Counterpoint Preview

Looking for something to do September 27-29? Live in the south and notice that festivals are few and far between? Try Counterpoint, a festival located just south of Atlanta that has managed to pull an all-star lineup in its inaugural year.

Bassnectar, Pretty Lights, AVICII, Steve Angelo, and Skrillex all headline the event. While these stars are enough to excite most festival lovers, read the rest of the lineup:

A-Trak: After his set closing the last day of The Forecastle Music Festival in Louisville, A-Trak is an artist not to miss. He has collaborated with some of the top talent in the industry, won 5 DJ world championships, and co-founded the record label Fool’s Gold.

Beats Antique: Beats Antique was also at Forecastle. Be prepared to belly dance (or whatever dance moves come to mind) along with Zoe Jakes as she steals the spotlight from fellow band members David Satori and Tommy “Sidecar” Cappel.

Crystal Castles: The combination of Ethan Kath and Alice Glass is simply mesmerizing. The BBC defined their sound as being “cast adrift in a vortex of deafening pain without a safety net. You get the feeling you could do anything in the world, but that 'anything' would ultimately mean nothing. Crystal Castles marks a nuanced emotional territory that dance music never covered before.”

Emancipator: Tired of the bass-heavy music that has taken over electronic music? Look no further than Emancipator. Live instruments often accompany the young producer during his performances.

M83: The band will be making a stop at Counterpoint near the end of their US tour. This might be a last chance to catch them stateside for some time. A definite must see.

The M Machine: Relatively new to the scene, The M Machine signed on to Skrillex’s record label OWSLA and has released their debut album, Metropolis Part 1, earlier this year.

Treasure Fingers: Based out of Atlanta Georgia and signed to Fool’s Gold, Treasure Fingers is bound to be a crowd favorite. The nu-disco producer has caught the attention of Laidback Luke and Chromeo as they have remixed his debut single, “Cross the Dancefloor.” Be prepared to move.

Counterpoint is a camping optional festival (for a fee of $15.00 per person). However, many patrons will take advantage of area hotels, many of which the festival has partnered to provide shuttle service to and from the venue. The weather in late September could go either way, so plan accordingly.

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