ARISE Music Festival is returning for its 5th year celebration August 4-6. ARISE is a musically diverse festival wonderland experience featuring 7 stages of live music, yoga, camping, workshops, theme camps, art gallery and installations, and much more. The annual festival draws nearly 10,000 music fans to Loveland, Colorado each year from around the country seeking a conscious environment to connect and build community.
This year’s festival will feature an eclectic lineup, including hip-hop act Atmosphere, EDM sensation Tipper, funk-master Lettuce, and Beats Antique bringing the heat with stunningvisuals. Other headliners for this year’s event include Ani DiFranco, Rising Appalachia, The Expendables, Brother Ali, Lettuce, and Sunsquabi.
Get to know some of the artists
Beats Antique is a masterful merge of modern technology and live instrumentation. Performing under the canopy of live electronica their music is built of brass bands and glitch, string quartets and dubstep – an unlikely pairing that is both mesmerizing and unique. Soundcloud
Break Science was raised and influenced by the rhythm and culture of New York, fusing generations of the city’s rich musical legacy with their deep-rooted connection to hip-hop for a refreshingly original take on electronic music. Once called a “mélange of genres” by VIBE Magazine, the duo has carved out a cult following of fans nationwide and a solid Colorado base. Soundcloud
Boston-based Lettuce has brought a new vitality to classic funk, matching their smooth and soulful grooves with a hip-hop-inspired urgency and a profound mastery of beat. Lettuce is celebrated for their unique brand of groove-fueled future funk, building off its highly danceable rhythm with a blissfully free and horn-laced arrangement. Soundcloud
SunSquabi has added to the ranks of Colorado artists on the rise. A three-piece live electronic experience, the act has gone from performing in small clubs to the legendary Red Rocks in just a few short years. With influences that range from King Crimson to Jeff Beck and Daft Punk, SunSquabi seeks to break boundaries of electronic dance music by infusing each track with rock and funk. Soundcloud
Music • Yoga • Camping • Art • Workshops • Activism
In addition to musical performances, the three-day festival offers dawn-to-dusk yoga classes, interactive workshops, art galleries and live art expositions, and thought-provoking panel discussions and documentary film screenings all included with a general admission of the ticket. A family friendly festival, ARISE offers free admission for children (under 12) and all kid activities in the Rainbow Lightening Children’s Village.
Tickets and Camping Options
ARISE Festival attendees can choose from a range of ticketing options and upgrades including Car Camping, Early Thursday Camping (includes a special Thursday night performance by ARISE Festival favorites, Rising Appalachia), new VIP Stage View Camping, coveted West Side Camping and more. For more information and complete ticketing details, visit their Website and Facebook Page.
“ARISE shows great potential to become the benchmark for other festivals, as it challenges attendees to contribute to, rather than exclusively take away from, the experience of a music festival.” – Denver Westword, 2016