There’s a brand new new camping music festival set to take place on August 10th and 11th at the Ohio Renaissance Festival Grounds. Topping the bill for the inaugural Bellwether Music Festival will be MGMT and The Flaming Lips.
Bellwether — a new camping music festival dreamed up in part by Bill Donabedian, whose resume includes co-founding Cincinnati’s MidPoint, Bunbury and BuckleUp music festivals. As the festival’s description on their site notes, “Bellwether Music Festival is a two-day, two-stage alternative music festival with camping. Get away from the hustle and bustle and enjoy some peace and quiet… Until the music starts. Join us August 10-11 for music by day and stars by night.”
Organizers are aiming for 10,000 to 15,000 people to kick off this first festival, drawing from Cincinnati, Dayton and Columbus. “The response has been just fantastic right out of the gate. Other than just great activity on social media, the tickets are selling,” Donabedian said. The two-day festival boasts two stages and will have facilities for basic tent camping, glamping (40-by-40 space with tent and cots provided and one parking space) and traditional RV camping.
Attendees can purchase tickets for one or both days, a “freshen up” pass with access to shower facilities, as well as VIP tickets that include private viewing of both stages, private restroom facilities, air-conditioned hospitality tents with free snacks and access to private cash bars with drink specials. The 2-Day General Admission Pass is $95, while the VIP Pass is $245. Camping and RV Camping passes are also available.
Visit Bellwether Music Festival’s website here for ticket information, musician info and more.