The weeks leading up to a festival can be exciting, sleepless, stressful, and sometimes all three. Workdays seem longer, time passes by slower, and thoughts tend to be dominated by the incredible event that awaits. But if there is anything that makes passing the time in between shows easier, it’s more shows.
This is something that Maxwell Stone and the team at Yonderville are well aware of and part of the reason they have launched their Road to Yonderville concert series: a string of shows throughout the US leading up to the epic four-day festival.
Having already made stops in cities like Richmond, Cleveland, Charlotte, and Orlando, with artists like tiedye ky, Wreckno, CHEE, and MYTHM, the Road to Yonderville (RTY) is already decorated in talent. And with one month left until the festival, they aren’t slowing down one bit.
From Duquesne to Denver
The next two RTY events are both taking place on Friday, June 10th, one featuring Honeycomb in Duquesne, PA, and the other with Joe Nice in Denver. Playing direct support for Honeycomb at Club 24 in Duquesne, a little city just a few minutes outside of Pittsburgh, is The Gradient Perspective’s Sketchy Pete – a selector who has enjoyed rapid growth over the past year playing opening sets for EAZYBAKED, G JONES, Kursa, and more.
Over a thousand miles west on the same night, we have Joe Nice joined by Smokestax and Sunken Frequencies throwing down some dirty bass and wonky dubstep at Denver’s The Black Box.
Expect both parties to bring nothing but heat as the fire raging towards Yonderville 2022 continues to burn.
Khiva Hits The Beach
The very next day, on Saturday, June 11th, the Canadian Dubstep Diva known as Khiva will be rinsing some of her favorites at Elevation 27 in Virginia Beach. Although she has made a name for herself in the 140 realm, the Deep, Dark, and Dangerous star has evolved into a vocalist, lyricist, and well-equipped producer catching the attention of fans everywhere.
As an artist who transcends genres, Khiva’s sets are particularly alluring because of their unpredictable nature. One moment she might be leading the crowd on a deep dub journey and the next she might be screaming lyrics railside about a “Swampmonster.”
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Metalhead turned dubstep rapper, Khiva is a firecracker through and through. Fans in attendance on 6/11 for her Road to Yonderville set are most definitely in for a ride.
Supertask With the Slaps
For the second to last Road to Yonderville show, Supertask heads down to Myth Nightclub in sunny Jacksonville, Florida on Thursday, June 16th. Showing his depth over the past few years through his collaborations with Lab Group and the mysterious, sonic nature of the Infinity Project, Supertask has become a must-see act.
Also in attendance for the RTY show in Jacksonville on 6/20 are Meduso and Rest in Pierce. 2022 has seen Meduso produce two originals and a mean System of a Down remix all while staying busy with live shows. One of which was a provocative opening set for Illenium at Hampton Colleseum.
As for Rest in Pierce, the Florida native will be right at home as he delivers his “auditory avant-garde” style. Make sure you get to Myth early to hear every bit of this stacked lineup.
An Encore with Esseks
Finally, the last stop on the Road to Yonderville features all the fireworks with a huge bill that includes Esseks, Meduso, Wook Doctor, Blu, KPUFF, and Yobi. The host for the night is none other than TK Lounge – a trusted venue that consistently puts on hard-hitting shows for the Tampa bass community.
Fresh off an EP, we find Esseks at his best yet. Continuing to explore new avenues of production with confidence and curiosity, we are looking forward to everything the Brooklyn-based artist has in store—both at his upcoming set in Florida and at Yonderville this June.
With their most extensive lineup in history, Yonderville is shaping up to be one of the biggest festivals of the year. To keep up with everything they’ve got going on and to make sure the chance to score tickets doesn’t escape you, keep up with Yonderville in the links below.
Otherwise, stay tuned to the River Beats’ feed for more information on festival season.