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Festival Preview: Pickathon 2014

on July 29, 2014

Dust off your tent, Pickathon is here!

Entering its 15th year, the three day festival is known near and far as a kick ass time with a conscience. Taking place in Happy Valley at the stunning Pendarvis Farm, Pickathon is the only large festival that aims to reduce waste through the avoidance of plastic and single use dishware while providing an awesome stainless steel souvenir cup.

The largely volunteer driven weekend is not only environmentally friendly, but offers a great family experience. This year’s lineup lives up to Pickathon’s exceptional booking reputation of highlighting local, national and international acts.

Bands play not one set, but two, in order to assure that you never have to miss your favorite show. The genres are also diverse. You can find yourself shoving your neighbor at a punk show in a barn or sitting on a bale of hay listening to your favorite folk artist. The lineup is incredible from head to toe.

What do Parquet Courts, Courtney Barnett, Warpaint, The War On Drugs, Mac Demarco, Destroyer, Angel Olsen, Marco Benevento, Mikal Cronin, The Donkeys, and Quilt have in common? They’re eleven of ELEVEN’s must-see shows at Pickathon 2014!

Words [mostly] by Liz Elder
Photo: Tim LaBarge



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