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You Can Go Camping with Animal Collective at Their New Festival

A N I M A L C O L L E C T I V E Camping Weekend is a two-day festival featuring M. Geddes Gengras, Jessica Pratt, WIFE, and more

by Alexander Iadarola
Mar 21 2016, 5:20pm

Photo by Hisham Akira Bharoocha and Abby Portner

This was probably bound to happen eventually. The veteran psych-pranksters Animal Collective have announced that they're hosting a new festival, called A N I M A L C O L L E C T I V E Camping Weekend. It will take place at the Fernwood Resort in Big Sur, California on September 23-24. Don't expect a fully off the grid scenario, though: if you want to rent a cabin, you can, and there's also a bar and grill on site.

They will headline both Friday and Saturday night, and be joined by a personally curated round of guests: folk musician Jessica Pratt, LA synth weirdo M. Geddes Gengras, Tri Angle artist WIFE, California lo-fi poppers The Range of Light Wilderness, and self-proclaimed "bubblegum noise" band Winter.

In 2009, the band played at the Henry Miller Library in Big Sur for just 300 fans.

Check out NorCal-based event programmers (((folkYEAH!))) for more information as it comes.

Revisit our interview with AnCo member Panda Bear about the dancefloor roots of their new album Painting With here, and see the full list of their upcoming tour dates here.

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