Written by Breton Spiller
It’s almost time for the third annual Lost Lands Music Festival presented by Excision, aka Jeff Abel. Get ready for three days of wonder as attendees are immersed in a world filled with life-like dinosaurs and tons of heavy bass music from artists such as 12th Planet, HeroBust, Space Jesus, Boogie T, and Excision himself.
Just as in past years, the festival will take place at the Legend Valley Concert Venue in Thornville, Ohio. It will be held from Friday, September 27th to Sunday, September 29th. There are options for Wednesday and Thursday early arrival, which both include the Thursday pre-party!
Being the third year of Lost Lands, we can expect it to be the best yet. After all, they say three is a magic number! Excision and his team are doing all they can to ensure the event runs smoothly and safely. Importantly, one of their primary focuses has been on addressing the concerns of attendees in previous years.
This doesn’t go unnoticed.
Olivia Pflager, a previous Lost Lands attendee from Wisconsin, said “Everything I want to be different this year, they’re addressing”. These things Pflager are referring to include water station updates and a smoother check in/entry process.
With regard to the water station issue, Excision has expressed that water is one his team’s most significant priorities. On top of the additional water stations added since 2018, there will also be fail-safes to prevent against malfunctions due to weather or other factors.
Check in/festival entry is being addressed with the addition of Wednesday early arrival. Everything should run much more efficiently since the traffic of attendees entering the festival grounds will be spread out over multiple days.
That’s not all, though! There are some other new and exciting things coming to Lost Lands for 2019.
The date has been pushed back compared to past years in an effort to hopefully avoid more unpredictable weather. There will also be shaded areas added so headbangers can get out of the sun and rest when necessary!
The Sound Camps, which were new to 2018, will still exist but are being moved INSIDE the venue! You won’t have to leave at the end of the night to get to more music, it’ll be right there.
A new 360 visual experience is being added this year, but there is not too much information out there on this yet. We’ll have to wait and see, but it sounds amazing!
One of the most exciting additions to the fest is The Producer’s Den! This is a special experience for those who are interested in producing heavy bass style music. There are still General Admission Passes for the Producer’s Den available, and that includes: 5 hours of workshops with some top bass music artists, the option to enter a remix competition (winner gets to play a set at one of the sound camps), free sample packs, and more! Some of the instructors include Boogie T, Subtronics, Kompany, Funtcase, and Dion Timmer. This is not included in your GA weekend festival pass, it is an additional purchase.
If you plan to attend Lost Lands for the first time this year, we’ve got some advice for you to ensure you are prepared to have the best time!
“Take it slow and go with the flow” said Corrina Soroko, two time Lost Lands attendee from Wyoming. This is one of the most important pieces of advice. There will be lots of high-energy music, and you may want to push yourself to catch every artist and dance throughout every minute, but make sure you pace yourself and listen to your body when it tells you to rest and re-hydrate!
We hope to see you all at Lost Lands 2019! We can’t wait to experience everything the third year of the festival has to offer.
Connect with Lost Lands:
You can purchase tickets HERE.
More info on camping can be found HERE.
View the lineup HERE.
Access the Lost Lands official website HERE.
Featured photography courtesy of Lost Land’s official Facebook page.