February 21, 2017 Festival Preview No Comments

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According to the dictionary Euphoria is described as “a feeling or state of intense excitement and happiness.” I don’t think I’ve ever a more appropriately named title than Euphoria in Austin.

Euphoria is an annual four-day music and camping festival held in Austin, Texas and has catapulted as one of the biggest spring music festivals in the U.S. Although it focuses on electronic music, it is also known to include hip hop, indie, and jam bands.

Remaining in compliance with Austins “keep Austin weird” aesthetic, Euphoria seconds as an arts festivals. It features camping, art installations, live painting, yoga and workshops. This spring, Euphoria celebrates it’s 6th year and we can’t see what they have lined up!

The Venue

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Located at the 55 acre venue, Carson Creek Ranch, it sits on the bank of the Colorado River and a five minute drive from the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport.  Last year, the campground hosted over 5,000 people.

In addition, the the festival featured three stages: Euphoria, Elements, and the Dragonfly Amphitheater, plus another exclusive stage and a silent disco. We also can’t forget about Austin’s awesome springtime weather!

The dates are set for April 6 – 9, 2017

The Lineup

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Year after year, Euphoria sets itself apart from other EDM festivals around the U.S. because it’s not exclusively electronic music. The musical diversity provided at Euphoria gives festival goers exactly what they need to achieve the best festival experience.

This year they feature major artists such as Pretty Lights Live, Alesso, Chromeo, Young Thug, Zeds Dead, Knife Party, and Chet Porter. But they also feature many up and coming artists such as Maddy O’Neal, The Widdler, BadBadNotGood, and The Funk Hunters,

Attractions

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As mentioned earlier, Euphoria also features live painters, fire flow performers, art installations, daily yoga sessions, and even wedding ceremonies. They also feature The Dragonfly Initiative, inspired by the uniqueness of the dragonfly, it’s a space for creative participation and community involvement. This includes: work exchange volunteer program, art installation grants, and ecophoria. Euphoria is a cultural mecca. The people behind Euphoria made a statement saying:

“We’re curious creatures, constantly seeking better ways to connect with people; constantly seeking better ways to add value to their lives and give back. We think about how people devour music, information, and new ideas and then go out into the world and plant the seeds of change. We are fans. Pure and simple. We’re deeply enriched by the transformative effects of music and community. We belong to and live in the musical moment. We belong to a community who, through music, seek a deeper, richer,  more inspired experience. We belong to Austin, to its freedom and vibe. We belong to those who doubt the conventional and create the exceptional. We belong to each other, one family camping and laughing and loving and sharing in the joy of music. We belong here, in this place, which is far more than a music venue; far more than a festival, it’s a completely immersive experience, a place where you listen, create, feel and literally — live in the moment. #FindYourEuphoria”

What we can do for you:

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Unity Travel offers shuttles from neighboring cities. Austin is considered the second worst city in the U.S. for traffic, we can help you get to Euphoria swiftly and safely. It’s no secret that Texas is huge and getting traveling is a huge pain. Well, worry no more and pregame with us!

Written by Jennifer Durnell