DATE: MAY 28, 2014
FROM: MARCEE RONDAN/AARON FETERL/BARI LIEBERMAN
THE HUDSON PROJECT
INCLUDES ADDITION OF 20+ ACTS
STRFKR, FOUR TET, 12th PLANET, ACTION BRONSON AND MORE
THREE-DAY MUSIC AND ARTS FESTIVAL
TO DEBUT JULY 11, 12 AND 13
AT WINSTON FARM
IN SAUGERTIES, NEW YORK
NEW GROUP CAMPING OPTION
CREATED TO ESTABLISH SENSE OF CAMARADERIE
AMONG FESTIVAL ATTENDEES
THE HUDSON PROJECT has expanded the line-up for the inaugural event (July 11, 12 and 13 at Winston Farm in Saugerties, New York) with the addition of more than 20 acts to a bill led by Kendrick Lamar, Bassnectar, Modest Mouse and The Flaming Lips. The first-year festival will offer concert-goers the ultimate fusion of more than 85 genre-defying musical acts performing on four stages, all set against the backdrop of the magical Catskill Mountains. Additions to THE HUDSON PROJECT line-up include STRFKR; Four Tet; 12th Planet; Action Bronson; Felix Cartal; French Express Presents: Moon Boots, Perseus, Jonas Rathsman, Isaac Tichauer, Henry Krinkle; Jacques Greene; Bit Funk; Widowspeak; Three; Exmag; Nick Catchdubs; Nostalghia; Tumbleweed Wanderers; and Woody’s Produce.
THE HUDSON PROJECT’s Winston Farm festival site already has its own place in modern festival history having served as the location for the Woodstock 25th anniversary celebration (1994). Michael Lang–who is working with festival producers on behalf of the landowners–was one of three organizers of the original Woodstock Festival in 1969 and both the reunion concerts in 1994 and 1999. One of the mutual goals of THE HUDSON PROJECT team is establishing this piece of land into a permanent festival site.
Building on the sense of camaraderie synonymous with modern and historic music festivals, THE HUDSON PROJECT has just announced a new Group Camping option which offers festival-goers guaranteed adjacent camping spots. To reserve a group camping spot, each group needs to establish a leader, create a group camping name and password and then register the group at http://hudsonmusicproject.com/group-camping/. Once the group has been created, everyone in the group can sign in using the password to purchase a group camping ticket for their specific group. When the required minimum number of campers–12-15 for a small group or 25-28 for a large group–have purchased tickets, a spot in the special group camping area will be assigned. Only groups that hit a minimum of 12 or 25 people will qualify for Group Camping; if the group does not reach the minimum number of people by Tuesday, July 1, the group will be cancelled and all group members, excluding the group leader, will be refunded. The group leader is responsible for the first group camping space ticket that is NON-REFUNDABLE. A limited number of these spots are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Additional details can be found on the group camping page: http://hudsonmusicproject.com/group-camping/.
In the coming weeks, information will also be revealed about how THE HUDSON PROJECT will pay homage to its Hudson Valley home. Details will include a fifth interactive performance area at the center of the site highlighting local musical acts and performance artists/troupes, an art village showcasing interactive art exhibitions, regional arts and crafts and a selection of Hudson Valley-area gourmet food and bar locations throughout the festival site (including local brews, wine and regionally inspired cocktails*). Other onsite highlights include carnival rides, large-scale art installations, more than 20 FREE water stations and interactive activations throughout the festival.
THE HUDSON PROJECT updated line-up (as of May 28) is as follows: Kendrick Lamar; Bassnectar; Modest Mouse; The Flaming Lips; STS9; Moby (DJ set); Big Gigantic; Excision; Atmosphere; Matt & Kim; Flying Lotus; Capital Cities; Rebelution; Bonobo (live); STRFKR; The New Deal; Dr. Dog; Infected Mushroom (live); Four Tet; Holy Ghost!; Griz; Lettuce; Paper Diamond; 12th Planet; Tipper; Savoy; Twin Shadow; Nightmares on Wax (live); Action Bronson; Cults; Emancipator; Araab Muzik; Bro Safari; ZZ Ward; Conspirator; Gold Panda; Flatbush Zombies; !!!; Kill Paris; Oliver; Robert Delong; Isaiah Rashad; The Soul Rebels; Keys N Krates; Felix Cartal; Kap Slap; Yacht; Jon Hopkins; Luminox; Tokimonsta; Kygo; Lunice; Kelela; Odesza; French Express Presents: Moon Boots, Perseus, Jonas Rathsman, Isaac Tichauer, Henry Krinkle; Kastle; Project 46; Majical Cloudz; SZA; Jacques Greene; Bit Funk; Bad Rabbits; Small Black; Widowspeak; Three; The Floozies; Exmag; The Range; Marco Benevento; Nick Catchdubs; Moon Hooch; Nostalghia; Chrome Sparks; Audrey Napoleon; Twiddle; Lindsay Lowend; Tumbleweed Wanderers; Woody’s Produce; and Tauk.
THE HUDSON PROJECT offers attendees a variety of choices beyond the traditional ticketing–three-day GA and VIP–and camping options: from top-level luxury, Glamping accommodations with updated amenities including flushable toilets, access to free wifi within the Glamping area, in tent electricity and a personal Keurig brewing system (with unlimited coffee) in each tent; DIY camping kits which include one pop-up branded and environmentally friendly tent made from recycled PET bottles, one (1) two-person air mattress with an integrated pillow and two sleeping bags all packed in a convenient carry-all bag; and the just announced Group Camping scenario. Tickets for THE HUDSON PROJECT are now available at www.hudsonmusicproject.com. Ticket prices start at $199 for a three-day GA pass; $229 for three-Day GA with camping; $499 for three-day VIP package; and $749 for Platinum VIP Package; on-site Glamping accommodations range from $1,658-$2,798. THE HUDSON PROJECT will also offer a variety of parking and transportation options. Parking choices range from a weekend overnight car pass ($50), a weekend RV spot ($200) and a $15 weekend pass Park & Ride option (with free 24-hour shuttle). Long distance weekend shuttle service is available from New York City, Albany, Burlington, Philadelphia and Boston, with daily round trip shuttles operating from New York City and Albany, prices range from $50-$100. Train station shuttles from Rhinecliff (Metro North) and Poughkeepsie (Amtrak) are $20 for each one way fare. More details on all these options can be found on the festival’s website.
THE HUDSON PROJECT is being produced by MCP Presents, a national production, promotion and event management company and SFX Entertainment, a leading producer of live events, media and entertainment content. Michael Lang, one of the founders of the original Woodstock festival, will represent the landowners in this new venture.
MCP Presents (www.mcppresents.com)
MCP Presents is a national production, promotion and event management company with 12 years of festival promotion experience. Known for producing world-class events such as: CounterPoint Music & Arts Festival in Atlanta, GA; Camp Bisco Music + Arts Festival in Upstate New York; Lights All Night in Dallas, Texas; The Buku Project in New Orleans, Louisiana; and The Echo Project in Fairburn, Georgia, MCP also manages elements of internationally renowned events such as TomorrowWorld, and more.
*Must be 21 years of age or older to drink alcohol with valid ID