jakub | June 22, 2023

What’s Next For Imagine? – The Festival Voice


If you’re ready for something magical and amazing, look no further than Imagine Music Festival, the Southeast’s most immersive electronic festival. The festival has announced the phase two lineup for its 2023 edition returning to Kingston Downs, GA from September 14-17. And ohhh baby, these additions  create the artist lineup for one of festival season’s most anticipated experiences, where interactive adventure meets world class electronic music headliners, unique art installations, wellness programming, and a vibrant fan community at one of the World’s most scenic camping venues.

Imagine’s foundation continues to be rooted in bringing the best of the best to the venue and 2023 is no exception. Throughout the four nights, attendees will rock their socks off at 4 different stages to over 100 different artists.

With its phase two lineup, Imagine brings the heat as they are making history. That’s right, the first ever b2b festival set from iconic bass music producers Subtronics and Ganja White Night will take place at Imagine. In addition to their headlining set, Slander Presents: Before Dawn will see the Gud Vibrations label heads play a second techno-flavored set. Other phase two highlights include a Hybrid Set from energetic jungle-pop and house duo Sofi Tukker, live acts such as multi-instrumentalist Elderbrook and production duo Kasablanca, rising house hitters NostalgixDeeper Purpose, and Matt Sassari, the hard-hitting sounds of Marauda and Mersiv, and sentimental electro pop duo Telykast among others.

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The lineup was already stacked on stacked on stacked. There were names such as HypnoVision label head Rezz, Black Book Records boss Chris Lake, floor-filling tech house sensation John Summit for an Off The Grid takeover, and a Sunset Set from Australian tech house king Dom Dolla. Additional highlights include a special performance from dubstep icon Svdden Death: Into The Inferno, the inimitable live multi-instrumentalist duo Big Gigantic, emotionally-charged producers Dabin and Said The Sky’s collaborative Dab the Sky, star Brazilian producer Vintage Culture, and the transcendent productions of Jade Cicada.

In true Imagine fashion, fans can expect a slew of rare back to back sets they won’t be able to see anywhere else. I mean- didn’t you see that GWK and Subtronics set??? These head to head throwdowns include Dillon Francis and bass music breakout Knock2, the heavier frequencies of NGHTMRE and Diesel aka the larger than life Shaquille O’Neal, and HE$H teaming with Level Up for a bass and dubstep floor shaker. Woah.

Not only will we see some of the biggest names in the biz- but we’ll be seeing some of the biggest up and coming names, especially from the local area. Don’t sleep on these names! Among the highlighted local acts are Monstercat’s Leah Culver, American techno upstart Sam Wolfe, underground bass producer Meduso, multi-genre producer Subrinse, Terminal Underground’s Galo, Purified Records’ JD Farrell and many more acts from around the region.

If you want to get the fun started early, look no further than the Thursday Pre-Party takeover by emerging star ISOxo for one of the first exclusive performances of the rising producer’s debut album ‘kidsgonemad!’ hosted by Brownies & Lemonade and featuring additional performances from NinajirachiSquiredStooki SoundVilla, and a live set from dance trio Wavedash. This year for the first time, the party will be exclusive for all campers with early arrival so grab those tickets ASAP.

Never been to a pool party? Well, you are missing out because they are the best of the best! Pool Parties will be held Saturday and Sunday featuring sets from Dombresky’s Disco Dom alias and Never Dull on Saturday. In addition, the heavier bass frequencies of Kai Wachi and Ruvlo will take over on Sunday. Renowned record label Monstercat, Brownies and Lemonade, and John Summit’s Off The Grid will also host their own stage for the first time at the festival.

The venue itself is unparalleled with its combination of undisturbed woodlands, sprawling grass fields, nature trails, and riverfront access. Kingston Downs was a welcome change last year for the Imagine family as the 5,000+ acre property helped everyone have a phenomenal weekend.

Imagine the possibilities as Imagine puts their very best out there! Expect to engage in immersive entertainment and thought provoking experiences await. Attendees can get lost in transformative workshops focused on topics like yoga, flow arts, meditation, consciousness, mindfulness, art, and more. Fans can also check out on-site art from visionary artists, live painters and muralists, participate in outdoor games and activities like cornhole, witness the visual spectacle of cirque acts, and grab food and refreshments from some of the best local festival food and nationally touring vendors.

In Madeleine Goodhand, Co-Founder of Imagine Festival’s own words, “Imagine Festival was founded with a simple but powerful belief – that through the transformative power of music, art, and community, we can ignite the imagination and inspire positive change in the world where our dreams become a reality. It’s a celebration of creativity, diversity, and possibility, and I am constantly in awe of the incredible energy and passion that our attendees bring to the event. Together, we are building a vibrant community, one beat, one brushstroke, and one moment at a time.”

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Want the best of the best? You can enjoy everything with GA but you could go all out and get the VIP and PLATINUM level ticket options. With VIP, fans can enjoy the luxury of expedited entry, premium restrooms, shaded VIP areas, and exclusive vendors. Additional VIP Areas include the Oceania VIP Club, Mermaid Lounge, VIP Pool Access and more. The PLATINUM VIP Pass takes the elevated experience even further, with a newly added perk of unlimited access to the Platinum Viewing Deck featuring an open bar with complimentary hors d’oeuvres and drinks all weekend long.

GA, VIP, and PLATINUM ticket tiers are available now at www.imaginefestival.com. Fans can also purchase various camping options including GA CAR, VIP CAR, and PREMIUM which includes RVs, Pre-Set Tents, Hotels and Shuttles. Other add-ons include the Thursday Early-Arrival and Pre-Party Pass, Saturday and Sunday Pool Party passes, and Parking passes.

Imagine Music Festival is an 18+ event.



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