You’ve seen the ads, backpacks, graphing calculators, and Lisa Frank folders with psychedelic ballerina rabbits. It’s back to school time. Now, if the smell of crisp fall leaves has your heart a-yearning for some good old fashioned education but you’re just too damn old to fit in with the freshmen, don’t fear. Because if you’ve got money to fly to Graz, Austria and attend Elevate Festival (or maybe you just so happen to be Austrian), The Bug wants to school you in the ways of Acid Ragga.
See, Elevate — a festival dedicated to music, art, and talking ‘bout politics — has asked The Bug himself to curate a stage. And so Kevin Martin, the man behind the insect, has asked Daddy Freddy and Miss Red to get on stage with him during his set. Martin has also invited DJ Rashad & DJ Spinn, Ras G, UK reggae dude Solo Banton, and digital dancehall fella Disrupt to head up his stage. Elevate has also recently asked Leif, Redshape, and French Fries to join the likes of Theo Parrish, Addison Groove, and Andres when they take over the lovely city of Graz. Elevate brings higher learning to Austria October 24-28. Tickets are available on the festival website.
• Elevate: http://2012.elevate.at/en