April 20, 2012
On the heels of Music Midtown hopefully being renewed for 2012 (this time for two days in Piedmont Park on Sept. 21-22), C3 Presents and MCP Presents have announced they will present CounterPoint, a two-day music and arts festival just south of Atlanta on Sept. 28-29.
CounterPoint will take place at the same location the 2007 Echo Project was held in Fairburn, on a 350-plus acre farm along the Chattahoochee River.
While the bands haven’t been announced, the festival will have an arts village, extreme sports demonstrations, a beer garden, food trucks, local chefs and (maybe one of the best components) a college football viewing area.
The site will also have camping options, as well as a shuttle to and from Atlanta and day parking for those not wanting to camp. I’m past the point in my life where camping out at a music festival seems like a good idea, and the VIP perks look better and better each year. CounterPoint plans on having several VIP levels so maybe I’ll be able to afford one. (Who am I kidding? I’m a journalist. It’ll be general admission level for me.)
I wonder if having it the week after Music Midtown is a great idea. That’s two music festivals in eight days. If I were in my 20s and still in college, I would love it. It would be the best week ever, but I’m older now and probably won’t be able to make it to both so I’ll pick the one with more bands I want to see.
I know it is a good problem to have and maybe it will put pressure on both festivals to get great bands to make it harder to choose and perhaps bring the price down. (Yeah, I know, but a girl can dream of affordable music festivals right?)
Who would you like to see at one or both of these festivals?