Suwannee Hulaween has unveiled its historic, genre-crossing lineup to celebrate the festival’s tenth anniversary celebration edition, returning home to the Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park in Live Oak, Florida from Thursday, October 26th – Sunday, October 29th 2023.
Hulaween is one of the last truly-independent, large-scale music festivals thriving amongst today’s corporatized concert landscape, and after selling out its last five editions, the festival is commemorating a decade of success with its most impressive lineup yet.
Following a five-year hiatus, electro-soul pioneer PRETTY LIGHTS will headline Hulaween as his only East Coast festival performance on his Soundship Spacesystem Tour. It’s been nearly two decades since PRETTY LIGHTS started originating his signature, sample-heavy sounds that redefined America’s electronic music scene, and his exclusive East Coast festival set at Hulaween promises to showcase vibrant, bass-fueled sounds to the festival’s feverish audience.
The festival and concert industry landscape continues to be bought up and homogenized by the majors, so staying the course as true independents and surviving through all of the highs and lows we’ve endured to this milestone 10 year anniversary, is incredible. We think back fondly of all the people who have been part of the Hula journey with us, and how the team continues to learn and grow to elevate the experience and lineup every year. We’ve proudly stayed true to this community and culture we are servicing and hope to keep doing that for at least another 10!Michael Berg, Co-Founder, Brand Manager, & Talent Buyer for Hulaween
Known globally for his playful demeanor and rip-roaring sets, tech-house maestro JOHN SUMMIT marks another Hulaween headliner. The Beatport chart-shredder will host Hulaween’s first-ever takeover by Off The Grid, Summit’s party-starting imprint, which will offer up sets by label favorites famed for igniting dance floors.
Other electronic music heavyweights headlining Hulaween include Grammy-nominated multi-instrumentalist/producer ELDERBROOK, producer polymath BIG WILD and revered house producer/vocalist CHANNEL TRES.
On the jam side of the lineup, Hulaween founders THE STRING CHEESE INCIDENT will serve up three nights of headlining performances. Phish-offshoot TREY ANASTASIO BAND and critically-acclaimed indie-jam five piece GOOSE will play consecutive sets on the same night, following their joint tour across the North East last fall.
Other headlining bands include Hulaween staple JOE RUSSO’S ALMOST DEAD (2 sets), the Hulaween debut of LES CLAYPOOL’S FEARLESS FLYING FROG BRIGADE and legendary roots-rock outfit DISPATCH.
Hulaween will also welcome neo-soul rapper SMINO as the festival’s sole hip-hop headliner, as well as a headlining set by five-piece indie rock band MT. JOY. One additional band headliner remains yet to be announced, coming later in April.
The festival will present a bevy of in-demand, electronic music support acts, including Montreal producer BLOND:ISH, underground bass purveyor EPROM, multi-faceted Italian DJ/producer duo GIOLI & ASSIA, ascendent bass producer ISOXO, genre-bending producer MANIC FOCUS, ascendent trailblazer MOORE KISMET, bass-focused producer supergroup LAB GROUP and future-funk maestro YUNG BAE.
Staying true to its band-focused roots, Hulaween will boast a medley of celebrated acts including funk-fusion ensemble LETTUCE, funk-jam group PIGEONS PLAYING PING PONG and critically-acclaimed, Anatolian rock/Turkish psychedelic folk outfit ALTIN GÜN.