Pickathon Kicks off the 2016/2017 video season and announces a new release from the “Live At Pickathon” vinyl series
Pickathon recently announced that they will be returning to Pendarvis Farm in Happy Valley, OR for their 19th annual festival that will be held August 3-6 with 2017 ticket and lineup info will be made available shortly after the new year. Luckily, fans don’t have to wait long to get a taste of the happening.
“It’s what other music festivals claim to be – an experience.” says Noisey of the 2016 festival, adding, “The lineup is always stacked and is as diverse as the stages – which is some statement considering the six stages Pickathon hosts are among the most unique I’ve seen.” The festival strives to capture that uniqueness of the Pickathon experience and bring it to fans year round, so they return today with the premiere of the Fall season of 18 original video series. In addition to the popular Pickathon video series that fans have become familiar with, new series for the 2016/2017 season include Pickathon Luna Sessions, Pickathon Old Growth Sessions, Pickathon Laugh (Comedy), Pickathon Interviews (Artist interviews with Portia Sabin from Kill Rock Stars/Future of What Podcast), and Pickathon Imagine (Storytelling).
Find the series premiere schedule here, with new videos being posted each week leading up to the 2017 festival.
Watch King Sunny Ade – ‘Mo Ro Oju O’ – Mt. Hood Stage at Pickathon 2016:
Make sure you tune in Thursday and Friday for new videos from Hurray For the Riff Raff, My Bubba, The Deslondes, The Oh Hellos, Daniel, Norgren, and Cass McCombs.
Angel Olsen at Pickathon 2014. Photo by Alicia J. Rose
Pickathon is also pleased to announce their fifth release in the Live At Pickathon vinyl-only series, featuring Angel Olsen and Steve Gunn. The release is again packaged with original art by longtime Pickathon artist, Travis Bone, and pressed right here in Oregon at Cascade Record Pressing. Live At Pickathon: Angel Olsen / Steve Gunn will be released on November 25th as part of Record Store Day Black Friday!
Angel Olsen (side A)
Stars – watch Pickathon 2014 performance
Steve Gunn (side B)
More About Pickathon:
Pickathon’s core mission is to present a diverse and contemporary snapshot of the best in music. Many things set Pickathon apart from today’s mainstream festival culture; purposely maintaining a low crowd density, intentionally designed festival grounds (80 acres of Oregon Woods), six unique and artistically stylised performance venues, enabling families to thrive, recruiting the finest food and drink purveyors, free and abundant water, eliminating plastic and minimising single-use items, no sponsor vinyl banners, and an unrelenting focus on eliminating festival hassles in general.
Praise for Pickathon:
“Pickathon is an admirably decentred, medium-size festival with an emphasis on communal, progressive values – from the bands, which all play twice, a welcome festival rarity (and some of which camp out, too), to the sustainability-minded dining options, to the quirks particular to the earthy Pacific Northwest.” – The New York Times
“The festival goes to great lengths to create a unique environment for attendees, from operating without corporate sponsors to creating seven distinctive performance venues to host Pickathon’s rock and folk-inclined lineup.” – USA Today
“The festival brings an impressive roster of indie talent to Pendarvis Farm for a relatively intimate event. The festival offers a more family-friendly vibe, including an entire schedule of events for kids, and food trucks that rival any food festival (or festival food) options.” – Time
“This may be hard to believe, but it’s an annual festival whose 3500 attendees contribute almost nothing to area landfills.” – Billboard
“Pickathon’s ethics work in conjunction with these stunning aesthetics. The Pendarvis family and organisers’ unparalleled commitment to sustainability distinguishes them from every other music festival in the world.” – Paste