Fire Fest 2012!
Your town. Your bands. Your festival.
By Courtney Byrd,
3:27PM, Thu. Jun. 28, 2012
Where else will you find a sprinkler dance party, fire spinners, firework discharge zones and some of the finest local musicians? Only at Austin’s 2012 Fire Fest, of course! With everything this festival has to offer, it truly is “a revolutionary event only Austin could harbor.”
This Saturday, June 30th thousands of Austinites will gather for twenty-four hours of water fun, live music, fireworks and local eats and treats at Austin’s First Annual Fire Fest Music Festival. Your vibe master, BP Fallon, will host the event, whose mission is to showcase some of Austin’s best local bands to their most loyal Austin fans. Fest-goers can cool down in a gigantic water balloon fight or on the slip and slide, fill up on local food trailer eats and beer, and pitch a tent to stay the night. Rise and shine Sunday morning for the hair of the dog at a Build-Your-Own-Bloody-Mary bar.
Performing artists will include: The Black & White Years, Wild Child, Black Pistol Fire, Leopold & His Fiction, Eric Tessmer, Scorpion Child, Eagle Claw, Peter & The Wolf, Holiday and many more.
Gates open Saturday, June 30th at 3pm and close Sunday, July 1st at 3pm in South East Austin near McKinney Falls at 7000 Hwy 183 South, Austin, TX. Tickets sold online are $25 in advance or $35 at the gates. A portion of all Fire Fest proceeds will benefit the Bastrop Wildfire Victims and The American Red Cross.
Fire Fest will be the only event featuring public firework discharge zones for attendees to purchase and set-off their own fireworks. Bring the kids (12 and under are free) to enjoy family-only firework zones, but please leave all pets at home! And as always, please support all of the fabulous local vendors by leaving all outside food and beverages at home, although lots of water is definitely encouraged. Camping is free to all attendees. RVs are permitted.