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:
Toro Y Moi
Super Mash Bros
The M Machine
Mr. MFN eXquire