A new trend has developed in recent years as more festival promoters than ever are selling
tickets to their events before the lineups are revealed. You'll get to pick up passes to
these festivals at a discounted rate in exchange for taking a chance that the lineup will
up your alley. Two such festivals are Georgia's CounterPoint Festival and New York's Mountain Jam.
In 2014 CounterPoint will move to a new location - Kingston Downs. CounterPoint 2014 is
to run from April 25 - 27 and will see a multitude of bands from different genres perform
four stages. Past performers at the EDM-heavy event include Bassnectar, Pretty Lights and
Skrillex. Early-bird tickets for the three-day event went on sale this morning via the CounterPoint website.
Mountain Jam will celebrate its 10th anniversary this June at Hunter Mountain in Hunter,
NY. The event is set to run from
June 5 - 8 and has been co-founded by Warren Haynes. The lineup drops this January with
performers including Steve Winwood, Drive-By Truckers, the Avett Brothers and My Morning
Jacket and of course Gov’t Mule and the Allman Brothers Band. Pre-sale passes are on sale
now via the Mountain Jam website and will
be sold until midnight on November 22.
[Published on: 11/19/13]