In what’s being called the biggest Wakarusa yet, organizers today revealed the final lineup announcement for the annual festival set for June 5-8 outside Ozark, Ark.
Today’s announcement, the last of three, included jam fan favorite String Cheese Incident and the return of Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros to the Wakarusa roster.
EDM followers will rejoice in the addition of Infected Mushroom, Adventure Club, EOTO, 3LAU, Claude VonStroke, Keys N Krates, and Wick-it The Instigator.
“It’s a dream come true,” said festival director Brett Mosiman.
“This year’s festival will include multiple extended sets by The String Cheese Incident, STS9 and Umphrey’s McGee, all which will be held upon the beautiful Mulberry Mountain.”
Previously announced electronic talent includes Bassnectar, STS9, Cherub, Rusko, heRobust, The Floozies, Govinda, Papadosio, DJ Snake, Alvin Risk, Break Science, ill.Gates, and more.
Other headliners include Umphrey’s McGee, Michael Franti & Spearhead, Lettuce, Dr. Dog, The Flaming Lips, John Butler Trio, Xavier Rudd, Wookiefoot, Iration, and Walk Off the Earth.
Apart from the 2014 lineup choices — and in the midst of an over-saturation of summertime music festivals — the Wakarusa experience stands apart from the rest.
It’s the total escape from reality and urban civilization.
With the ancient Boston Mountains as the backdrop, natural waterfalls a trail walk away, worldwide recognized musical talent spread across multiple stages, and a campground filled with the nicest, most eclectic folks you’ll ever meet, you’ll at times wish Wakarusa was your year-round reality.
A variety of ticket and camping (tent and RV) options are available and on sale at wakarusa.com.