Euphoria Music Festival Promises Chill Vibes, Dancey Times
This weekend, catch the fifth annual Euphoria Music Festival in Austin this weekend (April 7-10) for music, art, camping, experiential installations and morning yoga and meditation because, hey, this is still Austin we’re talking about.
The four-day festival on the banks of the Colorado River at Carson Creek Ranch kicks off with the first-ever New Moon Pre-Party Thursday evening featuring a communal bonfire, fire dancers, drum circles and performances by Bass Physics and The Polish Ambassador.
Euphoria’s first full day of music begins on Friday, and the experience lasts all weekend with headliners Bassnectar, Above & Beyond, Dillon Francis and STS9, as well as interactive exhibits, unique vendors and plenty of local food. Festival-goers should check out the beginner-level stilt walking class (no joke) on Friday and a mindful sexuality class on Saturday in between absorbing installations by Jon Imeson, Colin Hendee and Byron Mulraney.
Beyond the musical headliners, make sure you park your tent in time to catch Swedish DJ Eric Prydz promoting his new album, Opus, as well as Klingande, Autograf, Break Science, Waka Flocka Flame and Lettuce.
Though the musical components tend to be more EDM than Woodstock, the camping and eclectic crowd gives this festival a distinctly 70s vibe, right down to this year’s “green initiative,” which focuses on protecting mother nature, man. Yes, there will be on-site composting and donation drop-off sites for anything you might want to leave behind for Habitat for Humanity.
Go online and purchase GA tickets for $179 (single-day passes available for $74 each) and VIP tickets for $284 (single-day VIP passes available for $149 each). Camping spots, tent rentals and RV spots are all sold out, but it’s a music festival in the free-love capital of Texas. If you want to spend the night, you can probably find someone who will share a sleeping bag.
For more information and the full lineup, check out the Euphoria website.
Euphoria Music Festival takes place at Carson Creek Ranch (9507 Sherman Road in Austin, Texas) from April 7-10.
by Dutch Small