Suwannee Hulaween returns for the fourth year in a row for what should be another massive festival at the Suwannee Music Park in Live Oak, Florida on Halloween weekend (Friday, Oct. 28 — Sunday, Oct. 30, and a to-be-announced pre-party on Thursday the 27th). Last year’s event was the largest ever at the park, and since Hulaween will most likely not take place again for a few years until Halloween is on a weekend again, and with the absence of Bear Creek festival (moved to New Orleans), this year’s Hula should be HUGE! Check out our review of last year!
Silver Wrapper and Purple Hat Productions have announced the first round of artists. Naturally, the fest is hosted by one of America’s most independently successful and diverse jam bands, The String Cheese Incident. Performing are an undeniable name in American rock My Morning Jacket, Grammy-nominated British dance act Disclosure (DJ Set), chart-dominating, hip-hop poet Logic, prog-rock jam band Umphrey’s McGee, livetronica pioneers STS9, Colorado’s live funk/electronic duo Big Gigantic featuring The Motet, Southern California reggae outfit Rebelution, legendary experimental psych-pop project The Claypool Lennon Delirium, Brooklyn electro-soul producer Gramatik, ground-breaking Americana quintet from the Midwest Greensky Bluegrass, New York funkateers Lettuce, German electronic music producer Boys Noize, urban future-funk and soul breakout Anderson .Paak with his live band, The Free Nationals, and many more. Florida bands will, of course, be present,with swamp funk from Come Back Alice, reggae funk from The Savi Fernandez Band, pure funk madness from Ajeva, prog-funk from Post Pluto, and soul funk from The Savants of Soul, and loop funker El Dub.
Always pushing the bounds with a creative and diverse lineup, several artists performing this year including My Morning Jacket, Disclosure, Logic, Anderson .Paak and the Free Nationals, Boys Noize, RÜFÜS DU SOL, Bob Moses, and Slow Magic are making their first appearance at Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park. Fans will also be treated to three nights, and 7 sets, of The String Cheese Incident. As always, the band will perform a themed Halloween set, featuring several cover debuts, costumes, and other surprises.
Since last year’s Suwannee Hulaween saw triple a number of attendees, event producers will be making several changes for 2016. Ensuring an elevated fan experience from the moment of arrival, ticket sales will be limited to 20,000 weekend passes. Please plan to buy your tickets early this year to avoid missing out on Hulaween 2016. Tickets go on sale Friday, April 29 at noon EST. An EZ-Pay Payment Plan will be available along with the general on-sale. For fans looking to take the experience to the next level, a limited number of Ultimate Incident VIP Packages will be available. As a tradition, the Official Thursday pre-party will be making its return in 2016 as well, line-up to be announced at a later date.
Attendees can also get excited for the return of an expanded Spirit Lake – an experiential artistic glowing menagerie of multimedia metalwork,
Suwannee Hulaween 2016 Lineup (Wave 1):
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- Ten10 Brewing Co.
- Park Ave CDs
- Will's Pub Orlando
- Brett Barr at Built 4 Speed Tattoo
- House of Blues Orlando
- Lazy Moon Pizza (New Location Open Downtown!)
- AKT Enterprises
- Smartpunk Records
- No Clubs Presents | State Media
- DaddyKool Records
- NorseKorea Presents
- Lizzy McCormack's Irish Pub
- Farm Boy Produce Kombucha!