This is a combination of info complied from the original Echo Project thread as well as info from their official website. If any of this is incorrect, please let me know and I will correct it. The main goal of this is to have a central location for verified information as well as alist of inforooers that are pioneering this new festival.
Press: www.thecitizennews.com/node/19291 www.accessatlanta.com/music/content/music/stories/2007/08/09/echo_0809.html Dates: October 12-14, 2007 Companies Putting This On: Rivertown Entertainment, LLC & Meatcamp Productions Artists: Originally reported to be 3 stages with 60 acts, with recent additions there are 96 acts that have been officially announced... note that rod y gab cancelled, but they're still listed so I've left them on there... The Killers, Phil Lesh & Friends, Thievery Corporation, moe., The Roots, The Flaming Lips, Spoon, Cypress Hill, Les Claypool, Michael Franti & Spearhead, Clap Your Hands and Say Yeah, Rodrigo y Gabriela (CANCELLED), Umphrey's McGee, Disco Biscuits, Stephen Marley, Rabbit In The Moon, GZA (Genius) and Slick Rick feat. The Fyre Department, The Bravery, Medeski Martin & Wood, mstrkrft, Cat Power and Dirty Delta Blues, Polyphonic Spree, Butch Walker, JJ Grey & Mofro, Secret Machines, Son Volt, Avett Brothers, Perpetual Groove, Brazilian Girls, Man Man, RJD2, Lyrics Born, The Album Leaf, The Benevento - Russo Duo, Tea Leaf Green, ALO, God is and Astronaut, Bassnectar, Ryan Shaw, Dirty Dozen Brass Band, The Egg, Toubab Krewe, Wood Brothers, Snowden, Futureman and his Black Mozart Ensemble, RAQ, Dubconscious, Spam Allstars, Afromotive, Greenskeepers, Lazaro Casanova, Marc Ford, Col. Bruce Hampton & The Quark Alliance, Telepath, Little Birdie, Collective Efforts, Boom Box, March Fourth Marching Band, Scissors for Lefty, Dead Confederate, Benzos, Barrel House Mamas, Strut, Something Japanese, Grimace Federation, Spencer Durham Band, Jamie McLean, 3$ Hostage, Sam Thacker, Lord is My Shotgun, Entropy, Ployd, Mike Zarin, Sorted, Munir, Random Rabbit, Sonar, Soundwave, Mayhem, Habersham / Numinous, Secret Life, Will, Brandon B, Treasure Fingers, Truform, Chris Grass, Eric ZBD, The Hiss, Sons of Crosby, Elevado, Hope For Agoldensummer, The Modern Skirts, Double Nil and Bombazi, Kevin Michael, Louise XIV
Location: Bouckaert Farm outside of Atlanta, GA – 350 acres of a 1450 acre privately owned farm w/ 10 year permit and annual renewal for festival. Farm (and campgrounds/festival site) lie along the Chattahoochee River. # of Attendees: less than 40,000
Neato: All power comes from alternative/renewable energy sources, and each ticket purchase helps the plant a tree foundation. Weeks before the festival, volunteers will gather to help clean the Chattahoochee River. And for a $4 be-green upgrade to your ticket, 500 kWh of renewable energy will be made on your behalf (not sure exactly what this means, but it’s what the site says… )
Gates: Entry will be permitted at 3pm Thursday, closes 12pm Monday. The concert field opens at 10am Friday. Thursday entry will cost you an extra $20 per car for ‘preferred camping’ and a pre-party. Parking Fri-Sun will cost you $10 unless you have 3 or more people riding in your vehicle.
Tickets: Tickets will be shipped on September 26th. Prices don’t include service/shipping fees.
Early Bird Tickets: $120 (sold out) 1st allotment: $155.50 2nd allotment: $178.50 Gate Price: $200 VIP: $250 UPGRADE (must purchase regular tickets first, see site for all it includes) RV Pass: $100 RV Friend Vehicle Pass: $75 (does not get you a parking space beside the RV – rather a space in a designated area next to RV camping) Travel Packages: see official festival site for details
Random Facts: • music will be required to end at 2 a.m. • 200 security personnel, including 20 mounted officers • Fulton and Douglasville Police at highway intersections • 1,400-2,000 portable toilets • no glow sticks allowed in concert field, otherwise rules are essentially the same as bonnaroo’s
Inforoo Folks Attending: wessew87 SweetEvilJesus & The Log Lady dudewheresmyroo??? wellbalancedmusic roolacksreality PoohDaddy SirPempertonWigginBolt bryanaroo jordanblack teine momo willrich1 thejesset BoozeNtunes - coming from Pensacola, FL - PM if you need a ride! f8lfroot mariposa urbanhippie hilikus11 chefchick wooz alyroo levus – can give ride from mid tn, leaving Sun night kindofblu southgajd – tentative atl3103 – tentative strumntheguitar – tentative - looking for a ride! roofanintn
Possible Inforoo Party/Meet-up: I'm thinking (b/c none of us are familiar with the site and there doesn't seem to be a camping only area) that it would be easiest to meet Friday @ 10am when the concert field opens... or maybe meet at the first act, depending on how they do the scheduling. Then we can figure out where everyone is and plan a little partyroo for later? That's all I've got - where are all you folks with the brilliant ideas?
Schedule (thanks slugme!): Here are some initial dates. Note - where it says JB means JamBase reporting the date only. All others confirmed via band websites.
Friday 10/12 JJ Grey The Duo Telepath Cypress Hill Disco Biscuits Lyrics Born - JB
Post by strumntheguitar on Aug 16, 2007 10:03:55 GMT -5
that can be arranged. I still need a ride either to and from the festi or to and from asheville I guess. since I'm blowing pretty much all I have on tickets, a bus to and fro just wouldn't be an option.
Post by wellbalancedmusic on Aug 16, 2007 12:05:56 GMT -5
get to asheville and i will get you to the festival and back to asheville. That will be no problem we are taking two cars. my son and his friend are coming as well. Both of them are festival veterans and fine guitar pickers to boot.
Post by wellbalancedmusic on Aug 17, 2007 12:27:09 GMT -5
Jam base had Thursday at 15 and the echo sight has it at 20 I don't think the extra 5 is going to matter much to me. I wonder who is going to play the pre-show concert???? Plus I really want to be close to the river.
and ive got my fingers crossed about the killers an f'lips both playing on saturday. that would please me beyond belief!!!!
if anything hopefully they are wrong about moe and we will get umphreys and moe on friday night!!!! i doubt it but i can dream! it atleast gives me hope that uphreys will be a night show. i realy really really want to see moe at night too though. damn i cant wait to see schedule for this one!
If the Killers and The Lips are playing Saturday, does that mean they have yet to announce one of the headliners. I hope so, from what I've heard the Killers were terrible. Some of my friends keep talking up Umphreys and I think a late night show would be a good introduction to them.