It’s Wakarusa Week!

May 28th, 2012 at 1:31 pm

Wakarusa — and its fans and festivities — returns to Franklin County on Thursday. FILE PHOTO.

It’s not all quiet on Mulberry Mountain right now. For the past week or so, workers have been readying the site for the chaos to come.

But the activity at the site now pales in comparison to the flood of people, music, tents and more that will begin with early arrivals on Wednesday (May 30) and begin in earnest Thursday (May 31).

Yes, Wakarusa, the annual four-day festival, returns this week.

We chatted with festival director Brett Mosiman about what to expect at this year’s event, which will draw about 20,000 fans from all across the country and many thousands more in support staff.

Some of the new things: a four-plus-story-tall water slide located near the main stage, an improved pedestrian foot path and more.

Some of the things remain constant, most specifically, an onslaught of live music. About 150 bands of all genres will perform during the event. Headlining the event are Pretty Lights, The Avett Brothers and Primus.

We talked with Mosiman about the diversity of the lineup and the ongoing improvements near the site. Read our story previewing the festival in Friday’s What’s Up! section, available to subscribers to our print or digital products.

Stay with this website and our Twitter feed for daily updates including notes on bands, performances and some wacky photos.

Will we see you on the festival grounds?

  • Will

    Cant wait. Looks like the weather will be very impressive as well

    • Kevin Kinder

      I’m liking the weather reports I’m reading, too. It’s nice to be able to actually sleep in your tent at night.