Bassnectar isn’t messing around for this year’s 808 Day. The bass demigod, known among his cult followers as Lorin Ashton, has already announced an entire two-day camping event in celebration of the sacred basshead holiday. The event, which takes place in the beautiful little town of Somerset, Wisconsin, is also his third annual Be Interactive charity event. Proceeds from 808 will go to the non-profit to fund future campaigns like free therapy, food and clothing drives, DYI grants, and more.
“This year our plans for the 2020 Be Interactive Fundraiser coincided perfectly with one of our favorite holidays: August 8th – a tribute to one of our favorite numbers: 808!!! We wanted to take things to the next level by expanding to a larger site, so we’ve decided to return to the beautiful lands of Somerset, WI,” says Ashton.
Now Ashton has released the full line-up to Be Interactive’s 808 event with a roster of artists that is just as hot as an August summer day. Bassnectar has included friends and collaborators Zeds Dead and The Glitch Mob as direct support, along with Shlump, Kursa, and Lucii. One can already hear the coveted Zeds Dead/Bassnectar collaboration being dropped like a bomb on the 808 crowd. He’s also invited Ternion Sound, the three-headed beast that was spawned at Infrasound 2016 when bass music DJ/producers Apparition, Johnny Foreplay, and Nostalgia joined forces for an impromptu b2b set.
Somehow, every year, Bassnectar manages to make Be Interactive a must-see curated event of sorts, in which bassheads travel from every corner of the country to attend. This year’s two-day event also brings out Zomboy, TOKiMONSTA, Peekaboo, the trap legend UZ, Of The Trees, and Deep, Dark & Dangerous favorite, Khiva.
Ticketing options include GA/VIP admission, GA/VIP + camping, and RV + car side camping upgrade. Passes go on sale this Friday, February 28, at 10am CT via Bassnectar’s website.
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