Hidden along the gem that is the Suwannee River in Norther Florida is Hulaween, Florida’s own spooky Electric Forest.
Suwannee Hulaween is gearing up to become one of the nation’s top Halloween music festivals.
Each year the festival grows but each year it still manages to feel like a small, family/community oriented festival.
This year’s lineup features more than 60 artists across 5 stages including a customary three nights of The String Cheese Incident, Bassnectar, Ween, GRiZ, Run The Jewels, Chet Faker, RL Grime, Portugal. The Man, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, The Disco Biscuits, Claude VonStroke, Vince Staples, Greensky Bluegrass, Marian Hill, Kamasi Washington, Lettuce and much more…
In co-producer talent buyer, Michael Harrison Berg’s own words on Suwannee Hulaween’s fifth year, “Suwannee Hulaween, our flagship event, turns 5 years old this year and feels like it’s finally flowered into a grown up. Between the ever evolving and diverse musical line up with a curated blend of Jam, Dance Music, Rock, and Hip Hop, along with with the experiential art experience of the Spirit Lake installation, back dropped by the natural beauty of the Spanish Moss laden oak tree forest at Spirit of the Suwannee, there is no better Halloween party in the world. Five years ago, we set out to take The String Cheese Incident’s annual Halloween bash, and grow it into a full scale festival. Now, we have the honor of producing an event that we’d personally want to be at. We’ve watched the process come and go full circle as we’ve grown together with the most loyal and dedicated fanbase we’ve ever witnessed in our collective career. For our 5th anniversary in 2017, we plan to level up across the board.”
The event takes place October 27-29 for a spooky, immersive camping optional experience. I advise camping at this event. Camping takes your experience to the next level. Plus, it is a great way to explore and meet the other diverse attendees of this festival.
As per Hulaween tradition, Hula features an extraordinary amount of art crafted by local artisans for purchase. Psychedelic sculptures and artwork can be found around Hulaween’s “Spirit Lake”. Spirit Lake is a beautiful place to just relax in between sets and enjoy art. Spirit Lake often features a hammock site and a small stage delivering good vibes through every inch of the festival.
Hulaween’s Spirit Lake
With a nearby waterpark, morning yoga, art, a naturally magical landscape Hulaween is a must this year. Not to mention this is the event’s fifth year and Bassnectar’s first appearance on this lineup! Definitely not a show you’ll want to miss.
I know it’s summer but it’s never too early to start thinking about which Halloween festivals you’re going to attend. You don’t have to give up Halloween growing up you just turn it into a huge camping music festival!
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Suwannee Hulaween Lineup
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