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Camp Nowhere, a one-weekend event that operates less like a festival and more like an incredibly condensed tour, is coming back for its third year traveling the dusty roads of the Lonestar state. Put on by C3 Presents – the folks behind Austin City Limits, NOLA’s Voodoo Music & Arts Festival, and numerous Lollapaloozas (Lollapaloozae?) – Camp Nowhere brings the festival to you. The six-act show will play two consecutive days in Texas – Saturday, June 20 in Dallas followed by Sunday the 21st in Austin. In previous years, Camp Nowhere was a 3-night affair, but festival organizers had to drop the Houston show for 2020 after failing to find a suitable venue.
The festival has tended to favor a quality-over-quantity approach to curating their event card, and bookers have seemed to outdo even last year’s powerfully stacked lineup (the top which read Odesza, ZHU, and Gryffin). Everyone knows what to expect from stadium-packing monsters like Bassnectar and Rezz – that show would be worth the price of admission alone. Bassnectar’s reputation precedes him as a brilliantly varied and experimental live show without fail, and Rezz’s particular flavor of hypnotic production has made her one of the hottest live acts in electronic music. Before things get weird, however, festival-goers will be treated with a quartet of equally exciting acts.
William Black’s pop-infused dancefloor anthems are hard to ignore, and his singles Take Me and I Wish are beginning to show up more frequently in club mixes. Veteran producer Jai Wolf’s indie-rock inspired electronic beats have earned him a massive following in recent years, making him a natural addition to the roster. Next on the lineup is the melodic Dubstep stylings of Canadian producer Dabin. Unfamiliar listeners should definitely check out his single In Flames, but it’s also worth noting that he has been tapped for track contributions by names like ILLENIUM, Seven Lions, and SLANDER. Last but not least is perennial favorite Said the Sky, whose eclectic and up-beat brand of EDM is welcome on virtually any setlist.
General on-sale tickets for the event went on sale this morning. General admission to the Saturday show at the Dos Equis Pavilion in Dallas (which just happens to coincide with the summer solstice) can be had starting at $49.50, but for mysterious and unknown reasons, tickets for the Austin event (held at the Germania Insurance Ampitheater) start at $59.50, a premium that could conceivably be attributed to the city’s recently-enacted White Claw Tax*.
(*Relax, it’s just a joke).