3/22 Dorthia Cottrell * 3/26 Swans * 3/27-29 Big Ears Festival * 4/11 Matthew E. White * 4/15 Hiss Golden Messenger * 4/17 The Body * 5/6 Sufjan Stevens * 5/8-10 Shaky Knees Festival * 5/8 Ride * 5/9 Spiritualized * 5/10 Lightning Bolt * 5/21 Yob * 6/5 Future Islands * 7/17-19 Pitchfork Music Festival * 9/10-12 Hopscotch Music Festival
There's room for 28 RV's (probably going to be taken up by the bands' busses) and a pretty spectacular grounds. Quite small.
I think this is going to be a VERY small festival, hence the high ticket prices. Maybe 15,000? This could become an elite event. We all know the people in SF will eat this up like crazy and wouldn't blink at spending 500-800$ on a ticket. They could easily find 15,000 people to spend that kind of money and land a massively amazing lineup.
If I had the time off and money, I would DEFINITELY go to this. The whole region is stunning. The food, the wine, the atmosphere...
By the way, Motel 6 is only 500 for 5 nights. thats only 125 each for 4 people.
Anyone want to share a room? Im not promising anything just yet, but Im not counting it out. I have to see Hangout and Roo's lineups first.
Post by billypilgrim on May 12, 2013 12:47:15 GMT -5
Here's my report from Bottle Rock:
For a first time festival, they really pulled it off well. Crowds were manageable. No huge lines. Sound bleed if you're not closer to the stages was the biggest problem.
Definitely an older, more affluent crowd than a normal festival. Price, location, the absence of camping (or even cheap hotels) all contributed to that.
Food was amazing. And so many great wines! If wine is your beverage of choice, you'll be in heaven.
Nice set up. Two main stages and a smaller tent-type stage with a canopy that shields much of the sun.
I loved the acts they got for the days I went (Friday and Saturday). The Black Keys tore it up. Ben Harper and Charlie Musselwhite were transcendent. Vintage Trouble, who I'd never heard of, brought the old school R&B with a non-stop intensity that had them sweating through their suits. Carolina Chocolate Drops probably couldn't play a bad set if they tried, but keep getting better and better. Alabama Shakes, who I almost skipped because their sets seemed pretty standard, have really upped their level of showmanship.
Overall, not the place to go to get the most for your festival dollar. But if you want a cleaned-up festival experience, you love wine and good food, and the acts are to your liking, this would be a great destination festival.