The sixth annual 10,000 Lakes Festival (10KLF) held July 23-26 at the Soo Pass Ranch in Detroit Lakes, MN returns as the Midwest's premiere camping and music destination event with an additional round of artist confirmations. Campgrounds are filling quickly based on the excitement of the festival's diverse selection of already announced artists. 10KLF 2008 will also feature performances from:
The Bad Plus
Tim Reynolds and T3
Secret Chiefs 3
Family Groove Company
The Rhinestone Diplomats
Pert Near Sandstone
With over a dozen acts still to be announced
Previously confirmed artists for this year's event include Phil Lesh & Friends, The Flaming Lips, Michael Franti & Spearhead, George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic, Mickey Hart Band (featuring Steve Kimock & George Porter Jr.), Medeski Scofield Martin & Wood, Slightly Stoopid, Dark Star Orchestra, Panjea with Michael Kang, JJ Grey & MOFRO, The New Mastersounds, Everyone Orchestra, The Wood Brothers, Cornmeal, WBPN and The Hue.
In addition to some of the most popular touring artists, 10KLF and its partner OurStage.com will kick off the 4th annual Cosmic Break Tour on April 3 at Cabooze in Minneapolis. OurStage is the only 100% democratic competition where the fans decide who's best in emerging music and film. Artists upload music and compete in monthly competitions. Fans visit OurStage.com and judge the music. Fan-favorite artists move on to the next round.
Hosting regional showcases throughout ten Midwestern cities, the Cosmic Break Tour offers independent and emerging artists the chance for a paid performance slot at this summer's event as decided by fans voting. Other showcases take place throughout April and early May in Sioux Falls, St. Louis, Fargo, Omaha, Iowa City, Milwaukee, Chicago, Duluth and then again in Minneapolis.
For those artists living outside these regions wishing to apply, three Cosmic Break slots will be chosen from performers applying nationwide. Complete details and music submission information can be found at http://www.ourstage.com/go/10KLF.
Located off the beaten path in Minnesota's pristine North Country, the festival's over 600 acres of unspoiled lakeside and forest camping provide an unusually tranquil and natural festival setting. Shorter lines and more personal space create a relaxed and friendly atmosphere that lasts all weekend long.
The 10,000 Lakes Festival continues the 'Help Us Help' campaign in 2008, an initiative giving back to the community through matching each dollar donated by patrons at online ticketing checkout. Proceeds go directly to worthy charities, split evenly to organizations including: the Becker County Humane Society, The Rex Foundation, Conscious Alliance, Detroit Lakes Public Schools and more.
Discounted festival tickets, campground reservations and complete festival details are now available online at www.10KLF.com. New in 2008, multiple festival ticket packages now exist, including an option to secure rare festival poster artwork bundled with event tickets with the 10KLF Jim Pollock Poster Package, featuring two VIP passes, a VIP campground vehicle reservation and two limited edition Pollock 10KLF prints only available through this package deal.