July 4, 2012. Gnarnia festival goers have the option to start the festivities a day early. “Into The Wardrobe: The Official Gnarnia Pre-Party” will be held on August 8, 2012 at The Galaxy Lounge in Johnson City, Tennessee – Just an hour away from the festival’s location atop North Carolina’s Beech Mountain. Gnarnia will begin the next day and will go all weekend.
Like the festival, the pre-party promises to boast an eclectic line-up of music, live art, healing arts, and installations. DrFameus will be headlining the evening and brining his signature Disco Biscuits drumming to another level with his solo electronic project — fusing together the finest elements of dubstep, drum and bass and electro. Also on the line-up will be: Arpetrio (Nashville, TN), HeRobust (Atlanta, GA), RYTHMTK (Atlanta, GA), SyNpire (Johnson City, TN) and Cosmoore (Johnson City, TN).
“Into the Wardrobe” is a showcase of regional artists and a celebration of what Bowie Van Ling, Gnarnia’s festival organizer and promoter, has worked so hard to create. In support of the pre-party, Bowie will be offering a pair of free tickets to his nearly sold out festival. All who enter the pre-party will have a chance to win.
Traveling festival attendees can affordably make the pass through Johnson City to attend the pre-party. Entrance to the event is just $10 and local camping will be offered to cut down on expenses.
The Festival of Gnarnia will begin on Thursday, August 9th and end on Sunday. Music for the weekend will include: Beats Antique, 7 Walkers, Gramatik, Mindelixir, Tipper, Emancipator, Dieselboy, Conspirator, 12th Planet, Papadosio, Yo Mamma’s Big Fat Booty Band and many, many more.