Last summer, a few thousand revelers made their pilgrimage to Oregon’s White River Valley for what was later called ‘the millennial’s version of Woodstock’. Compared to some of the Pacific Northwest’s larger festivals, like Sasquatch or Paradiso, What The Festival (or WTF for short) pulls on a more cultured and intimate environment. Labeled as a ‘carnival’ rather than a corporate festival, WTF features everything from countless DJs across multiple stages to interactive artworks to comedy acts and more.
As a startup festival, WTF’s debut year surprised many when they quickly sold out their 2,000 tickets. So this year, they return with a new venue, the Wolf Run Ranch in the north-end of Oregon, to accommodate their growing popularity, along with a phenomenal first round of artists. Acts such as Big Gigantic, GRiZ, Keys N Krates and Odesza are at the top of the list and will be bringing their a-game to the festival. If you dive further down the list, you will see that the likes of Lane 8 and Wave Racer, who both are no rookies to the Northwest scene, will also be making appearances.
This is only the first round of announcements, so keep your eyes and ears out for more artists to jam-pack this unique, inspiring and all-together enchanting ‘summer camp for adults’ held from June 19th-22nd.