Counter.Point | 09.27-29.12

ingrid sqIf you are into EDM, dance, trance, dubstep, or indie-rock, this is the festival for you.



You might have heard of Counter.Point, a new two-day music and arts festival that is coming to Georgia this September 27-29, 2012. The multi-stage festival (with camping options) will be held on a 350-acre, scenic Chattahoochee riverfront property just south of metropolitan Atlanta. If you are into EDM, dance, trance, dubstep, or indie-rock, this is the festival for you. Fifty-plus artists will perform over multiple stages, including EDM giants Skrillex and Pretty Lights, and DJs Bassnectar and AVICII. They will be joined by acts like M83, Crystal Castles, Washed Out, Reptar, and Atlanta’s own Big Boi.

On the visual arts side, street artist turned fine artist Greg Mike will be painting and curating a visual arts installation throughout the festival grounds. Mike, the owner of ABV, Atlanta’s contemporary art gallery and creative agency that focuses on street art and pop surrealism, will be bringing 10 exciting artists together to paint installations covering over 1,600 square feet of wall space. In addition the installations, festival-goers will be invited to stroll through the Counter.Point Arts Village to check out art, crafts and a variety of merchandise from Atlanta’s creative community and beyond.

Counter.Point has also announced the lineup for its Silent Disco presented by Music Unlimited. The late-night experience will feature enhanced headphones to showcase an array of local performers, including Merzy Me, DJ Airwolf, V3rsatile, DJ Pat O’Brien of 99X’s Voltage Radio, and Sugar Kayne, among others. Additional performers from outside the Atlanta area include Skrause, DJ Mel, Spankalicious, Futexture and Thump; Immuzikation. Counter.Point will also present Rhythm Monks, The Mad Violinist & the Crack Orchestra, and Stokeswood at the inaugural event.

Counter.Point will be working with a series of Atlanta-based partners, tapping into the city’s impressive culinary, arts, and entertainment scenes. Leading the culinary charge will be D.B.A. Barbecue; additional restaurants and food trucks include The Pickle, Pie for the People, Tijuana Joe’s, Mobile Marlay, Fry Guy, Healthy Nut Truck, Thai BBQ, Brusters, and Rita’s Italian Ice.

Preferred viewing areas, multiple VIP levels, and luxury camping options will be available. Daily express shuttle service to and from Atlanta, as well as day parking, will be offered for guests not wishing to camp onsite.

Three-day passes are on sale now for $165 online or by calling 1-888-512-SHOW (7469). The allotment of three-day passes at the advanced ticket price is limited, with prices increasing on September 15. Single-day tickets are now available at $59 for Thursday, headlined by Big Gigantic and Beats Antique; $89 for Friday, which is headlined by Bassnectar, Avicii, and M83; and $89 for Saturday which features Skrillex, Pretty Lights, and Steve Angelo. Depending on availability, tickets can be purchased at the gate for $185. All-inclusive VIP Experience and Platinum Experience packages are available, starting at $365 and $565, respectively. Single-day VIP passes are available for both Friday and Saturday at $169 apiece, inclusive of all fees.

The weather in Atlanta averages in the 70s in late September. The breeze coming off of the Chattahoochee River will make Counter.Point a comfortable end to the summer festival season.

If you’re thinking of going, or even if you can’t make the festival, you might want to check out some of the acts on the lineup as they tour across the country. | Matt Wallin

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