Of all the electronic festivals taking place in the U.S. this summer, Sonic Bloom looks like it’s shaping up to be the most killer – by far. Held at the Hummingbird Ranch in Rye, Colorado from June 18th – 21st and taking place over the summer solstice, one can be assured that the vibes will be just right as the stars align over the Rockies this June.
With a venue within easy view of the Rocky Mountains, attendees will be hard pressed to find a festival with comparable scenery. Coupled with the seriously ridiculous lineup going down out there this year; it’s tough to imagine a soul wanting more than what Sonic Bloom has to offer.
Insanity is the only way to describe the lineup.
Two sets of STS9, followed by Shpongle, Emancipator, The Trancident (Michael Travis, Jason Hann, Michael Kang, and Kyle Hollingsworth of The String Cheese Incident), Random Rab, Phutureprimitive, Bluetech, Rob Garza (of Thievery Corporation), Thriftworks, Desert Dwellers, Andreilien (formerly Heyoka), Caspa, Manic Focus, Vibesquad, Project Aspect, Kaminanda, and that’s not even half of it. It’s not even a third of it really, it’s going to be a madhouse.
One gets the feeling that Sonic Bloom will be nothing short of a psychonaut’s playground, and we’re sure that you beautiful people will make the pilgrimage, traveling in droves to reach the Promised Land.
As the lineup caters to a more psychedelic atmosphere – Shpongle, Bluetech, and Random Rab are immediate hints – get prepared for some low-key chillout vibes for most of the weekend. With that being said, plenty of acts like Vibesquad, Gibbz, and Project Aspect will keep the dance party rockn’ with their signature blends of turned-up-to-11-stank-faced-glitch-hoppy-goodness. So while the lineup does offer a more downtempo-type vibe, there will be enough diversity on the bill to keep everyone happy.
So how much of a dent will Sonic Bloom make on the ol’ pocketbook, you may ask? A decent one, to be honest.
But, with a lineup as stellar as Bloom’s this year you know exactly where your money is going. Straight to the lineup.
For this year’s rendition of the long-standing festival, GA tickets are up to $204 for a 4-day pass. Bear in mind that you’ll have to purchase a parking pass as well, a $34 expenditure, but this can be split by carpoolers since only one pass is required per vehicle. We say it’s worth every penny. Actually, it’s worth more than every penny. Just talk to anyone who’s been out to Sonic Bloom before, they’ll surely tell you the same thing.
So, who’s already looking for ways out to Colorado to enjoy some of the dankest jams that side of the Mississippi, all with a side of the solstice?
We are. And, rest assured, thousands of other movers, shakers, and music makers will be too. After all, what could be better than spending the last few days of spring on the road in Colorado with a carload of your best friends, catching some of your favorite live music, all within a stones throw of the world-famous Rocky Mountains?
Very few things, if any… That’s what.
For more information and to purchase tickets visit the official Sonic Bloom website by clicking here.