Suwannee Hulaween has revealed alternative indie-rock band Rainbow Kitten Surprise as the festival’s secret headliner ahead of the festival’s tenth anniversary celebration edition. Hulaween is returning once again to the Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park in Live Oak, Florida from Thursday, October 26 – Sunday, October 29, 2023.
Hulaween is one of the last truly-independent, large-scale music festivals thriving amongst today’s corporatized concert landscape, and after selling out its last five editions (and already almost 80% sold out for this year’s event), the festival is commemorating a decade of success with its most impressive lineup yet.
This year’s Hulaween is one of the very few places that fans will be able to see electro-soul pioneer Pretty Lights, who is headlining the festival following a five-year music hiatus. His exclusive East Coast festival set at Hulaween promises to showcase vibrant, bass-fueled sounds to the festival’s feverish audience.
Other headliners include Hulaween founders The String Cheese Incident, Phish-offshoot Trey Anastasio Band, critically-acclaimed indie-jam five piece Goose, Hulaween staple Joe Russo’s Almost Dead (2 sets), tech-house maestro John Summit, five-piece indie rock band Mt. Joy, producer polymath Big Wild, neo-soul rapper Smino, GRAMMY-nominated multi-instrumentalist/producer Elderbrook, revered house producer/vocalist Channel Tres, the Hulaween debut of Les Claypool’s Fearless Flying Frog Brigade, and legendary roots-rock outfit Dispatch.
Hulaween has also announced that Rainbow Kitten Surprise bassist/vocalist Charlie Holt will be doing an individual DJ set (as Harleigh Colt), as will The String Cheese Incident percussionist Jason Hann (as The League Of Sound Disciples).
Additionally, Hulwaeen 2023 will also feature sets from the other The String Cheese Incident side projects (including Bill & Jilian Nershi ft. Jason Hann, Kyle Hollingsworth Band, and Snakes & Stars) to go along with the full band’s 6 total sets across the festival.
The festival will also feature support performances from Lettuce, BLOND:ISH, Eprom, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong, Gioli & Assia, Altin Gün, ISOxo, Moore Kismet, Blu DeTiger, Manic Focus, Lab Group, Yung Bae, and many more.
The Hulaween 2023 lineup is brimming with more than 90 acts that cover all corners of the dance floor. Over the course of the past decade, Hulaween has hosted a plethora of genre-crossing artists the Spirit of the Suwannee’s idyllic grounds, which serves as perfect setting for attendees to fully immerse themselves in Florida’s lush, enchanting nature.
Hulaween’s Spirit Lake is heralded as one of the leading immersive art experiences across American festivals, brimming with talented sculptors, fire/metal workers, painters, thespians, and lighting designers. Attendees can revel in lakefront projection mapping, hypnotizing light shows, interactive installations, and both visual and performance art, catch performances at Spirit Lake’s two stages, and groove into sunrise at the Silent Disco.