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Country and Region United StatesOregon
Type of Festival Music
Location of Festival White River Canyon, Oregon, USA
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What The Festival
2012 WTF Place
Portland, Or 97214 USA
mail: whatthe (at) whatthefestival (dot) com
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Festival Description

The three day electronic music festival kicked off for the first time in summer 2012 and offered an experience in the wilds of White River Canyon at a cattle ranch. The festival is so much more than music — camping, performance, visual arts. workshops, a market place, foods, and something called an OMG experience! The first edition kicked off without a glitch and is sure to become an annual event. The boutique festival is a relaxed and friendly event with a great vibe that can be attributed to a dedicated team of grassroots organizers.

Festival Dates July 26 - 28, 2013
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Festival Story:

What The Festival focuses on superb artist performance and technologically advanced production as much as it revolves around the concept of a sophisticated and luxurious attendee experience. Among the perks, WTF festival-goers will have the opportunity to upgrade their already elevated experience by purchasing OMG VIP packages, which allow attendees to rent a fully furnished teepee, and have access to a concierge service and a private OMG lounge, all-the-while encompassed in Oregon wilderness. The number of OMG VIP packages is limited and be found on the festival’s web site at http://www.whatthefestival.com.


Festival Events:

Lineup 2013:
  • A-Trax
  • Purity Ring
  • Gramatik
  • RJD2
  • Claude VonStroke
  • Yacht
  • The Polish Ambassador
  • Jets
  • Random Rab
  • Machinedrum
  • Cyril Hahn
  • Starkey
  • Goth-Trad Live
  • Kill Paris
  • Low Riderz 2.0
  • NiT GriT
  • Eliot Lipp
  • Shigeto
  • AnTenNae
  • J.Phlip
  • Worthy
  • Clicks & Whistles
  • Russ Liquid
  • The Funk Hunters
  • Lynx
  • Buku
  • saQi
  • The Fungineers
  • Jeremy Sole
  • Pumpkin
  • Medium Troy
  • Lushbunny
  • Kepi
  • Octabän
Artist feature 2013:
  • Cyril Hahn
    • Vancouver native Cyril Hahn has been making quite a name for himself recently as a remixer extraordinaire. He came to many people’s attention with his remix of ‘Say My Name’ by Destiny’s Child, and since then has reworked everything from Solange to HAIM. His work gives tracks that were originally critically acclaimed a whole new feel, making them ethereal and otherworldly.”
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  • Behind the scenes of a first-time music festival, the rewards and perils, by Cody Delistraty (NBC News, August 7, 2012)


Practical Info:

  • Wolf Run Ranch
    White River Canyon, Oregon


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