Purple Hatter’s Ball Announces Phase One 2016 Lineup


The ninth annual installment of Purple Hatter’s Ball returns to the Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park in Live Oak, Florida June 17 – 19. The three-day music festival benefits The Rachel Morningstar Foundation (a non-profit 501c3 organization) in honor of longtime Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park friend and music festival lover Rachel Morningstar Hoffman. Today, the first phase of this year’s Purple Hatter’s Ball lineup has been revealed.

Livetronica acts Papadosio and The Floozies are joined a top the lineup by musician/activist The Polish Ambassador and the world-reggae sounds of DubConscious who happen to be Rachel’s favorite band. Prog-jammers The Mantras, sacred steel specialist Roosevelt Collier and the tropical indie pop act The Hip Abduction are also among the artists aboard for Purple Hatter’s Ball ’16.

The Malah, Sophistafunk, Voodoo Visionary, Catfish Alliance, Trial By Stone, Scott Campbell Nand with Avis Berry, Funk You, MZG, Leisure Chief, Herd Of Watts, Kaleigh Baker with The Groove Orient, The Corbitt-Clampitt Experience, Post Pluto, Squeedlepuss and SPORE with Zahira round out the first phase of this year’s Purple Hatter’s Ball lineup.

Purple Hatter’s Ball ’16 will utilize three stages at Suwannee including the famed Amphitheater Stage, a Beach Stage located along the wild black water Suwannee River and a Campground Stage, which will morph into the Silent Disco late night. Festivalgoers are encouraged to take advantage of the park’s many activities such as swimming, canoeing, kayaking, biking and disc golf. A PHB traditional will continue when Rachel’s loving mother, Margie Weiss (aka Mama Margie), leads an emotional ceremony celebrating her daughter’s memory. Each year, they released 24 monarch butterflies – 23 to represent Rachel’s age when she was taken from this world and 1 for her spirit that lives on.

Early bird tickets go on sale Tuesday, March 1 at noon ET for $89 + taxes and fees while supplies last. Tickets will include three days of music and primitive camping. VIP upgrades are available. Stay tuned for more lineup announcements.

Purple Hatter’s Ball Phase One Lineup 2016

  • Papadosio
  • The Floozies
  • The Polish Ambassador
  • DubConscious
  • The Mantras
  • Roosevelt Collier Band
  • The Malah
  • The Hip Abduction
  • Sophistafunk
  • Voodoo Visionary
  • Catfish Alliance
  • Trial By Stone
  • Scott Campbell band with Avis Berry
  • Funk You
  • MZG
  • Leisure Chief
  • Herd Of Watts
  • Kaleigh Baker with The Groove Orient
  • The Corbitt-Clampitt Experience
  • Post Pluto
  • Squeedlepuss
  • SPORE with Zahira