Last year, Kaleidoscope touched down in Eugene, Oregon to give the Beaver State its first major EDM festival. Headlined by Bassnectar and featuring the talents of Tritonal, GRiZ, Blue Scholars, and more, it was the weekend-long party the state’s scene had been craving for so long. A few noise complaints and a ruling from the Lane County higher-ups later though, and the festival was cancelled shortly after its inaugural year.
But now it appears as though it’ll live on, thanks to the hard work of the folks over at OneEleven. Moving to the northern edge of Oregon in Mt. Hood, Kaleidoscope Music Festival will be back in full force in 2014, set to take over the weekend of September 19-21. This comes as a huge shot in the arm to a scene that’s had cities like Portland have venues banning all EDM-related events. In the midst of Lane County canceling their three-year long contract with Kaleidoscope last September, it’s clear that dance music is determined to make a statement in the Pacific Northwest.
The announcement comes with no details aside from the date and location, so keep checking back in for more information as it comes. Needless to say, the fledgling festival’s imminent return will continue to infuse life into an already vibrant Northwest scene. After bringing in upwards of 7000 people a day last year, Kaleidoscope has plenty of room to grow and establish itself as a must-see festival.
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