Sierra Ferrell To Headline at FloydFest’s New Site (2024)
UPDATED: June 13, 2024
UPDATED: June 13, 2024
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Sierra Ferrell is set to headline FloydFest 24 Horizon, bringing her unique blend of American roots music to the festival’s new location in Floyd, Virginia. After the cancellation of FloydFest 2023 due to environmental regulation issues, anticipation for the event has reached a peak. Ferrell’s magnetic stage presence and genre-crossing style make her an exciting headliner for the festival’s grand return.

FloydFest 24 Horizon will take place from July 24 to July 28, 2024, on a newly developed 200-acre site. This year’s lineup features a mix of rising stars and beloved returning acts like Charley Crockett, Leftover Salmon, Keller Williams, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead, and The Jared Stout Band (2022 ON-THE RISE RUNNER-UP). The festival promises five days of music, outdoor adventure, and an eclectic array of food and vendors.

The festival is nearly sold out, with only single-day passes remaining, as many patrons rolled over their tickets from the canceled 2023 event. This high demand highlights the festival’s strong fan base and the commitment of its organizers to deliver a top-notch experience. FloydFest remains a beloved staple in the roots music community, now poised to impress at its new venue.

FloydFest 2024 Overview

FloydFest 2024, titled Horizon, promises an unforgettable experience with its blend of music, art, and outdoor activities. Held at a new site in Floyd County, Virginia, it marks a fresh chapter for this beloved festival.

History and Evolution of FloydFest

FloydFest began as a small local gathering and has grown into a major music event over the years. Founded by Across-the-Way Productions, it started bringing in diverse acts and gaining attention from music lovers nationwide.

In its early days, the festival focused mainly on roots music and local artists. As it evolved, it expanded its lineup to include various genres, from bluegrass to indie rock. This growth turned FloydFest into a five-day celebration that attracts thousands of attendees.

Announcement of New Venue

The new 200-acre site in Floyd County’s Check community will host the 2024 festival.

Construction on the new venue began in August 2023 to be ready for the event. The spacious location promises a better experience for festival-goers, offering ample space for camping, performances, and activities.

Festival Theme: Horizon

The theme for FloydFest 2024, Horizon, symbolizes new beginnings and endless possibilities. This year’s lineup includes a mix of rising stars and returning favorites like Sierra Hull, Circles Around the Sun, The Heavy Heavy, Maggie Rose, Jupiter & Okwess, Drayton Farley, Little Stranger, Eggy, Neighbor, The Wilder Blue and many others (see full lineup below).

FloydFest 24 Horizon Lineup

FloydFest information such as FAQs, Rules & Directions, Schedules, and more can all be found on the official website.

Attendees can look forward to art installations, workshops, and outdoor adventures. The festival promises five days filled with music and magic, in line with its tradition of delivering diverse, high-quality entertainment.

Site Amenities and Accessibility

FloydFest 24 Horizon Site Map

FloydFest’s new site offers a variety of amenities to ensure a comfortable and enjoyable experience for all attendees. The festival has paid close attention to accommodations, food and drink options, and convenient on-site parking.

Accommodations and Camping

The new site provides ample space for both tents and RVs. Camping areas are scattered throughout scenic spots, with dedicated zones for families and quiet campers.

Premium camping spots are available for those who prefer a bit more comfort. These spots feature amenities such as nearby restrooms and showers. RVers will find sites with full hookups and unpowered parking.

Festival organizers have also ensured that ADA-compliant facilities are readily accessible.

Food and Drink Options

Attendees will find a variety of food and drink options at FloydFest. The festival boasts an array of food trucks and vendor stalls offering diverse cuisines, from classic festival fare like hot dogs and burgers to vegan and gluten-free options.

Local vendors provide artisan snacks, baked goods, and beverages, emphasizing organic and locally sourced ingredients. The beer gardens and wine bars feature regional brews and wines, ensuring there’s something for every palate.

Water refill stations are available throughout the site, encouraging the use of reusable water bottles. This keeps attendees hydrated and supports the festival’s sustainability goals.

Art and Culture Exhibits

In addition to music, FloydFest is known for its deep connection to art and culture. Visitors can explore numerous exhibits showcasing local artists’ work. This festival is renowned for its unique blend of traditional and contemporary art.

Festival-goers can enjoy live painting sessions and meet the artists behind the masterpieces. Events also feature cultural displays that delve into the history and life of the Appalachian region, celebrating its rich heritage and diverse traditions. These exhibits offer both a visual feast and a cultural education, making the festival a truly immersive experience.

Family-Friendly Activities

Families are welcomed with open arms at FloydFest 2024. The festival organizes various activities catering to children and parents alike. Kid-friendly areas provide games, crafts, and performances tailored for younger audiences.

Workshops geared towards children include music and dance sessions, allowing kids to engage with the festival spirit. Additionally, storytelling sessions, puppet shows, and nature walks ensure that families can enjoy quality time together amidst the festival’s vibrant atmosphere.

By attending FloydFest, visitors not only enjoy an incredible lineup of musical performances but also gain a deeper appreciation for the arts and cultural heritage of the region.

Final Thoughts

The anticipation for FloydFest 2024~Horizon is growing, especially with Sierra Ferrell headlining. You can expect to hear several crowd favorites and songs from her new album.  Her eclectic mix of American roots music is even better in person, and she puts on a great show.

This festival marks a significant moment as it moves to the new site in Floyd, Virginia. The new location offers more space and potential for an even bigger and better event. The hard work to prepare this site shows the dedication to providing a great experience for festival-goers.

FloydFest 2024 is set to be a memorable event, full of vibrant performances and community spirit. Whether you have a single-day pass or in for the five-day experience, this festival offers an exciting chance to enjoy top-notch roots music.

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