If a significant portion of the city's eccentric D.I.Y. music community put together a weekend camping trip, would you go?
The first-ever Fields Festival — which includes the Baltimore-centric lineup of Dan Deacon, Matmos, Flock of Dimes (Jenn Wasner of Wye Oak's solo act), Horse Lords, Zomes, Abdu Ali, Chiffon and more — will take place at Camp Ramblewood in Darlington on Aug. 22-24, the festival's organizers announced on Friday.
Tickets go on sale Thursday. The first 50 tickets will cost $50 each, and subsequent advance tickets will cost $65. Admission at the gate will be $85. Tickets are for the entire weekend; there are no single-day passes. A limited number of cabin beds are available for $20 per person.
More than 60 music acts will perform, and you can view the entire lineup here. Aside from music, there will also be dance performances by Lexie Mountain Boys and others, along with comedy performances from Wham City's Alan Resnick and more. Plays (including Connor Kizer's "Chronotony"), poetry readings and yoga instruction will all be in the mix as well.
The festival's curators include Amanda Schmidt (founder of the DIY venue Soft House), Ehse Records' Stewart Mostofsky, Wham City's Ben O'Brien, Acme Corporation's Cricket Arrison and Lola Pierson, musician and visual artist Shana Palmer, musician Rod Hamilton and "Acres" co-editor Jasmine Sarp.
Camp Ramblewood is located near Havre de Grace, and is approximately an hour away from downtown Baltimore by car.
For more information on the festival, go to fieldsfestival.com.