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Sunday, May 19, 2013

Neil Young & Crazy Horse To Headline Interlocken 2013

Interlocken 2013

Neil Young & Crazy Horse will headline the Interlocken 2013 festival this year.

The announcement seems to confirm that there will indeed be additional North American tour dates this Fall for Neil & The Horse.

Interlocken, a 4-day music festival, will take place September 5 – 8 at Oak Ridge Farm at the foot of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Arrington, VA (35 miles south of Charlottesville).

From Relix:
Interlocken was created by industry veterans Dave Frey and Peter Shapiro. Frey founded the HORDE Festival while Shapiro owned New York City’s historic rock club, “Wetlands Preserve.” He also produced U2’s award-winning film U23D and currently publishes Relix Magazine, as well as being the proprietor of Brooklyn Bowl and The Capitol Theater in Port Chester, NY. With the pedigree of these two producers, Interlocken is set to be one of the country’s most unique and dynamic events. Frey and Shapiro’s sense for innovation and creativity together with the backdrop of this beautiful setting in the Blue Ridge Mountains is certain to make for an unforgettable weekend.

Interlocken was named for traditions central to both Frey and Shapiro: The inter-locking performances presented at Wetlands and the continuous uninterrupted music featured between the two stages at HORDE. Interlocken’s conceptual theme will touch all elements of the event: “when something ends, another begins.” This simple yet powerful ethos of sustainability will be integrated into camping, lodging, food, drink, transport offerings as well as specialized onsite activities.

“Most festivals these days are trying to be everything to everyone — very eclectic with an emphasis on a large number of artists in various genres,” says Shapiro. “With Interlocken, we want to break away from that mold and create something more identifiable and distinct.”

Interlocken’s two main stages will feature full two-hour sets that will run seamlessly from one to the other without breaks between performances, giving the audience a unique and singular experience as the music will be continuous throughout the weekend. The emphasis will be on quality over quantity, as fewer bands will be playing longer sets and many of the featured artists will perform multiple sets on different days.

Since both Frey and Shapiro have a strong history of running environmentally conscious organizations, Interlocken will be a particularly green undertaking, utilizing carbon offsetting, locally sourced food, recycling programs and many more initiatives. The festival has engaged a person closely associated with the property who is a local sustainable food provider to help Interlocken source food, beverages and services from the Central Virginia.

“As a life-long concert goer, Peter has a fan-first approach to the events he produces and I think his audiences respond to that as they feel his respect and generosity,” says Frey. “He creates events that he would want to attend himself, and that really sets them apart from everything else out there.”
Pre-sale tickets will be available at 10am EST on Wednesday, May 22, and general “early bird” tickets will go on sale Thursday, May 23 at 10am EST.

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At 5/19/2013 11:31:00 PM, Blogger Dan1 said...

Does anyone know which day(s) Neil will play of the four?

At 5/20/2013 08:44:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Damn man...I'm too old to deal with festival crowds...and I live in Virginia...

My guess is that the fall tour dates will drip out slowly like the 2012 American dates did...I remember Voodoo Festival in New Orleans was announced way before the full tour...

I really am hoping for some intimate venues like Landmark Theater or Constitution Hall...but with this festival date I think I might be out of luck.

Nelson County, Virginia is beautiful though...maybe I can suck it up for the Horse just one more time.

At 5/20/2013 12:38:00 PM, Anonymous Alfonz said...

There could be some intimate shows. There was a Ticketmaster listing for Sept 3 at the Fox Theater in Detroit, but that show seems to have disappeared for now.

At 5/21/2013 09:37:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Where is the excitement from the US Neil fans that visit this blog?

I can't believe there's so little commentary on the fact that the US is going to get the Horse back this fall...

Oh well consider me way stoked to see Neil for the 4th year in a row...can't say that for Pearl Jam...they haven't come around since 2010.

At 5/23/2013 02:46:00 PM, Blogger barrooman said...

@Anonymous 5/21/2013 09:37:00 AM

dude i'm flippin stoked

At 5/24/2013 06:14:00 AM, Anonymous Helen Zoya said...

I just love Neil Young, i love his song "See The Sky About To rain" the most. thanks for updating me about his concert.


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