WSOHOIDPS (A Ship in the Woods) nonprofit art and culture incubator will be hosting its first annual music and art festival at Felicita County Park in Escondido from Saturday, June 16 to Sun-day, June 17. The festival will be a continuation of the nonprofit’s past programming, merging world-class talent with local San Diego artists.
Along with headliners Built To Spill, No Age, Bill Callahan (Smog), and Shabazz Palaces, the diverse lineup features Lonnie Holley, Willis Earl Beal, Treepeople, EMA, Drew McDowall (Coil, Psychic TV, Poems), Moon Diagrams (Moses Archuleta of Deerhunter), Tara Jane O’Neil, Hiro Kone, Café Ale (Languis, Pharaohs, dublab), Ice Balloons (TV On The Radio, Fuck Emos, SA-MIAM), Sun Foot, and local acts HEXA and Spooky Cigarette. Pall Jenkins (Black Heart Pro-cession, Three Mile Pilot) with Lori Goldston will play the opening anthem.
The inaugural 2018 festival will present immersive, interactive, interdisciplinary art from local and national artists including: Chris Warren, Jeremy Zierau, The League of Imaginary Scientists, Johanna Jackson, Ingram Ober, Kyle Ranson, Shaun O’Dell, Lucy Solomon, Cindy Santos Bravo, and Southwestern Experimental Contemporary Art Class, with more to be announced. Visitors will have the opportunity to participate in supporter-generated ecological solutions and discussions with the non-profit’s partners: San Dieguito River Valley Conservancy and Dr. Gabriel Mil-ler, a San Diego Zoo Global Senior Scientist.
Guests will find a wide variety of local food vendors, breweries, and craft and retail tables, includ-ing those of sponsors Green Flash, Guayaki Yerba Matte, Casanova Fish Tacos, Island Life Foods, Vinyl Junkies, and Medi Pops, with more to be announced.
A Ship in the Woods is partnering with several philanthropic organizations in the San Diego community to realize this event. High Tech High will be mentoring students who will learn organizational, leadership, and hands-on building skills. The San Diego Food bank will run a food drive throughout the festival to benefit their Food 4 Kids Backpack Program, which provides weekend supplies of food for children at risk of going hungry in the absence of school lunches. The San Dieguito River Valley Conservancy will also be on site to offer educational information about the San Dieguito Watershed. Along with these nonprofit organizations, A Ship in the Woods is collab-orating with Art Reach and many other local supporters of the arts.
General Admission and VIP pass options for this all-ages event are on sale now, and can be purchased through www.shipfest.org. VIP ticket holders will have full access to various ameni-ties, a secluded space to relax, private DJ area, VIP bathroom, complimentary food and drink tickets, front-line access at the entrance, food and drink area and more. Each VIP ticket holder will also receive a free gift. Check back for added updates and announcements. Until April 20, General Admission passes are $40 for one day or $80 for the whole weekend, while early-bird VIP passes are available for $180.00.
For more general information about A Ship in the Woods, visit www.shipinthewoods.com.