Festival Noize: Ultra, Rock On The Range, Camp Bisco and Baltimore’s Shine

Camp Bisco announces its full lineup including the “surprise headliner” … Ultra Music Festival sold all of its early bird tickets as fast as fans could buy them … Ohio’s Rock On The Range proudly proclaims it sold out … and a Baltimore radio station will donate proceeds from its one-day event to help victims of Oklahoma’s devastating tornado.

Zeds Dead is now among the list of headliners appearing at the Disco Biscuits’ annual Camp Bisco, scheduled for July 11-13 in Mariaville, N.Y.  The Canadian electronic duo joins a lineup that includes Bassnectar, Passion Pit, Animal Collective, STS9, Umphrey’s McGee, Flux Pavilion and others.

Photo: John Davisson
"The Hangout Beach, Music And Arts Festival," Gulf Shores Public Beach, Ala.

Also newly added to the lineup are UZ, Aeroplane, Audrey Napoleon, Autobody, Bear Mountain and more.

Organizers are also trumpeting Camp Bisco’s non-music elements, saying they are enhancing the experience with large-scale art structures presented by Atlanta-based ABV Gallery that will be placed throughout the grounds.  Along with daily yoga/medication sessions, hooping seminars, and arts & crafts workshops, the “three-story free fall experience” otherwise known as the Camp Bisco Air Bag will make its debut. 

There will also be a new game area, Ferris wheel and other attractions.  And don’t forget to check out the ENO Hammock Lounge By The Lake which will feature down-tempo sets in the floating gazebo as well as a “hookah sanctuary.”  Head over to CampBisco.net for what you need to know.

Miami’s Ultra Music Festival reports that fans scooped up all of its early bird tickets in 4 minutes and sold all advance tickets within 20 minutes even though organizers have yet to announce a lineup.

But the annual EDM multi-day event scheduled for March 28-30 at Bayfront Park still has tickets to sell. Limited general admission and VIP tickets are still available. Click here for the skinny.

Photo: John Davisson
Ultra Music Festival, Bayfront Park, Miami, Fla.

The annual festival at Crew Stadium in Columbus, Ohio, that’s known as Rock On The Range is telling everyone who will listen that it sold all of its tickets

Presented by Right Arm Entertainment, AEG Live and Crew Stadium and taking place last weekend, ROTR sez it sold 105,000 tickets and “generated an economic impact of $17 million” for the Columbus metro area.  That’s  something to remember if people in your community raise objections to a proposed music festival, claiming it might cause too much trouble or attract an undesirable element.

Of course, fielding a huge lineup always moves tickets.  This year’s Rock On The Range included performances by Smashing Pumpkins, Soundgarden, Cheap Trick, Alice In Chains, Bullet For My Valentine, Korn, and others,

Baltimore’s Christian music station 95.1 Shine-FM is taking proceeds from its annual “Summer Blast” concert scheduled for Saturday night at the Pier Six Pavilion and sending it to Moore, Okla., to aid victims of this week’s incredibly destructive tornado.

Renamed “Shine For Oklahoma,” the one-day affair will feature performances by Building 429, Selah and Royal Tailor.  Proceeds will go to Convoy Of Hope which is already helping Moore residents cope with the disaster.

“We are happy to partner with Convoy Of Hope – a wonderful, effective relief agency – to help people in Moore get back on their feet, and give them some hope for the future,” Shine-FM’s general manager Steve Lawhon said.

Photo: The Oklahoman, Nate Billings/AP
Neighborhood after a tornado struck south Oklahoma City and Moore, Okla.

Reserved tickets are still available in advance.  Come show day you’ll be able to purchase general admission tickets at the gate for $10 cash.  Head over to Shine-FM’s website for more information.