It’s comin’ up on festival season y’all, and among the regs like ACL and Fun Fun Fun is one to dance to silently. That’s right — silently.
For those of you who haven’t heard about Silent Frisco –it’s a production company dedicated to solving the “noise problem” that comes along with loud music. At their parties you’ll get a set of wireless headphones so you can enjoy all the badass music, but people outside the venue don’t have to hear it too. This year they’re teaming up with Strangetribe and Soul of the Boot to bring a great freaking party.
OK, now that we’re all on the same page — here’s the nitty-gritty on what’s up for this year’s festival:
1. A bunch of talented mofos are DJing on two different channels. One of the channels will be strictly Austinites, called the ACL channel, and will include greats like DJ Manny, Orion, Chicken George, BigFace, Ram Z and Happy Happy James. The second channel, or the OCL channel, will include out-of-towners J.Boogie, Motion Potion, U9lift and Matt Haze from San Francisco.
2. Both nights, Oct. 12 and 13, the 21-and-up show starts at 10 p.m. and goes until sunrise! This isn’t a party to bring your parents to, unless they can hang until the crack of dawn that is. Alcohol will be served at TABC sanctioned bars at the festival, then after-hours, juice at the juice bars.
3. Though this show is at Pine Street Station, all proceeds will go to help Austin Enchanted Forest, a venue that’s been called a portal to a different world. There’s a small creek, art installations, people hula-hooping and spinning fire, and small lights everywhere. It’s really a magical place, and normally where this festival takes place, but it’s currently closed to the public. Hopefully that won’t be the case for much longer.
4. Finally, get your tickets here and get them now. Because of capacity restrictions, tickets are going to run out fast. They’re only $20!