Looking Ahead To This Year's Suwanee Hulaween Festivities September 15, 2022 11:33

Words by Isom Morgan

Photos by Isom Morgan Photography

In a just under two months from now, Suwannee Hulaween is returning home to Spirit of the Suwannee Music Parkin Live Oak, Florida on Thursday, October 27th thru Sunday, October 29thHulaween is a Halloween-themed festival nestled in the middle of the woods in northern Florida. This festival, which includes music, arts, and camping, is known for pulling musical talent from several different genres. 

Ever since the first Hulaween back in 2013, the festival has stood out as one of the premier music events in the country. Back in early June, Hulaween organizers released a stellar lineup for the 9th edition of the festival. The lineup is stacked with national acts specializing in electronic, hip-hop, funk, jam, indie, and bluegrass. Suwannee Hulaween once again has hit it out of the park with their musical talent.

Headliners for this year consist of veteran Hulaweeners such as The String Cheese Incident (performing 3 nights), the jamtronica of STS9, funky jams from The Disco Biscuits, Portugal The Man, CloZeeand Sylvan EssoAlso making their Hulaween debut this year is RainbowKitten Surprise bringing their unique alternative rock indie sound, the diverse sound of Louis the Child, and the funky Fearless Flyers are amongst some of the other headliners on this year’s Hulaween lineup.

This year's Hulaween will also include live sets from several top-notch acts like: Lettuce, Cory Wong, Leftover Salmon, Franc Moody, Neil Frances, Twiddle, Lewis Del Mar, Circles Around The Sun, Manic Focus Live Band, Margo Price, Liquid Stranger, and The Main Squeeze, Maddy O’Neal, Toubab Krewe and many more.

Hulaween is once again allowing electronic music collectives to take place one of the stages.“Stage Takeovers” are hosted by Liquid Stranger’s Wakaan, Desert Hearts, and LP Giobbi’s FemmeHouse.These electronic collectives always prove to be a non-stop dance party in the meadows of Suwannee Music Park.Festival fans will also be in for a treat when Big Gigantic and NGHTMRE collab for the first time on stage as Gigantic NGHTMRE.

Suwannee Hulaween is also well known for it incredible art displays throughout the park, especially “Spirit Lake.”The perimeter of the lake is canvased with painters, sculptures, fire/metal workers, lighting designers, murals, and thespians prancing about.In the middle of the lake will be one of the most amazing light shows in the world in my humble opinion. There are also two stages surrounding the lake so you can immerse yourself in the sounds of your favorite bands while being visually stimulated by the fine eclectic arts around you. For the night owls, there is a silent disco that will keep you dancing well into the sunrise and beyond if your heart desires.

This festival is always at the top of my list every year for a must do.I highly recommend giving Suwannee Hulaween a chance if you have never been. Fans were so eager to get back this year, the blind sale sold out pretty much instantly.Tickets are still on sale to the public on Hulaween’s website (https://suwanneehulaween.com/passes).

Check out the official Hulaween 2022 hype video here:

A Hundred Drums
Artikal Sound System
Black Pumas
Blaque Dynamite
Butcher Brown ft. Nigel Hall
Circles Around The Sun
Cory Wong
Danielle Ponder
David Shaw
Desert Hearts (Mikey Lion, Lee Reynolds, Marbs, Porky)
Dogs In A Pile
Eugene Snowden
Fearless Flyers
Franc Moody
Future Joy
Gigantic NGHTMRE
Gorgon City
Isaiah Sharkey
Jauz (Off The Deep End set)
Kaleena Zanders
Karina Rykman
Kyle Hollingsworth Band
Leftover Salmon
Lewis Del Mar
Liquid Stranger (Wakaan takeover)
Liz Cooper
Louis The Child
LP Giobbi (Femme House Takeover)
Maddy O'Neal
Manic Focus (live band)
Margo Price
Mark Lettieri Group
Maya Jane Coles
Molly Tuttle & Golden Highway
Neil Frances
Of The Trees
Paper Idol
Player Dave
Portugal. The Man
Rainbow Kitten Surprise
Sylvan Esso
Tape B
The Disco Biscuits
The Iceman Special
The Main Squeeze
The String Cheese Incident
Three Star Revival
Toubab Krewe
Tripp St
Two Feet
Wednesday Night Titans