with surprise Announced on Wednesday morning Organizers of the influential festival known as FloydFest are scheduled to take place July 26 to 30 in rural Virginia. Said that the future of this festival lies in the realm of wilderness.
Dubbed “FloydFest 23: Forever,” this year’s lineup includes Black Crowes, My Morning Jacket, Sheryl Crow, and Goose, along with Elle King, Leftover Salmon, Yelawolf & Shooter Jennings, and Nikki Lane, among others.
Across-The-Way Productions Inc., the organization behind FloydFest, stated, “Due to final authorization and logistical factors beyond our control, the new FloydFest site, FestivalPark, will not be available for 2019. 2023 and we are exploring all the options. We will be back with more information on April 6th.”
“Make no zero mistakes — FloydFest and the future are strong. And this we know,” said Sam Calhoun, COO of FloydFest and ATWP. “We’ll be seeing all of you, our FloydFest family, in July 2024 as we celebrate your new home. Festival Park”
Launched in 2002 on a hilltop near the Blue Ridge Parkway in southwestern Virginia, FloydFest has grown from a grassroots backyard into one of the premier independent music festivals in the country. attracting more than 20,000 attendees annually.
“There are very few ‘independent’ music festivals these days,” says Calhoun. Our memories, ‘Music, Magic and the Mountains’, this community, our shared expectations for future FloydFests, are what keep each of us going. And we will not neglect that.”
After two decades at the original 80-acre location outside the small farm community of Floyd, Virginia, FloydFest is scheduled to relocate just 10 miles off Route 221 to a new 200-acre property for the 2023 period.
“With a new location We feel like we can capture what we want to do. This ensures that all the communities we build together here have more space and amenities for a better experience in the future,” said Calhoun. rolling stone last year.
In recent years, leaders such as Tyler Childers, Brandi Carlile, Emmylou Harris, Greta Van Fleet, Margo Price, Foster the People, Grace Potter, the Avett Brothers, Kacey Musgraves, Jason Isbell, Lauryn Hill and Billy Strings have appeared. All of them “on the mountain”
A unique element of FloydFest is the respected “On the Rise” competition. Local and regional acts invited by ATWP will be voted on by concertgoers throughout the festival weekend.
“We have grown a lot since we played here for the first time last year. Our fan base is growing rapidly. And we were very humble about that,” said Winchester lead singer Isaac Gibson. rolling stone Backstage at FloydFest 2022 “There’s No Place Like Home at FloydFest”