Today the Rootwire Music and Arts Festival unveiled its initial lineup for 2014. Not only will the festival be taking place in a new state, moving from Ohio to West Virginia, but Papadosio will not be returning as a headliner. This is something that was announced a few weeks ago but it still is very surreal to see a lineup poster for Rootwire and Papadosio not being listed at the very top. Most people always viewed it as Papadosio’s festival but creative differences between the band and EQendeavors led to Papadosio’s departure from the festival. Now EQendeavors has partnered up with Fliptaphonic Productions and has put together quite the lineup, especially considering all that has taken place.
On July 17-20 Trip’s Farm at Sunshine Daydream Memorial Park in Terra Alta, WV will host Rootwire and the lineup will be headlined 2 hour sets from Shpongle, Beats Antique (2 shows), EOTO and Conspirator. There will also be a presentation and live painting during Beats Antique by the live art supercouple Alex & Allyson Grey. The first wave lineup also includes a rare performance outside of Colorado by Zilla, a musical collaboration made up of EOTO and Vibesquad, who will also be performing at the festival. The rest of the lineup includes Love & Light, Janover & Resunator [Feat. Jamie Janover], Dirtwire [Feat. David Satori of Beats Antique], Kaminanda, Kilowatts, Manitoa, Cosby Sweater, Lynx, Sidecar Tommy, Aliver Hall, Dixon’s Violin, Tropidelic, Arpetrio, Broccoli Samurai, Sassafraz, Eumatik, Magnetic, Nevele, Boomslang, Ethosine, Pleasant Drive, Spaceship Earth/Yogi Magik and Heady Ruxpin. Julie North will serve as this year’s spiritual guide for the festival. There is still a second wave lineup to be released which will include the main headliner.
Tickets are available RIGHT NOW for only $100 but will be limited to only the first 200 purchasers after which the price will increase. There will also only be 5000 tickets sold in an effort to keep the festival more intimate. You can read more about the upcoming festival on the OFFICIAL ROOTWIRE FACEBOOK PAGE. Even without Papadosio this promises to be a very special gathering full of love, light, great music, amazing art, positive energy and beautiful souls. Listen below to some songs from a few of this year’s artists and be on the lookout for more information regarding Rootwire in the upcoming weeks and months.