If you have been living under a rock in some far away galaxy, here’s your last chance to (reconnect and) be a part of something special. Wired Music Festival is back for its 11th year at AthFest. Wired was conceived as a vehicle for DJs and producers to push their genres to the spotlight with no boundaries. It has since grown into the premier electronic dance music showcase in Athens, GA, featuring a mixture of newcomers and veterans from the area. The event will take place at New Earth Music Hall, gates open at 2pm. This year’s lineup features MUST DIE! and Smookie Illson.
What is the New Earth Music Hall?!
This venue that has brought some incredible acts to Athens, GA over the past couple years, such as Big Gigantic, Up Until Now, Lotus, and Baauer, just to name a few. They have cheap drinks and all of their beers and liquors are either local, organic, or sustainable. New Earth has also recently been remodeled with beautiful, reclaimed wood. Word-on-the-street is that the place looks and sounds amazing.
Who is MUST DIE!?
“Coming into being in 2011, Lee Bates is an electronic music producer from Atlanta, GA with a focus on capturing the essence of childhood, manic depression, bad anime, and sleep deprivation. Utilizing bass music as a medium to express these wonders/horrors, he has captured the attention of several veteran DJ’s and producers in the dance music scene. With an astounding amount of music in his vault, and releases on Ultra, Firepower. Dim Mak, Subhuman, Play Me, Mad Decent and Atlantic records, MUST DIE! is a human factory of quirky dance-floor smashers and anthemic, arena sized melodies and leads.”
Who is Smookie Illson?!
“Conceived in 2012, Smookie Illson is a collaborative music project aimed at injecting the dance music scene with a distinct take on bass music. It’s fusion of ideas – a combination of electro / complextro house beats and melodies with hip hop swagger and low end bass.” There are no pictures of Smookie Illson in one room together as it has been an anonymous project.
We are stoked. Once again, tickets for Athfest are FREE, but tickets for WIRED are only $10. You can’t beat that. Grab your tickets here.