Get High (in the Mountains) at Colorado's First Ever South Park Music Festival
Fairplay, Colorado -- What we're about to tell you may seem like a plot that could only be dreamt up by Matt Stone and Trey Parker, but besides the name, it has nothing to do with the gross-out comedy cartoon: the first ever South Park Music Festival will be held this Fourth of July weekend, and it's shaping up to be a stoner's paradise.
Sponsored by Cannabis Network Radio, the festival will take place July 3-6 (with, of course, a 4:20 showtime) on the American Safari Ranch, just 90 minutes from Denver. Slightly Stoopid will headline, supported by Tech N9ne, Paper Diamond, Matisyahu, and more. Scroll down to see the full lineup so far.
According to the their Facebook page, the camping festival was "conceptualized when a collective of Colorado residents, businessmen, music collaborators and lovers, sat around a table smoking a bowl and envisioned an epic music festival in the Colorado mountains that would combine our true independence of Cannabis freedom with a passion for music." Well, um, okay.
And while the first edition of the festival hasn't even happened yet, organizers are dreaming big, hoping to create an experience "on par with festivals such as Bonaroo [sic] and Coachella."
The festival is advertising a huge Independence Day fireworks display, carnival rides, top of the line sound and lighting production, carnival rides, full bars, a wide selection of yet to be revealed food and drink vendors, and games and activities like horseshoes, corn hole, a laser light show, yoga, a bouncy house, driving range, costume contest, parade, and more.
Ticket packages start at just $50 and are on sale now. Early bird VIP tickets start at just $150 and include access to the front of stage, VIP lounge areas, premium camping locations, saloon, and a wine tasting. (Yeah, we're not sure what the "saloon" is either.)
The South Park Music Festival is keeping it green in more ways than one, with camping included in the ticket price, but a $99 "environmental impact fee" for RVs. Glamping packages and gear rentals are also available.
And if you really want to do your Colorado vacation right, you might want to drop $350 for the Underground Cup Judge's Pass. Details aren't available about what exactly the Underground Cup is, but the ticket is advertised to include general admission to the festival, complete judge's kit, access to the judge's lounge, and "many other 420 treats", so you can draw your own conclusions about that.
Full Lineup So Far: Slightly Stoopid, Tech N9ne, Matisyahu, Paper Diamond, Steel Pulse, Collie Buddz, The Grouch & Eligh, Heroes x Villians, Flobots, Kottonmouth Kings, Blackalicious, Stanton Warriors, Souls of Mischief, Alien Ant Farm, Fishbone, 40 Oz. to Freedom, Eyes Set to Kill, The Hood Internet, Carolyn Wonderland, Krooked Treez, Subscape, Basscrooks, ill-esha, Amp Live, Futur3, Fantastic Negrito, The Prime Eights, Wheeland Brothers, Los Rakas, Step Rockets, A-1, Pries, DJ Bobby B (From KMK), Bass Physics, Congo Sanchez, Danka, P-Nuckle, DJ Nikka T, Sensi Dread, Rowdy Shadehouse, Vinnie Maniscalco, Dragondeer, No 1 Left Standing, Kamikazi Klones, Trickshot, option 4, Dirty Little Thieves, Melissa Ivey, Medusa, Dubskin, Dirt Monkey, Samples, Hi-Strung, Oroya, Adrienne-O, Sunsquabi, The Trade-Ins, The Violet Showcase, Tattooed Strings, Sticky D, Megan Kelley, Plaad, We's Us, Anubus Morrison