Easter Island Festival is a grassroots music & camping festival that happens in April each year to celebrate the birth of Spring out of Winter. It is a gathering of art, music, and culture that encourages human thought & expression to a wide variety of people. This year the festival takes place April 11th, 12th, & 13th of 2013.
Throughout the years, the festival has grown in intimacy and in size. Easter Island Festival is a place of refuge from the outside world… As such, the festival hopes to provide a comfortable environment for all guests attending. Musicians, Artist, & Attendees are all a very important part of the festival and Easter Island Festival does not separate the three. At the festival, there is a symbiotic relationship between all that attend that transcends that of a conventional show.
30+ bands will perform on two stages; one under a tent and the other located in the grounds clubhouse. Each stage will rotate so to showcase every musician and every band. Also showcased at this year’s festival will be a variety of workshops and art installations. Through camping, music, art Installations, and a great piece of land our patrons are sure to have a great experience as well as grow a sense of camaraderie and friendships among all the attendees.
For the second year, Valley Park Sports Complex will host Easter Island Festival. This great land features expanded views, orchards, streaming creeks & rivers, and is located in a valley surrounded by rolling hills. Located outside of the city limits on private property, Valley Park offers the unique opportunity to showcase music until the sunrise. Located north of Tulsa in Keetonville, Valley Park Sports Complex is the perfect location to host Easter Island Festival because it gives patrons the option to either stay and camp or return to Tulsa at night!
ABOUT THE BANDS
The festival is in its fourth year and will feature some great local talents as well as some regional favorites. Not only will patrons see these performers and artists at The Festival, these are the artists they will see in their every day life. After they leave the festival they will feel more connected with the Tulsa and surrounding communities.
Headliner The Floozies, feature producer/guitarist Matt Hill & brother Mark on the drums out of Lawrence, KS and in the last year, The Floozies have gained a huge regional following playing two sets at Wakarusa & more recently selling out The Bottleneck in Lawrence and George’s in Fayetteville. The duo are bringing their fresh approach to electronic music with a combination of cutting edge electronic production and party rocking funk that energizes crowds creating epic dance parties across the Midwest.
Austin based band Milkdrive, features award-winning instrumentalists Brian Beken on fiddle and lead vocals, Noah Jeffries on guitar and harmony vocals, Dennis Ludiker on mandolin and harmony vocals, and Matt Mefford on double bass. MilkDrive delivers a distinctive acoustic experience that crosses genres, geographies, and generations.
New Tulsa Sound band, Paul Benjaman Band builds on the classic sounds of their hometown heroes (Leon Russell, J.J. Cale, Bob Wills) and expands their groove-based genre to include most styles of American music. The group has garnered a wide fan base & increased radio-play from their strong songwriting and live shows.
Festival Host, The Moai Broadcast has steadily grown a grassroots following and has created a sound as unique as its name. Their sound unionizes organic and synthetic instrumentation with soulful lyrics and complete abandonment of any preconceptions of what musical expression is to be. But that is too easily said. This band has been ahead of the line with creating new avenues to engage their fans and forge ahead in the music scene. Hosting Easter Island Music Festival annually in Tulsa it seems the band is focusing on creating an all out experience for their fans with art, lights, and music merging together as their focus.
Other Great Acts Include: The Nadis Warriors, Jon Wayne & The Pain, Montu, Grateful Dead Tribute Band “American Beauty,” DEERPEOPLE, Pilgrim, Captain Comfy, Holding Space, Desi & Cody, Grazzhopper, Ego Culture, Pidgin Band, Meanering Orange, Bungalouski, Digital Beat Down, Tech Tonic, Vibesystem, The Move, Monad Turk, Whitetail Buckdeer, Low Litas, Ice Cold Fatty, Steve Liddell, The Fiddlebacks, Jacob Tovar, Frank Grimes, The Great Scotts, and more…
General Admission tickets are $30 presale & $35 at the gate. Tickets can be purchased online at www.easterislandfestival.com/tickets.html or at local business OZ located on 15th street in Tulsa.