The dreaded drawn out winter weather finally lifted and festival goers itch with anticipation for April 20th to arrive.
This Saturday, thousands of EDM lovers will flock to Atlanta in their fluorescent gear for the largest one day electronic music festival in the southeast.
Magnetic Music Festival, presented by Liquified and Disco Donnie, features three stages with artists such as Zeds Dead, Adventure Club, Flux Pavilion, FLOSSTRADAMUS, Kid Cudi, and many more.
Disco Donnie may sound familiar due to their control over Sugar Society in the Carolina’s. The venue is located 20 miles outside of the city at KSU Sports and Recreation Park, which offers an incredible backdrop of Kennesaw Mountain.
Several UNC Charlotte students are making the short trek down to Atlanta for the show, including Charlotte’s own 704 Bass Heads. Having rap artists on the line up is unusual for EDM festivals, but Kid Cudi’s addition is proving to be popular with ticket holders.
For 704 Bass Heads members Sean Ege and Kris Nick, it was the deciding factor to attend the festival.
“We both love him so much, but Nick’s seen him live so now it’s my turn, especially with the new INDICUD album coming April 16.” said Ege. “Flux Pavilion should also be a name to look out for due to his new EP, Blow the Roof.”
Ege saw FLOSSTRADAMUS last Wednesday in Raleigh and expects nothing but quality sets from them at Magentic.
Joe Burns, owner of the UNC Charlotte flag featured in Superspeed Magazine and mechanical engineering major, will be in attendance on Saturday.
“I just can’t wait to get there and breathe the air. The second you step out of your car in the parking lot you know you’re in a different world. I can’t wait for that feeling,” said Burns.
“I am worried about the line up though ‘cause it hasn’t been released. There are three different stages so I’m really hoping Flux Pavilion and Zeds Dead aren’t playing at the same time,” added Austin Cureton, a CPCC student and frequent show attendee. The lineup is not expected to be released until the day of the show.
“Kid Cudi is adding a different feature to show, and his music is perfect for 4/20. That was a smart move on their part to attract people who might not usually attend EDM shows,” said Cureton
Ticket prices start at $70, and will continue to increase as the date gets closer. You may purchase tickets at the venue as long as the show has not sold out. You must be at least 16 to attend.
Proper forms of identification are required. For a detailed list approved forms of identification and more information, click here.