Two SONIC BLOOM Festival Pre-Parties set for Boulder and Denver will give fans a lot to dream about in the two months leading up to the actual festival, where the magic of music, dance, art and human performance will meld into a three-day never-world of electronic music and camping. The first installment of this year’s festivities will descend on the Fox Theatre April 24, with the party moving south to legendary Cervante’s Masterpiece Ballroom the next day. This epic weekend will have fans itching to pack up their camping gear and bottle their good vibes for Colorado’s premier electronic festival, set for June 26 through June 28 in the Colorado Front Range.
Four of the acts slated to rage the stages of SONIC BLOOM will gear up and head to Boulder, where fans can expect a taste test of the festival’s improvisational electronic music on night one of the pre-party. Led by the quirky, psychedelic beats of VibeSquaD (Aaron Holstein), the bill continues with the rhythmic, electro-acoustic flavorings of LYNX & Janover, made up of famed hammered dulcimer player Jamie Janover and hip-hop and folk-inspired singer LYNX. Also on tab is the ancient/modern styling of Beats Antique, a collage of Middle Eastern traditions, glitch, dubstep, hip-hop and breakbeat. Not to be left off the tab is the big-hitting and bass-heavy glitch hop of S.P.E.C.T.R.E. Special guest appearances are guaranteed, making for a special night.
Night one’s huge energy will be felt in the line outside the doors of Cervante’s Masterpiece Ballroom the next day, Saturday, as Beats Antique yet again joins with LYNX & Janover for another big night. Added to day two is electronic sensation Ana Sia, the grungy dubstep, glitch meets psy-hop act all the way from San Francisco, also billed for the SONIC BLOOM festival. Joining Ana Sia from San Francisco is Mimosa, a beat brew shiny and warm, yet hip-hop at the core like the classics of Too Short and Dr. Dre. Future Simple Project rounds out the night, a dubstep and breakbeat act known for dropping bass bombs.
The SONIC BLOOM 2009 lineup is taking shape, with confirmed acts such as EOTO + Kang + Kyle (all of The String Cheese Incident). Lest we forget ZILLA, the host of the festival made of up of Janover, Holstein and Michael Travis of EOTO and The String Cheese Incident. This marks the fourth year of the festival, and with included acts such as Tipper, Random Rab, David Starfire, Ana Sia, BoomBox, Savoy, Heyoka and more to be named very soon, this year will certainly expand upon the past festivals.
Stay tuned for more information to be released about the festival. In the meantime, fans can get ready for the late April parties in preparation for the three special days that await them in June. Advanced tickets to the Fox Theatre show are $12, with tickets to the 9:00 p.m. door opening running $18. Advanced tickets to the Denver party are also $12, with 8:00 door tickets running $15.