Suwannee Democrat


April 4, 2014

Purple Hatters’ Ball adds its first ever pre-party for the 2014 music festival May 9 - 11

It’s the first official onsite pre-party in the 7-year history of PHB taking place May 8. Other firsts will be two campground stages and a new yoga and workshops program.

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Purple Hatter’s Ball announces its first official onsite pre-party in its seven-year history. Kicking things off Thursday, May 8, fans are invited to get settled in at Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park (SOSMP) a night early and enjoy music from The Fritz, Monozygotic, Moon Hooch and more. Pre-party tickets are available for $20 and include camping, music and all fees.

Purple Hatter’s Ball 2014 Artist line-up includes Beats Antique, Emancipator Ensemble, The New Mastersounds, The Motet, The Heavy Pets, The Floozies, The Nth Power, DubConscious, Space Capone, Rising Appalachia, Greenhouse Lounge, The Fritz, Avis Berry Band & Scott Campbell, Catfish Alliance, Locos Por Juana, Grandpa’s Cough Medicine, Applebutter Express, Trial By Stone, Ketchy Shuby, Stillwood, Cherry Royale, Shoes and Laces, SPORE, Herd of Watts, Parker Urban Band, Squeedlepuss ,Jason Lamar & the Rig, Jacksonvegas, Love Chunk, Morning Fatty, Stereo Vudu, Flat Land, Hail Cassius Neptune, Bells and Robes, DJ Ruby, MSNRA, Parker Robinson, Universal Green, Yankee Slickers, Famato, The Silent Disco, Vlad the Inhaler, Sir Charles, Zak tha Blak, Trillucination, LeGinge, Ellofunk, Combustible, SethEdemik, Bit Deff, Mason Masters and Matthew Connor.

The festival, taking place May 9 - 11, honors the memory of music festival lover Rachel Morningstar Hoffman.

The schedule unveils the addition of two campground stages playfully pitting bands embedded in the Jacksonville music scene versus those from Gainesville. Fans can watch them go head-to-head from noon to 8 p.m. Purple Hatter’s is also directing energy toward a new yoga and workshops program including Acro Yoga, Partner Thai Yoga Massage, Permaculture, a Natural Medicine Panel; Reiki, Juicing 101, a drum workshop with Luke Quaranta and Weddie Braimah of Toubab Krewe and more. Festival goers will be treated to live art from 20 painters and have the opportunity to get down late at night in the Silent Disco.

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