Backwoods Unveiled Its Initial 2018 Lineup, Topped by STS9 and More

Article by: Laura Mason|@masonlazarus

Wed November 22, 2017 | 14:30 PM

Backwoods Music Festival has a fresh new lineup and a new home for 2018. For those who miss Wakarusa, you'll be hyped to hear that Backwoods is taking over the erstwhile festival's former headquarters on beautiful Mulberry Mountain in Ozark, Arkansas, this year.

Adorning Mulberry Mountain during the three-day camping festival in 2018 is a slew of legendary and taste-making artists, including STS9, The Floozies, Emancipator, Space Jesus, Papadosio, in addition to a slew of late-night sets by the likes of Beardthug, Danny Grooves, and many more.

Backwoods 2018 Lineup Poster

Mulberry Mountain boasts a 120-foot water slide, secret hiking trails, yoga classes, art installations and magical forest spaces, and an abundance of other family-friendly activities. Adventurous attendees are also welcome to fly across the festival grounds in a helicopter! Backwoods has always taken the culture of its festival seriously, which is evidenced in its online manifesto entitled "The Backwoods Way." In it, the festival offers wise guidelines on how best to enjoy the festival while taking care of those around you:

Plan and Prepare

Plan, and help others prepare for the event. Create your own personalized checklist and share it with your group. Look through all parts of our website and read everything. Bringing a little extra can help someone else in need and make sure everyone has a great time.

Always Good Vibes

Our motto is: “Good People. Good Music. Good Times.” and we achieve this by spreading nothing but Good Vibes at the festival. Help us by doing your part in staying positive, and being friendly to everyone you meet at the festival.

Respect the Environment

If it’s recyclable, place it in it’s proper place. There are areas on the festival grounds to recycle aluminum and plastic. Place trash in the trash cans and not on the ground. Littering is frowned upon so spread the word.

Don’t Be a Party Pooper

We’ve all been around “that guy.” If something is bothering you, or you’re not having a good time, don’t bring everyone else down around you. Try heading back to camp and taking a nap. Many times feeling refreshed can help you start spreading Good Vibes again.

We’re All Friends Here

Watch out for others, be kind, and help one another. Whether you know someone or not, we’re all friends at Backwoods.

It’s a Life Style

Spread the message of the Backwoods Way beyond the festival. Live true to the Backwoods way long after you leave. We’re all here together on this earth to live, love, and enjoy life.

Backwoods Music Festival takes place April 20-22, 2018. Tickets are on sale now.