Athens, GA (March 19th, 2014) – The renowned SLINGSHOT Festival is back and better than ever! This 3-day musical extravaganza will take over downtown Athens March 19th-22nd, showcasing some of the most talented artists from around the region. This innovative festival has become an annual tradition in the city and attracts music fans from across the Southeast.
This year’s lineup is impressive, drawing from a wide range of genres. From indie rock to hip-hop, bluegrass to electronica, there will be something for everyone to enjoy. Some of the featured acts include iconic Athens singer/songwriter Vic Chesnutt, as well as renowned indie pop act Of Montreal, chart-topping rapper KJ-52 and critically-acclaimed bluesman Rico Sisney. The extensive list of acts will also include many up-and-coming local and regional acts.
In addition to the stellar music offerings, SLINGSHOT will also feature a variety of food vendors and art installations throughout downtown Athens. Art jams and interactive workshops will also be held throughout the weekend, giving music fans a chance to interact with the performers and participate in a unique experience unlike anything else in town.
These experiences will culminate each night with epic after parties at various locations around town. With so much going on during the weekend, it’s no wonder why this festival has become one of Athens’ most beloved events. So mark your calendar and make plans to check out the SLINGSHOT Festival – you won’t want to miss this celebration of music and culture!
If you’re looking for a fun and unique way to spend your spring break this year, SLINGSHOT Festival is just the ticket. Starting March 19, Athens, Georgia will be hosting a four-day event filled with music, art installations, and other creative experiences that could make any weekend getaway unforgettable.
SLINGSHOT is essentially an interactive joyride featuring a range of innovative entertainment with something for every taste. From sit-ins with music producers to interactive stories narrated by acclaimed authors and thought leaders, the festival brings together some of the most forward-thinking people from Athens, the Southeast, and beyond.
This extraordinary event also features dozens of concerts from established acts like The Flaming Lips, TV On The Radio, Blondie, Purity Ring, Thee Oh Sees, Cat Power and many more at venues ranging from The Georgia Theatre to dedicated stages in downtown Athens’ college bars. With live shows and surprises around every corner, it’s a sure bet that you won’t want to miss a single performance during your stay in the Classic City.
The focus of SLINGSHOT isn’t exclusively music either; it follows in the footsteps of Burning Man in setting up an entire temporary city full of art installations and interactive experiences. During their time in Athens, visitors can grab a bike and explore the outdoor sculpture park or browse through vendor tents featuring handmade jewelry, fantasy artwork and experimental participatory sculptures. At the center of it all is an open air theater where regional talent takes center stage for spoken word performances and theatrical productions in which anyone can become involved.
Mixing technology with art and literature with music, SLINGSHOT Festival is ready to take over downtown Athens from March 19-22 with a lineup of entertainment that can’t be found anywhere else in the world. So pack your bags and head south–you won’t want to miss out on this memorable experience!