The Black Crowes, My Morning Jacket, Sheryl Crow, Goose, and nearly 100 other artists will welcome FloydFest to its new home July 26th–30th, 2023. The new site in Check, VA, dubbed FestivalPark, will host the impending edition of the genre-fluid Southern festival dubbed “FloydFest 23~Forever.”
Tuesday’s lineup announcement highlights the diversity of the Blue Cow Arts and Across-the-Way Productions festival, with singer-songwriter Elle King, a collaboration between rapper Yelawolf and country heir Shooter Jennings called Sometimes Y, Boston party-starters Ripe, rising jam acts Neighbor and Eggy, reggae-infused Floridians The Hip Abduction, and more.
“For this year’s program, I wanted to ensure that the quality FloydFest is known for remains true and endearing to the thousands who flock to our unforgettable experience on the mountain,” Kris Hodges, FloydFest producer and founder, said. “By bringing in some of the nation’s best rock, country, jam and Americana artists, FloydFest continues to be ‘Forever’ making strides in the industry … and beyond. Our new location and next level experience will be sure to tantalize all senses and awaken the spirit in all who attend.”
The initial lineup is rounded out by Shane Smith & The Saints, Atlin Gün, Nikki Lane, Ian Noe, and The Wilder Blue as well as FloydFest 22~Heartbeat On-the-Rise winner Palmyra and runner-up The Jared Stout Band. These artists mark the beginning of a lineup that will balloon to nearly 100 acts across six stages during the five days of FloydFest.
“Our endgame has always been to become the gold-standard example of a ‘boutique’ festival, and now, with a new home, and with the stated goal to park and camp each-and-every patron on one site — eradicating the need for offsite lots and offsite shuttles — our dream is manifesting into reality. We are grateful, we are energized, we are inspired — and we’re doing this for our patrons,” Sam Calhoun, chief operating officer of FloydFest and Across-the-Way Productions, said. “What we have created as a festival and family over the past two decades+ has blossomed into a year-round, indelible intention and lifestyle. Our renewed mission is to sustain this family for years and years to come. What we have curated and originated is bigger than each of us, and it deserves to go on ‘Forever.’”
Tickets for FloydFest 2023 are on sale now, with prices increasing on January 1st, 2023. Ticket prices will rise again on April 1st, July 1st, and finally when gates open on July 26th if any remain. The first round of lineup additions will arrive on November 15th.