Introducing The ‘Interlocken Music Festival’

The latest multi-day music event submitted for your festival calendar will take place in Virginia in early September and feature a lineup including Neil Young & Crazy Horse, Furthur, Zac Brown, The String Cheese Incident and The Black Crowes.

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Voodoo Experience, City Park, New Orleans, La.

With more acts to be announced, the Interlocken Music Festival makes its debut Sept. 5-8 at Oak Ridge Farm in Arrington, Va., approximately 35 miles south of Charlottesville.

The festival is the brainchild of H.O.R.D.E. Festival founder David Frey and Relix Magazine publisher Peter Shapiro, who owned New York City’s Wetlands Preserve and produced U2’s U23D film.  The Interlocken founders are promising that the festival will focus on “world class music.”

“Most festivals these days are trying to be everything to everyone – very eclectic with an emphasis on a large number of artists in various genres,” Shapiro said.  “With Interlocken, we want to break away from that mold and create something more identifiable and distinct.”

The plan calls for “inter-locking” performances with two main stages alternating acts playing two-hour sets to provide continuous music.  Putting quality over quantity, organizers will present fewer bands playing longer sets plus many featured artists playing multiple sets on different days.

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The Fillmore, Detroit, Mich.

Tickets go on sale next week with artist presales beginning May 22 at 10 a.m. and general “early bird” tix going up May 23 at 10 a.m.  All times Eastern Daylight.  Visit for more information.