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Mmm… The smell of fresh air, an unpolluted and refreshing river, mountains in the background —what more could you ask for? Maybe a phenomenal music lineup? Yes. This May 30 – June 2 marks the 10th annual Wakarusa Music Festival in the Mulberry Mountains of Ozark, Ark.

Five stages with 100+ bands, Wakarusa has flown under the radar up until a couple of years ago as attendance numbers have continued to grow over the years. Always switching things up, Waka has scheduled Widespread Panic and indie band Dispatch as headliners this year. Known for it’s diverse lineups in the past, the festival has also arranged for some new names to join the Waka family while still staying true to its roots with bands like Umphrey’s McGeeYonder Mountain String Band and STS9.

From Snoop Lion, Amon Tobin, Felix Cartal and Emancipator to Gogol Bordello, Zeds Dead, and Of Monsters and Men, this years lineup welcomes a wide selection of first timers to the festival. They are also bringing back some Waka favorites like The Black Crowes, Gramatik and Quixotic. The lineup is encompassed with artists from all different types of genres, making the event that much more attractive.

Among the various activities you can embark on, Waka provides so much to do and see if you’re looking for a break from the music. Disc golf, fishing, hiking and canoeing are only some of the many options available.

 

This year’s featured live painters and interactive art installations have yet to be announced, but will be revealed soon. General admission tickets are currently priced at $154 and camping passes are sold separately.

via Bionic Beatlab

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