Aqueous has revealed details of its first-ever curated festival, The Great Flamingle. Set to occur on September 3rd at Jack Rabbit in the quartet’s native Buffalo, NY, the single-day urban event will mark the group’s only remaining show of 2022.
The Great Flamingle will feature two sets from headliners Aqueous in addition to performances from lespecial and The Talking Dead Heads, plus support from fellow Nickel City natives Space Junk and Tortoise Forest on an outdoor lot stage. The event will also feature vendors, artists, and other experiences (TBA) curated by Aqueous to show the band’s appreciation for its fans and Buffalo roots.
“This is something we’ve wanted to do forever with AQ, and the stars really aligned for it,” founding guitarist/vocalist Mike Gantzer said. “We’re all very excited to throw a unique, AQ-curated experience from the music, the vendors, the fan experiences, and beyond! We’re looking forward to building on The Great Flamingle in the years to come, too.”
General admission and VIP tickets for the inaugural Great Flamingle are on sale now. VIP ticket holders will have access to an intimate indoor performance and meet and greet with Aqueous plus complimentary food and two drinks from the Jack Rabbit Kitchen and Bar.
This news comes after Aqueous—composed of Gantzer, Dave Loss (guitar/keyboards/vocals), Evan McPhaden (bass), and Rob Houk (drums)—announced that the group will take the rest of the year off so Loss can spend time with the child he and his wife are expecting.
“The pandemic taught us many things, but the biggest thing we learned is balance in life is crucial, so we’ve taken an entirely different approach to prioritize that within the culture of our band these days,” the band wrote on social media earlier this month.
During this time off the road, Aqueous will revamp its website, write new music, and plan upcoming tour dates. The group also hinted at a new album, which would mark the band’s first studio LP since 2018’s Color Wheel.