There was an immense amount of disappointment voiced when Shireworks Productions announced the one year hiatus of The Big Up festival in 2012. The mass letdown only fueled the excitement when they announced that they would be back Summer 2013. This year, however, the festival will be held in Claverack, NY which is just a quick 45 minutes from Albany.
The time has come to start planning your summer festival schedule and it seems like The Big Up is at the top of many festie-goers list this year. The dates are Thursday August 8th – Saturday August 10th
“Wow! Tickets are flying out the door!”, they posted just hours after tickets went on sale. The first string of artists released for the lineup include Holy Fuck, Escort, the world premiere of Abakus live band, a DJ set from Chris Keating of Yeasayer, Jojo Mayer & Nerve, the host band Higher Organix, Kung Fu, Dopapod, Brothers Past, Normal Instruments and Party Supplies. Their second announcement included Beats Antique, GAUDI, The Egg , Kung Fu, DrFameus, The Indobox , Consider The Source, Timbre Coup , lespecial, SOUNDUO, Greenhouse Lounge, Cosmic Dust Bunnies, Business Casual Disco, Former Champions, Jeff Bujak, Blacklight Rukus, Ian Stewart, The Edd, FiKus, King Holiday, Horizon Wireless, Speakerbot, Richard James & The Name Changers, Formula 5, Color Channel, ConnetICON, Interlopers, Galaxy Dynamite, Laser Sex, Hot Jambalaya, Mister F, Rizzo’s Dilemma, Stokeswood, The Blue Goddess, Aqueous, Spundose, Arpetrio, DJ Adam Amrod, Narkatta, ShwizZ , Sojourner, and SOLARiS..
Phase three of the lineup announcement unveiled a huge add on to the list of artists including AN-TEN-NAE, Orchard Lounge
Kung Fu Prince Tribute set ft. The Motet’s Jans Ingber, Space Jesus Live, IMANGELES, Elephant Wrecking Ball, Jahman Brahman, Dynamo and Badnutbeats, Izahead, I Yahn I Arkestra, Operation Dankstar, Lost Optical, Beat Machine, Baam Bada, People’s Blues of Richmond and Jammin Toast
Judging by the huge response from social media, if you are planning on getting tickets; buy them soon.