CounterPoint 2014: Back and better than ever

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When the creators of Tomorrowland announced that TomorrowWorld, the American edition of their festival, would be held in the Chattahoochee Hills, many wondered what would happen to the other festival that was previously held at the same location. After a wildly successful first year in 2012, CounterPoint Music Festival is back with a new venue and a massive lineup. From indie, chillwave and electronica to electro, hip-hop and trap, CounterPoint has covered every genre a modern-day music lover could want. There is, literally, something for everyone.

CounterPoint moved to its new home in Kingston Downs, Ga., and will be held on April 25-27. Advanced general admission tickets are currently $180 (plus fees) and on sale at the CounterPoint website. VIP packages start at $600. Outkast, Pretty Lights, Foster The People and STS9 will be headlining the festival, but the fun doesn’t stop there.

As you read the 2014 CounterPoint lineup, it seems to get better as you go along. They have the perfect balance of different styles of music. Mainstream, underground: You name it, they’ve got it.

Outkast, J. Cole, Chance The Rapper and more if you’re a rap fan. A-Trak, Boys Noize, Wolfgang Gartner plus many more if you’re an electro fan. Foster The People, Thievery Corporation, Sleigh Bells and others if you like indie. Nosaj Thing, XXYYXX and Shpongle for the experimental ones.

And there are more, of course. The lineup consists of musicians that many know and love, and then, there are musicians that many have never heard of. MCP Presents and C3 Presents, the companies in charge of the festival, always have a good ear for fresh and new artists. This is evident in the multiple festivals they produce yearly, and CounterPoint is no exception.

MCP and C3 have revived the Dirty South as a prominent player in the music industry. They continuously are bringing groundbreaking music to an area that is relatively underestimated and unknown. The south needed a diverse and unique music festival and they hit the nail on the head with this one.

CounterPoint will be held at Kingston Downs for the next 10 years, but that doesn’t mean you should wait to buy tickets. Early bird tickets have already sold out and the advanced tickets are headed in the same direction.

For a taste of what the first CounterPoint was like, read our review.

via Bionic Beatlab

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