UTOPiAfest ANNOUNCES 2013 LINEUP – ONE OF THE BEST NEW MUSIC FESTIVALS IN TEXAS UNDERSTANDS WHAT A MUSIC FESTIVAL SHOULD BE

Intimate, capped-audience festival celebrates 5th anniversary with performances from:
GALACTIC, !!! (CHK CHK CHK), (Thursday Pre-Party with) EOTO, AARON FREEMAN (FORMER LEAD SINGER OF WEEN),HE’S MY BROTHER SHE’S MY SISTER, GRUPO FANTASMA, BLACKALICIOUS, MAX FROST, WHEELER BROTHERS, LUCIUS, UME, BERNIE WORRELL WITH BROWNOUT, ROBERT ELLIS,THE BELLMEN, HOORAY FOR EARTH, WHISKEY SHIVERS, NADIS WARRIORS, STAR & MICEY, ORGONE, ROSTER MCCABE, GHOSTS ALONG THE BRAZOS, HOLIDAY MOUNTAIN
Additional artists to be announced soon!
Tickets on sale now at www.utopiafest.com

(Austin, TX) — Travis Sutherland and Onion Creek Productions are excited to announce the initial lineup for the 2013 UTOPiAfest – the industry champion for creating the most high-quality intimate festival experience possible. The 5th annual camping and music festival will be held on September 19-21st on the same beautiful Four Sisters Ranch in Utopia, TX. Additional artists will be announced in the coming weeks.

What Sutherland began in 2009 as a casual gathering of 200 close friends and family has grown into a weekend event that draws attendees from Texas and the world over. Since partnering with brothers Aaron and Jamie Brown of Onion Creek Productions in 2011, UTOPiAfest now celebrates its 5th year while staying true to its roots with a 2,000 person capped audience, world-class lineup, a BYOB policy, and insisting on no musical overlap. Nestled between Garner State Park and Lost Maples State Park, UTOPiAfest puts attendees within reach of beautiful hike and bike trails, swimming, canoeing and fishing. UTOPiAfest itself features many family friendly and outdoor activities including disc golf, yoga, family yoga, Music Bus Rocks, and silent disco.

After leaking an initial round of artist through a geocached, fan-focused treasure hunt that gained attention from Austin Chronicle and NPR-affiliate station KUTX, UTOPiAfest organizers have come back with one of the most eclectic and striking lineups rivaling many larger festivals. String Cheese Incident side project EOTO will close down the Thursday, Sep. 19 pre-party, and headliners Galactic, !!! (Chk Chk Chk) and Aaron Freeman (former lead singer of Ween) elevate UTOPiAfest to a new level. Due to scheduling conflicts, previously leaked artist Eels will not be performing.

With reviews like “pretty much perfect” (Examiner.com), “one of the best performances of the year” (Austin Chronicle on Charles Bradley’s rain-soaked performance at UTOPiAfest 2012), and “put simply – UTOPiAfest takes risks” (Pop Press International), UTOPiAfest has solidified its position as “the most high-quality intimate festival in the country.”

For questions regarding interviews, festival previews and press passes, please contact Samantha Phelps at samantha@utopiafest.com or 217-827-0011. Tickets are now on sale at www.utopiafest.com. The 5th annual UTOPiAfest only sells 2,000 tickets — THEY WILL sell out.

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