Occupy Cornerstone has shared information about Audiofeed Music Festival, which is being run by Cornerstone-ers, and is taking place this summer over July 4th weekend in the Champaign/Urbana, IL area (150 miles east of Bushnell). Some Cornerstone/JPUSA bands have already confirmed, and the Arkansas Stage will be joining as well.
Here is a statement from their website (emphasis mine):
If you’re exploring thias site, you’re probably one of “us”. Someone profoundly moved by music, and deeply attached to the sense of community that springs up around creative venues. Music has done much to shape my life. For me, music has challenged my preconceptions, made me stop and reconsider things I thought I knew, and has led me to accept challenges I thought I could not. My experiences at the Cornerstone Festival are among my most treasured memories. When Cornerstone announced that 2012 would be the end of their era, I truly mourned the loss of that place, that music, that community.
For others, it was other festivals, other events. The annual hog roast and semi-private Screaming Hog Festival at Mama Linda’s farm near the Cornerstone grounds, Icthus, or any number of other places and gatherings. One thing I knew, and know. I NEED that community and gathering. My wife gave me a much needed kick in the pants and told me to build that community in small ways every day. We set about doing that, with no concept of starting a new festival. Then, “out of the blue”, I was contacted by three different individuals in one afternoon, all asking me if I had an interest in gathering a group to start a festival. And so it began…
Plans include camping, multiple stages, and speakers. Tickets are currently $35. Check out their website at audiofeedfestival.com
Just an update on this… If you haven’t checked out Audiofeed yet, I recommend you do!
I think you’ll recognize some of these confirmed bands: Maylene and the Sons of Disaster, 6’10” (acoustic Flatfoot 56), The Soil and the Sun, Denison Witmer, Homeless Gospel Choir, Grave Robber, Leper, The Burial, The Skies Revolt, Sean Michel, ilia, The Scurvies, Spoken Nerd, Ravenhill, Exegesis, Keyoung, A Hill to Die Upon, Noah James, Glenn Kaiser Band, The Choir, to name a few.
Also joining is speaker Preston Sprinkle, who wrote “Erasing Hell” with Francis Chan, and The Asylum.
Many more bands and speakers are yet to be announced.