It’s been a Big Sur tradition for six years, but the Woodsist Festival, co-presented by Woodsist Records and (((folkYEAH!)))) announced today that they have been forced to move the location of this year’s musically diverse fest–scheduled for today and tomorrow, July 26 and 27–to Love Field in Point Reyes Station.
The culprit is the out of control Soberanes Fire, which has burned more than 19,000 acres in the Big Sur area of Monterey County. With camping a big part of the Woodsist experience, Love Field–a longtime home for the popular Far West Fest–is able to provide. A free campground space is being offered to all ticket holders who won’t have time to book a hotel in west Marin County with less than a day’s notice.
The 2016 Woodsist Festival boasts a lineup headlined tonight, July 26, by Brooklyn’s lauded indie rockers Woods (Woodsist record label and festival founders), along with songwriter and former Kurt Vile & the Violators guitarist Steve Gunn, veteran folk songwriter Michael Hurley and others.
For tomorrow night, July 27, songwriter Tim Presley’s solo project White Fence leads a pack of performers that also includes former Modern Lovers frontman Jonathan Richman and more. Below is a copy of the full statement posted today on (((folkYEAH!))) and a full lineup. Tickets are still available here.
A Message from (((folkYEAH!))):
Due to the recent wild Soberanes Fire in Big Sur we are moving this years WOODSIST FEST to Point Reyes, CA.
The State Parks are closing as of tomorrow. Sadly, it will simply be unsafe for us to host the fest in Big Sur this year. Much thought went into this decision.
The new site at Love Field in Point Reyes will be wonderful and ALL attendees are now able to camp on site. On site camping is now included with your ticket so that option is open to everyone who has a ticket.
We are so excited to save the fest and present it to you in this new location. It is a very special spot.
New WOODSIST FEST Site is here:
11191 Sir Francis Drake Blvd
Point Reyes Station CA 94956
Please send prayers to the community of Big Sur at this time.
Its a very difficult time.
Beer & Wine will be sold on site (cash only).
Set times and event times will remain the same:
POINT REYES, CA
July 26 & 27, 2016
Gates @ High Noon / show @ 1PM – 9PM
TUE, JULY 26
KEVIN MORBY 6:15PM
DJ short dinner break
STEVE GUNN 4:30
MICHAEL HURLEY 3:15
ULTIMATE PAINTING 2:15
CIAN NUGENT 1PM
WED, JULY 27
WHITE FENCE 7:45
JONATHAN RICHMAN 6:15PM
DJ short dinner break
LITTLE WINGS 4:45
JESSICA PRATT 3:20
GUN OUTFIT 2:15
ALEX BLEEKER + FRIENDS 1PM
Please send prayers to the community of Big Sur and we will see you in Point Reyes on Tuesday & Wednesday.
Thank your for your support and understanding,
(((folkYEAH!))) & Woodsist.
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