Excitement has been building for the inaugural Bellwether alternative music festival, set to debut this August in Waynesville, Ohio. On Thursday, event organizers revealed the festival’s headliners as MGMT, Flaming Lips, Dr. Dog, Local Natives, and Whitney. More acts are expected to be announced in the upcoming weeks. The two-day festival is scheduled for August 10-11 at Renaissance Park in Waynesville, conveniently located near Columbus, Cincinnati, and Dayton.
Tickets are available at a variety of price points and packages. Two-day passes at the early bird rate are on sale now for $85 but this price will jump to $105 on March 30. Single day tickets will go on sale for $55 on May 1. Two-day VIP passes are $245 and include access to private viewing areas of each stage, dedicated restrooms, complimentary snacks, and exclusive access to the air-conditioned hospitality tent. For those not needing all the VIP amenities, but still wanting access to shower facilities and dedicated restrooms, there is a “freshen up” pass available for $50. Children 10 and under will be admitted for free when accompanied by a paying adult. Parking passes will be available for $10.
Camping is an integral part of the Bellwether experience, and as such, the festival organizers are offering a variety of camping options including basic camping, glamping, and RV camping spots. All of these options are on sale now and range in price from $120-600 per space. The festival will feature a variety of eclectic food and beverage vendors sure to satiate any appetite. Bellwether is designed to bring the community together to celebrate music by day and stars by night. Organizers expect between 10,000-15,000 attendees per day.