In an age when music festivals are a hot button trend, it takes a compelling uniqueness to stand out among the crowd. Head for the Hills, a first-year music, arts and brew festival, is doing just that — catching the eye of many Texans because of its eclectic lineup and choice of venue.
Head for the Hills’ lineup is a commendable blend of national and local acts spanning the genre spectrum from bluegrass to electronic. Among the headliners are bluegrass revivalists Kyle Hollingsworth Band, glitch-hop great Eliot Lipp and new age innovators The Nadis Warriors. Music will run all day and shift gears to a silent disco at night. (Peep the lineup after the jump.) Patrons also have several workshops to choose from over the weekend including yoga, laughing therapy, percussion lessons and brewing demonstrations.
Head for the Hills is slated March 1-3, 2013 at Quiet Valley Ranch in Kerrville, Texas, which plays host to the renown Kerrville Folk Festival every spring. This little town nestled in the heart of the Texas Hill Country has incubated a solid community of visitors since the folk festival’s inception 41 years ago, and depends on those people to maintain the land throughout the 18 days of the event. Several workshops focus on sustainability in much the save vein.
Head for the Hills is a camping festival, so be sure to bring a tent. Tickets are $115, which includes the price of a campsite, and can be purchased here. For more information and a full list of workshops, visit the festival’s official website and Facebook page.
Bands: Kyle Hollingsworth Band (members of String Cheese Incident & The Motet), Eliot Lipp, Nadis Warriors (w/ special guest Allen Aucoin of Disco Biscuits), Phutureprimitive, Archnemesis, Dr. Fameus (feat Allen Aucoin of Disco Biscuits), Consider the Source, Mingo Fishtrap, Holding Space, Montu, Milkdrive, Whiskey Shivers, Dimitri’s Ascent, A Live One, Henry + The Invisibles, Bungalouski, Ashes of Babylon, Sun Salutation, MOAI Broadcast, Grace Park and the Deer, Loose Leaf, Bottom Dollar String Band, Mamafesta, Michael Garfield, Psychodillo, Dumo (Jason Hahn of Nadis Warriors) vs Indigo Uprise*, Metranohm*, Somatoast*, SoundShaman*, Higher Harmonic*, Inert G*, Skyline*, Mantoid*, Zipperteeth vs Octiguana*, Awak3n*
* entales playing the silent disco