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Date Venue Location Tickets
June 9, 2016 Bonnaroo Art & Music Festival Manchester, TN More Info
July 27, 2016 First Ward at Chop Shop Chicago, IL More Info


When 100,000 people descend on a music festival, these are the stories they bring with them!


The Film

“Festival" is a documentary film about the role music festivals play in the lives of our friends, neighbors, coworkers, and families.  Against the backdrop of the United States' third surge of large-scale music festivals, we follow the stories of Jill, Travis, Austin, Kenneth, Barbara, Tracy, and Sara as they navigate their demons, relationships, dilemmas, and a 3-day festival weekend.  “Festival” aims to be the most honest and detailed look at why...read more

The Team

I have been joined by a team of music lovers and filmmakers. You may have seen their projects with Umphrey's, The Motet, North Coast, Spring Awakening, Lotus, SCI, EDC and more. We came together with one goal: make an engaging and honest film about music festivals. Performances by Benny Benassi, Umphrey’s McGee, Big Gigantic, and more. Music by Loyal Divide, HAIM, Duke Dumont, Adam Johnson, Lotus, Taught Abroad, Ghosthouse, & James Wineman...read more

Festival News

New Site!

Hello and welcome! We’re excited to have our presence on the interwebs extend beyond social media to this site – we’ll be including more updates on the film and related fun things soon – stay tuned!

INDIEGOGO Site Launched

As principle shooting has wrapped and editing is in full swing, we’d like to bring your attention to our IndieGoGo page.  Remember: To date, this film has been self-funded, made possible by a team of dedicated friends and colleagues working for peanuts, if anything at all. Remember, To tell this […]

Summer Is Here! Check out our Facebook Page!

Hey y’all, summer is here and festivals are many – we’ve all been enjoying our selves when we’re not working hard at making this film happen.  Checkout our Facebook page!

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