Backwoods Music Festival 2024

Backwoods Music Festival 2024

JUNE 06-09, 2024
, AR


Big names give a boost to one of EDM’s up-and-coming festivals.

Backwoods Music Festival is poised to take the throne of Southern EDM festivals. For years, Backwoods’ festival grounds at Mulberry Mountain were a haven of good vibes and judgment-free dancing in a state not known for its music scene. This open clearing on the edge of Arkansas’s Ozark National Forest was home to the beloved Wakarusa music festival, which shuttered in 2016 due to a conflict between the organizers. Since then, many others have vied to take its place, but Backwoods has won on its merits: consistent quality and a mountain of talent.

Some of that talent has included acts like The String Cheese Incident, The Polish Ambassador, and Papadosio. This year’s headliners are a mix of jam bands and DJs, including Thievery Corporation, Tycho and The Crystal Method. Four separate stages are nestled in the trees, along with an LED ferris wheel, art installations and a circus-themed casino. And since Backwoods is a camping festival, you can skip the long lines at the public showers and rinse off in the nearby waterfall instead. Just don’t get lost in the property’s sprawling 650 acres — they don’t call it Backwoods for nothing.

The Specs

  • Over 30,000 people are expected to attend Backwoods at Mulberry Mountain 2024.
  • Purchase tickets: Two-day passes start at $179.99 and three-day passes at $259.99. Day passes are not available. VIP tickets are $599.99.
  • Check out our list of things to do in nearby Fayetteville.


Which airport is closest to the Backwoods 2024 festival grounds?

Fort Smith Regional Airport (FSM) is 41 miles away.

What’s the exact address?

4117 Mulberry Mountain Loop 72949 Ozark, AR, US

What is the bag policy?

There is no explicit bag policy, but the festival lists a lot of prohibited items such as glass containers, video cameras, frisbees and umbrellas. Be advised that all vehicles are searched at the front gate.

Is the fest ADA accessible?

Accessible bathrooms and campsites are available, as well as designated concrete paths, but parts of the festival grounds remain on rough and uneven terrain.

Beyond the lineup, what should I expect?

There will be a handful of pop-up experiences, like the “Tycho Taco Party,” and a stage takeover by CloZee’s Odyzey label.

What is the festival’s Ultimate Backstage Experience?

It’s an experience package that comes with a pre-set RV, a own golf cart and backstage passes. This is available to only 16 attendees.

Which artists are on the Backwoods lineup?

The 2024 lineup includes Apathy Unit, Aphorize, Arkin, Artifakts, Ashez, Bade, Baelien, Birds With Teeth, Boombox, Break Science, Canyonlandz, Catching Flies, Chesher, Chrishira, Classix, Clay Doh, CloZee (plus LSZEE, the alias of bass stars LSDREAM and CloZee), CMount, COFRESI, Cole Trickle, Corey James Clifton, Cozm & Nova, Dabeautifulkey, Darkwood, Datura, Dee Swan, Demonic, Des Moda, Dylan Kishner Band, Emancipator, Equanimous, First Date Kiss, Flintwick, Frameworks, Future Joy, Geistervonbrooklyn, HashBBC, Hokage, ILLENIUM, Jai Wolf, Jason Leech, Jon Allen Montgomery, Jordnmoody, Josi J and Dessert, Kadela, Kaptain, Kasablanca, Kiyoko Lee, L25, La Pasiön, Late Night Radio, Lil’ Medium, Loop Soop, Loop Story, LSDream (and LSDream’s Lightcode), Madnoiz, Manic Focus, Meegz, Michael Monster, Missy Midwest, Morning Trips, Mr. Rush, MVRTIVL LVW, Native Strange, Nick 2, NOBE, Nova Freak, OPIUO, Oreo Says Go, Papadosio, Paper Idol, Phyphr, ProbCause, Rabbit in the Moon, Raddix, Rags and Riches, Red Maker, Refocuz, Rohan Solo, Rvggz, San  Holo, Saywhat?!, Secret Formula, Shufflin Zombie, Sir Shlothy, Skysia, Sleach, Slow Magic, Soda Straw, SoDown, Space Wolf, Space Bass, Stormfolk, STS9, Sturg and Friends, Stimulation, Subseed, Sunweight, Taurus Terrell, Tazmayne, the 1 oz. Jig, The Crystal Method, The Disco Biscuits, The Intrusion, The Lizard Kings, The Orchestrator, The Sunflower Burial, Thievery Corporation, Tripp St., Trippy Hippy, Tycho, Uncle Benny, Vanilla Guerillaz, Venbee, Vinyl Native, Vincent Antone, Wavy, Wermzer, Wreckno, Ximxia and yfiy.



BY Jeremiah David Jenkins