Last year, Arise made it’s debut in Loveland, CO, locking down a prime spot in the second half of the Summer, which was grossly underutilized given the amount of avid festival goers strewn about the Colorado front range.
Needless to say, the festival was a huge success, and this year Arise is returning with a vengeance, adding more stages, more music, and endless opportunities for growth and transformation with a wider variety of yoga and mind-expanding workshops than was offered in its’ previous year.
Arise boasts 4 stages, including one that is specifically devoted to EDM. So, if electronic music isn’t your thing, your ears are free to exclusively explore music that you love; and if you love EDM, you’ll be happy to hang out there all weekend, as the stage will host talent from Colorado and worldwide, including Australia’s Mr. Bill, Unlimited Aspect, Kll Smith and O-Neb.
The other stages keep the lineup tasteful and varied, offering up world-fusion crowd favorites Beats Antique, bluegrass/folk kingpins The Infamous Stringdusters and the ever-funkified Galactic, which will be featuring Chali Tuna of legendary hiphop group Jurassic 5.
If you need some time to give your dancing legs a rest, or just want an opportunity for learning, head to the new 400 person dome devoted specifically to workshops and keynote speakers designed to make the festival offer much more than just a weekend of good music.
If you’re anywhere near Colorado, and even if you’re not, I highly recommend to tickle the idea of heading to Arise Festival in a few weeks. Last year was awesome, and this year will undoubtedly be even better! Hope to see all of you out there!