Interlocken Music Festival Announces Initial Artists


Interlocken, a 4-day music festival taking place September 5 - 8 at Oak Ridge Farm in Central Virginia has announced its initial artist lineup, slated to perform are: Neil Young & Crazy Horse, Furthur, Zac Brown, The String Cheese Incident, and The Black Crowes.

The most exciting part of this new festival is the format that encourages collaboration and full-band switch-offs between all of the main stage acts. The festival press release explains,

Interlocken was named for traditions central to both Frey and Shapiro: The inter-locking performances presented at Wetlands and the continuous uninterrupted music featured between the two stages at HORDE. Interlocken's conceptual theme will touch all elements of the event: "when something ends, another begins." This simple yet powerful ethos of sustainability will be integrated into camping, lodging, food, drink, transport offerings as well as specialized onsite activities.

"Most festivals these days are trying to be everything to everyone -- very eclectic with an emphasis on a large number of artists in various genres," says Shapiro. "With Interlocken, we want to break away from that mold and create something more identifiable and distinct."

Interlocken's two main stages will feature full two-hour sets that will run seamlessly from one to the other without breaks between performances, giving the audience a unique and singular experience as the music will be continuous throughout the weekend. The emphasis will be on quality over quantity, as fewer bands will be playing longer sets and many of the featured artists will perform multiple sets on different days.

One collaboration is already set in stone as the festival's website lists not the Zac Brown Band but rather Zac Brown Incident, "A bold experiment no doubt by two artists who are masters of their craft and have built loyal fan- bases by touring consistently and playing their asses off to deliver memorable experiences for their audience every time they hit the stage." Artist pre-sale tickets go onsale May 22 with a limited number of "Early-Bird" tickets on sale May 23.

[Published on: 5/17/13]

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