The eighth annual Festy Experience music festival lineup has been finalized. Ani DiFranco will headline a long list of well-known artists on October 5.Just one month after the Infinity Downs Farm in Arrington hosted this year’s Lockn Music Festival, the venue is preparing for yet another large weekend music festival and campout -- The Festy Experience.
WHEN: October 5–8, 2017 WHERE: Infinity Downs Farm | 1500 Diggs Mountain Rd, Arrington, VA 22922Ani DiFranco and Joan Osbourne are a few of the bigger names on this year’s lineup, half of which (notably) are female artists and bands. In addition to music, The Festy Experience also provides festivalgoers with a craft beer experience in a peaceful, outdoor rural Virginia setting, as well as family fun and kids activities. Most attendees will camp out for the weekend and enjoy the magic shows, children’s jams, didgeridoo and drumming workshops, instrument-making workshops, bubble-making, balloon animals, Saturday kids’ parade, and the Little Planets Kids Zone -- all in addition to great live music. [gallery columns="2" size="large" ids="2851,2852"]
When music fans converge on the 387-acre Infinity Downs Farm on October 5, they'll have the opportunity to enjoy four full days of music. Most of the bands on the lineup are regional jam-circuit regulars, such as the Drive-By Truckers (Saturday night’s headliner) and the Infamous Stringdusters, who are playing sets on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. [gallery columns="2" size="large" ids="2853,2854"] Not only have the event’s organizers planned the entertainment so that there are no overlapping sets (patrons can see every band if they choose), but they have also included a free steel beer mug with each ticket sold, thus eliminating the use of paper cups and waste over the course of the four-day event. And on Thursday, October 5, there will be a full moon, setting the stage for a magical weekend in the heart of Nelson County and the unspoiled nature of Virginia. The festival includes daily yoga sessions, and it coincides with the Annual Blue Ridge Burn 5k and 10k races. Multiple camping and lodging options are available. Both daily and weekend passes are already available for purchase; there is also an additional charge for parking. To purchase tickets and view the complete weekend schedule and lineup, visit The Festy Experience website.