The third and final wave of artists has been announced for next year’s Euphoria Music & Camping Festival. Among the new additions are Chromeo, Knife Party, Oliver Heldens, Post Malone, Auto Body, Bakermat, Lost Kings, Russ, Chet Porter, FKJ and Moby, who’s set to spin a special DJ set. These artists join Alesso, Pretty Lights, Wiz Khalifa, Young Thug, Zeds Dead, The Disco Biscuits, The Floozies, BADBADNOTGOOD, Bob Moses and The Knocks when the annual event returns to Carson Creek Ranch in Austin, April 6-9.
“From top to bottom, this is Euphoria’s most amazing lineup to date,” festival producer Mitch Morales said in a statement. “We have major players, institutions, exciting up-and-comers and even a Grammy nominee—all of which cross a multitude of genres, yet still reside within our euphoric musical vibe. I cannot wait to host our festival family, both new and old, again this April.”
Three-day festival passes start at $149, not including taxes, fees and shipping, and four-day passes, which includes camping and access to the Thursday night pre-party on April 6, start at $249. VIP camping packages are also available. Some of the more adventurous packages include you-keep-it Tentsile Stingray tree tents, a cross between a hammock and a tent, which will be set up for guests upon arrival. Other packages include pre-setup bell tents courtesy of Contentment Camping, a Texas-based “glamping” service that has teamed with Euphoria in previous years.
Canadian electro-funk duo Chromeo hasn’t released an album since 2014’s White Women but the crowd-pleasing partnership between David “Dave 1” Macklovitch and Patrick “P-Thugg” Gemayel is currently working on a new album, according to their Twitter bio. White Women peaked at No. 11 on the Billboard 200 and the album’s left-field hit earned Song of the Summer praise from none other than Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson. “For me, I think it’s a crime that Chromeo is not up there (in the discussion) because their level of pop songs — aw man, it’s everything I could ever want. It isn’t sticking. I want ‘Jealous’ to win so bad,” he told Time.
Australian duo Knife Party made its return this year after a two-year hiatus with “Battle Sirens,” part of their Atlas Underground collaboration with Rage Against the Machine guitarist Tom Morello. Morello appeared with the group at Ultra Music Festival in Miami in March, adding guitar to that track as well as their 2013 hit “Bonfire.” Knife Party’s addition to the Euphoria lineup comes at a difficult time for the group, having lost VJ Jonathan Bernbaum in last week’s Ghost Ship fire in Oakland, Calif. “He was into film/art/noisy music and had a general f*** off attitude to his work, so we became friends pretty quickly,” Knife Party’s Rob Swire tweeted. “I’m gonna miss him.”