What You Need To Know – Wakarusa 2015

    After we released and reviewed Wakarusa’s lineup, we had an influx of readers who wanted more information. Well, here you go: Waka’s official press release!


    By Croix Provence


    Wakarusa Announces Third and Final Artist Lineup for 2015  

    Wakarusa Music Festival is thrilled to announce the third and final round of the artist lineup for the 2015 festival. This year’s final announcement of artists includes Major Lazer, Thievery Corporation, Umphrey’s McGee, Dirty Heads, Lotus and many more.  The 12th annual Wakarusa will take place on the majestic Mulberry Mountain June 4-7, 2015 near Ozark, Arkansas.

    This year’s lineup will feature an eclectic mix of indie, rock, EDM, hip-hop, reggae and more. Headliners will include Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals, back from a seven-year hiatus, and electronic music powerhouse Major Lazer. In addition, Jimmy Fallon’s house band and neo-soul group The Roots, and dub-infused electronic band Thievery Corporation will be joining the musical talent at Wakarusa.

    It is widely known that Wakarusa has been the premier showcase for up and coming bands and this year is no different. Fresh acts include hip-hop artist Chance the Rapper, tropical house DJ Thomas Jack, funky duo of brothers The Floozies, EDM producer Bro Safari, indie-progressive rock band Moon Taxi, and Vermont based quartet Twiddle, to name a few.

    Waka Winter Classic, Wakarusa’s classic tour kicks off this week at The Parish in Austin, TX on Jan 22. The classic will travel through 20 cities in 14 states, searching for the best musical talent to play at the 12th annual Wakarusa. Five artists will be chosen to compete in each city for a chance at the grand prize, a showcase set at Wakarusa 2015.

    Full Event Passes, as well as VIP, Camping and RV Passes are now on sale. For lineup and ticketing information visit the official Wakarusa website: www.wakarusa.com. For more information on the Waka Winter Classic visit: www.wakawinterclassic.com.


    Round Three Artist Lineup:

    Major Lazer
    Thievery Corporation
    Umphrey’s McGee
    Dirty Heads
    Gigantic Underground Conspiracy
    Galactic with Macy Gray
    Bro Safari
    Collie Buddz
    The White Panda
    Donavon Frankenreiter
    Nahko and Medicine for the People
    Moon Taxi
    Kap Slap
    Judah & the Lion
    Rob Garza
    Russ Liquid
    Lindsay Lowend
    The Delta Saints
    Rose’s Pawn Shop
    Cure for the Common
    Ghost Owl
    The Human Experience
    Hearts of Darkness
    Old Shoe
    Coyote Union

    Wakarusa presents, A Day in the Life, a short film produced by Navigate Films. A Day in the Life takes a new approach following groups of friends experiencing a day amidst great music, good vibes and extraordinary people at Wakarusa Music Festival. A Day In The Life Video: http://goo.gl/FmsKFR


    Round Three Artist Lineup Poster: http://goo.gl/T8Ql6k
    2014 Video Recap: http://goo.gl/LGJ4HF
    Approved Photos: http://goo.gl/dPF09f

    Rebecca Venkauskas