Festival Preview: Counterpoint Music Festival

Counterpoint Music Festival     Atlanta, GA    September 27-29    TICKETS

Counterpoint is pretty different from most of the festivals that I have posted about and also a little bit closer to home. It takes place just outside of Atlanta, GA and in its first year as a festival, it boasts some of the biggest names in electronic music around. Everyone I have talked to about it is so excited about the lineup, with many of them proclaiming that it’s the best festival lineup they have ever seen. I am not even a huge fan of electronic music and I am looking forward to seeing almost all of these bands. It is a lineup that draws from the south, featuring local artists Toro y moi and Washed Out, along with Reptar from Athens, GA. It features headliners Bassnectar, Skrillex, Pretty Lights and AVICII, all HUGE names in the music industry at the moment. Personally I am looking forward to Com Truise, Atmosphere, Big Gigantic, and Super Mash Bros.

It is a “camping optional” event so if you want to camp, you are more than welcome. It will be at the end of September so the temperature should be just right for camping. It will also feature art from local Atlanta artists, local food, a Cinema arena showing football games, and most importantly, extreme sports. With all these artists and activities in tow, this festival is showing promise to become another huge one along the lines of Ultra or Electric Forest.

You can check out the lineup/ticket info/etc. here: http://www.counterpointfestival.com/