Music, Magic, and Fire on the Mountain: FloydFest 14 Announced

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FloydFest is roaring into its 14th year with a fully streamlined reinvention of its roots, celebrating the authenticity of the music, people and setting that have sparked a music festival revolution.

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We aim to be a boutique festival that continually exceeds the standards of our patrons, and that begins and ends with listening to our fans. Our fans are our family, and we're going to give them the best FloydFest has to offer.

For many longstanding summer music festivals, finding new and exciting ways to draw fans back for another season can prove challenging — but not for FloydFest. At Across-the-Way-Productions, the fires of creativity are burning brighter than ever. With its “Fire on the Mountain” theme, FloydFest is roaring into its 14th year with a fully streamlined reinvention of its roots, celebrating the authenticity of the music, people and setting that have sparked a music festival revolution. From July 22 to July 26, 2015, FloydFest is bringing a full five days of music and magic in the mountains, filled with endless opportunities to enjoy incredible music, healing arts, outdoor activities and more.

Located on a pristine, 80-acre plateau in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains, FloydFest has created a limited-capacity event with an authentic atmosphere where fans can experience an unparalleled intermingling of music, scenery, community and self-discovery. Following a renewed focus on logistics for 2014, FloydFest is turning inward for inspiration in 2015, going back to early roots and embracing a family-centric vibe coveted by fans who have been with FloydFest since its humble beginnings.

“We aim to be a boutique festival that continually exceeds the standards of our patrons, and that begins and ends with listening to our fans,” FloydFest Co-Founder and CEO Kris Hodges said. “Our fans said they loved being able to park on-site, so we’re providing more on-site parking. They like to jam to Bluegrass, Americana and Rock n’ Roll, so we’re adjusting our line-up to reflect that. Our fans are our family, and we’re going to give them the best FloydFest has to offer.”

The November artist line-up announcement hints at a healthy dose of FloydFest fan favorites and suggestions for 2015. Already on-board for FloydFest 14:

Drive-By Truckers ~ Leftover Salmon ~ Lord Huron ~ Shovels & Rope ~ Greensky Bluegrass ~ Sam Bush Band ~ Nikki Bluhm & The Gramblers ~ and many more TBA.

The re-invented musical line-up will pave the way for an increasingly down home, community-centered atmosphere, featuring patron-led panel discussions, group outdoor activities and evening s’mores sessions around campfires. Based on patron feedback, the Global Village will be completely revamped to offer patrons a full-fledged glamping experience with upgraded camping offerings, a café with continental breakfast and evening song and campfire sessions. The main field will bring an even greater diversity of offerings than in years past, bringing back the much-beloved circus trapeze and fire performances, added to the Healing Arts Village, extensive Children’s Universe, more than 100 unique artisans and crafters, gourmet regional food trucks and concessions and a wide variety of outdoor activities both on and off the festival site.

Now on sale for 2015, 5-Day, 4-Day and 3-Day Adult General Admission tickets can be purchased as a bundle with a General Admission Tent Tag. Coming with friends? Even better — this year, FloydFest is offering special HOV EZ Pass Bundles for groups of friends and family who travel to FloydFest together. The HOV EZ Pass Bundle include 4 Adult General Admission tickets, 2 Tent Tags and 1 Onsite Parking Pass. To learn more about ticket bundle options, visit http://www.floydfest.com/tickets.

To purchase tickets or for more information, visit http://www.floydfest.com or call 1-888-VA-FESTS. Find FloydFest on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/FloydFestVA and Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/floydfest.

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