GLOWfest set to invade Mylan Park
Published: Friday, September 28, 2012
Updated: Friday, September 28, 2012 07:09
It’s time to shine, Morgantown: GLOWfest is taking over Mylan Park today at 1 p.m.
A college music festival comprised of some of the hottest up-and-coming electronica acts, GLOWfest promises to satisfy the music fan looking for a night out to relieve the week’s stress.
For those unaccustomed to the electronic dance music (EDM) genre, GLOWfest provides the perfect opportunity to dabble in this rising scene.
"For people new to electronic dance music concerts, I think this will revolutionize their idea of what a concert can be," said Chris Kennedy, GLOWfest public relations coordinator. "All different kinds of people show up to have a great time, dance and have their hearts rattled by subwoofers while looking up at stage lighting intricate enough to rival a Fourth of July fireworks display."
To achieve this lofty proposition, GLOWfest is bringing a lineup studded with some of EDM’s finest artists.
Among the 15 acts performing are Porter Robinson and Zedd, Krewella, Bingo Players, Paper Diamond and Twin Syndrome.
"We’re truly excited about the stacked lineup of bands," Kennedy said. "Each of these musicians has been referred to as a prodigy of the genre by numerous publications."
Porter Robinson, in particular, boasts an impressive resume within the genre. As an internationally touring electronic house producer and disc jockey, Robinson has toured alongside Deadmau5, Skrillex and many others.
Making today’s performance even more intriguing, GLOWfest marks Robinson’s first time embarking on a back-to-back tour alongside another festival favorite, Zedd.
Commonly referred to as Skrillex’s protege, Zedd draws his musical inspiration from a wide variety of genres in his quest for sonic satisfaction. His style is most commonly noted for its huge bass and layered texture – huge hits among fans of EDM.
"We’re excited by the diversity and magnitude of these performers," said Deuce Thevenow, GLOWfest co-founder. "We booked these groups with the intention of having the fastest rising new generation of electronic musicians at the same festival, and we’re excited to bring this unique event to West Virginia University’s homecoming festivities."
Adding to the local appeal, GLOWfest will also feature a smattering of local talent, with progressive folk favorites Fletcher’s Grove and always entertaining DJ Clintronics also performing at the event.
"We have had a lot of great shows come through the city within the past few months and hope to continue to be able to have the shows so often," said Ryan Krofcheck, vocalist and guitarist for Fletcher’s Grove.
With so much talent on board and a professional light show that would make KISS weep, GLOWfest promises to provide the perfect atmosphere to bring in the weekend with a bang.
Tickets to the event can be purchased at http://bit.ly/GlowfestWV (case-sensitive) for $40 or at the gates of the show for $50.
A shuttle service from Towers and the Mountainlair is also available for $7 to take concertgoers to and from the park.
For more information, visit www.glowfesttour.com.