LAVA Music Festival is growing, and getting hotter. (Well, if you count the camp fires.)
Going into its second year, LAVA will be held on Memorial Day weekend, May 27-28, still at the Suffolk Executive Airport. The exciting news–at least until the line-up is announced–is that this year there will be camping.
“It’s for local people that want to just have a night away from home as well as people coming from further away,” said an organizer of the event, Josh Coplon. “I think it will help bring a larger sense of community to LAVA and around it since people will be staying with us and spending more time amongst each other.”
From a music goer’s perspective, last year was a big success. You can check out the AltDaily review of the festival here. It was extremely well organized, a great flow between bands, it would be a perfect location with a little more shade, and there were tons of fun, games, and food to enjoy. Camping and making it a multi-day event takes LAVA one step closer to the dream of giving Hampton Roads its very own legit music festival that folks travel from all over this hunk of the nation to enjoy.
According to press representative Janelle Burchfield, people will be able to camp Friday and Saturday or just stay Saturday, with a variety of camping options, including “glamping.”
Tickets will be on sale well in advance, starting January 25.
“We want LAVA to become an experience and a destination, more than just a one-day event”, said Justin Billcheck, LAVA’s producer and promoter.
If you’d like to win free tickets and camping they are currently running a contest. It goes a little something like this:
For more info and to follow along, here is LAVA on Facebook.