The Hudson Project Reveals Set Times, Art Installations, and Workshops

posted by Alyssa Buffenstein on July 08, 2014

Saugerties, New York -- The Hudson Project has announced set times for its inaugural festival, which takes place this weekend, July 11-13. The music and arts festival has also revealed the various art installations and workshops that will take place during the weekend - from hula hoop workshops to kung fu classes to The Artagon. You can check out the full schedule below.

Since campgrounds open on Thursday night, you really don't have an excuse to miss Majical Cloudz, the first performer of the weekend, hit the Explorer Stage at 1pm on Friday. The rest of the day, you can catch the likes of Dr. Dog, Modest Mouse, and The Flaming Lips, before finishing off day one (well technically, starting off day two) with either Flying Lotus or Holy Ghost!, who both play until 2am. 

On Saturday, you can see Bonobo, Big Gigantic, Jon Hopkins, and Kendrick Lamar, all before capping your night with closers Moby or Four Tet.

Don't party so hard on Saturday night that you miss the funk-rock vibes of Bad Rabbits, who kick off the final day of the festival. Then you can catch Kelela, Action Bronson, and Cults throughout the day. At 9:15pm, you're pretty much obliged to see Bassnectar, because he's the only artist scheduled for that time slot - before Infected Mushroom, Paper Diamond, and Oliver close out the weekend.

You can make your own custom schedule through the festival's website, and see the full lineup below. 

If you find yourself with some free time during the weekend, or need to recharge more than just your cell phone, be sure to hit up one of the exercise workshops. Whether you're into revved-up Vinyasa flow, Chi Gong Meditation, or Shaolin Kung Fu, The Hudson Project has you covered. If you're looking for something even more adventurous, don't miss the 45-minute hoop dance workshop on Friday afternoon (yes, this means hula hooping as exercise!). We're not sure if yoga will alleviate or exasperate your camping-sore muscles, but the workshops sound fun nonetheless. 

The Hudson Project has also revealed the art that will fill festival grounds, and it's all highly conceptual, interactive, and site-specific. The Artagon will make functional fun with a shaded tent that will be covered in art by six resident artists throughout the weekend. The Anagraham Pavilion, a structure comprising two-way mirrors and mesh, will provide less shade than The Artagon, but will create a participatory experience where you can contemplate the natural landscape, and probably take some good #artselfies. 

For some visual stimulation to match the music, a 3-faced chandelier called The Arrowhead will feature visual responses to the artists on stage, with live visual sets performed by video artists Eric Mintzer and Sam Way

Since this is only the festival's first year, we don't have a guide for The Hudson Project; but don't worry, because the festival has posted some safety tips to keep in mind, including their zero tolerance and no judgement policies - meaning illegal substances are strictly prohibited, but medical assistance will always be provided free of judgement. Seriously kids, take care of yourselves.

GA and VIP weekend passes and single-day tickets are still on sale - and if you were contemplating attending The Hudson Project but couldn't get off work Friday, you're in luck, because two-day (Saturday and Sunday) GA camping passes have just been made available as well.

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