THE HUDSON PROJECT:
SET TIMES REVEALED FOR THIS WEEKEND’S
INAUGURAL THREE-DAY MUSIC AND ARTS FESTIVAL
JULY 11, 12 AND 13
AT WINSTON FARM
IN SAUGERTIES, NEW YORK
ART INSTALLATIONS, DAYTIME WORKSHOPS AND
CAMPING HEADQUARTERS CELEBRATE
With the final preparations being put in place for the debut of THE HUDSON PROJECT, set times and additional details are being announced to prepare festival-goers for this weekend’s (July 11, 12 and 13) inaugural event at Winston Farm in Saugerties, New York. In planning THE HUDSON PROJECT, festival organizers set out to develop a sense of community for everyone who will be spending time at The Farm.
Beyond music, onsite art installations that amplify the natural beauty of the land are being positioned throughout the festival site. A series of free workshops are also being offered to enrich both the body and spirit which will further reinforce the village that’s being created at Winston Farm for THE HUDSON PROJECT. Lastly, the festival’s website will offer useful hints and suggestions to simplify the process for all those attending.
Musically, THE HUDSON PROJECT will offer concert-goers the ultimate fusion of more than 85 genre-defying musical acts performing on five stages, all set against the backdrop of the magical Catskill Mountains, including one stage dedicated exclusively to supporting the music of the New York-area.
The full 2014 schedule (as of 7/8) is as follows:
On the art front, additional details can now be revealed about the onsite installations. THE HUDSON PROJECT’s art director Greg Mike is overseeing a team of world-class national and local contemporary artists in creating the festival’s onsite art component. These include live painting throughout the event, while other artists will create site specific installations which will utilize the venue’s natural elements and amplifying the natural beauty of the land. Some highlights include: The Arrowhead, a 3-faced chandelier wrapped with colorful and evolving visuals that respond to the music; Anagraham Pavilion, a landscape folly exploring the space between sculpture, architecture and identity; ABV Gallery’s newest live art installation, The Artagon will debut a six-sided, multi-functional art structure provides an outdoor live art gallery and a shaded hangout area for attendees; Ze’ev Willy Neumann’s “Tubular” (“tub be or not tub be”), the artist creates voluminous Styrofoam sculptures with large geometrical lines that have an almost child like simplicity and don’t weigh a great deal. Full details on all THE HUDSON PROJECT’s art can be found here: http://hudsonmusicproject.com/experience/art-installations/
Concert-goers looking for something a little different can participate in a variety of free workshops mid-day before the festival grounds open. All classes are beginner to intermediate levels. Sessions include: Yoga, Chi Gong, Hooping, and Kung Fu with USA Shaolin Temple. To view a full list of onsite sessions, please visit: http://hudsonmusicproject.com/experience/workshops/
To ease the process for concert-goers, everyone headed to THE HUDSON PROJECT should visit the website (http://hudsonmusicproject.com/) for helpful tidbits and information. Links include: a map of the festival site (http://hudsonmusicproject.com/patron-maps/), driving directions, which will guide people in and out of the site (http://hudsonmusicproject.com/directions/) hours of operation including details about the free, early check-in being offered to campers (http://hudsonmusicproject.com/hours-operation/). In addition, festival-goers will have a variety of options to get out of the sun, charge their phones, play games, win prizes and sample a variety of beverages. THE HUDSON PROJECT also wants to ensure that attendees enjoy the festival safely. A list of valuable suggestions from remaining hydrated throughout the weekend, looking out for your neighbors, to the festival’s no judgment first-aid policy and more can be seen here http://hudsonmusicproject.com/summer-safety/.
Meanwhile, a new two-day weekend (Saturday and Sunday) pass, with camping for $220 has just been made available. This is in addition to single day, three-day GA and VIP ticketing options which also remain on sale. More details on tickets, camping, transportation and shuttle details for THE HUDSON PROJECT can be found at www.hudsonmusicproject.com
To further unify concert attendees–beyond the festival hours and into the campgrounds–the Camping HQ’s will serve as a centralized meeting place for all the campers. The area will feature showers, water stations, yard games, BBQ zones, food and craft vending, ice sales, a general store (with basic amenities),a camping store (with any camping supplies left behind) as well as an information/lost and found booth. For those without camping gear, but still looking to sleep under the stars and immerse themselves in the festival experience, 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 are available online and will remain available for purchase onsite.
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