Friends with Benefits Productions (FWBpro) and prolific rockers Umphrey’s McGee are pleased to announce CHERUB will be joining the lineup of the inaugural Woodlands Music & Arts Festival which takes place November 7-9 in Charleston, SC. CHERUB, the electronic duo of Jordan Kelley and Jason Huber, join an already stacked lineup which includes four sets from festival-curators Umphrey’s McGee, as well as Big Something, CBDB, Empire Strikes Brass, Heather Gillis, Manic Focus, Runaway Gin, Spafford, Sunsquabi, The Movement, The New Deal, Voodoo Visionary, and Zach Deputy. CHERUB, hot on the heels of their 2019 release Gummo Season, bring the perfect combination of string plucking, button pushing, and knob turning to make absolutely certain bodies will be dancing on the pristine 6,000-acre nature reserve. Speaking of dancing, Charleston’s own Dance Lab will be debuting a seventy-five dancer performance piece at the festival.
The Woodlands Music & Arts Festival has also announced an official Pre-Party which will take place Thursday, November 7th on festival grounds. Turkuaz will headline and be joined by the ever-elusive Omega Moos, an 80’s era jam project featuring Brendan Bayliss and Ryan Stasik of Umphrey’s and Jamie Shields, keyboardist of The New Deal. Additionally, on Thursday, an all-star cast of Charleston-based musicians will collab on Mike Quinn Presents The Fake News: A Tribute to Huey Lewis featuring members of the synthwave sextet DOOM FLAMINGO. Pre-Party attendees who have purchased camping passes for the festival will be able to access campsites early at no additional charge. Select food and craft vendors will be set up on Thursday night, including a General Store for all your forgotten festival necessities. Pre-Party tickets are $35 and may be purchased here.
FWBpro is built on a social mission that focuses on community-driven events in the live concert setting and has chosen to donate a portion of festival proceeds to The American Red Cross for much-needed disaster relief efforts. “As we know well here in the Lowcountry, hurricane season can cause any number of disastrous issues, and we feel it is only fitting that we take this opportunity to help those in need during this active 2019 hurricane season,” said Vince Iwinski, Umphrey’s McGee’s longtime manager.
Expect the unexpected at The Woodlands Fest, and stay tuned for details on further artist additions, local food options, and mind-bending art installations. On-site amenities include the opportunity to rent a kayak to fish on two stocked lakes, go for a hike on miles of wooded trails, or hop on a stand-up paddleboard and enjoy a view of both stages from out on the water. And if being lazy is the desired activity, Eagles Nest Outfitters will be on hand providing a plethora of hammock options for fans to lounge.
Advance 2-day Tickets – $99
Advance 2-day VIP Tickets – $249
Day of 2-day GA Tickets – $109
Day of 2-day VIP Tickets – $269
Pre-Party (Thursday) -$35
Camping requires a separate add on ticket, see the camping section for full details.
Car Camping Ticket (up to four people, 1 vehicle) – $155
Premium Campsite (up to 2 people, 1 vehicle) – $495
RV Campsite with Electric Hookup – (1 vehicle, 1 RV) – $445
RV Campsite Non-Hookup – (1 vehicle, 1 RV) – $295