Music. Art. Dance: It all comes together through the explosive experience of What the Festival!? Beginning next Thursday. A-Trak, Purity Ring, Flosstradamus, Gramatik, RJD2, XXYYXX, are just a fraction of the hype that top the line-up at WTF?!. This year features the perfect mix of up-and-coming artists to add to a foundation off well-known performers.
But it’s not just about the music. This year, the crew behind What The Festival?! has supplied us with a playground full of stimulation and engagement. This is a space where we can trade in our year of school or work for music, learning and laughter. WTF?! this year includes interactive art installations and workshops on everything from consciousness to natural building, breakdancing, capoeira and parkour. We are particularly excited about the Decibel Pool Party, featuring DJ sets from Classixx and Nordic Soul, and The Micro Film Festival. In the name of down-time-recovery, what would be better than a collection of short independent films that will play under the stars until dawn. WTF?! has placed awe-inspiring groundwork for a festival experience that will not disappoint.
All this is coming at you this weekend (July 26 – 28) at the beautiful Wolf Run Ranch located just 2 hours outside of Portland, Oregon.
– Laiken Jordahl + Alex Gaynor
Check out our What The Festival 2012 Coverage Articles from last year:
- WTF!! What The Festival 2012 Wrap Up
- AYNiB sits down with SugarPill
- AYNiB takes a journey with Jupit3r
- AYNiB’s interview with Gladkill
- The Big Gigantic Interview from What The Festival
An overview of the WTF Experience filmed at the inaugural What The Festival 2012. Get excited for WTF2013 and check out the full lineup and more at http://whatthefestival.com. Video Credit Doug Fagel. https://vimeo.com/dougfagel. Thank you!
Already got your tickets? Travel plans sorted? Packing list complete? Time to plan your daily schedule to ensure you don’t miss your favourite act! Also, be sure to make time to check out some awesome workshops during the day. Learn some new dance moves, get in a good stretch, laugh a little, and learn some new bad ass skills like parkour & arcobalance.
Some other things about What The Festival 2013 to take note:
This year WTF is extremely excited to announce it’s exclusively featuring all Funktion-One sound systems at every stage! Whether you’re hanging out at the WTF Stage, EFFIN STAGE, Splash Pool Stage, or the LOL Stage, you will be greeted by iconic and legendary Funktion-One stacks and pristine sound quality.All Funktion One Sound Info
Immersive yourself in What The Festival’s Big Art Experience from some of the most awe-inspiring pieces of art from Burning Man and beyond. A feast for your eyeballs!Get a tease of what you’ll get to experience first hand here.
There is also a new addition to What The Festival this year! Emerging from Burning Man and based in San Francisco, Opulent Temple offers a peak experience of sacred dance to world-class electronic music.Opulent Temple Line-Up
Be sure to budget in some extra dollars for the WTF MarketPlace. Featuring over 30 independent craft vendors selling unique clothing, jewelry and more for your shopping pleasure. Also, satisfy that hunger and re-charge your energy levels with some delicious food and refreshing drinks.
Still looking for a ride to What the Festival? Great news! This year, What the Festival will be partnering with ecoShuttle (http://www.ecoshuttle.net/) to provide point to point transportation all weekend long! Simply purchase your non-refundable ticket, show up at the station with your gear, and ride a comfortable shuttle to the festival!