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CounterPoint, Atlanta’s newest music festival

Nearly five years ago, the Echo Project enjoyed a brief life on a South Fulton farm, where fans were showered with huge balloons and tons of confetti during the Flaming Lips' performance. In 2012, the Echo Project is reborn as the CounterPoint Music and Arts Festival. Staff photo.

Nearly five years ago, the Echo Project enjoyed a brief life on a South Fulton farm, where fans were showered with huge balloons and tons of confetti during the Flaming Lips' performance. In 2012, the Echo Project is reborn as the CounterPoint Music and Arts Festival. Staff photo.

There’s a new festival in town, but it’s the descendant of an older festival.

Back in 2007, there was a little music festival south of Atlanta called the Echo Project. Unfortunately, the turnout wasn’t so great. That’s a shame, because it had a fantastic and diverse lineup that included the Roots, Flaming Lips, the Avett Brothers, Cat Power, Thievery Corporation, Common, the Killers and Phil Lesh.

The folks who put that festival together have partnered with C3 Presents (Austin City Limits Music Festival, Lollapalooza) for CounterPoint a new festival on the same site. The festival will take place Sept. 27-29. The site is about 30 minutes south of Atlanta on 350 acres of riverfront property, part of a privately owned 1,250-acre farm along the Fulton and Douglas county line near Campbellton.

This time around, the lineup has a heavy electronic dance vibe to it. M83, recent Grammy winner Skrillex, Bassnectar, Pretty Lights are among the stars of the weekend. Even many of the more indie-rock and underground artists lean toward the electro, including Crystal Castles, Com Truise, Reptar, Washed Out and Polica.

The fest will also have a big rap and hip-hop presence, with Atlanta’s own Big Boi leading the way. Wale, Theophilus London and Atmosphere are also on board.

In addition to the music, organizers are planning an arts village, extreme sports demonstrations, a beer garden featuring local breweries, a food truck component, local chefs and even a college football viewing area so attendees won’t miss their favorite team. Daily express shuttle service to and from Atlanta as well as day parking will be offered for folks who don’t want to camp at the site.

Three-day tickets go on sale Friday, May 11, through the CounterPoint website. The $165 ticket includes on-site camping. Radio station 99X will be doing a discounted pre-sale for $145 on Wednesday, May 9.

Here’s the lineup so far:

Bassnectar
Skrillex
Pretty Lights
AVICII
Steve Angello
M83
Excision
Laidback Luke
Alesso
Crystal Castles
Big Boi
Zeds Dead
Ghostland Observatory
Wale
Big Gigantic
A-Trak
Atmosphere
Toro Y Moi
Lotus
Washed Out
Feed Me
R3HAB
Zedd
MiM0sa
Theophilus London
Reptar
12th Planet
Beats Antique
Super Mash Bros
Emancipator
Polica
Savoy
Death Grips
Alvin Risk
Zoogma
Paper Diamond
Treasure Fingers
Gramatik
Archnemesis
Lance Herbstrong
3LAU
The M Machine
Michal Menert
Mr. MFN eXquire
Tokimonsta
SuperVision
Com Truise
Paul Basic
Nick Catchdubs
Audrey Napoleon
Street Lurkin
Mantis
DJ Mel
Skrause

8 comments Add your comment

david c

May 8th, 2012
8:41 am

A rave by any other name…

Original Nuttah

May 8th, 2012
11:12 am

NOT A RAVE. Those don’t exist anymore.

david c

May 8th, 2012
11:32 am

They’ve just become big dollar concerts, hence my first comment.

UBERsick

May 8th, 2012
1:24 pm

this lineup is filthier than a cucumber in an all womens prison

this lineup bangs more 7 gram rocks than Charlie Sheen

tabelz

May 8th, 2012
2:26 pm

Death Grips dropped out of their tour dates, no show from them.

Original Nuttah

May 8th, 2012
2:40 pm

“Raves” haven’t existed since the 90’s. Kids these days.

Rawr

May 8th, 2012
2:55 pm

Music festivals are like 3rd world countries…tent cities with no running water, floppy titted topless chicks, and tons of aidz

OG Basshead

May 10th, 2012
11:32 pm

Music festivals are a place to go experience the best of what the music scene has to offer today. The best of the old, as well as an opportunity to see what is coming next. The tent cities are actually quite nice in VIP and the people as well. I have met life long friends through places like Bonnaroo. So…Mr.negitive you stay in your little apartment and eat chee toes and beat off. Im gonna be the one front row at the chili peppers this year at bonnaroo while you trifile your way through internet porn. Ultra, counterpoint, electric carnival, bonnaroo. I do them all and your poor excuse for a description of them only tells me….you dont really go. hahahaha. Poser