Music and camping and a new location.
In its third year, Hullabaloo Music and Camping Festival has more and more music (and some pretty nifty headliners) as well as a new space at Sokol Park in Bellevue.
The four-day festival happens Thursday through Sunday, so dig out your tent and some comfortable shoes.
“This really is one of the coolest and most unique festivals around,” said the festival's organizer, Brandon Miller. “People that have been there know how much of a jewel this is!”
We examined Hullabaloo's extensive lineup and schedule for some highlights, including former Ween singer/guitarist Aaron Freeman (formerly known as Gene Ween).
Aaron Freeman (a.k.a. Gene Ween)
We were initially granted an interview request with Freeman, but we were later told that Freeman was canceling all interviews. We were excited to ask him about his album “Marvelous Clouds,” and why he chose to record songs by Rod McKuen. We would have asked about his departure from Ween. We wanted to know how his recovery from drugs and alcohol (a factor in his leaving Ween) was going. And, most of all, we wanted to know about his own songs and what he was going to do next.
Kris Lager Band
It's their festival, so they will obviously play a killer set, right? The rocking, popular blues-rock band is responsible for putting together the four-day event, so the group's set should be packed with fans.
The San Francisco band's new album, “In Your Brain,” is more of the psych-soul you're used to from Monophonics.
Hip-hop duo Blackalicious is well-known for complex rhymes, and they're releasing a new record this year. We'll probably hear some of that this weekend.
Take part in the park's Frisbee golf course, outdoor movies at midnight and pingpong. Later, hit up a hooping workshop or try your hand at pottery. And don't forget the vendors with art and jewelry.