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AtWP Announces FloydFest 12 Rise & Shine Initial Artist Line-Up

Across-the-Way Productions Announces FloydFest 12 Rise & Shine Initial Artist Line-Up

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Across-the-Way Productions is thrilled to announce the initial artist line-up to what has become known as the ‘Shangri-La of the East’.Emerging into its 12th year, FloydFest, the premiere music, outdoor, and art festival is wowing fans again with a stellar multi-genre line-up and new unique festivities. Themed Rise & Shine, the 12th annual FloydFest will take place July 25-28, 2013.

Driven to be the best music festival experience of our time, FloydFest is committed to selling a limited quantity of tickets to the highest quality event experience, bar none, celebrating music, art, and life in an intimate visually stunning environment.

New additions to this year’s FloydFest include theFlower of Life Yoga and DJ Xperience. This one-of-a-kind installation will featuremorning Yoga sessions with some of the world’s leading DJs to provide an exquisite soundscape to Rise & Shine to. The space also provides shade and workshop areas throughout each day to liven the spirit. After dark this space will transform into a supernaturally lit performance area. The music will be provided via wireless headphones by cutting edge electronic DJ specialists by way of a ‘Silent Disco powered by Silent Events’.

Far more than a music festival, FloydFest offers patrons not only a harmonious experience in the scenic Blue Ridge Mountains, but a 4-day long opportunity to enjoy a magnitude of pleasantries the beautiful area has to offer. Located at milepost 170.5 off the breathtaking Blue Ridge Parkway, festival attendees can recharge with outdoor activities including hiking and biking trails, a 5k run, mountain bike race, guided rafting and river tours, a 9 hole disc golf course, a geo-cache scavenger hunt and more.

Outdoor brands including ENO, Klean Kanteen,Osprey, and several craft breweries have already signed on to be a part of this premium Southeast event.

A mystic experience with boundless opportunities, FloydFest also offers over 100 performing artists on 10 stages, with over 100 artisans, specialty craft beverages, a Healing Arts Village and Children’s Universe with an extensive children’s area. Festival goers can enjoy an intimate performance on the rustic and Appalachian-influenced Virginia Folklife Workshop Porch. Afterwards they can attend a nearby panel discussion on sustainable practices that engage the audience onlookers and includes renowned speakers and activists, headlining artists, and festival promoters. Rejuvenate and relax by joining in a belly dancing or hula dancing workshop, take a nap in an ENO hammock at the hammock lounge, or experience an incredible massage. Possibilities for festival bliss are endless!

The much-anticipated FloydFest initial artist line-up includes: The Lumineers ~ John Butler Trio ~ Citizen Cope ~ Yonder Mountain String Band ~ Trampled by Turtles ~ Railroad Earth ~ Blitzen Trapper ~ Michael Kiwanuka ~ Donavon Frankenreiter ~ Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit ~ Delta Rae ~ Lake Street Dive ~ The Last Bison ~ Rising Appalachia ~ GAUDI ~ Nahko and Medicine for the People ~ YARN ~Field Report ~Bronze Radio Return ~ Megan Jean and the KFB ~ Larry and His Flask ~ Spirit Family Reunion ~ Primate Fiasco and More!

Tickets are currently available at a special holiday rate. To purchase or for more information visit or by calling 1-888-VA-FESTS.


Mandy Gresham