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Forget the Front Woods, Backwoods is the Place to Be This Labor Day weekend

Friday, June 19, 2015
Alex Zimmerman

I do have to say, September is definitely becoming a great month for festivals. With Tomorrowworld, Dancefestopia, Electric Zoo, Nocturnal Wonderland and North Coast Music Festival all happening in the month there are plenty of events to choose from. Before the Midwest thinks they get the shaft on festival season (trust me, they do,) they can all rejoice because Backwoods Music Festival is the perfect Labor Day getaway for everyone. In a small town located off historic route 66, the Midwest will be gathering together for what has to be the festival of the weekend as Porter Robinson, Infected Mushroom, Odesza, Dirtyphonics, Manic Focus and others all will be celebrating the end of summer at Backwoods in Stroud, Oklahoma. backwoods festival lineup pic With 7 stages to choose from, daily activities including yoga, water volleyball, swimming, slackline and hooping along with professional hoopers and artists and world-renowned creative stage designer Fader, Backwoods definitely is making a name for itself on paper for one of the best events Labor Day weekend. Add to that fishing, swimming, body painting and tie dye, a ferris wheel, fire tower climb and even a helicopter ride and you have yourself a hell of a weekend. Don’t forget to bring your hammock to enjoy the beautiful weather and scenery Oklahoma has to offer.

The Motherland Stage

Motherland stage Backwoods festivalThey recently released a rendering of the Motherland stage aka the mainstage and boy does it look awesome. With an overseeing eye at the top of the stage that is Lord of the Rings-esque and two side towers, this stage will surely be a sight to behold as Porter, Infected Mushroom and Odesza will perform on the stage.

Backwoods Partnership

Not only will the stage blow your mind, I am in love with Backwoods partnership with Trees for the Future in which each ticket sold will mean one more tree planted in the world. With over 50 million trees already planted, we can help do our part in making sure future generations have beautiful areas to enjoy.

So How Much Does It Cost?

Tickets are available now for $149 which includes camping… that’s a pretty good price if you ask me. VIP tickets are only $199 with access to flushable toilets and showers. An extra $50 for showers and flushable toilets… sounds worth it to me. If you’re feeling really frisky you can also buy a cabin rental with 4 backstage passes for $3000. Visit their website for more information along with purchasing your tickets also. With festivals getting too large for their britches (cough… EDCLV… cough) and skyrocketing ticket prices, a slew of festivals are popping up with similar lineups while boasting better amenities and better vibes. Backwoods Music Festival is definitely one of these and deserves everyone’s attention. Labor Day here I come.