Get those sleeping bags out of the attic and start airing out the tent! K Records has announced the dates for this year’s Helsing Junction Sleepover, K’s annual hippie fest that is exactly like it sounds. From August 19 to 21, you can camp out at Helsing Junction, an organic farm just outside Olympia, Washington, and eat, listen to music, not shower, and feel the grass beneath your feet (but most importantly, see and hear music). The summer camp vibe comes out clear and strong from pictures, but most overtly in an old article by Parenthetical Girls’ Zac Pennington back in 2005 (think: Calvin Johnson, Camp Counselor).
Many of the bands playing this year are return campers, like LAKE, Arrington De Dionysio Malakit Dan Singa, and Gary May. Considering how tight K Records are, they probably wrote to each other throughout the year — did you do that with your camp friends way back when?
Alan Alexander’s Real Time Band
Arrington De Dionysio Malakit Dan Singa
Knot Pine Box
The Curious Mystery
The Hive Dwellers
The Pine Hill Haints
Lovers Without Borders
More details to be announced in the coming months. Check out Helsing’s website for more practical information about sustainable farming in Thurston County!
Tent, sleeping bag, pillow
Plate/bowl/silverware (reusable, obviously)
Organic insect repellent
Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soap
• K: http://www.krecs.com