With festival season officially off and running, Austin’s own Euphoria Fest is set to blast off this weekend out at Carson Creek Ranch. For those camping onsite, festivities begin this coming Thursday night with an epic New Moon Pre Party. Full fest mode begins Friday and rolls through Sunday. If you don’t have your tickets locked up yet, there are still single day, weekend and VIP passes available.
Headliners STS9, Bassnectar, Dillon Francis and Above & Beyond are sure to take festival-goers to new heights throughout the weekend. But today we’d like to dig deep into the full line-up and help you #FindYourEuphoria. Here are five of our favorite funk, jam and electronic acts that are not to be missed.
Goldfish (Cape Town)
7:40pm - Friday - Euphoria Stage
South African duo Goldfish should make the perfect sunset band on Friday evening. Although hard to pin into a specific genre, the group blends elements of jazz and African music into their flavor of electronica, adding live instruments to house beats to create one hell of a show. Despite some great acts on other stages, we are likely to just plant ourselves at the Euphoria stage to take Friday night right into Saturday.
Tycho (San Francisco)
9:15 - Friday - Euphoria Stage
Make sure you catch Tycho on Friday evening, which should make the perfect lead-in to headliner STS9. Tycho has been bringing their progressive ambient music to the scene since 2002, and they continue to amaze. While it’s definitely more on the chill side of electronic, there’s no doubt that Tycho has the energy requisite to take things to the next level.
7:45pm - Saturday - Euphoria Stage
If you like to get down to some funk-filled jams, then you absolutely cannot miss Lettuce. Formed in 1992, their influences include Herbie Hancock, Tower of Power, and Earth, Wind, and Fire, among others. This should make the perfect Saturday evening show leading into the more electronic acts of the evening. And if we're lucky enough, we may even get to witness another collaboration between Lettuce and GRiZ, who follows them and leads into Bassnectar.
Eric Prydz (Los Angeles)
10:00pm - Saturday - Elements Stage
Swedish DJ and producer Eric Prydz has been a mainstay of the electronic scene for years. Although he might be best known for the 2004 single, “Call on Me,” his music has evolved heavily since then. Coming off an amazing performance at Ultra 2016, this set is sure to be absolute fire--get ready for some serious drops.
The Motet (Denver)
3:45pm - Sunday - Euphoria Stage
Since 1998, The Motet has been bringing the funk to festival crowds across the country. This weekend, they are sure to groove your face off as they bring their particular brand of jam (with jazz, afrobeat, and funk elements set over electronic undertones) to eager festivals-goers.