Fly Free Festival coming this October

By on July 24, 2014

Jolly Walrus Production recently announced the date for the Fly Free fest along with the new location. This year on October 10, 11, and 12, the Fly Free Fest will be close to Birmingham on the ground of Cherokee Farms in LaFayette, Georgia.

Despite the new location, the vision for the festival is going to stay the same. A portion of Fly Free Fest’s mission is to provide a small and affordable festival that focuses on well-rounded music.

“We feel confident that our newer festival will create an environment that many festivals are not able to create—an intimate, eclectic environment with a diversity of music as the constant theme. Fly Free Fest will hopefully become a well-known festival as well as a true economic driver for Cherokee Farms and Lafayette, Georgia just a Bonnaroo has been for Manchester,” Executive Producer Cory Petree said.

Fly Free Fest aims to host artists from different genres to provide something for everyone. The 2014 line-up includes Railroad Earth, The Motet, The Main Squeeze, Paper Bird, Opposite Box, Seven Handle Circus, Copper into Steel, Dynohunter, Backup Planet, Soul Mechanic, Smooth Dialects, Fine Peduncle, Okinawa, Boss Awesome, Teaspoon Sun, New Planet, Cutlass Cult, The Mad Scientist, Sirus Colors, Magmablood, Dextrous, UTR90, Rossdafareye, Cuddlefish, Cosmoore, and various other artists.

Some important rules for music lovers to keep in mind while attending Fly Free Festival include:

  • There will be no re-entry to the festival once you leave.
  • Open campfires, canoeing, swimming, lawn chairs, and drum circles are all allowed.
  • Weapons, glass, pets, underage drinking, and littering are all not allowed on the campgrounds or concert grounds.

For a full list of what is and is not allowed you can visit the Fly Free Fest website. You may also use the website to contact the Access Coordinator for assistance with accessibility.

Fly Free Fest is currently working in partnership with Sweet Water Brewing Company, IMMIX Music Group, Solid Rock Live Production, and Hangar Productions. They are currently seeking festival sponsorships.

Tickets are on sale now. One can purchase tickets through the website and can also purchase a RV camping spot.

General admission tickets are $95, but Fly Free Festival offers a $20 student discount.

If you want more than general admission, VIP tickets are available for $250. The VIP tickets include a closed off camping area that is closest to the concert grounds, access to the VIP-only saloon with special acoustic performance and a VIP bar, a t-shirt, poster, bumper sticker, shower access, artist meet and greet, ten drink tickets and three meal tickets.

For more information, visit their website at

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About Samuel Wainwright

Samuel Wainwright is the Features Editor at the Kaleidoscope. He is a double major in English and History with a double minor in Psychology and High School Education and a Pre-Law indicator.
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