Touch the Sky” and “The Night is Young.”

Although the Brighter Future Tour officially wrapped up a couple weeks ago, you can still catch Big Gigantic two more times this year closer to New Year’s Eve. They’ll be forming The Big Gigantic Incident with The String Cheese Incident on Dec. 29 in Broomfield, CO and playing the Snowta Festival in Minneapolis, MN for an epic New Years countdown performance.

It was also just announced that the duo will play both weekends of Electric Forest in 2017.

Check out the links below for more information about how to catch the last couple Big Gigantic performances in 2016!

Big Gigantic Incident | Snowta NYE

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