The Flaming Lips and Thievery Corporation set to headline Taos Vortex music experience
Courtesy of Taos Vortex/Meow Wolf

The Santa Fe, New Mexico-based arts and entertainment collective Meow Wolf will present their first weekend music experience Aug. 3-4 in Taos, a hip artists’ community located about an hour and a half north of Santa Fe. Quirky rockers The Flaming Lips and electronic duo Thievery Corporation will headline the inaugural Taos Vortex. The event will take place in Taos’ expansive Kit Carson Park.

Amusingly, Cashmere Cat and Dr. Dog are both among the Taos Vortex support acts, but there won’t be any fur flying; Philadelphia rockers Dr. Dog and Norway’s house music specialist Magnus Høiberg, aka Cashmere Cat, are performing on different days. Here’s a rundown of all scheduled performers.

Fri. Aug. 3
Main Stage

5:00 PM – Poolside
6:30 PM – Emancipator Ensemble
8:00 PM – Thievery Corporation

Dance Stage
10:00 PM – The Librarian
11:30 PM – Cashmere Cat

Shake Monster Stage
(Performance times not available)
The Galaxy Vibes
Dub Virus

Sat. Aug. 4
Main Stage

5:00 PM – Washed Out
6:30 PM – Dr. Dog
8:00 PM – The Flaming Lips

Dance Stage
10:00 PM - Öona Dahl
11:30 PM – Matthew Dear (DJ set)

Shake Monster Stage
(Performance times not available)
The Rev
Commodore 256

Taos Vortex will also offer a variety of free activities like morning yoga classes and slacklining fun in the afternoon. Hiking, horseback riding, hot air balloon, standup paddleboard, racecourse rafting and llama trekking adventures can also be purchased separately from festival admission. Participants must provide their own transportation to the activity starting point. Festival-goers can camp out (must be 21 or over or with parent 21 or over) and glamping and VIP tent experiences are available as ticket upgrades. Food trucks will be on hand as will be vendors of adult beverages; festival-goers are not allowed to bring their own alcohol.

For more Taos Vortex information including ticket, options go here.
For information about Taos go here.